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

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tangled flower

Todays card is one that I'm sharing again because so many people have sent me emails about it...and any way I love it. When you are feeling stressed and I have had a lot of that get out my pen and tangle something. This flower from Jiggery Makery is a great way to start. The flower digi is available to buy and you can then increase it to whatever size that you fancy tangling. This card is a 7x7, so you can roughly judge the size I've increased it to. What is really nice about this design is that you can separate it into small sections to work on. If you need some inspiration..just search for zentangle on the internet and there will be thousands of pages of inspiration. A lot of people also do coloured tangling but sometimes nothing looks better than just plain black and white. When I had finished tangling, I just cut out the flower and mounted it onto some black glitter card and then onto some black gloss card.

Well I feel as if I'm living in a paint store today. The smell of gloss paint fills the air..doors and windows are open but still the smell lingers. The front door has been given a coat of shiny black. My door has been green for 24 years but I decided that I wanted a change. I wanted it black gloss so that I can decorate it later on. I've decided on a new house name which I will share later when I've finished the sign. It might be a good thing to do for Halloween..that's the only clue I'm giving at the It was something that Henry and I had already decided to I'm just carrying on with the idea. I'm also in the process of creating a fairy door..which I will share with you when it's finished. Over the past few months I've had the social workers on my back about how they think my house should be because I'm disabled..a white box comes to mind..but it's took me to now to finally get my head together. I may be disabled but this is still my house and I want it to be somewhere that I can live and be happy. As most of you will know by now..I'm not a white box sort of just took me a while to remember that. So the bedroom is going to be decoupaged with angels, the bathroom is going to have hanging fish of one sort or another and I'm even thinking of having a glittered floor in the Why not I say. I am a creative woman and I want my house to display that fact..and if social services don't like it , then I'm afraid that they'll have to lump

I've been really lucky that there has yet to be a pawprint in any paint. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. There's still plenty of time. So by the weekend the kitchen should have been finished and then there's the bathroom, landing and stairs to do. I have plans for the stairs wall...after all who wants that much space just left bare when you could get creative with I'm quite happy with the landing as it holds my dvd collection..there's that is just like an art piece on it's own. The bathroom is going to be blue..I'm thinking of adding silver lines so you could get that underwater feeling..but I need to play with that idea for a while.

Well the coffee is calling and there's some wallpaper with my name on it. Three little pieces in the bathroom and 1 piece on the stairs and then it will painting time. After all this large painting, I can see I will be longing to do little But the creative urge is definitely in the Goodness knows where it will end. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.


  1. Lovely card. Great to hear the painting progress and you should have the house just how you want it. My Dad has gone colour crazy, he's repainting every room a different colour-why not?! The dog doesn't care and it's keeping my Dad busy.


  2. Seems like we are all in the decorating mood i love my living room now its finished glad your doing good Genny xx