Hey, look! We made it to another suit!
The Ace of Cups was a fairly easy card to decide on in terms of execution- we both wanted Stephanie in some sort of body of water, preferably a waterfall. We had kind of hoped to find one out in nature somewhere, but with no good prospects and a shooting date at hand, we decided to commit a little public trespassing, and took ourselves off to the Oakland Rose garden to play in the fountains.
Stephanie is the more willing of the two of us to go diving into strange bodies of water, but it quickly became apparent that standing around on the lip of the fountain was not going to cut it, so in I went. It was a beautiful day for the East Bay in June- not a bit of hypothermia to be had. There were, however, quite a few onlookers that ended up having to be edited out of a couple shots, and at least one small child who wanted to know why he couldn’t get in the fountains too.
We’ve had a bit of debate over the bowl vs. the chalice in this card- I prefer the bowl, both because to me, the Aces are meant to be overstated, and because the brushed metal of the bowl we used made it far easier to remove my inevitable photo-bombing orange jacket than the smooth surface of the chalice. Stephanie prefers the chalice for the very valid reason that a bowl is not a cup.
The Chalices in feel were already very different from the Blades or Staves- it was exciting to turn over a new page in the deck. Each suit has had its own very distinctive energy and look, and the chalices are so far shaping up to be simply lovely.