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, 6 November 2014

A Cardinal Decoration

Todays creation is a hanging decoration. I made this as a design team make for the team over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog. I have used this wonderful digi design from Delious Doodles. The theme is 'Anything but a card'. I had bought a couple of the blank decoration shape, and decided to use them as my ase. I coloured and cut out the image of the cardinal and the holly and the berries.I used my copics to colour them. The ornament shapes I painted with my acrylics and then added snow (white acrylic) and glitter. I used a tartan ribbon to attach the two shapes together and to create a hanging ribbon. More and more I'm seeing images of cardinals..they are the american christmas bird and seem to appear where in this country we would use a robin. I said the other day that I hadn't seen our garden robin. Well last night we had our first proper frost and this morning..there he was, sat on my gate. He looked as round as he was high..bless him...he had obviously been stocking up on his food.ready for the winter..

What a day I had yesterday. My ankle has carried on getting larger. I looked quite a bit as if I had a mutant foot last The good thing was that it went down in the night but as soon as my foot hit the floor back it came. So it's looks as if I'm I'll be spending the day with the blessed thing up again. As I've got visitors coming at the weekend, I'm going to have to drag it round tomorrow come hell or high water and get some housework done. No doubt I will have lots of cat help. Jeffrey came home last night. Goodness knows where he had been but he had lots to say and demanded a lot to He then sat on me until bedtime and then proceeded to spent the night on my chest. Every time I opened my eyes..there he was looking straight at

Well the coffee is calling and I have lots of work to do. I did some baking last night..yes it was scones again, but this time I used sultanas. I normally do currant or cherry ones but as I only had sultanas in the cupboard that was what I made. I think that one with my coffee will be the perfect way to start my crafting day. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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