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

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Cat on a flowerpot

Todays card is the first from the new Joanna Sheen cdrom. Of course I had to pick one with a cat It is a lovely cd and the different styles of image make it something really different. It is called Janet Kruskamp..The Collection. It features cats, dogs, florals, boutique shops and some fantastic room images. The image that I picked for today has a lovely long haired cat on it..which actually reminds me of a friends cat called Archie who also gets called Lucifer depending what mood he is I love this picture because it features what cats actually do...sit in the one place that you don't want them to.It's just the sort of place my cats would lie..somewhere that looked uncomfortable..somewhere that they are lay on something precious and somewhere they could ignore you.When I looked at the image I noticed that the pot in front had been covered with shells...something I can remember doing when I was I made a couple of flowers using some tiny shells from my stash.

As promised here is a picture of the skull that I have started. You will have to bear with me...this is the first laying down of colour and always looks a little rough. It's just about getting the colours and shapes where you want them.I will keep photographing it as I go along. I aim to do a little more later. When all the colour is laid down, I will be detailing over the top with fine line detail and pattern in white. He is beginning to look a cheerful little chappy though.

Well the coffee is calling...and maybe a So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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