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 Posted: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 01:30 pm
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AdamMcLean
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I have just finished the production of the Diary of a Broken Soul, an amazing tarot created in exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by Ash, one of the members of this forum.

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/tarot/art_tarot18.html

I first saw this on the Tarot Deck Creation section of the Aeclectic Tarot Forum, and watched with amazement as it evolved and grew into a tarot deck. I am very happy to have been able to publish the Majors as a part of my growing series.

 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 03:04 pm
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Dear Adam, 

My thanks and gratitude for making this dream come true :ce.  

The narrative of the Diary is recorded here; :bl for those who missed it while it was being told: http://diaryofabrokensoultarot.blogspot.com/

 

Ash

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 Posted: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 11:52 pm
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Thanks Adam and thanks Ash!!!

Payment sent ... now off to stand at the mailbox :hp

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 04:12 am
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nicole wrote:  now off to stand at the mailbox :hp

:gi that's what I'm doing too!!


Ash

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 09:28 pm
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Ordering as soon as I get back to the UK :D

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Yeah, I am standing at the mailbox too :gi

So excited about this one!!!:ce

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I wish I was.  My income has decreased so substantially that I doubt that I will ever buy another deck.  I shouldn't look ... then I wouldn't get so depressed, and I am depressed.  I, too, want this amazing deck.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 5th, 2008 04:50 pm
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:ttyou guys are great :gi

I really want to try the cards out on a 5 card spread my mentor sent me; its something she came up with for shadow readings.

I'll ask her permission to post it in the Diary thread (Decks in Progress); with credits given to her, if its ok with the moderator.

Mythos, please don't feel bad. Its just a deck. Your post means a lot to me though, especially because I go through these "episodes" too. You're not alone and I am glad that you paint because art is my personal therapy.  :bl I've seen your work and they're awesome! I can see how you use colors to brighten the way though I sense sorrow in your work despite the colors. I hope art does the same for you what it does for me. :ro 

 

Ash

 

 

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sacredashes wrote:
Mythos, please don't feel bad. Its just a deck. Your post means a lot to me though, especially because I go through these "episodes" too. You're not alone and I am glad that you paint because art is my personal therapy.  :bl I've seen your work and they're awesome! I can see how you use colors to brighten the way though I sense sorrow in your work despite the colors. I hope art does the same for you what it does for me. :ro 
 

Ash

 
 


Oh Ash ... it is so much more than 'just a deck'.  And you have read me like a book.  Art is my personal therapy too, and I am drawn to colour like a moth to a flame ... but yes, the sorrow is there ... always.

I have given lectures on 'Chronic Sorrow', a condition which people with intellectually disabled children live with.  My 33 year old son is intellectually disabled.  It is also a condition that, though I am unaware of any research on the matter, sufferers of genetically inherited major depression experience ... c'est moi aussi!  I also find that art, writing, making music and so on are often correlated to such conditions.  I suspect that decks with depth, such as yours, reflect this in a way that the mass-produced decks do not.

Consequently, the decks 'as therapy', like yours, strike a chord with so many of us.  Emotional pain is, after all, a part of the human condition.  These are the decks that 'speak' ... and I don't necessarily consider this in terms of readings.  I don't 'do' readings, but such decks speak to me nonetheless.... that is except my own.... consciously anyway.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 9th, 2008 11:30 pm
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It arrived today :))) Thank you Adam and Ash ... it is lovely :)))

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nicole wrote: It arrived today :))) Thank you Adam and Ash ... it is lovely :)))

You're welcome, nicole. I sure hope you enjoy the deck :bl

 

Ash

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nicole wrote: It arrived today :))) Thank you Adam and Ash ... it is lovely :)))

Mine arrived last night, and I couldn't agree more!

 

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I had to wait several days to check my postbox (arrggh, the agony!:cc). But today I finally could go and yes! My Dairy of a Broken Soul was also there!!!:ce

It is wonderful, the prints are just as gorgeous as the pictures I have seen online. Now I only have to wait for the full deck. Thanks Ash and Adam for making this deck possible. :tt

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I also received this fantastic deck, and it is an amazing creative work indeed! The artwork is incredible and transporting, and the production quality is superb.

Thank you Ash for sharing your fascinating visions, and thank you Adam for bringing them into form so others may be inspired by these explorations!


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**skad1** **truelighth** **Strange2**

It was quite un-nerving waiting to see if it met your expectations. :ttThank you, guys. :ro I am so glad you guys like the deck.. *a sigh of relief* :gi

Ash

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Rerturned to base and deck safely ordered !!!! :hp

Waiting with bated breath.....

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 Posted: Fri Oct 17th, 2008 11:47 am
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It's here - and I am blown away... I wish I could draw..... and such DETAIL.... Very well done,  Ash. :ok

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gregory wrote: It's here - and I am blown away... I wish I could draw..... and such DETAIL.... Very well done,  Ash. :ok


Thank you gregory, :tt!!! I am so glad you like the cards :ce.

Really, this whole process has been really fun and nerve-wracking at the same time. You all make it a wonderfully enriching experience though.   

Ash

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So, here I am, looking at this thread, and lo and behold, the credit card is right in front of me...I think it's a sign...lol....

:m

I'm really looking forward to recieving this gorgeous deck - I too watched your work on AT, and was very excited to see it published - and thanks to Adam, for making it available to all of us. 

 

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at last I've got money to spent (on myself ) :cl

This deck looks great and has been on my "must have list" since day one and seeing the Pound is so very low how could i resist any longer

so peeps here is one comming my way :ce

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**VGimlet**Mr. la-luna**

:bl I am so glad you both like my work enough to get a copy of this deck. Its been a wonderful tool for me and I hope when you get the deck, you'll feel the same way too.

:tt

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