Katrina Black

"aka Kat Black of Touchstone and Golden Tarot decks"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Birthday: June 6
In My Own Words:
Australian artist/author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Touchstone and Golden Tarot decks. See website touchstonetarot.com for more biographical info. Also a VJ in partnership with my lovely partner Jasper Cook - see VJzoo.com - we tour around the world doing visuals for festivals and bands.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 600,496 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
The Original Rider Waite Tarot Set by Arthur Edward Waite
The Original Rider Waite Tarot Set by Arthur Edward Waite
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I think that anyone who's interested in modern, intuitive tarot (as opposed to traditional, historical tarot buffs who follow the Marseilles path) MUST own a copy of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, as it's the wellspring from which all the other modern decks have come.
This is my preferred version of the deck, too. The soft, subtle colouring appeals to me much more than some of the almost-flourescent newer versions. The colours in particular remind me that this was, graphically at least, a product of it's time - the Art Nouveau period.
It's taken a long time for Pamela Colman Smith to get the recognition she deserves. She might not have been the most skilled draftsperson there ever… Read more
Victoria Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall
Victoria Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall
This is my favourite modern deck. It's beautiful, striking and highly original, but instantly readable. Some decks need a big commitment to 'get used to' but if you're familiar with the Rider Waite deck, then this one won't be a big stretch for you to read with. Ovenall's exceptional ability as a collagist and her generosity in encouraging others to have-a-go at making their own deck is admirable too.
This deck is a rare thing - a Collector's deck to treasure, but also one you can actually use as your primary reading deck (although I admit it's a bit hard to shuffle). Gorgeous!