I just received my copy of the artist special edition of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s Shadowscapes Tarot, and I couldn’t be more pleased. A popular favorite amongst tarot people, I bought my first copy shortly after it was released in 2010 and went looking for a second after hearing a rumor that a new edition included a Happy Squirrel card (if you haven’t heard of the Happy Squirrel, here’s an excellent post on the subject).
Being a tarot collector often means multiple copies of decks, particularly limited editions, and so I didn’t hesitate too long before giving in and forking over the cash for an artist copy of this much-loved deck.
The artist special edition of Shadowscapes comes with the same boxed set produced by Llewellyn, as well as a signed 8.5×11 print of a Major Arcana card of your choice (I chose the Hierophant). You also receive the fabled Happy Squirrel card. The coolest part, though, is the original sketch card. When you check out, you’re asked to submit a single word to inspire a “keyword sketch card” created just for you. What a cool way to obtain some additional insight into the artist’s unique vision, not to mention a neat way to make the deck your own in personal readings (should you choose to actually read with yours, which, as a collector, fills me with a tiny bit of horror).
I chose the word “tradition” and this is what Law came up with (shown alongside the Happy Squirrel):
You can purchase your own set directly from Law’s website.