Art of life
Art of Life Tarot is a 78 card deck following traditional Tarot lines traditional names have been retained for the Major Arcana, with Strength at VIII, and Justice at XI. The suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles, with the Court Cards entitled King, Queen, Knight, and Page.
The packaging on this deck is incredible: the box itself is sturdy, with a top that lifts and folds back to form an easel for holding a Tarot card for meditation or visualization purposes. I am very impressed with the manner in which the top of the box is presented the image is inset within a frame, so that you feel you are looking at a framed picture! The inside of the box places a beige border around the area where the cards are stored, giving the same feeling of the cards being framed.
On the back of the top of the box the images used on the box are identified: the front (top) illustration is a detail from Still Life With Apples, by Paul Cezanne; the side illustrations are a detail from The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt, and a detail from The Three Ages of Woman, also by Gustav Klimt; the back is a detail from the Tree of Life, by Gustav Klimt. Standing the box up and meditating on the cover picture is an entirely doable thing!
The accompanying 31 page LWB (Little White Book) is indeed a little white book. The illustration on the cover of the book is a detail from Breakfast In Bed, by Mary Cassart. In her introduction Livingston takes us on a small life journey with her, speaking about a major life experience that lead to her turning more and more to the Tarot for insight and perspective. Through the interpretation of a dream, she came to realize that she wanted to create a deck of her own. She wanted this deck to be unique, with meanings displayed on each card that would engage the reader in an internal dialogue. Livingston combined her background in art history, and a lifelong passion for quotes, into this deck.