A Change in the Weather. 10/08/15 I’m completely fed up with all these supernumerary sites, including the Blind Gorgon dedicated Tarot site, so I’ve decide to get rid of it and re-upload the deck back here, where it belongs. So. First things first. Say hello to Olufemi, guardian of all things groovy.
Update 31/05/14 Latest news. Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Yesterday I got an email from Schiffer announcing that the 10 complimentary “author’s copies” of my deck are on their way to South Hackney, via Byakhee Express. No, sorry, it’s FedEx. My mistake. So, here’s the “poster” announcing the happy event. The Deck is now flesh & blood. Or ink & cardboard, really. Welcome to the family wee bundle. And to round up a day of wonders, behold! young Olufemi’s got himself a girlfriend. Olay! Her name is Adebola, Bolita for short. She just wandered into one of our tactical briefing sessions, out of the deep dark forest, sashayed her way into our midst, batted her eyelids at poor Femi…and the rest is mythology, as they say. And here they be, the happy pair. Olufemi’s showing Bola the newly-minted book and he’s bragging a bit, saying: “I’m in it, don’t you know…” And she’s saying “Blimey! That’s nice.” And “So, who’s the blindfolded bint with the dog, the cat and the rat and the snakes on her bonce, then?” And so on. We’re all are really happy for Femi, who, we all think, works way too hard and has but few distractions. Bola will see to it that he doesn’t overdo it from now on. She’s awfully glamorous and very good-natured, but you can sense the iron claw beneath the velvet paw. (Atta girl!)
I’ve taken down most of the deck, as can be seen. The reson: the Unthinkable, That-Which-Was-Not-Going-To-Happen, has actually happened. About a year ago a woman wrote to me asking if she could use my deck on a book on Tarot & Relationships she was writing. I said of course she could. So she did. The book, A Guide to Tarot and Relationships, by Andria K. Molina, finally came out back in December. Shortly after the publisher emailed me asking me if I’d be interested in having the deck published, too. Hey! Hey! Olay! Olay! Naturally, I said yes. And if all goes well the deck will re-incarnate in physical form in about a year or 18 months’ time. So, to go with the cards I’ve left here as a sample, the waiting period, the limbo has ended, it would seem. A burst of cretaive energy has entered my life and clobbered me in the head. Now I need to focus on the work ahead (apparently I MUST write a wee booklet to accompany the cards; in case they feel lonely?), revise them and get them ready for publication so that eventually they can hang in my very own Garden of Delights. The End. For now.
I know, I know… We don’t need yet another Tarot deck. But life IS a bitch, so here it is.
Well, it’s finished and ready to go. Awaiting that phantomatic enlightened, adventurous, ground-breaking courageous publisher, it can now be used for free online readings at:
Better than a poke in the eye with the Fool’s sharp wand, innit?