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

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Christmas Stocking

Todays card is one from the Giordana Christmas cdrom by Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is also from the cd.I have added a small green border and added some white holly leaves from my stash. I also added some glittered peeloffs. This is a fabulous cd and there are lots of different themes on this cd..dogs and cats, wildlife, children, snowmen and teddies. In the mix you can just about find an image for anyone you know. It is a cd that I go back to time and time again. The thing that amazes me is that I can work with the same image year after year and yet every year it will be totally different. I think that this is the wonderful thing about crafting..what you create changes and new ways of creating are always out there. I enjoy so many different types of crafting..quilling, parchment, painting, embossing, mixed media..and there is always something that will inspire me. The colours of the sky, the colours of the leaves, a quote that brings an image to mind...there's always something.

Well it's certainly cold here in the mountains today. The wind has raged around the valley all night and stills continues to do so. It's raining as I speak and the cats are running in and out like a bunch of yoyos. They run in, shake the rain off themselves..usually over dry and then run out  again. I spent yesterday die cutting as planned and I have a feeling that I'm going to end up looking like My arms are really hurting today but at least I have about 200 snowflakes ready to go. I managed to die cut baubles and poinsettias as well.I have all the green stuff left to do..holly leaves, mistletoe and ivy..but that will have to wait until the arms have returned to normal. I aiming to do a lot of stamping today...ready for colouring during the next week. As you know t's back to painting the house tomorrow. Just little bits that are left. In fact I will be painting anything I can do from a My lags are still hurting must be the weather I think. SomedaysI just think how good it would be just to have one day without pain...but if that ever happened I would probably think that something was I have lived with constant pain for well over 30 years. I often say that I must have been a bad person in a previous I always say that I hope that I had a really good time. But I will continue to count my blessings..and get through it all.

The coffee is calling and boy do I need a caffeine hit today. Some cards have to be decoupaged and then it will be time to begin stamping. I hope that the weather is being kind to you whereveryou are and that you are having a great weekend. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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