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

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Owl through the Leaves

Todays card is from the Joanna Sheen cd rom Jane Netley Mayhew..Digital designs. I have always admired this artists work and as most of you know I have a bit of a thing for owls...along with foxes and For this card I mounted the image (which is decoupaged) onto some gold mirri, alongside the backing paper. Then I stamped some leaves and coloured them with my copics, so that they had autumn colours. I was inspired to colour the leaves this way by a collection of leaves I had picked up out on my wheel with Reg. I added a bow in an autumn brown and then added a peeloff greeting. I think that this card would work well for either a male or female.

Here in the mountains, the weather has definitely changed...the cold is creeping in and I feel that it won't be long until the first frosts arrive. I always find the frosts magical..I have done since I was a little girl. I remember I had a book that had a picture of Jack Frost and showed him flying round touching things to bring the frost. I really thought it was magical..I loved the way that it shimmered and glistened. I suppose that's why I love glittering I am a autumn and winter person..probably because with some of my conditions I become ill going out in the sun. I love the winter, cuddled under a blanket with a hot drink, looking out on a winter landscape. It will be strange this year not to be sharing it with Henry. He loved halloween, bonfire night and especially christmas. I can't work out how I feel about it all..but I know I will miss him...and miss all the things we use to plan and all the things we used to do. I can remember making decorations for halloween...giant spiders and skulls..this year they are all packed away and will not be coming out. I just can't face it

I'm a little worried today..Jeffrey didn't come home yesterday and wasn't here the night before that. I wondered if he got scared by the thunder while he was out and has just found somewhere to hide. I know that I'll feel unsettled until he's home. Pinkie has also gone missing..but she is well known for taking herself off. When it's cold and wet outside, I like all my babies home.

Well the coffee is calling. I'll be watching the gymnastics this afternoon while I'm crafting. I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend and that wherever you are that the weather is kind to you. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Love todays card, the pictures of Reg + Rave yesterday were nice to see. Today has been a beautiful day-sunny & fairly warm. So nice that I haven't been able to concentrate on crafting-heh ho, always tomorrow.