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, 8 October 2014

The Mouse and the mistletoe

Todays card is another made with the wonderful paper pad from Joanna Sheen featuring the fantastic paintings of Margaret Tarrant. On this card I mounted the image and the backing paper onto some gold mirri. The backing paper is again from Docrafts Christmas past cdrom.The greeting is from the paper pad. To embellish the card, I made 2 mistletoe borders..I diecut white mistletoe pieces and then coloured with my copics. I added pearls to represent the mistletoe berries.Finally I added 2 tarten bows.

Well the weather has definitely changed here in the mountains. It is hammering it down..I have just been landed on by 3 cats who look as if they've been dumped in the So as you can imagine..I'm now wet as well. They all came in and landed on my chair and then all had to give themselves a good shake. And I have to give credit where it's due..the moat is working well. Such a little thing has made such a's just a shame that it took 15 years for them to sort it would have saved me a lot of wet

I'm watching the gymnastics on the tv today. I watch in aweas they fling themselves across the mat on the floor routines. How they manage to get themselves so far in the beyond me. I watched the mens team events yesterday and I have to say that it's the rings that get me in the mens. There they are dangling in mid air by 2 small rings and they manage to pull themselves up and down and roundabout. I hurt just As I'm typing I'm watching the ladies floor...I don't know about the term lady...they all seem to look about 10 years old. I know that they're older but I hope that they don't hurt themselves. It goes through me every time I see one of them fling themselves in the air. I was pleased with myself when I could do a forward was the height of my gymnastic achievement.

My friend has just arrived so I'm off to convince him that I need a coffee..he makes a lovely brew I'm now watching the takes my breath away..I can't stay upright on the So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

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