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, 25 October 2014

Snowy Farmyard

Todays card is made with a Joanna Sheen cd. This is a favourite image of mine which so looks like most of the farm yards I spent my childhood in. To me there is something so nostalgic about the landrover sitting in the yard in the snow, the chickens under foot and the working dog with the sheep. I bet if you came to any of the farms around here in winter the scene wouldn't have changed very much. I mounted the image onto some silver mirri and embellished with some die cut snowflakes. I of course had to add a little

Today in the mountains it is pretty cold but at least the howling wind has calmed down. I wonder what type of winter we are going to have. If the berries are a sign of things to come, then we are in for a bad one. My Gran always used to say that if there was alot of berries on the trees then we were going to have a hard winter. I always asked her why and she used to say that Mother Nature knew how to look after her creatures and always made sure there would be lots for them to eat, so that they had an extra layer if the winter was going to be cold. I think Jeffrey is thinking that a bad winter is coming, because he's eating enough for two What bothers me is that he has nearly another year of growing to do and he's taller than Reg already. At the moment he is lay in the dog bed... again.

I've organised my whole day today..die cutting is due to begin. Dinner is already sorted and will just need to be heated's shepherds pie. Without a lot of shepherd. The vegetables out weigh the meat about 10 to 1.. I have a bit of a thing for seeing just how many vegetables I can put into it. I made this one yesterday and it has carrots, onions, mushrooms,swede, turnip,parsnip,peas and sweetcorn. I also added some cannelini beans. So now it's already sitting there just waiting for later. I'm itching to get my slow cooker on the go for the winter. But I have promised myself that I'm not going to use it until my kitchen is finished. I've got a new worktop being fitted and it's just to be for my machines. My Kenwood, Magimix, microwave and slow cooker are all going on this new worktop /and all my baking equipment is going to live in the new cupboards underneath.I can't wait. I'm just excited and now the kitchen has nearly been finished being painted..I can see what it will look like when it's done...and I so want to get to the point where I can do my arty ideas. 'm going to make my own splashback for behind the cooker. I having a piece of board cut and then I intend to cover it with pictures and quotes and then varnish it so I can just wipe it down. I have a large amount of inspirational and funny quotes, and always wondered what to do with them. I thought that this would be perfect and when I get fed up with them..I can just do it over.

Well the coffee is calling and then it's down to work. I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend...and thatthe weather is kind to you. Thankyou all so much for your messages..I love it when you share what you've all been doing. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card. Really must start on some christmas cards as i'm thinking of booking a stall at a vintage + craft fair in the village (30th Nov). I've got tea in the slow cooker (chicken) and will be using it again tomorrow, best gadget we own!

    Weather here still windy but at least its dry. Might get some washing dried tomorrow.