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, 29 August 2014

Hanging hearts

Todays featured make isn't a card but a picture I've made for my hall.It is featuring the digital flower designs of Jiggery Makery and made for the design team over at JB Crafting supplies. The idea came to me looking at a pile of the flowers that I had coloured and cut out. So I cut out two heart shapes and layered up the flowers. I then mounted the two hearts onto some green card and framed them. As I'm getting my mojo back I'm planning creative corners for my house. I think that I'm going to have a few themes and they are all connected with Henry. The themes that I've come up with are angels (bedroom),owls, foxes and rabbits and of course hearts (hall) and the colour orange. I've already started my second heart which I will share when it's finished.

Well I finally found my case of acrylics, so I have started the first of my skulls...I will take a photo tomorrow, so that you can see the progression of my idea. As I said yesterday I'm taking my inspiration from the skulls painted for the day of the dead in Mexico. I'm having great fun with it. When I was thinking about it yesterday I thought that I would also like to cover a skull with cabbage roses...this led me to ringing Home Bargains and asking how many they had left. They only had 4 left and my friend is going to pick them up for me. It will be another collection..Henry and I always collected skulls..I even have one from these painted ones will fit in well. So when you're all out and about if you see anything that you think I could paint to fit in with one of the collections..please let me know.

I took Reg out for a wheel this morning and we ended up absolutely soaked. It never bothers Reg..he just trots along , happy in his own little world. What surprised me the most was the number of cats that came. Rave, Tankie, Milky and Jeff all made their way through the wind and rain with us. We are becoming well known now..a car stopped yesterday and the couple said that they had noticed us a couple of times and that they couldn't believe that the cats came too. I said that I didn't have a say in the matter..that they just followed. Pictures are now going to be appearing on

Well the coffee is calling and I have lots of work planned for this afternoon. So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting

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