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

Friday, 9 January 2015

Give me Butterflies

I have had such fun making this card. It is a design team make for the wonderful team over at Jiggery Makery. I wanted to create a valentines card that was just a little different. I was thinking of a saying which I love that says..never settle for anything less than butterflies. I love the saying because it's true on so many levels. So many times in life we settle for something that is really less than we want or for that matter deserve, just for a quiet life but really why should we? Let's all make this year one when don't settle, that we really do get our butterflies. And all this because I fancied making a valentines So I made the background card using butterfly shapes from a Glitter Girls board. I layered them using blue mirri and a blue and silver card. I edged all the shapes with a silver peeloff. The lady who is called Lucy, I coloured with my copics.I then added the little sign that always give me butterflies. And today that wasn't enough for me. I took some peeloff butterflies, mounted them on blue mirri and cut them out. I then attached the butterflies to some clear acetate and attached them to the card, so that they dangle in front of the large butterfly shape.

What a day today in the mountains with the rain and the wind. What is all this with the weather on the television. All of a sudden we're not having bad wind and rain but we're having a weather bomb. Where has this term suddenly arrived from? The last two really bad storms we have had have both been weather's a horrible term and wish that they would stop using it. In a lot of ways I think that the world has gone mad. My thoughts are with the people of France and the horror that they are going through. I admired all the people that stood for the freedom of speech. In a different world, even writing this blog could be considered wrong, because of the opinions that I sometimes express. I know that in the great scheme of things my little blog is hardly a murmer but in some countries today even what I have to say would be considered wrong. It's a sad comment on the world itself, the way in which things have changed. It just makes me grateful for where I live and the people that are in my life.

Wherever you are I hope that the weather is being kinder to you than it is here. The roads are starting to flood and areas that I have never seen flood are now under water. No wonder my cats have given up the idea of going Again they have taken themselves to bed. Last night it was really horrible and for some strange reason I was woken by being dripped on. The rain must have driven under a slate or something. I got up and looked to see where it was coming from and I couldn't see anything. It happened twice and I've looked again today and still can't see where it came from. I bet the cats know where it is and are not getting wet. Sometimes when the wind and rain are in a certain direction I can get a drip in the bathroom but I've never had one in the bedroom. I think come the better weather there will have to be a man having a

Well the coffee is calling and I have a long list of work to I'd better go and do something. So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

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