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, 29 October 2014

Traditional Christmas

Todays card is to me a very traditional one. I just love this image of the christmas food and the best china. The image comes from the Joanna Sheen cdrom Hollypond Hill Christmas. As most of you know..I love this cd because of all the rabbit images but it also has a number of very traditional christmas images which are a joy to use. I have mounted the image onto some burgundy card, alongside the backing paper. I have embellished the card with a diecut bauble, a poinsettia and some leaves. I have to admit that the bauble was not designed as a bauble but as a chinese lantern. I looked at the die and decided that it would make a beautiful bauble. So that is what it became. I cut off the tassle that was on the original die cut and then glued some glitter card behind the die cut. That's the reason when I buy new dies, I think of the different ways that I could possibly use them...not necessarily in the way that they were designed.

It's a bright day here in the mountains, but there is a definite nip in the air. I just love these type of days. I had a bad night last night..I just couldn't I ended up singing along to my cds at 5 oclock this morning. I have recently bought myself a cd which features number ones of the 1970s. So there I was singing along to 'Tie a yellow ribbon' and 'Seasons in the sun' and it brought back a lot of happy memories. It must have been just what I needed..I was back asleep before the end of the Sometimes I must need something to break my train of thought. I'm finding things a little hard because christmas is coming and normally at this time of year I'm planning what I'm going to surprise Henry with...and it feels so strange not to be doing just that. We always made a big thing of christmas, planning meals, presents and decorating the whole house. It will be so hard this year. I will just have to count my blessings and remember all the good times we were lucky enough to share. So much in my life has changed and I keep going , day after day..just trying to find a point to it all. I have to believe that there is a bigger plan that we know nothing of and hopefully I will find a purpose. Crafting has helped..I make myself continue and am lucky enough to still find joy in the creation of a nice card. So I need to keep busy and find a bit of extra mojo.

Well the coffee is calling and my friend has brought me some jaffa cakes as a treat. I shall have my hit of caffeine and a jaffa and then back to work. Lots to do and only one pair of So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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