Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Best Nine of 2018

My best nine for 2018. There have been so many great things this year that I could easily have made a best eighteen. I opted for best nine treasured memories. These best nine are 1. Visiting (at last) Atlantis Books and Watkins Books during a weekend break in London, 2. Holiday on the Gower in Wales 3. Hanging out with this lovely bunch at the TABI Conference who I'm so blessed to call my friends 4. Hiring a canal boat for the first time ever with family visiting from USA 5. Theatre in London with friends 6. Day out in Oxford 7. Annual Glastonbury day out 8. Visiting my parents in Scotland 9. Taking my niece and nephew from South Africa to Stonehenge.




Monday, 24 December 2018

Festive Wishes 2018

© Created by Karen Wiederhold from a collection of treasures around the home.





From my Photo Archives - Unboxing The Faeries' Oracle

Back in late September 2015  I enjoyed a seaside break with my husband in Devon.  While exploring Totnes we came across a shop called Paper Moon, a delightful shop filled with exactly all the types of things I love to find, in one place and with a very chatty, knowledgeable and friendly man at the counter.  Sitting on the shelf, where I could hardly believe my luck because i'd been hankering after this deck for a while, was The Faeries' Oracle by Brian Froud.

I've kept it wrapped until 11 October 2015, yes lots and lots of restraint was needed those during those two weeks but it was worth waiting for because I decided that unboxing this deck would be extra special out in the woods.  So off we went off for a woodland walk in Buckholt Woods, up in the beautiful hills overlooking Gloucester. After a short while wandering through the trees and fallen leaves we happened upon a perfect spot.

Enjoy the photos, it really was a special unboxing and hopefully they convey just a little of the morning's enjoyment.


Sunday, 23 December 2018

Deck Unboxing - The Dark Mansion Tarot

The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold
The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold























Yesterday was my birthday and I was so lucky to have been given money by my parents and my in-laws a few weeks early, so I was able to order The Dark Mansion Tarot.

I've had my eye on it for quite a while and enjoyed seeing images of the cards appearing on Taroteca Studio's social media accounts.

The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold
Even better is that it arrived on my birthday morning, beautifully packaged and protected but I had to be patient and wait until the evening to unpackage and open it.


The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold

















The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold






 I can honestly say that I did nothing but smile from ear to ear with each and every card as I slowly travelled though the deck - quite a lot of them made me giggle.  This deck is absolutely gorgeous, charming, delightful and beautiful.

The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold
The quality is amazing and the black edges are the cherry on the cake.  There are so many little details within each image that you truly will spend ages looking at every single one.  The Judgement card has got to be the best one i've seen, ever! What a party they are having in that image.

The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold
Just take a look at this wonderful Devil.  Isn't she great?

Even my little black cat makes appears in some places, which pleased me no end - I know a few people who will love to find their own little companions making an appearance.  Take a look at The Tower in the image above. See him perched on a branch watching the chaos?

What can I say.....I adore it so very much.

The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio
Photograph Karen Wiederhold
To order this delightful deck:
The Dark Mansion Tarot by Taroteca Studio,
Artist: Magdalena Kaczan
Production: Krzysztof Wasiuk




















Saturday, 1 December 2018

Making a Yule Star from Woodland Treasures


Yule Star
© Karen Wiederhold - Kaleidoscope Tarot
Here's my little video where I go about making a Yule Star from Woodland Treasures. Some items were collected in Autumn, a few from a week ago during a walk and a some from my garden. If you make a star, i'd love to see it so you're welcome to message a picture to me by email, on Facebook, Instagram or tag it on YouTube #YuleStarwithKaleidoscope