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

Monday, 25 November 2013

Badgers in the bracken

Todays card is using an image that I've had in my stash for so long, I have no memory of where it came from. But I had an order for a christmas card with badgers on it came into play. I have mounted the image onto some holographic card and just embellished it with some swirls and a poinsietta. I of course had to add a bit of sparkle.
More and more I get asked for badgers and foxes on cards. Customers from towns and cities are seeing these creatures more and more and often have funny stories to tell, so they like to feature them on their cards. Many of them also support many of the animal charities. Here in the mountains we are lucky (or not..depending how you think) to see wildlife on a regular basis. I can remember being lucky enough to see an albino badger walking down the was late one night and I have to say it really had an otherworldy appearance. When I first moved here there were wild goats living in the mountains behind the cottages. We used to get the occasional view of them.
I'm still working on inserts..two orders have now gone off with my post lady and a large order is due to go on Friday. I have a long list of orders to work on this week but at least the pressure is off with the christmas cards. I have been working on christmas cards since August and now I'm down to the last dozen. I've managed to make all my own cards as I'm really pleased. As well I've already starting taking orders for next year.
Well the coffee is calling and the inserts are until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. such a great image and fab Christmas card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.