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

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Autumn Owl

Todays card is from the Jane netley Mayhew digi collection brought to us by Joanna Sheen. Yes I know that I have a thing for owls..and cats and at least it keeps me quiet. The backing paper is from Joannas Hollypond Hill cdrom...there are some really fantastic papers on this cd. So many times when I'm looking for a backing paper, the Hollypond Hill cd is a great place to look. I've mounted the image onto some gold mirri. I also made a border from the same mirri and decorated it with some pieces that I cut from the printed sheet.

It's a miserable day today here in the mountains. I am slightly damp even though I haven't been out. That's because every one of my cats has been out in the rain, and every time they come back in the window, they shake themselves and I end up getting sprinkled with rain. The mist is rolling down the mountains and it looks as if we are living in Brigadoon At the moment all the cats are now in and I hope that it stays that way. I've still got to go out and try to get Pinkie back. The trouble is that she's become so scared,...I will just have to be patient..bless her.

I'm having one of those days as of those days when you don't know where to start. I've got orders, dt work and some home projects and I really don't know where to begin. I think that I'll finish all the dt work and then print some more images out. I have a couple of new cds and haven't even had time to look at them. How bad is that. At least it's something to look forward to. I'm aiming to do my diecutting this weekend and bring all my commenting up to date. That is really one of the lovely things about being on design teams for challenge get to see all the wonderful creations that people send into the challenge and get to comment on them. Some of these ladies are so organised..they may have entered the same card into about 20 challenges and the card will fit all the themes. I couldn't even begin to be that organised to begin with. There are some wonderfully talented cardmakers out there and I feel so lucky to be able to see these creations. I'm also so lucky with the numbers of you that email me with pictures of your own creations..thankyou so much..I just love seeing what you create.

Well the coffee is calling and I'm hoping to have a productive afternoon. I've already had three visitors before 11a.m. today. I'm all chatted out and so a caffeine hit is really needed. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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