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, 24 July 2015

Left of Center..The Sleeping Dragon

Todays creation is my design team make for the fabulous team over at Left of Center Creative Challenges. 
The wonderful sponsor for this weeks challenge is the ever talented Melissa Stevens at Rosey Hearts.

I just adored working with this image of the sleeping dragon. It has to be one of my all time favourite images. Something that I found unusual about creating this canvas was that I knew straight away that I wanted to use the 'Peace came slowly' quote. I began with painting the background with my H2Os and then coloured the dragon using my promarkers. I then cut out the dragon and the moon and added it to the canvas. I added stars all over and created a fall of moonshine using glitter, jewels and small sequin flowers.And I chose the quote because at the time I was having so much trouble sleeping and it felt that the peace that would come with sleep would be slow coming.

I do hope that you will pop over to the Left of Center Challenge Blog and take a look at all the wonderful creations that the other team members have made. They are breath taking. And why not join in the fun..the theme for this week is to add texture. Some of the other members have created fabulous textured backgrounds on their work..while on mine I have used the moonshine to create texture. So you would have lots of options on what to create.

Well as you can now tell, I'm back from the inquest...not back to normal but back. The inquest was the worst thing that I've ever been through and how alot of it was allowed to become part of the inquest I don't know. No one that actually knew Henry was called so that everyone that spoke didn't know him. Assumptions were made that were a load of rubbish and the coroner allowed it. I'm not letting it lie, especially as some one lied under oath and now I have the proof that he did. I'm waiting for a transcript of the whole farce and will be taking it on. The outcome was that Henry died of natural causes..which was obvious from the beginning but nothing that was said began to allow for Henrys character and the joy that he had for life to shine through. It has turned out that even the report from the post mortem has been changed between Henry passing and the report read out by the coroner. How is this allowed? Well I intend to find out. Henry was my son, the joy in my life and there wasn't a day that he didn't know he was loved and for that report to say what it did is wrong. I have lost any faith I have in the systems in place and as for the judicial system..well it's a crock. As long as I've breath in my body, I intend to fight no one else gets to go through what I have. 

Well the coffee is calling and I've got lots of work to do..thank goodness. I have a number of christmas cards to hang on..the glitter may be coming out. I've got athletics starting I'll be a happy bunny.I have to say I'm having to type with Raven sat on my'm getting neck strain from trying to see round her..but if I move her..she just walks round my chair and gets back..bless her. I will be back later with another design team until then...take care and happy crafting.

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  1. Lovely card. I've been wondering how you were after the inquest. I think you are right to keep asking questions especially if you are unhappy with the outcome. Stay strong & try to remain cheerful.