Daily Draw February 15th, 2012
38 – THE KRAKEN
14 – THE SIREN
These are such gorgeous cards, I’d forgotten how much I like them. The borders were done by Emma Garner and the illustrations by Jacqui Mair—this is an excellent Gillian Kemp deck that doesn’t get much notice.
I was feeling some despair last night and this morning. Anyway, this is a good message. The Kraken says “Your success and happiness lie within you,” and The Siren, bathed in light under the sea, plays her lyre and says “In the treasure of a day, light is thrown on what could be tomorrow.” Two cards of hope and ones I find heartening: the tide is turning, return to nature, The Kraken has spoken.
While revamping my sketchbooks I decided I needed some finer permanent pens so my husband is buying me a couple today along with a pencil set recommended by Lorena Moore on her blog, and a brush with a water reservoir.
After all these years I can resurrect the “field kits” that I sewed six years ago. I sewed two, one for dry media and one for wet, out of nice corduroy in moss green and medium grey colours. If I can just hang on until my feet can walk in the grass again, I can sit in a chair next to my favourite tree, with bare feet buried in grass, and draw tree bark, breaking out randomly to use pencils darker than 2B, perhaps swishing a bit of raw umber in with a watercolour pencil and my new water brush.
Your success and happiness lie within you.