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Kat and Leisa,

Thank you so much for putting in all the work and creating such a beautiful limited run of this special deck! You are spreading so much beauty in the world and we are all so grateful!
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Not the way I understand the term portrait. It's not an insult or limiting term IMO. What that term means to me is the vast majority are paintings of people that are pretty static, they're not "doing anything". Their faces are immensely expressive and the way their posed says alot. They look like they sat or stood for their portrait to be painted in most of the cards. That's why many are saying they were looking at the cards for messages but needed to be listening. These cards aren't action orientated.

That was brilliant. Flat out brilliant.

I would say more...but I have to go look at my deck.
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I collected my TT from the post office and am enchanted by it. I got a black velvet bag with red interior and a greeny bluey red ribbon. The label is a lovely touch and the size of the bag is great - nice and snug (thank you Kat's Mum).

I love the card size; I don't have small hands but like smaller decks and this fits in the palm of the hand really well. Having looked through a few times now I have many favourites - The Moon, Temperance, 9 Wands. The Pages (like all courts!) have always been difficult for me but by their expressions and belongings I get more of an idea.

The little extras in each card work brilliantly to jog my memory or just to give more depth to the card. The oysters in the Queen of Coins (and the half-peeled orange!) give you the impression that she puts on a great spread when you visit her home; her parties must be great. And the half eaten pie!

Thank you Kat and Leisa for this limited edition, I feel very priviledged.
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yay Essjay! i'm so glad you finally got your deck!!! i've been following along and you've been waiting for pages and pages...
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yay Essjay! i'm so glad you finally got your deck!!! i've been following along and you've been waiting for pages and pages...
Thank you Tarotberry! I'm not very patient however, I think I started wailing about it only 10 days after purchase, lol.
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I collected my TT from the post office and am enchanted by it. I got a black velvet bag with red interior and a greeny bluey red ribbon. The label is a lovely touch and the size of the bag is great - nice and snug (thank you Kat's Mum).

I love the card size; I don't have small hands but like smaller decks and this fits in the palm of the hand really well. Having looked through a few times now I have many favourites - The Moon, Temperance, 9 Wands. The Pages (like all courts!) have always been difficult for me but by their expressions and belongings I get more of an idea.

The little extras in each card work brilliantly to jog my memory or just to give more depth to the card. The oysters in the Queen of Coins (and the half-peeled orange!) give you the impression that she puts on a great spread when you visit her home; her parties must be great. And the half eaten pie!

Thank you Kat and Leisa for this limited edition, I feel very priviledged.
That was quite the post! I knew you would love this deck.


I spent all afternoon trying to read about the Tudors (and I THOUGHT I knew them) on my computer.

I do love a Wikpedia entrie, normally, but on the Tudors......no.

Not enough sanely presented information.

But the things that I thought I knew and was SO SO SO wrong about were funny.

My husband is obsessed with Stalin and such.....I am obsessed with the Russian Czars (Tzars....whatever) and between the two of us....

I guess we equal obsessed.


I'm working on a Stalin Deck.

He sealed the people he thought were against him into a submarine.....and sunk it.



Why does that impress me?

Am I a Tudor WannaBe

Or has my deck gone to my head?
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(((All Is One)))

I have a long way to go to get to know this deck like you. I've yet to shuffle! I've also got some Tudors books by David Starkey to flip through to get more of a feel.

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That was quite the post! I knew you would love this deck.


I spent all afternoon trying to read about the Tudors (and I THOUGHT I knew them) on my computer.

I do love a Wikpedia entrie, normally, but on the Tudors......no.

Not enough sanely presented information.

But the things that I thought I knew and was SO SO SO wrong about were funny.

My husband is obsessed with Stalin and such.....I am obsessed with the Russian Czars (Tzars....whatever) and between the two of us....

I guess we equal obsessed.


I'm working on a Stalin Deck.

He sealed the people he thought were against him into a submarine.....and sunk it.



Why does that impress me?

Am I a Tudor WannaBe

Or has my deck gone to my head?
You too? I am also Czar obsessed Not Stalin so much but Peter The Great, Nicholas II, Catherine the Great etc. I would definately buy your Stalin Tarot. Would it have that cool socialist artwork?

If you lived closer you could borrow from my extensive library on Tudor and English history! Not to forget, thank you for your compliment on my post!

Leisa I'd like to say too that this deck and the production is fantastic!! You put out wonderful decks with warmth and a human touch. Like others I have the Tarot of the Crone and Alchemical and those are so well done. All 3 are jewels in my collection, please know we're all very grateful and happy with the hard work you do to create these works of art
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Not the way I understand the term portrait. It's not an insult or limiting term IMO. What that term means to me is the vast majority are paintings of people that are pretty static, they're not "doing anything". Their faces are immensely expressive and the way their posed says alot. They look like they sat or stood for their portrait to be painted in most of the cards. That's why many are saying they were looking at the cards for messages but needed to be listening. These cards aren't action orientated.
Good points

I like the definition of 'portrait' at wikipedia: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person."

So yes, this is a deck of portraits
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Good points

I like the definition of 'portrait' at wikipedia: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person."

So yes, this is a deck of portraits

That certainly changes what I had been thinking when I first heard the term.

I've been schooled


I just got my second Touchstone yesterday!!!

I'm so in love with the bag. Crimson and woven fabric that feels super. Fuchia and gold braid, and an elegant long drawstring with ornate gold pieces on the ends.

I haven't broken the seal on the deck yet.....I might keep it sealed!

It is deck number 326

3 + 2 + 6 = 11

11 is a perfect number and is not to be reduced.


Yay!!! I think this one will be put on a shelf in its bag, sealed up and be a true collection piece.

Thanks to Leisa and Kat and Kat's mum and the anonmous benefactor.
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