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, 5 September 2014

Cat on a mat

Todays card is from a favourite cd of mine. It's from the Leslie Ann Ivory cdrom from Joanna Sheen. As you all know by now cats form a large part of my life and this artist is one of my favourites. This card was for an order..the brief was for a long haired ginger cat..and I just love this image. This is a fabulous cd for the backing papers as well. What you can't tell by the photograph is the way in which this card seems to glow. I have mounted the backing paper and the image onto some gold mirrorboard. I have coloured an insert to match the deep orange colour on the backing paper.

Today has proved to be a very strange day. I think perhaps my head has gone west without me. After losing Henry, I'm having to take each day as it comes and I think today is a bad one. It sometimes overwhelms me and I can't make sense of anything I'm doing and why. It's on days like this I need to count my blessings and remember that there are a lot of people in a worse place than me. I at least have my animals to give me a purpose...they would have too much to say if I didn't see to what they As the marines say the worst day is yesterday..and I've got through at least I know I can do it. Perhaps I just need to have a purpose and a plan for the future. I shall have to give it some thought.

 I took Reg for a wheel today and he trotted along with Rave, Jeff and Tankie. The weather here in the mountains is fine even if it seems to be a little misty. The smell of cut grass drifted on the wind and Reg and the cats like nothing better than a roll in the offcuts.One thing I did think about today was just how much I love to blog and just how thankful I am for all your comments, messages and encouragement. When I began this blogging journey, I never thought for one minute what a large part of my life it would become. I have made new friends and still would encourage you all to think about starting your own blog. I've had to learn how to do new things on the computer which has been hard...I admit to being the worst person with technology But the journey has been a good one and who knows where it will take me. I think that blogging has become another of my blessings to count.

Well the coffee is calling and I've made sure that I have lots of work for the coming weekend. ..keeping busy does seem to help. I hope that you are looking forward to the until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Todays card is lovely-would be perfect for my friend as she has the mist beautiful ginger cat called Keiller (as in Marmalade)!

    It would be great if we could meet up one day. I hit a real low patch a few weeks ago & couldn't stop thinking about my Mum. I'm "lucky" as work is a huge distraction for me, my Dad isn't coping well at all & i'm only 5 minutes away from him.