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

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Toadstool Pixie

Todays card is another made with my favourite product of the moment..The Joanna Sheen Paper Pad, featuring the magical artwork of Margaret Tarrant. This card is a 5x7 card and I mounted the backing paper and the image onto some gold mirri.The tartan backing paper is from my wide collection of christmas stash. The greeting is also from the paper pad. The only embellishment that I've added is a hollyleaf diecut and some holly berries.

Well what a day today has been. I have a friend staying at the cottage who has come to help me with painting the house. The kitchen, stairs and landing and the bathroom all due for a colour change. The stairs, landing and kitchen chimney breast are going to become a raspberry colour. The rest of the kitchen is going to be a cream colour. The bathroom is going to become a sea blue. The ceilings everywhere are going to have a coat of white. I won't know myself when it's all done. Then my new worktop area will be's going to be just for my kitchen kenwood, slow cooker, magimix and my microwave. That will free the other worktop for whatever I need. I have a new table which I can sit at in my wheelchair and chop away to my hearts content. I do find chopping vegetables very relaxing. Strange I I always have been. So this week looks as if it's going to be busy. I do have a little wallpapering to do. It was always the ladies in my family that have done the decorating...and my Gran taught me how to do it from an early age. I can remember pasting the wallpaper ready for her to hang when I was about 5. Always being reminded to make sure to paste the edges. But I have to admit that knowing how to do it, has saved me a fortune. These days it does take me a long time and I have to do it sitting down for most of it..but I get there in the end.

Well the coffee is calling. I shall keep you updated on how the decorating doubt Jeffrey will be helping. Goodness help me if a paw ends up in the So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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