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

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Snowman above the rooftops

Hello everyone. Todays card is made with an image from Joanna Sheens Giordano Christmas cdrom. The snowflakes are made using an All Occasion die. One of my things at the moment is to cut the dies on plain white card and then paint them with H2Os. I use different colours of blue and when they are dry I glitter them using a Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle. It works really well because no one snowflake is the same. Even if the shape is the same it will look totally differently because of the colour blends.
Over the past few weeks I have been on a journey into the world of blogging and sharing my cards. And I have to say that I love it. I've been meeting many wonderful people who are as passionate about crafting as I am. Being disabled is hard sometimes because you can feel very isolated and the pain sometimes make you feeel as if you can't be a productive or creative person. Crafting has helped me so much...I can support my family and be creative even though I can't move very well. When the pain gets on top of me sometimes crafting helps to take my mind off everything. I know the pain will not leave but I can make myself as comfortable as I can and look to losing myself in a world of beautiful things. As a crafter you will know the joy of fabulous papers or when a new idea arrives in your head. I'm sure that sometimes I even dream card ideas. One of the funniest things is when I've done a card that I'm not really happy with..I will go to bed and it will peck at my head until I've come to a conclusion on how to alter it so that I'm happy with it. So whatever your circumstances give crafting a doesn't need to cost alot. To begin to zentangle for example all you need is a black pen and some paper..find a design that you like and off you go. Once you've done one that you like..stick it on a card and you're off. I hope that you like todays card and wherever you are take care and happy crafting.

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