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, 9 December 2014

Christmas Cottage

Todays card features a real christmas cottage as painted by Thomas Kinkade. The image is from the Thomas kinkade triple cdrom brought to us by Joanna Sheen. Of the 3 discs one is just christmas designs.I just love these images and always spend quite a time glittering them. I mounted the image onto some gold mirri, as I did with the plain backing paper. I decided to use a plain backing paper because I wanted the image to be the focal point without anything taking the view away from the cottage. What you can't see clearly in the picture is the amount of glitter and how it shimmers. The only embellishment is the wreath at the bottom.

It is certainly blowing a hooly here in the mountains today. All night the wind has raged and continues to do so now. All the cats are inside and by the looks of it..are not intending to leave the house any time soon.Reg is curled up in his basket. It seems to be one of those days. I had the nurse visit this morning to take my blood and she said that it was wild on the roads. I've been told to be a good girl and to keep off my legs today..I over did it a bit yesterday. But no doubt I will be better least I can do a little work today. I make notecards as gifts for a couple of my friends and I need to get on with them. I'm thinking maybe some Janet Kruskamp or perhaps some images from One Summers Day. I will share them with you as soon as I've done them. It's so nice to be able to make gifts for friends. I have been so lucky in my friends have been so supportive since losing Henry..I know that I can talk about him and even if I buble they know what to do...just hand me the tissues and talk about something else. It's the only way that I can cope with it at the moment. and they all understand that. In the early days after Henry passed..they got me through and I will be forever grateful. As I always say..count your blessings..and my friends are definitely a blessing.

Well the coffee is I'm off to find a caffeine hit. And then perhaps I shall spend a little time with the printer. I hope that it's in a good mood today..somedays the air becomes blue..paper jam, running out of paper, running out of ink, dog pulls the lead out..any of these can send me in to a tail Yes I know it's only a piece of machinery but it can still drive me mad  So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Gorgeous card Genny. Love the colours and the picture. kay