Lazy Afternoon Tarot

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Title

Lazy Afternoon Tarot

Subject

Contemporary life

Description

78 cards in a pretty cotton bag (shades of purple with metallic gold) with a yellow ribbon drawstring. There's no title card, nor is there anything on the cards themselves to identify the deck's name, artist, or year of publication.

Luckily the deck was accompanied by a letter from the artist that explains her inspiration for the deck, the process of creating and printing the deck, and also includes the deck's title. Would that it had also included the artist's name! To find her name, I had to search Etsy and look at her seller profile. The only item with the deck that gives her initials is the card with the deck's # (mine is 44 out of a limited edition of 50). On the reverse of that card is the artist's initials, KW, signed in silver ink.

Cards measure 12 cm tall x 7 cm wide. They are close to, but not exactly, 4.75 in tall by 2.75 in wide.

Backs are reversible.

Strength is 8 and Justice is 11. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Cups, Wands, Swords, and Disks. Courts are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

This deck is primarily an artistic rendition of the RWS, though the artist's own ideas and point of view are very strongly present throughout.

The minors are fully scenic.

Something I really love about this deck is that it shows a diversity of skin colors and body shapes. Also of interest -- there are 3 versions of the Lovers included, and card 16 (The Tower) depicts the Twin Towers on 9/11.

The card stock, unfortunately, is substandard. It's slightly flexible and has a matte finish -- but the edges chip easily, and since the card borders are black, the chips show. Though I've never riffle shuffled this deck, it looks as if it has real "wear" on it.

Printed by Gamecrafter, and sold largely through Etsy.

I purchased my copy from the artist's Etsy shop on March 8, 2013 for $30 CAD.

Creator

Karen West
Alamaris (the artist's Aeclectic Tarot username)

Publisher

Anchorite Studios
Printed by Gamecrafter

Date

July 2012 (determined by searching Aeclectic, where the artist lists the specific publication month/year in her profile) -- there's nothing on or with the deck that mentions 2012)

Format

80 cards (2 extra versions of The Lovers in addition to the usual 78 cards)

Language

English

Type

RWS

Identifier

# 44 out of 50

About the Original Item

Date Added
March 18, 2013
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Citation
Karen West, “Lazy Afternoon Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed November 20, 2017, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/280.
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