Tag Archives: Art

Nine Lives on the World of Playing Cards

Annette Abolins featured in Card Culture

Reviews of Nine Lives Tarot and Playing Cards were recently published on The World of Playing Cards … Find out more about the reviews and a recent interview in 52 Plus Joker’s monthly online magazine: Card Culture #20 Continue reading

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Happy New Year :)

Artwork by Annette Abolins

Here’s to a happy and most creative 2016! Before embarking on new projects, this post looks back on two recent events – a group exhibition about water, with links to view my drawings. And an update on Nine Lives Playing Cards (poker size) – the winning design of the 2015 PCF Deck Design Competition. Continue reading

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Special #3 – Free Pendant with Tarot Deck

Nine Lives Tarot + Free Pendant

This week’s special includes a FREE Pendant with every Nine Lives Tarot Deck. The pendants are from my range of Symbol Jewellery and make the perfect (and strikingly wearable) companion to your tarot deck. Continue reading

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November Special #2: Bonus Playing Cards

Playing Cards special offer Nine Lives

Christmas is just around the corner – a perfect time to gather up your family and friends and play some cards, wind down with a spot of patience … or put a smile on someone’s face with an original and tarot inspired deck of cards :) Continue reading

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November Specials are here!

This Week's Special on Nine Lives Cards

Without further ado, I’m excited to announce that starting from today … there will be 4 special offers (each running for 1 week) where you can pick up tarot decks and playing cards with special discounts and bundled offers. Perfect gift ideas in time for Christmas! Continue reading

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My Very First Tarot Workshop

Tarot workshop - Magick circle

I admit I was a little nervous getting ready for my very first Tarot workshop, as I find it quite daunting to talk about myself and my art … Yet, walking through the door to the peaceful Magick Circle, butterflies settled, and I found myself looking forward to what the afternoon would bring. Continue reading

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Winning Cards and a Tarot Workshop

PCF Deck Design Contest winner 2015 - Nine Lives Playing Cards

If you have followed posts here over the last few months, you’ll know I designed a poker size version of my playing cards, and entered this deck a design competition. Voting has concluded and the results are in … Continue reading

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The Royal Wardrobe – Dressing the Courts

Royal spades - dressed in blue

This post takes a closer look at the outfits worn by the courts in Nine Lives playing cards. Find out why the Knight of Spades is dressed in blue & why the Queen of Clubs is wearing yellow… Colour brings

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Illustrated Playing Cards have Arrived!

Exciting news! The wait is over, the playing cards are here – let the shuffling and games begin! These brand new decks ready to be shipped anywhere in the world. Click below for order information: Nine Lives Illustrated Playing Cards

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Nine Lives Playing Cards – preview and update

Artwork by Annette Abolins

The artwork for Nine Lives Illustrated Playing Cards is completed and the designs are now (most excitedly) in the hands of the printers… I am hoping to have them available on the website within a week or so… so stay tuned :)

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2 Cards for Aeclectic Tarot collaborative Deck

The 5th Aeclectic Tarot collaborative deck is nearing completion, thanks to the brilliant effort put in by the two main organisers, and also the artist contributors. I have really enjoyed being part of the project and look forward to seeing the whole deck

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Review on Aeclectic Tarot: Nine Lives Tarot

link to review written by Hemera

In this post I would like to share the first official review of Nine Lives Tarot on Aeclectic Tarot: Read the review on Aeclectic Tarot About the Review Discovering a review can be daunting, humbling and exciting; all at the same time … When

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Painting The Empress for Aeclectic Tarot

Tarot artwork by Annette Abolins

The deadline for the 5th Collaborative Aeclectic Tarot deck has been extended to the 1st of April… Time ran away (as it does), and got the better of some of the artists who signed up in the beginning. This left a number

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10 of Swords completed for AT Collaborative Deck

10 of Swords - Annette Abolins

After taking a break from the 10 of Swords, I returned to the artwork last week to work on the details and finishing touches … While I don’t believe the meaning of this card is negative, it explores and expresses difficult emotions, which

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The Visual Story behind Nine Lives Tarot

Castle of Rods

A visual introduction to the different aspects of Nine Lives Tarot is something I have wanted to do for a while … And here it is; a collage of pictures and words describing the deck, the different suits, the artwork, symbols, characters

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