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

Monday, 20 October 2014

Pixies in the Pine Cones

Todays card is a design team make for the great team over at JB-Crafting Supplies. The card is made using the paper pad from Joanna Sheen featuring the art work of Margaret Tarrant. There really is no image on this pad that I don't love and wouldn't use on a card. This card is a 5x7 card , a size that is coming to be more and more popular due to the ridiculous prices of stamps. I have a lot of customers who always send a lot of christmas cards and due to the price of a stamp just going up and up...they really have to give thought to just how much it's going to be to post them all. Now they seem to want a 5x7 for posting and an 8x8 for cards that they can hand deliver. Whatever my customers want, I will try to deliver.

The weather here at the moment is calm..but goodness me it wasn't like that earlier. There was a wild wind...with hard showers every so often. Luckily at the moment all seems calm but I don't know what's coming. The forecast for tomorrow is really bad..but I'll just have to wait and see. If I don't manage to blog you will know that the power is off again. We've had 2 power cuts in the past couple of I'm wondering if it a sign of what's to come this I can remember Henrys first christmas...we had a power cut and he opened his presents by candlelight. Though I love my cottage..the only thing is that it is so dark withour power. I often wonder how they went on in the days before electric...there was a family of 15 living maybe I have an Seriously though there was no electric in the valley until the 70' it hasn't been here that long in the scheme of things.

I've been busy over the weekend crafting. I had a count up and I've managed to make 21 cards..just a little more fiddling and they will be finished. Lots to share with you then this week. I have also managed to get the full base coat on the fairy door. I am just waiting for some more paint to arrive and then I should be able to finish it. I will photograph it when it's completed. My list for this week is still growing , so I'll have to get my head down and get some serious work done.

Well the coffee is calling and Jeffrey is I have dared to put the empty cat tins in a bag, ready to take down and he is determined to check that there is not a scrap of jelly remaining. He will not be it looks as if I'll have to get up to move him. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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