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, 29 October 2013

Blowing in the wind

Todays card features the wonderful house mouse. The image is from the triple house mouse cdrom brought to us by Joanna Sheen. This picture comes from the third disc..the christmas one. It is from the winter section. With all the bad weather I thought that I would do a card featuring the leaves blowing around. We have certainley had that lately. I mounted the image onto a diecut mat and added a matching punched border. The die and punch were from tonic. I diecut some leaves and painted them using H20s using autumn colours. The backing paper is the matching one to the image on the cd. I loved the keep cosy greeting. It's a great one to use at this time of year.
The bracken on the hillside has changed colour over the past few days. It is now a fabulous orange with brown and purple streaks. The colours that nature bring just take my breath away. The path is coloured with a patchwork of leaves. I think that one of the joys of card making is that you can feature the seasons in your cards. I love the autumn colours. When I was little I had a friend who was lucky enough to be a red head and I was so jealous of the colour of her hair. I always wanted to be a red head and as an adult I used to dye my hair every shade of red I could find. Isn't it always the case in life that we always want something we don't have. I have friends who had beautiful heads of curly hair and they dreamt of straight. Friends who were tall who wanted to be tiny. I think one of the things that comes with getting older is that you can become happy with what you've been given. I always count my blessings every day..being thankful for all that I have instead of worrying about what I don't. Good friends, my son and my animals make my life a joy everyday and my cardmaking adds to that joy.
Well the coffee I hope you all have a great day...take care and happy crafting

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