Joie de vivre: blog hop ‘new deck’


joie de vivre ˌʒwɑː də ˈviːvr(ə),French ʒwad vivʀ/ 
noun: exuberant enjoyment of life.

What better way to start off 2016 than with a new deck! Hop along in this Tarot Professionals Blog-Hop by following the links below: Thanks to Fiona Benjamin for  organising the TP blog-hop, hopefully the first of many monthly hops to come.

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I am a deck creator, my latest deck is a fun Retro Lenormand. In the spirit of this blog-hop theme (new deck) I will share a bit of my creative process. For me it goes something like this:

  • Choose a theme to work in: This is an important step as it adds continuity throughout the deck
  • Create the artwork: I like to create my own either traditionally or digitally
  • Find the right typography to compliment the theme for the overlay of card numbers etc: This is another important aspect to consider in the overall design of the deck. The wrong font can ruin an otherwise perfectly good looking deck
  • Use Photoshop (or similar software) to put it all together
  • Print the deck & make it available for purchase once done
  • Tell everyone about it!

It was probably while watching Mad Men (TV series) that the idea to create a retro deck was born. I love the colour schemes, the bold patterning and sassy attitude of all things retro which led to an enjoyable creative process. A deck with joie de vivre!

Without any further ado, allow me to introduce you to some of the cards in this new deck, but be warned, they have attitude!

She is a sophisticated woman of the times.

She is smart and sophisticated

Suave and successful, this retro man is

He is suave and successful

 

And if things don't work out for them there's plenty fish in the sea (plus and extra gentleman & woman card in the deck)

They like each other but if all else fails there’s plenty fish in the sea

They are sexy and they know it

 

 

Guided by style and panache

Guided by style and panache

Even when faced with adversity

Even when faced with adversity

 

Nothing separates them from their stylish enjoyment of life

Nothing separates them from their stylish enjoyment of life

Because a little bit of retro goes a long way...

Because a little bit of retro goes a long way…

 

 

Add a bit of joie de vivre to your 2016 readings today. 😉

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Comments

  1. Wow, I love your deck, such bright colors and great design! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  2. Love this post. It’s original and a subject that hasn’t approached (artists who create the tarot). A special and honored tradition. The deck looks amazing btw.

  3. Cool deck! I like the retro theme. 🙂

  4. Thank you for the introduction to your Retro Lenormand!

  5. lovely palette. Would Don D use it???

  6. So true about the fonts! Thank you for taking that into consideration. The wrong font can ruin my relationship with a deck! I do ALWAYS look at that when I’m getting to know a new deck!

  7. Looks like a very fun Lenormand!

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