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

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Owl and the Butterfly

Todays card is from Pollyanna Pickerings British Wildlife cdrom...available from the wonderful team over at Creative Crafting World. I am just so envious of the talent of Pollyanna. I have loved her art since the 80s, when I found a picture that she had done of some hounds. And the image was just a pencil drawing and the detail just took my breath away. I love this image of the owl gazing at the cabbage white. This card happened thanks to an accident. I was making a small card and then thanks to a wet cat..the card got ruined..the back of it. So I decided rather than throw the front away..I would mount that onto a matching paper and then onto a larger card. It worked well so it was a disaster that turned out ok.

It is beautiful weather here again today and it was a joy to take Reg out. We all (Reg, the cats and me) sat in the sunny spot by the turnaround tree and watched the wildlife. It really amazes me just how much noise one sheep can make when it's We were joined today by a neighbours cat. He has been on the edge of the group for a while but today he finally decided to join us on the grass. The only trouble is that he is another 'let me roll on the road right in front of your wheels' cat. I really do need a scoop attachment for the chair.

Well the coffee is calling...I hope you have a great until tomorrow ..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card. You would never know it was a happy accident.