Julia on Apr 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
I impulsively bought the Mirrors of the Heart deck after seeing one photo of one card on an old blog post I don't remember where. It feels special to have a print of this deck based on linocut prints from 1994. I was 11 when the art was made, and for some reason this feels emotionally important to me. I am grateful to have this simple deck, because it feels so touched by Lily S. May's creativity and artistic energy. The 43 keywords are simple and expansive. She even included a hand-inked postcard as a thank you, and a cute piece of cloth as a wrapper! One drawback due to the self-printed nature of the cards and the age of the print run (2017) is the cardstock is yellowing at the edges and the corners could be rounded for a smoother shuffling/hand-feel. I don't mind this though, and this isn't a barrier to enjoying the deck.
A on Sep 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
These cards are so beautiful! I love them! A lot of thought went into each design, and they are very nicely printed. I like the monochrome simplicity and how it works to advantage with the lino-cuts. I do wish the backs of the Oracle cards didn’t have any script with website.etc. on them, but I suppose the artist wanted her information on each one??? Also, it would be nice if they came in a box instead of loose. Otherwise, these are definitely some of my favorite cards in my collection. Highly recommend them for their uniqueness and handmade feel - and that special ah!
Melanie on Jan 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
I’ve bought several decks as gifts and they’ve always been received with so much love I decided to purchase my own and I am so happy I did !
Melanie on Jul 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
I bought these as a gift for a friend and she loves them! So unique and with a lovely handmade touch :) Lily was kind enough to write a sweet note for my friend to go with the present - I would definitely recommend!
Clare on Jul 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love these cards so much, they are amazing and the artwork is so grounding and powerful. I'm so grateful to have this artist's work in my life!!
Sage on May 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are super fun, unique and wonderful graphics! Thank you :)
Arianne on Feb 25, 20205 out of 5 stars
Such beautiful cards. I'm so excited to get to know them. Thank you for the speedy delivery and for sharing your work!
Sydney on Jul 15, 20195 out of 5 stars
These sets are lovely!! Thankyou so much for sharing your artistic ability :) So nicely packaged too! Thankyou!
azalea175 on Mar 22, 20195 out of 5 stars
I wanted to purchase just a single card and Lily was kind enough to make a special listing for me. Lily is a brilliant artist and a wonderful seller. Easy communication and fast shipping!
Raven on Mar 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous print work! Love the art on these cards.
Of the Heart
I grew up in a household where making art was part of my upbringing since my mother was an artist. Because of her work, I learned that everyday people could make art. So I began as a child drawing and painting.
And I've continued all my life working in different media--painting, drawing, printmaking and fibre arts. Looking back, and, indeed, up to the present I believe creating art has helped sustain my spirit. I like to work as spontaneously as possible in much of my work. This allows me to experiment and keeps me engaged. However, when I've done work that requires a lot of planning--for example, in the card decks I've made--I like to bring in elements of spontaneity to keep the work lively.
I opened Arts of May on Etsy to show some of the work I've done to an audience beyond borders. I'm always happy to receive your comments or questions and I thank you for your interest.
Lily S. May
Lily S. May
Owner, Maker, Designer
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
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If you do ever need to return an item, just contact me within 14 days of receiving it to make arrangements to do so. I will refund your payment once I receive the item back, but am not able to refund return shipping costs.
Please also be aware, if you live outside Canada, that you may be charged customs fees in your country.