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, 4 November 2014

The First Robin

Todays card is made using a Sheena Douglas stamp. I stamped the image and a number of the holly leaves that were also on the stamp plate. I mounted the robin onto some mirri board and then created a small wreath using the holly leaves. I coloured the robin and leaves with my copics. The paper is from my extra large stash of christmas themed papers. I have edged the card with a glittered peeloff. I haven't seen our robin this year comes every year and I see it on the tree. I always think that christmas is on the way. There is something very nostalgic about seeing the robin.When I was little I was convinced that they must be very magical birds because of their colouring.

The weather here in the mountains today is the moment. Earlier we had a massive downpour which sent a lot of people dashing out to get their washing off their lines..only to find 2 minutes later, that the sky was blue and not a cloud in the sky. This is the reason that I bought my first tumble dryer. I was so fed up of spending all my winter days surrounded by damp washing, especially when Henry was a baby..I decided no more..and bought my first tumble dryer.And for the extra expense that it makes, to me it has been worth every penny.

I've got a lot planned for today. I need to finish the window in the bathroom...then I can put it back straight..then that's it done...thank goodness. I'm also going to put the ornaments back on the landing and then there will also be ready for visitors. I'm so excited about the weekend..I've friends coming down from Yorkshire. I have lots of card work to do..some birthday cards which will feel strange after all the christmas So it's going to be a busy day today. I also have a friend coming for dinner so I'll have to make a quiche later as well.

Well the coffee is calling and then with a good dose of caffeine, the work will go quickly. My friend has also just brought some decorations round to be painted..that's something I'll love doing because that at least will involve sitting my poor legs a moment to So until tomorrow..have a great day, take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely traditional card today.

    You sound like you are getting lots done in the house.