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, 27 August 2014

Every one needs a pinny

Hello everyone, I'm back. What a weekend. In fact my weekend officially ended at 11a.m. this morning. On Friday the visitors started coming and by Saturday night I was thinking of having a revolving door fitted and a coffee machine The festival day on Saturday went really well with people packing the Shiloh, dancing and chatting going on, bands playing and food shared. People shared their memories of Henry and a picture that a local lady had painted was unveiled, so that he would always be remembered in the community centre. What really blew my mind was that for a tiny village with a permanent number of 96 villagers..the day raised £1200+ towards the Henry Memorial Fund. Hopefully if we manage to get match funding that should mean that we have enough money to get the two defibulators for the village. And there is still more to come in..what an amazing outcome. So my whole weekend including the Monday was taken up with visitors. Tuesday was the hospital again and then Tuesday night an old friend arrived and decided to stop over. We probably hadn't seen each other for about 10 years and it was a really great night catching up and sharing memories. He has a beautiful wife and the most adorable children..I got to see lots of photos and he got sat on by lots of What was really fabulous was that even though we hadn't been in the same room for all those years..when we were in the parlour it was if we had never been apart and we chatted until the early hours. I'm now

The card that I've made for today is a design team make for the wonderful JB Crafting Supplies. I was looking at the flowers that I was given to work with and suddenly they reminded me of a pinny that I had as a young girl. So I recreated it in card form. I hope you like it. I reduced the flowers until they were tiny and created the border, coloured it with my copics and just made a couple of spoons to add to the pocket. As I made the card, this made me think of a handbag that I had at the same time ..which I used to refer to as my daisy chain I had to make something similar..I will share that tomorrow.

I'm still working on some cards from the new Joanna Sheen cd..Janet Kruskamp..the collection..hopefully I will have time to share them this week. When I went to the hospital yesterday, after my appointment I asked my friend if we could go to Home Bargains I hadn't been for years and now I have the wheelchair it meant that I wouldn't have to give up half way round because my pain was too much. What I'm really excited about is that I found a cream ceramic skull. Strange I know, but Henry and I have always collected skulls and I thought that I could add this to the collection. Not as it is though. I intend to paint it..similar to the way that they decorate skulls in celebrate the day of the dead. I'm thinking of painting it black with bright coloured flowers. I will share this project as I go along.

Well the coffee is calling. I hope that you all had a great weekend. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Love todays card! I'm a big fan of Home Bargains, glad you managed to wheel round the shop.