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

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Ice Cream Dreams

Todays card is yet another from the fabulous Halcyan days cd by Crafters Companion. This is a card I made for the design team over at jb-crafting supplies.It is a very simple card..I just mounted the image onto a piece of blue card and added some peeloffs. But what an image. It really does make you think of warm summer days. What was your favourite ice-cream? Mine was a 99 with extra sauce or anything strawberry. We used to go strawberry picking when I was little and we used to pick Gran used to make lots of strawberry jam to last over the winter months. Nowadays most of us go to the supermarket for our jam..but no matter how expensive it doesn't taste the same.Perhaps it's just a childhood memory thing..everything was sweeter, sunnier and more of an adventure. When I think back to childhood never rained..I can remember sitting in the field with my friend..we'd go to the river and dangle our feet in the the clouds go floating past in a bright blue sky. I think it's funny that our memories take away the rainy miserable days and let only the good days in.

AsI'm sitting here writing this..I can only see blue there is a blessing for today. I took Reg for a wheel and the sun was hot. The cats kept throwing themselves on the grass every time we hit a shady bit. As we sat under the shade of the turnaround tree, I thought how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. I must remember to take the camera with me soon so I can share some of the views with you. We saw our magpie today..he cackles away about the cats. When we don't go out because of bad weather he comes and sits in the tree in the front garden. Even though he is so close...the cats never bother him...Rave one of my cats sits on the studio almost barking at's a very strange noise she makes. How I wish I knew what they were saying. Jeffrey however makes it's plain what he wants or needs. At night he comes on the bed and the first thing he does is give me a kiss and then he'll sit by me and stroke my face for about 5 minutes. A little cat love makes the world an ok place to be. Mind you, you should see him when he wanted a treat..he sits there tapping the top of the treat jar until you give animals are the true blessing of my life. During the really dark days earlier this year, they gave me a reason to get up every day. And I'm forever thankful for that.

Well the coffee calls...I hope that you have a lovely until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

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