joie de vivreÂ ËŒÊ’wÉ‘Ë dÉ™ ËˆviËvr(É™),French Ê’wad vivÊ€/Â
noun:Â exuberant enjoyment of life.
What better way to start off 2016Â than with a new deck! Hop along in thisÂ Tarot Professionals Blog-Hop by following the links below: Thanks to Fiona Benjamin for Â organising theÂ TP blog-hop, hopefully the first of many monthly hops to come.
I am a deck creator, my latest deck is aÂ 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
CreateÂ the artwork: I like to create my own either traditionally or digitally
Find the right typographyÂ 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 attitudeÂ 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!
Add a bit of joie de vivre to your 2016 readings today. 😉
Tarot reader, Lenormand reader, deck creator, artist, poet, published author, mother & wife.
Rootweaver is the creatrix of the (self-published) Vintage Lenormand, LeNewbie Lenormand, BYO Lenormand and Zingdoodle Lenormand decks.