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Create Your Own Tarot Cards

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An interesting book about tarot cards. The pictures are inspiring and gave me ideas on how to make my own cards. Good information and easy to understand.
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An idea on how to create your own as you follow her journey in creating her own.picking your colour scheme and how you want to interpret the cards.
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This is a beautiful book about making your own tarot cards, something I have always been interested in. 
The reader is taken card by card with ideas for an illustration and the meaning of the card to enable original ideas for your own card deck.
I don’t mind that we follow the deck illustrations of the author as she is very encouraging to create your own deck, the consistency of the plants as each card helps understand the imagery as well as the tarot meaning.
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A beautiful book with lots of inspiring ideas for painting your own tarot cards, including guidance about materials and choosing  a theme and then step-by-step guidance for twenty cards.
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I enjoyed reading the history of Tarot and the breakdown of each card. I am new to Tarot, but for years I've felt inspired by the beautiful artwork depicted on each card. I appreciate how balanced this book is. It's informative when it needs to be, while providing your brain with a break, to process the brightly colored pictures. I've come up with a few ideas and look forward to trying them out. 

 Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group, for providing me with a digital ARC for an honest review.
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I loved the information on Tarot given in this book and the bright colorful pictures of the cards. I feel this would be q good book for those new to tarot and types. I am familiar with Theresa Reed and she is very good at her craft. :) 

Thank you Netgalley and Quatro for this ADR to give an unbiased review of this book.
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Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for giving me this eARC to review.

Create Your Own Tarot is a great book that explains Tarot (major, minor, care for tarot. myths and truths) within the first half and then explores the creation of the deck. It gives ideas and shows the process of the cards with what materials are used and in which order. This has inspired me to make my own deck as I have wanted to for a while.


I will say that I am new to Tarot and I am still learning myself so this was very informative to me but it is always handy to use another resource to cross-reference meanings and such!
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Create your own Tarot Cards is a fun hobby and art book. The book is bright snd colourful and full of information and photographs. The book gives you information so you can understand each card so you can paint your own unique tarot cards. I liked the concept of this book but found it didn't give enough information for each card and further reading would need to be done to fully understand each card before painting your own. 
This would be better broken down into a series of books or even a magazine series. The cards shown are beautifully illustrated and the artist gives you ideas and information on painting, illustrating, designing and colour schemes for each card.
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A fantastic, quick read that motivates and really breaks down the creation of a tarot deck into easy, doable bites. I've been reading tarot professionally since 2009 and wanting to make my own tarot deck for years but it always felt like this monumental task and overwhelmed me. Now I really do have the confidence to give this a go. Love it and highly recommend this book for crafters and tarot enthusiasts alike.
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The book was very interesting and started from a point of assuming you knew nothing about Tarot (and that possibly you weren't even aware it was a deck of cards) and I thought that was really good. It opens the book up to anyone regardless of your knowledge base and if you did know more you could easily skip ahead to the bits you wanted to know about.
I enjoyed the layout and generally thought it was a good book :)
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This guide to making your own tarot cards has a good layout and excellent pictures. The beginning of the book covers the basics of what tarot is, common misconceptions, and how to take care of your cards. The rest of the book covers how to make your own cards, with examples from the deck the author made.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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This would be a great gift for a person just getting into Tarot.  Making your own Tarot cards would allow them to focus on the meaning of each card. Adrianne gives a great explanation about myths and truths of Tarot.  She gives a really short but concise way to perform a reading and offers advice on how to troubleshoot reading issues.  As for the second half of the book, creating your own tarot cards.  I love the theme of plants that they chose to use for tarot cards.  They give step by step instructions on how to paint them which is fabulous for those of us that aren't painters.  

Overall, this is definitely a book that I would by for someone who is either new to tarot or wants to add their own flair to their tarot readings.  

Thank you Netgalley and Quatro for this ADR to give an unbiased review of this book.
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I love the front cover very colourful and bright draws you straight to the book.  Create your own tarot cards is great for beginners. When you open the book it’s just as bright as the front cover with lots of pictures of the tarot cards and has information on all the tarot, brief history and than goes on to show you and inform you how to make and paint your own tarot cards. Which is really good and useful. Strongly recommend this book if you want to make your own tarot cards and to find out more about them.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
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For myself, creativity and intuition are intimately linked. I’ve discovered that as we open up to life in creative and curious ways, we strengthen our inner knowing and begin to find our personal ebb and flow... like art, tarot is a wonderful tool for allowing us to commune with our inner sense wisdom and it inspires personal growth and transformation. Theresa Reed and Adrianne Hawthorne have created an exceptional guide for people to explore their creativity and learn tarot together. Tarot and art can be extremely intimidating for people, but this book presents solid information in a fun and accessible way.
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A great book to introduce tarot to beginners with information, interpretations, and tips to help you with your readings. This book includes cards to get you started on creating your own deck.
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This book is split into two halves: the first part is all about the tarot with a very brief overview of the cards and a slightly more in depth look at spreads. The second part is a walkthrough of painting a selection of the cards. It is a very quick read as there are a lot of photos along with the text.

This is a book about creating your own tarot cards and in order to do that, you need to have an understanding of what each card means so you can interpret the symbolism in your own way. This is where this book falls down. Visually, it is very appealing, with full pages of colour photographs. But there is no focus on card meanings and symbolism. Very briefly are we introduced to what the court cards mean, what each suit of the minor arcana means and that is it. Two half-pages of text covering the meanings of the cards in a book expecting you to be able to create your own deck! Admittedly, there is a little bit more information in the second part of the book when a selection of twenty tarot cards are illustrated for us, but that still leaves some readers in the dark regarding the other fifty eight cards. For this reason, this is not a book for beginners as knowledge of the cards is crucial and not provided here.

I’m not sure what I expected from the artistic part of the book when I began reading. On a personal level I did not like the artist’s style as it was too childlike and simple but this has not influenced my final star rating as it is subjective. However, instead of being shown on repeat how to paint basic plants on a card, I would have preferred a discussion on the symbolism of each card with advice on how to best interpret them artistically, perhaps with a look at brainstorming and researching and discovering possible personal interpretations. This book just did not inspire me to want to create my own cards, not did it give me the information and direction that I wanted.

With thanks to Netgalley and Walter Foster Publishing for providing an advance review copy. All opinions in this review are my own.
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The first section of the book gives a basic overview of the history and traditions of the tarot together with a very brief description of some of the cards and directions on how to use spreads to read the cards. As an absolute beginner I found this useful and it gave me confidence that I could begin a basic reading of the tarot cards.
The second section details how the author had painted her own deck of cards and the planning she had put in to developing the necessary cards. The thought process behind her adaptation is fascinating and gives an excellent basis for the reader to develop their own theme. Step by step photographs of the painting of several cards are also included together with suggested materials.

This book is a great starting point for someone who is interested in developing their own tarot cards and to spark a desire for a more in-depth study in to tarot reading.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Walter Foster and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review
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I love how this craft/activity guidebook on making our own tarot cards turns out to be!
Honestly, I got a bit disappointed when I started reading the book as I am new to tarot cards and the book started with all the cards and explanations making me overwhelmed. Guess it's a me thing. However, I started enjoying the actual portion of the book which it means to elaborate, that is, the actual tarot card making process. It's a step by step process flanked with real colourful pictures of the process.

Go for it as the steps are fun and easy enough for everyone, for all ages.

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Walter Foster, for the advance reading copy.
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