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

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Keeping warm with friends

Todays cardis the final one for this week from the Joanna Sheen paper pad. I love the images that much that it has got to the point where I have to say myself..step away There really is not one image on it that I don't love or wouldn't use. The response that I've had from you all has been amazing. So many of you have emailed me with your childhood memories brought on by these wonderful images. I think that the images are reminding us of our books from when we were little. I shall have to do a bit of research and find out where they were used.For this card I have found a snowflake paper from my stash. The greeting is from the pad and the image itself is decoupagedwith one layer, which just helps give the little robin some definition. To embellish the card I have just added some die cut snowflakes, putting a small jewel in the centres. The card size that I've used is a 5x7 but you could easily use the image as the focal point on a larger card.

It's a bit chilly in the mountains today. Raven is sat on my legs as I'm typing this...rather like a moving hot water bottle. She is the biggest homebody of all the cats..she will come for a walk with me and Reg..trotting alongside my my own little She is also top catin the house. If any of the others have a disagreement she will run over and sort them out. And believe me in this house...she's kept had to laugh last night..I was watching a film and noticed how the animals were lay down. Reg and most of the cats were in the cat bed and Jeffrey was lay in the huge dogbed all on his own.He was stretched right out and managed to touch both ends of this huge dogbed. The catbed that all the others were lay in is about half of it's size and there was one dog and 5 cats in there. They are so very funny.

As I'm sat here typing the exciting sound of painting in progress can be heard. I've waited a long time to get this point and I don't think that I can quite believe it. When it's all done I will post some pictures for you to see. I'm just hoping that Jeffrey doesn't want to help. And the other thing with Jeffrey at the moment is that if he decides that he likes whoever is working here..he brings them a mouse. But a live one for them to play with. Sometimes it's more than a body can He seems to think that they would like to play with it and looks so upset when they let it go.

Well the wind has started to I think that a coffee would be just about perfect. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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