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Hellooooo!

All the art is done, the proofs have been approved and our Kickstarter has exploded onto the scene! In less than 5 days we are 70% funded and the artists are offering some amazing original art for perks as a giant THANK YOU! Go to the kickstarter here www.kickstarter.com/projects/k… to see for yourself! Our website has even more information www.seventy-eight-tarot.com/ or follow the madness on Facebook in real time party style www.facebook.com/78TarotProjec….

Many of the amazing artists from our original deck have returned and many new incredible artists have joined! Larry Elmore returns and we have somehow snagged Amy Brown!!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!!

For the original deck I did the 8 of Wands and I have returned to draw the 10 of Cups! Go check it out!!
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Starbucks Muzak
  • Reading: No distractions all art!
  • Watching: Daredevil
  • Playing: Watch that paint dry!
  • Eating: Coffee
  • Drinking: Coffee
10 of Cups by Aldistar
10 of Cups
Here is my contribution to the 78 Tarot Nautical! Go here to see all the amazing work by all 80 artists, including Amy Brown and Larry Elmore!!!! www.seventy-eight-tarot.com/

The 10 of cups is described as the happy family card where you can finally take a moment to relax and savor all the rewards your hard work has sown. It usually has a couple with two children playing nearby, representing a happy harmonious family life. There is a comfortable house in the back ground with a flourishing garden and a river running past to show abundance. A rainbow arches over the scene with ten cups in it to symbolize divine blessings.

I have used two leafy sea dragons to represent the happy couple and two eggs take the place of the children. A sunken treasure ship becomes the home in the background with its abundant kelp forest around it. A lively run of Blue Fin Tuna take the place of a river. The dragon on top arches gracefully over the scene while the streaming light from above glints off the scales in a rainbow of colors. I have scattered the 10 cups around the nesting area to represent the wealth of a happy home.

I purposefully left the gender of the dragons ambiguous. Traditionally the mothers are the ones shown nesting and caring for the young, but in the case of sea horses/dragons, the males are the ones responsible for rearing the offspring. This way it’s up to the observer to fill the roles as they want. It was my husbands idea to use koi fish coloring for the dragons and I am so glad he suggested it. Koi are associated with harmony and blessings and that just speaks to what the 10 of Cups is all about. The dragons placement even hints at an eternity symbol for unending familial love. All of the cups are upright or supported at upright angles so that they can catch and hold all of the blessings that a happy home brings. The surrounding coral reef and it’s inhabitants are peaceful and going about their day.

The reverse of the card shows disharmony and discord in the home. When you flip this image the dragons seem off kilter. The eggs are no longer being lovingly nestled, they are being clung to as they are in danger of falling. The ship is no longer just sunk, it is capsized and all of the fish are now “belly up”. The golden cups are overturned and spilling their blessings out into the ocean.
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Hellooooo!

All the art is done, the proofs have been approved and our Kickstarter has exploded onto the scene! In less than 5 days we are 70% funded and the artists are offering some amazing original art for perks as a giant THANK YOU! Go to the kickstarter here www.kickstarter.com/projects/k… to see for yourself! Our website has even more information www.seventy-eight-tarot.com/ or follow the madness on Facebook in real time party style www.facebook.com/78TarotProjec….

Many of the amazing artists from our original deck have returned and many new incredible artists have joined! Larry Elmore returns and we have somehow snagged Amy Brown!!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!!

For the original deck I did the 8 of Wands and I have returned to draw the 10 of Cups! Go check it out!!
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Starbucks Muzak
  • Reading: No distractions all art!
  • Watching: Daredevil
  • Playing: Watch that paint dry!
  • Eating: Coffee
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Aldistar
Anastasia
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I have been drawing forever and love to do it. My passion is wildlife and super-hero/fantasy art. I graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2002 and have slowly but surely worked my way into several ongoing projects.

Photography is my second passion and many of my art works are fueled by images that I have captured with my trusty Canon.

Current Residence: Texas
Favourite genre of music: 80's
Favourite photographer: most of the guys/gals from National Geographic
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Personal Quote: It is my experience that people who never listen are often surprised by the completely obvious.

Member of the Grapevine Art Project (GAP)
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :llama:
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Shralana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Welcome to :icondog-expressions:!
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Norrive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconautumntree3plz: Welcome to Mystical-Forest  :iconmystical-forest:

Thank you for joining our group! It’s a great honour for us to have you as a member!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
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Arkus83 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch !! :D 
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Aldistar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! Thank you!
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013

Thank you for :+fav:ing 'Remembering Summer' :D

Remembering Summer by Deb-e-ann

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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconsweethugplz: Thank you so much! :D
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