I wondered, "What can it be?" When I saw it was from Llewellyn I was even more confused. "I'm sure I haven't ordered anything from them that would have to be rolled" I thought. Then I saw the sender's name - Barbara Moore - and I gave a little squeal!
A while back, Babs ran a Steampunk Competition through her Steampunk Tarot website, offering one lucky reader the chance to get their hands on a prototype deck, five or six months ahead of the official launch. I took part in the competition, though I wasn't lucky enough to win. However, after the fact Babs announced that everyone who entered would win a consolation prize, and asked us to name our favourite card. I said the High Priestess. And so, this lovely lady lay inside the Llewellyn parcel:
|High Priestess - Steampunk Tarot|
Isn't she gorgeous? And what an outfit! Has something of a trickster air to her, too, I'd say: don't expect her to share all her secrets. I love the glowing crystal ball, the cards on the blue cloth, and the wheels and cogs in the background :) The image is about 26 x 46 cms (10 x 18 inches for you non-metric people). I'm going to get her framed, and will post when it's done (may take me a while, essays and Christmas being current priorities).
So, a huge thank you to Barbara! And I can't wait for the deck to come out...