Chloë McCracken, seer, guide, and creator of two Lenormand decks is here to talk about her artistic process and her experience working in a niche market. As you’ll see, Chloë’s decks are rich, symbolically dense, and beautifully composed. How does she do it?
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing K— from her sixth circle about her work-in-progress collage tarot deck. In some sense, her deck is more-tarot-than-tarot, combining already meaningful images into a tapestry of correspondences. Her work speaks to the tarot, and reveals a lot about the artistic process. Let’s see what she has to say about her fantastic deck…
Why are there four elements? Four seasons? Four temperaments? Four cardinal directions? Why are there four suits?
With everything else going on in the game, it’s easy to miss that part of what makes Labyrinth Life so interesting is the shape of the cards (and the implicit placement of tiles). In this article, we’ll explore the logic behind the geometry, and we’ll discover how the hexagon was the first step in turning a bunch of nice ideas into a game.
I’ve play-tested the game now with hundred of people, and I’ve been continually surprised at people’s acceptance of the sixteen powers of Labyrinth Life. These sixteen little beasties were hell to choose, and I still think about the kind of world we’d have if these were the sixteen characteristics that defined our civilization.