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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Alison Mcdonald

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Watersprite tarot

The vibrant colours and artwork glorify the symbolism, mood and positive energy in this exciting new tarot deck from Australia.

Watersprite tarot

Alison McDonald

Artwork for The Watersprite Tarot© designed and painted by Alison McDonald.

Alison McDonald