One of the many perks to offering tarot readings at Vision Quest is that we are sometimes booked to do tarot readings at parties. I’ve worked several to include, corporate holiday parties, graduation parties, birthday parties, retirement parties and now as of Friday night one “tarot release” party. What is a tarot release party, you might ask? In this case it was the opening night of a joint art exhibit called Psychic Space Twins in which one of the artists represented, Oliver Hibert, had designed a tarot deck. This event marked the release of the Major Arcana & pre-sales for the full 78 card deck available in February. He is releasing the Major Arcana with a booklet that includes a substantial essay about the artist Pamela Colman Smith. Ms Smith was the illustrator on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck that is not only one of the best known decks around but clearly inspiration for this work.
The essay is by the British writer and lecturer Caroline Wise. I love the fact that he decided to include this with the cards. It brings attention to the original artist that many people still don’t know was even involved with the deck.
I had a very enjoyable time. The people were nice & colorful. Though I did not get much of a chance to look around at the exhibit as I was non-stop busy. The cards were fun to read with & quite talkative. The artist even gifted me the cards I was working with that night.