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, 4 November 2013

The Hearth Cats

Todays card is from Ivory Cats by Joanna Sheen featuring the amazing artwork of Leslie Anne Ivory. As a cat lover, she is one of my all time favourite painters of cats. There is something about the way that she paints them, that manages to catch the small details, the poses and the moments that every cat owner recognises. I love this image of the cats in front of the makes me laugh because in this house, if the fire was lit you would be lucky to even get a glimpse of it! You can't even see the hearth rug for furry little bodies stretched out in the warmth.
The embellishments I have used on this card are a mixture of the Tattered Lace and Signature die ranges. When buying new dies I try to look at them and think about how much I would be able to use them. And how they will work with the ones that I already have. I have to do this because even though the cost of dies has come down so much over the past few years, they are still a purchase I have to think about. I have a limited amount to spend on my crafting and want to be sure that what I buy will work for me for a long time. It is the same with the ranges that I buy..if I have a problem with a certain die from a certain range, then it puts me off spending any more money with that company. So when I recommend a range here in my blog it will be because it cuts well, releases easily from the die and has great detail.
I hope that you have had a good weekend. The house has been very busy here in the mountains and I have to say that I'm enjoying a little peace. It's just as well it's quiet here, I have to sort all my craft stuff out..I have paper off-cuts, dies and embellishments everywhere. When I'm working it all gathers around me and I get to the stage where I can't move...well we are at this So coffee as always comes first and then to work. Until tommorrow...take care and happy crafting

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