Thursday, 18 October 2012

Announcing...


... the Celtic Lenormand Oracle!

This deck, with illustrations by Will Worthington of DruidCraft and Wildwood fame, will be published in Autumn 2013.  In the meantime, here I will show you the background to the creative process, posting images and sections from the companion book, as well as readings, once more cards are ready.

So, welcome to the world of the Celtic Lenormand...

©McCracken & Worthington
To start us off, here is a preliminary sketch of the Rider.  He is a bard, who rides helter-skelter down a coastal path.  At his side is his harp, the tool he uses to help spread news far and wide.  Despite his intent focus on getting where he's going, and his look of being in a hurry, the sea behind him is calm.  Although he is desperate to spread the news, the world isn't too fussed about what he has to say.

Still, the Rider will carry on, enthusiastically spreading his message - the Celtic Lenormand is on its way :)

12 comments:

  1. Wahoo! Or whatever the Celtic equivalent of that would be. More tartan PJs!

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  2. Hi Carla,

    Yes, I can't wait to start seeing the images in full colour! Should have one in a few weeks time...

    Chloë

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  3. I can imagine that the images will look great in colour ...

    but ...

    I have to say how much I love this as a sketch. It's so elegant and linear. Will you be writing the book Chloe?

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    1. Hi PLN,

      Yes, the cards are being created from my briefs, and I'll be writing the book :)

      As for Will's artwork, I can hardly believe he calls this a "scribble"!

      Chloë

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  4. Some of us could work a lifetime and our final pieces wouldn't be as good as his preparatory work, lol.

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    1. Well, you say that, but I know you are a talented artist, too! As for me, though, I'm embarassed at the sketches I've sent along with a couple of the briefs to indicate proportions etc :o

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  5. Maybe the card backs could be one of his 'scribbles'. Maybe even this Rider scribble! I think for me it's going to become the logo for this deck.

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    1. What an interesting idea, Carla! I was thinking more of some kind of reversible celtic knotwork. Hmm...

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  6. How exciting! I can't wait to see it unfold.

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    1. Thanks, Siddaleah. I'm really excited, too :D

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  7. I want to know what's chasing him or what's waiting for him. This may make me more of a Lenormand fan. :D

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    1. Ha, my take on it is that he's driving himself! I love that it can be seen so many ways :D

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