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

Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Very Traditional Christmas Card

Todays card was a request from a customer for a very traditional christmas card. The image is from from my stash. It reminds me of many a view I have in the fields around where I live. There is a large group of pheasants that live in the fields here and we often see them walking down the lane. The colours of the male are fantastic and seem to shimmer in the daylight. On the card the backing paper I've used is from a Joanna Sheen cdrom and seems to me to be a very gentlemans club kind of pattern. When doing any or otherwise it can be difficult to find something suitable for the men in your life. I really don't want to send a fishing, football or big ship image for a friend..unless of course they are really into that sort of I spend alot of time searching for something a little bit different based on their likes or interests. The last 2 cards that I've made for male friends have involved meercats and racing tricycles. To be honest I never knew that racing tricycles existed until I started to research them. But they do and it looks a fabulous sport. As for the meercat card..the gentleman involved loves meercats and has even been a meercat keeper for a day. It seems to me ..somtimes you just have to look a little bit more for a mans card..that fishing, football and big ships are just an easy route. A route that many of us don't want to go down..and it's worth that extra bit of time not to.
Well I'm on parcel watch for the Grand Calibur..every time a van comes up the lane...I'm there, looking out of the window. The excitement is getting to me now. I'll have to have a coffee and get on with crafting and calm down! Wherever you are I hope you have a good day..take care and happy crafting.

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