We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Mountains and (Heath)cliff

Recently I was asked to create a 21st birthday card with the following brief - loves Wuthering Heights and climbing mountains. With a colour palette of champagne and teal.

This was a challenge!  We found an copy of the book in a charity shop, and I did a couple of experimental designs first.

I wanted to use some torn pages for mountains, with the text easily read and identifiable.  A little gold mirri card and a touch of glitter just lifted it too, though the gold doesn't really show in the photo.

'May she wake in torment!' he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. 'Why, she's a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! Icannot live without my soul!'

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