Today’s throw back Tuesday is two moments in the life of the Sepia Stains Tarot. The first is from my friend Bethany Grenier’s photo shoot with actress Charlie Bivona for a steampunk fashion feature. I was basically there to stand next to Bethany and every now and then stare intently at the scene and say that looks fabulous! 😉 I had the opportunity to get a few product shots of my deck in a very pretty antique place with a model in some very fine duds. The next picture are two gentlemen from the first steampunk convention I vended at in 2010. I had a few misprinted Sepia decks that I offered as single card grabs. They found the cards perfect for their very dapper top hats. Sadly I do not know the gents’ names.
These are the first pictures I took of the first printing of my Isidore Tarot. The original printing was not really what I wanted. I couldn’t afford the corner rounding on the decks and despite all the papers we sampled the thickest one still didn’t feel as sturdy as I wanted once the cards were in my hands. I was so pleased with the deck otherwise though. It’s always a nice feeling the first time you hold a deck of your own in your hands. The second best feeling is when you wrap it up and send it off to its new home. Yes, I’m ridiculously sentimental with my decks. Of course now these photos choke me up because they were taken in my old work room. I miss my old shabby chic work room! I’m still working on my new one.