Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sympathy Cards can be some of the most challenging cards to create. Creating cards during happy circumstances can be difficult enough, but making a card to recognize the passing of a loved one can be extremely delicate for lack of a better term. During these times I am usually drawn to simple, clean images that focus on natural elements. There is a serenity evident in nature that calms the soul and provides a passage for recognizing peace in even the most turbulent of times. For this card I turned to some lovely nature images by Character Construction and kept the color palette focused on soft greens and blues. I found this verse by Lord Byron while doing some research on the Internet and it seemed to convey the message that out of great sorrow and despair, there is always a ray of hope and a glimmer of life:
"In the desert a fountain is springing,
in the wide waste there still is a tree,
and a bird in the solitude singing,
which speaks to my spirit of thee."