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, 10 October 2013

Driving Home for Christmas

Todays card is a decoupaged image, available from jb-crafting supplies. In the pack there are 8 images and matching backing papers. It is a really lovely set to work with. I have recently seen the matching summer image to this one and it's equally nice. The artist is Andrea Jayne and this set is from the Docrafts Tulip Christmas range.
I have always been a christmas nut..I love the colours, the twinkling lights and all the traditions. We have made our own traditions in this family...blending older family ones with new ones and with a little hope they will continue  There are recipes that have been passed down which I'm writing down for my son, so he can share them in the future. If you have old family recipes or christmas traditions ,then please write them down..scrapbook's your way of sharing them with the future generations of your family. One of our traditions is to buy one ornament for the tree every never know what is going to take your fancy from one year to the next. But come the next christmas it's so nice when you unpack them and recall the memories attached to each one. Last year we began the owl tree. We have a collection of owl ornaments and clear glass icicles which has been building over the last few years. Well last year I decided that I wanted to do something we created the owl tree. My son went out and cut me some twigs and small branches...I then painted them white and glittered them. We put them into a weighted vase and then decorated them with the owls and the icicles. Around the base of the vase we put some white tinsel and somehow the whole thing looked quite magical. It will be returning this year.
So whatever your family traditions..enjoy them and try to record them for future generations. They are what helps to make christmas such a special time of year. Well the coffee is calling and craft time is coming so wherever you are..take care and happy crafting

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