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, 31 July 2015

Left of Center...Inspired by a Song

Todays creation is a design team make for the wonderful team over at Left of Center Creative Challenges. A new challenge has just begun and it has to be one of my favourites so far...Inspired by a Song.
And we are lucky enough this week to be sponsored by the great team at Delicious Doodles. There are some fantastic images available..why not pop over and take a look

For this weeks challenge, I have made two of which I'm sharing with you today..the other I will share next week. For today, I have used this wonderful image of the weeping angel. As most of you will know, I have used memories of Henry as my inspiration. I was inspired at first by the song..So Far Away by Avenge was played at his funeral. The angel is holding flowers and I have coloured them was Henrys favourite colour and at his funeral there were orange and white flowers and everyone wore something orange in his memory.So as you can see,this is a very personal creation for me.

I began by painting the canvas with my acrylics and created the sky using black, red and orange. I coloured the angel with my promarkers and then cut it out.I then drew the far away..and then cut them out and coloured them with 2 colours of orange.

I loved working on both projects for this challenge. The other canvas, which I'll share with you next week was inspired y the song Moths by Jethro Tull, which also has memories of Henry. Many times we listened to the album..Heavy Horses by Jethro Tull and we both loved the medieval feeling to 'Moths'.

As normally happens, I have a lot of help whilst trying to write this Raven and Milky seem to be determined to sit between me and my computer. Rave loves to sit on my left elbow while I'm working but to her disgust I've hurt it somehow and she is not allowed. I have no idea how I've hurt it but it even hurts to touch it. What it means is that I can't even wheel my wheelchair..which is horrible. I'm taking tablets and hopefully it will go back to normal soon. At the moment the weather seems to be fine but you never know how long it will    

Well the coffee is calling and I shall be back later with another teams design make. I hope you will pop over to the Left of Center Challenge blog and take a look at the creations of the other design team members. There are some fantastic makes. Why not join in the fun..I really enjoyed this weeks challenge. So until later...take care and happy crafting,
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  1. I love this angel and your canvas is beautiful. It is a wonderful tribute, and filled with such loving and caring thought. Hugs and thanks so much for sharing!~kim

  2. Lovely card today. Hope your arm is better soon.


  3. Such a beautiful canvas. The love & attention to detail shines through beautifully. I especially love the painterly background. Thank you so much for sharing it & your personal story with us at Design Team Showcase for challenge #17. I hope your shoulder feels better soon. Hugs, AELx

  4. such a great canvas! Love the way you designed it.
    Thanks for playing along in the Design Team Showcase.