Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Sunday, 28 July 2013

I thought that I would share this card just because I so enjoyed making it. It was an order for an anniversary card. The background card shape was made using the glitter girls tall stories board. The stargazer lilies, I made by hand, starting with a plain piece of paper. I cut the petal and leaf shapes and then painted them using H2os. I let them dry thoroughly...which is so hard to do with a house full of cats!! When they were dry I made a coil on a bamboo skewer and attached the petals and shaped them. The hole left by the skewer I filled with pinflair and added the stamens. The stamens were made using the flowersoft wire and mixed colours of flowersoft. I also made a tall stand to display the card. The reason I loved making this card was the amount of fine work and fiddling it involved. I think that I'm just a little sad....the more detail I can create..the better I feel.

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