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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tarot Cards and Coloring Books and Giveaways, OH MY


As most of you know, I have been working on a fabulous tarot deck for Llewellyn with illustrator Elisabeth Alba, who is as sweet as she is talented (so pretty damned sweet). When we finished, Elisabeth kindly offered to gift me with one of the original paintings--my choice. I debated back and forth for ages, since I loved them all so much, but finally narrowed it down to the one I thought I'd most like to have hanging on my wall. (I also intend to buy a few of the prints when she puts them up for sale, but an original is different, a real treasure.)

Yesterday, I got THIS in the mail.

THE ACE OF CUPS
I particularly love this one because it gives me a wonderful peaceful feeling to look at it, but also because if you look at the kitty, you'll notice that it is a calico. Elisabeth was working on the Cups, her final suit, when my beloved cat Samhain died, and I asked her if she could possibly make one or two of the kitties in that suit calicos, in Samhain's honor. As you can see, she did. I told you she was sweet, didn't I.

If you like the cards in this deck, then you are going to LOVE the new LLEWELLYN WITCH'S COLORING BOOK. This cool new addition to the adult coloring book craze features a number of different artists, including Elisabeth and also Mickie Mueller, who did the cover for my ebook version of Circle, Coven & Grove, as well as a number of the illustrations in The Witch's Broom

Check it out:




My painting isn't *quite* as good as Elisabeth's original...
 Aren't these cool? There are lots of other gorgeous pictures to draw too. I had to get one of these as soon as I found out our pictures were in there. And I've found using it to be surprisingly therapeutic. Naturally, I ordered an extra one to give away! Why should I have all the fun?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


49 comments:

  1. I've always loved to color. I don't have any of the trendy adult coloring books but I have a lot of the geometric ones they sell at art stores...I got them for my kids a long time ago. My youngest (14) likes to sit and color together :)

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  2. I love to color and love witchy stuff. Best of both worlds! I love the painting for the card. I'll have to check that tarot deck out. Looks like it will be amazing.

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  3. Thanks for bringing to my attention this new cool witches coloring book. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

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  4. I can't wait to get my coloring book!

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  5. I have a small collection of adult coloring books... Two of my favorites are enchanted forest and coloring dragons. Oh my! This one looks right up my alley! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I have a cool one with fantastical creatures, this one, and a swear word one :-)

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    2. I have added this witchy one to my want list! I also have this one on that list! http://www.faeriemag.com/collections/other/products/mythic-coloring-book-with-charles-vess-michael-kaluta

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  6. I love coloring, it helps enormously with my anxiety and depression!

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    1. It was surprisingly therapeutic during and after Minerva's last illness, when I didn't have the focus to do anything mental.

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  7. Thank you for this draw!! I am REALLY looking forward to the deck when it comes out. I use my deck every day and could use a new one LOL!!

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  8. I love to color. I dont have any adult coloring books!!

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  9. Thanks to my sister I'm enjoying coloring again, usually while listening to Met Opera broadcasts. Fractal designs and intricate cats. Plus the Sweary Colouring pages on Etsy makes for adults only stress relief with girlfriends. Think this will be the third book to my collection, one way or another!

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  10. I continued to color even when it wasn't "cool" for adults. I DO have a few meditative coloring books and mandala pages.

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  11. Another awesome giveaway!!

    I can't wait for this Tarot deck!

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  12. I am a Hereditary Witch that is teaching Wicca Witches and various Pagan Paths. I spend so much money doing so. It would absolutely wonderful if I could win such a package. The students would love it. I have been an avid fan of Llewellyn 's for a very long time. Blessed Be! ¥ Fearless Storm ¥

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    1. The pages can even be removed for sharing!

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  13. Greetings from Brazil! I'm handcrafter and student of all kind of Paganism. Without money, or any guide, this work can be hard...
    I love coloring pages and I'd like to win this!

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  14. Love to color! This one is on my to buy list. But alas currently injured and our of work so buying more is on tje back burner :)

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    1. Maybe you'll win one :-) I hope you recover quickly.

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  15. I have two adult coloring books....one with castles and one all owls!

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  17. I still love colouring, I have several books that are abstract or goemetric designs... I can't wait to get one of the witchy ones

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  18. My Mom and I both have always loved coloring. Even before adult coloring books started my Mom and I would color children's coloring books. You're never too old to color Hello Kitty!

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  19. I just put the coloring book on one of my lists from Amazon. Is the Tarot deck available? I collect decks and would love to add this one to it.

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    1. Alas, the deck isn't out until next January.

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  20. I am very interested! I have not colored with any of the books that are out and have been wanting to. I heard they are good for people who have suffered a trauma and depression as I have.

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  21. I've never stopped loving coloring so I have loved the boom of adult coloring books. I find it's a great time to listen to an audiobook too. ;)

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  22. I have several colouring books. I have loved colouring since I was a young child. The most recent I have purchased was a Goddess colouring book. There is something so soothing about playing with colours. :)

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  23. When I heard there was a witch's coloring book I might have done a happy dance.

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  24. I never stopped coloring! I have over 400 crayons...neon,glitter,metallic.

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  25. I never stopped coloring! I have over 400 crayons...neon,glitter,metallic.

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  26. This deck looks like it's going to be so amazing. I have a few coloring books from Johanna Basford - she does nature/fantasy type art, you should check those out too :)

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  27. I can't wait for the deck. And you are so lucky to get the illustration! I loved it. I left two reviews on amazon for Circle, Coven and Grove and Everyday Witch A to Z. I've used them both for research in my own writing. I enjoy them both. I've bought coloring books for my daughter and daughter-in-law both.
    Teresa Reasor

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  28. The deck looks awesome and I would LOVE to have the coloring book! I find coloring very relaxing and love to bring the pictures to life.

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  29. I love your giveaways! They're almost as much fun as your books!

    Kit

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  30. The new deck looks nice. I have always loved coloring.

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  31. I have a colouring book which I do periodically :) Would love this one!!

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  32. I love to color and have several coloring books

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  33. Color or paint everyday! This looks amazing.

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  34. I could use some happy coloring down time. Life has been less than optimal. Wanna be a kid again!

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  35. First time I have ever regretted being family. I can't enter the drawing. But I don't have time for another hobby anyway, no matter how enticing this.sounds. Gorgeous pics.

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  36. Finally! A coloring book that I would enjoy playing in. Fabulous illustrations. And that original tarot painting is gorgeous. Can not wait for the deck! Creative Blessings! ~ Rain

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  37. I love coloring, but usually sketch out freehand. Coloring books must needs be hidden from the Grands.

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  38. I love to color & get my creativity out !! Would be a fun share too with my 2 nephews

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