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

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Christmas Lantern

Well here it is , the first christmas card of the year. I'm definitely late starting this year..but once I get going there's no stopping Watch out, there will be glitter in the air. This card is one that I've made for the fabulous design team over at JB-Crafting Supplies.The stamp is from a set called The Elite Collection 2008 and it has about 12 designs on the sheet. This is one of the smaller images, yet it provides a nice focal point. I stamped the image using a memento inkpad and coloured it using my copics. I then mounted the image onto a diecut mat of gold mirror. I embellished the side with an ivy flourish and a tartan bow.

The weather here in the mountains doesn't know what to do with itself today. It has had a few tries at raining but so far we have remained dry. The strange thing is that the mist is down giving everywhere a hazy look. As I look out of the window I can see alot of leaves falling.It's as if someone has told Mother Nature that today is the first day of Autumn and she's shouted to the trees..come on boys get on with As I look I can oranges, yellows and reds swirling their way down onto my path. My friend, the pa, went blackberry picking again at the weekend and has brought me another bagful. So as Henry always said we can have a taste of Summer in the middle of winter. It's so strange that he won't be here to share it all with me. I have good days and I have bad days and then I have days when they seem to go on for ever and it feels hard to breathe. No matter how many times in your life you have had to grieve for never gets any easier..the pain remains on the inside and nothing you do will move it. At the moment I'm still waiting for the inquest..we still haven't got a was initially called for June but that was postponed and we still haven't got a date. There are a lot of questions that I would like answered and hopefully the coroner will be able to do that but the waiting hurts as well. So today is another day to count my blessings and stroke the cats. Thatseems to be my way of getting through.

Well the coffee is until tomorrow, take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card today, the leaves yesterday looked so pretty.

    I had a major upset this morning just by hearing a song on the radio so I think I can understand how you feel. I hope you get a date soon for the inquest so you can move on.

    The weather here has been glorious up til today, we finally got some much needed rain today. Leaves dropping off the trees at an alarming rate now, Autumn is here I guess.

    Take care,