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

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The Tea Table.

Todays card is from Janet Kruskamp 'The Collection', brought to us by Joanna Sheen. I love this image of the table with it's fabulous flowers. I have mounted the large image and the two small detail squares onto some gold mirri. The backing paper is from the cd but I don't think it is the one that went with this image. I do that a lot..another backing paper will take my eye and I'll use it. I love looking through the backing papers...I use them many times not just for the image that it's suited to. The Joanna Sheen cdrom Hollypond Hill has some absolutely gorgeous papers on many times I've been looking for a paper and I've found one on that cd. Another Joanna cd which has fabulous papers on it is the Age of has the William Morris papers on it...which I love.

How are you all doing with the weather? It's gone really cold's still very windy but it seems as if they are threatening the prospect of snow. I have to admit to loving the snow. We have had only one incident of snow coverage and it sadly didn't last very long at all. The funniest thing that happens in the snow is the cats going out and trying their hardest not to touch it. Some of them seem to take it as a personal attack and come and look at me as much to say what have you done now The funniest of the tribe is Icabod, my ginger boy. I remember him a couple of years ago standing opposite the house, looking at the snow. He seemed to think that he should be able to walk on the top of it and took an almighty jump and he All you could see was the tip of his tail. One very angry cat then proceeded to jump his way home, coming up to me complaining the whole time and then he shook all his snow all over me. He continued to sulk for the rest of the Now he doesn't even bother. he spends most of the day in the pen with his girlfriend Twinkle. I let him out every morning to give him the choice of where he wants to be and every day after about half an hour is crying to get back to his lady.

Well the coffee is calling and then I intend to go and get the slow cooker on. I've got some minced beef and am going to add lots of veg and I think we will have it with roast potatoes tonight and pasta tomorrow. I feel as if sometimes I should write a mince recipe book. How to convince your family that there is a lot more meat than there really The proportion of meat to veg must be 80/20...the 20 being the meat.And when that's simmering away I'll get on with some work. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card today.

    It's very windy here in the North West, with heavy rain/hail showers. No damage so far thank goodness.

    I actually started to make a few cards earlier, when I finish them i'll photograph them & send you an email.