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, 27 January 2015

Fast Cars

Todays card is one for anyone who loves fast cars. This layered decoupage has been in my stash for quite a while and every so often I make up a sheet. I have layered the decoupage and mounted it on to some mirri. Luckily for me, it actually told you what the cars were. My friends that I have absolutely no head for cars and as far as I get is what colour it I can tell you the colours of all their cars but don't have a clue what sort they are. I can honestly say that I have always been the same. I think perhaps it's because I don't drive. When I had a motorbike back in the day..a lifetime ago..I could have discussed bikes but even that now has left my brain. All the more room for crafting techniques...that's what I think..and I'm staying with that The middle strip of paper on this card is from a Robert Adams cdrom which has lots of useful background papers.I have a number of his cds and when you're looking a different type of backing paper...especially for men..that's where I look. I will try and make a list of the ones I have and share it with you this week. I look upon my shelves of cdroms as a library and often have a look through when I've a special personalised card to do. I love making cards for people, often the more unusual the better. I will even research for a while trying to get it just right.

Are we going to get snow, I wonder. At the moment it's a fine day with the sky a very strange colour. As long as it holds itself back until tomorrow afternoon. I have a delivery coming from Tesco and there will be some very unhappy cats if it doesn't get through. I'm sure in weight there is more animal food than human. I looked at my order an hour ago and my portion of the order seems to be all vegetables. I think I'm a little obsessed...either that or I'm tight.I often say that dinner is a case of spot the I will stuff a ridiculous amount of veg into everything. Often I don't even to put meat in.Not because I'm a vegetarian but just because the price of meat is just so high. I can remember back in the day, my Grandmother could afford a large Sunday joint and made it last for 3 or 4 dinners. It was a case of hot roast on Sunday, cold with bubble and squeak on Monday, shepherds pie on Tuesday and often a meat and potato pie on Wednesday. My friend Pretty seems to be keen on the meat and potato pie when I make it. He and Henry would munch their way through It's strange to think that my Grandmother could afford to buy such a large joint. I have to watch all the offers and work out how many meals I can get out of a large joint if I buy one. Mind you, I buy most things on offer. If they're not on offer, I may have to wait until they are.

Well the coffee is calling and Sparkle has just arrived...perfect timing if you ask me. As I type, I can hear the kettle I'd better get ready for the joy of a caffeine hit. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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