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, 14 November 2013

Cottage in the forest

Todays card features the amazing artwork of Thomas Kinkade. This particular image is from the Thomas Kinkade triple cdrom by Joanna Sheen. In this cdrom collection, one of the discs is purely christmas. In some ways this is a very simple card. I have mounted the image onto some gold mirri and have added some glitter to the snow. All I have added to the card is a white poinsettia and some gold swirls. I should add that this is a 8x8 card, so you can see what a good size the image is. When you print a sheet out from the cdrom there is usually 1 large image and 2 smaller ones. The smaller images are perfect for A6 or 5x7 size cards. There is also a project book available from Joanna Sheen which features other images from Thomas Kinkade. It wasn't until I started crafting with these images that I really came aware of just how much these pictures are loved by so many people. Every year I have many orders for collections of christmas cards that just use the Thomas Kinkade cottages and churches. I find that the pictures call for a lot of detailed glittering. I use a fine glue pen and an ultra fine glitter and highlight different areas especially the parts that feature light.
I'm so enjoying this blogging experience. As I've said before I have met some wonderful people and have been contacted by fellow bloggers from all over the world. I had to laugh yesterday..a lady picked up on the fact that I had made a spelling mistake. Yes I did. And if you read through yesterdays blog you will find it. I haven't edited it out because it made me laugh and I'll tell you why. Everyone I have spoken to has certain words which they have trouble with in adult life. It can take us back to our childhoods, to a time when we were first learning to spell. I can still remember the spelling list day...when we were sent home with the dreaded list and had a week to master them. And I can still remember the day that the word tomorrow turned up. For some reason no matter what I did to try and learn this would not go in. And still today as an adult if I have to write the word...if I'm not paying a great amount of attention..the wrong spelling just pops out. As a child, I can still remember the day of the test...I got 19 out 20 and was gutted. I was a bit of a nerd and loved to get full marks..and the word tomorrow stopped that happening. So to the lady who contacted me..I'm sorry..but as you read my out for that word and spare a thought for the 7 year old little girl who didn't get her star that day..this adult has obviously never
Well the coffee calls..have a great day and until tomorrow (haha)..take care and happy crafting.

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