The Last of the Pips is Complete!


I’ve reached another milestone in the creation of the Tarot of Bones–all of the Pips (the ace through ten cards) are complete! I admit I put off this particular card for so long because it’s a really unpleasant energy in a lot of ways. You’re hitting rock bottom when this one comes up, and even though the sunrise promises a new beginning, you still have to deal with all these raccoon teeth stuck in your back. Well, okay, maybe not actual raccoon teeth, but that’s what I put in the card assemblage. Reversed, you could be ignoring the silver lining even this distressing card offers, letting a bad situation get to you so badly that even when it’s past you’re still hanging on to it.

I now have only twenty assemblages left, to include the extra Happy Squirrel card! I’m still waiting for just a couple of harder to find skulls to arrive from my suppliers, but I shouldn’t have any trouble sticking to the production schedule. If you haven’t taken a look at the assemblages I’ve completed since the beginning of 2015, here’s my online gallery. (Please note I’ll be taking better photos for the cards themselves.)

4 thoughts on “The Last of the Pips is Complete!

  1. Rachel says:

    That is a beautiful Ten of Swords! Definitely turning that card over will be a lovely experience!

  2. Rachel says:

    I wanted to add that I ordered a vintage “Mythic Tarot” quite some time ago, and it contained 2 “10 of Swords” cards–it kind of freaked me out. But I see this card as a chance to start over. Ellen Lorenzi-Prince also puts a positive spin on this card in the description of her decks. I basically wanted to say that your card is really beautiful and would make it easier to take if Ten of Swords came up in a reading in “Tarot of Bones.”

    • lupa says:

      Thank you! I do try to put a hopeful spin on all the cards, even the ones that traditionally have negative meanings. It doesn’t mean there are no challenges, but there are ways to get through those challenges.

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