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

Friday, 17 January 2014

Dream Holiday Card

Todays card is for a cardswop that I'm involved in. The theme was dream holiday. I had a hard time thinking what my dream holiday would be...after all I live in a place where most people would choose to go for their holiday. Then I found this image from the Tom Mielko workbook from Joanna Sheen. It seems to me to be a very restful place and I loved the colours of the light. I created a by the sea border using my seaside themed diecuts, picking up the colours in the image. There is quite a collection of the workbooks in the series by different artists..Josephine Wall, Ellen Jareckie and Thomas Kinkade to name a few. Each workbook has a cdrom of images and backing papers, alonside the book itself which contains card images. They are a great source of inspiration for those days when you don't know what to do...we all have those days..when we want to make a card but don't know where to start. That's when these workbooks come into their own...even if you don't want to make the card suggested, they can often give you an idea that gets you going.
Today in the mountains, the rain keeps coming in swathes, keeping the cats running in and out like yoyos. One of my cats..Milky loves nothing better that running around in the long grass of the fields and more often than not comes back in looking as if she has been dumped in a bucket of water. She arrives back in through the biggest cat flap in the world and enjoys nothing more than sharing her water with everyone. She will walk around the parlour making sure to shake herself on everyone. When she is perfectly dry..out she runs for another forage through the tall grass..and when she's thoroughly wet she And I try my hardest to make a card during the dry patches.
Well the coffee calls..and I'm so glad to say the urge to make cards is back. A lot of new dies have arrived which hopefully I will share with you all very soon. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Great card, love the image and the die cuts. Where are the dies from for the starfish? I've been looking for some beach themed dies. Hope you don't mind me asking. Anne-Marie xx