Kraken Light

Daily Draw February 15th, 2012



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.




2 thoughts on “Kraken Light

  1. Those cards are lovely. Especially the Kraken. I think I remember seeing them before locally. I love Emma Garner’s work. I have a few of there decks, as you know.

    And the excitement of 2B pencils and creation. I bought some cheap, but good, pens yesterday and was colouring in like an 8 year old today, sitting on my bed. We’re not talking masterpiece here. Just entertainment without the pressure. Was fun. Maybe we’re bouncing back ….

  2. Yeah, no pressure, no pressure. That’s what I was thinking too.

    The store has a set of 4 Pro Art artist pens 0.8, 1, and 2 mm plus one brush pen all for the sale price of $5.95 so I’m going to try and get some for messing around. Just for fun, to try an relax. They may not last long but I can play with them.

    Your day sounds good!

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