II - the High Priestess - the Bookmark
awareness, and acceptance of life's mysteries. Secret
knowledge, intelligence and intuition. Beware
of overenthusiasm, and consider all factors before making an
important decision. (Reversed:
Misguided passion, adultery. Stupidity and ignorance. Conceit)
you would like to show your support for my work on the new publishable
version of Golden Tarot, you can (if you have the bandwidth,
patience and a reasonable colour printer):
Printable Bookmark based on this Collage (1.4 meg
TIFF 300dpi). If clicking on the link doesn't work, try right
clicking and "Save Target As", since a TIFF isn't
a native web format.
you wish to Paypal
me payment for the Bookmark, that would be greatly appreciated.
A dollar for each time you print it seems like a fair thing,
eh? Or whatever you reckon. It looks best on glossy photo paper,
then laminated for protection. If you're not already using Paypal,
you could join and I get an extra five bucks, yay!
you can't Paypal, you can show your support by emailing me on
the thought that counts - although I don't know if my landlord
would be keen on me saying that next rent day ;^)
re composition of collage: The
composition of this card is similar to the Rider-Waite card,
although their card ignored the traditional "female pope"
version and made it more of a Golden Dawn magick Priestess.
I've reverted to the literal tradition, as I love the medieval
legend of a female pope (Pope Joan). I think this is similar
enough to be familiar to RWD readers though - there's still
a dark and light pillar, woman in robes holding a book. I've
used doves on the robe & all the papal props instead of
a crucifix for the christian symbolism, and a cat instead of
a moon for the feminine mystery theme.
the original paintings used in this collage are over 500 years
old and out of copyright themselves, I own
the copyright on the collages I create as there is sufficient
originality in the composition for it to be a new work. So please,
only use my images as specified. Actually, US Games pretty much
own the deck now, and they'll defend their rights if you're
thinking of bootlegging the images.
to commercial piracy of Golden Tarot in the past, I am now
very strict about Copyright. You can use the old Virtual
Deck (Version 1.0) images as specified on this site for PERSONAL
USE ONLY, and the bookmark must be downloaded from this page
- no emailing it as an attachment to anyone please, or they
won't be reading my terms & conditions. Email them the link
to the page instead - much quicker too!
Vitale da Bologna, Italian painter, Bolognese school (b. 1289/1309,
Bologna, d. 1359/69, Bologna); Madonna 1345 Tempera on wood,
155 x 73 cm Museo Civico d'Arte Industriale, Imola.
vaulted ceiling, floor:
Fra Angelico, Italian painter, Florentine school (b. cca. 1400,
Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma); The Annunciation late
1430s Fresco, 230 x 321 cm Convento di San Marco, Florence.
hat, book and sceptre:
Simone Martini, Italian painter, Sienese school (b. 1280/85,
Siena, d. 1344, Avignon); The Cambridge Altarpiece Polyptych
1320-25 Tempera on wood, 59 x 35 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
robe with gilt dove pattern:
Pedro Serra, Spanish painter (active 1363-1399); Madonna with
Angels Playing Music 1390s Panel, 196 x 130 cm Museu Nacional
d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Benozzo Gozzoli, Italian painter, Florentine school (b. cca.
1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia); Procession of the Oldest King
1459-60 Fresco Chapel, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence.
Pro for all the graphics - vastly cheaper than Photoshop, less
RAM-hungry and perfectly adequate for professional quality graphics
in my opinion (although I know a gazillion graphics designers
will disagree with me). Macromedia
Dreamweaver for the site - now THAT is worth the high price
you'll pay. Clean code, mmmmm.
Dell PC, Canon scanners & printer. All inexpensive "home"
quality. I have used a graphics tablet (Wacom) for some of the
pixel-pushing, although a mouse is also adequate for the job
if you zoom in enough - I made v1.0 on a laptop with a touchpad