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, 16 September 2014

Dragonfly Dreams

Todays card is a new type for me. It is decoupaged but using a scallop cut, building up from the left hand side. I just loved this image from Design House..the cd is called Waters Edge. It is a compilation of 4 themes...Dragonfly, otter,kingfisher and Swan  and the amount of choice of these themes is amazing. Lots of choice on what style of topper you want and backing papers plus a lot more. Looking at the cd..this card may be what they are calling a wavy stacker.As I look at this card I think the next time I make this card, I may add some glitter or glaze to the dragonflies wings. I think that all these images would be suitable for a man or woman. I have made the otter and the kingfisher from this set and will share them with you later in the week.

Do you remember when I spoke to the council a couple of weeks ago about my pavement and path's been the two weeks that they promised during which they would deal with the problem..well guess're right nothing has been done. I spoke to the lovely gentleman yet again and he has promised the end of the week by the latest or maybe beginning of next. I told him that I would not be holding my I also told him to write the words..nagging fat woman by my name on his list and then he may remember. We shall see. It makes me laugh..when the council wants their money for council tax..they're after you like a dog with a bone...but when you want them to do something that actually involves them doing any work you have to chase and chase..mostly like a greyhound after a rabbit. It seems that I'm taking on other issues for the village as well. I had a phonecall from an older lady today who was also having a problem with the local council. The streetlight outside her house hasn't worked for 6 weeks and she's phoned 3 times and told that it would be sorted straight away but still nothing. So I'm now on the case..I'm waiting for the 'streetlight boys' to get back to doubt it will be another case of having to nag. Every member of the work teams that have been out have been's all down to their bosses trying to save 10p.The best time to get anything done seems to be February and March when they're trying to use up any money before the new tax year. I've still got to get in touch with yet another department to find out where we stand with the memorial benches..sometimes I know I'm going to get a

Well the coffee is calling. I've finished 2 paintings which I will share with you also this week.I'm just in the middle of making an earring stand for my bedroom..I'll share t with you..if it works I have bright ideas that come to nothing but if you don't try you won't know. So keep your fingers crossed for So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Another lovely card today.

    Your comments about the local council made me laugh-I think the bosses in the council have special training to be so unhelpful! Good luck with that problem.