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, 11 September 2015

Left of Center.....The Coffee Owl

Todays canvas is a design team make for the great team over at Left of Center Creative Challenges. This is destined to sit somewhere in my kitchen. It features two of my well known favourite things...owls and coffee. Both of which have a special place in my heart and in my life. The owl had to be an orangy colour in memory of Henry and you will all know my need for
The new challenge for this week is to use diecuts or punches in some way. We have been lucky enough this week to have been sponsored by the great team over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. If you get the chance..pop over to their digi store and take a look at all the fabulous images that they have's always a great source of inspiration and ideas.

For my canvas, I painted the canvas itself orange and then drew the tree and leaves as a background. I then painted some paper in different shades of green and then used that to die cut all the leaves. I did all the painting with my acrylics. I then coloured the owl with my promarkers and cut it all out. I added that to the canvas and then added the sentiment. Which of course I think is just about

It's quite a nice day today here in the mountains. It's a bit breezy as well..but I quite like that. All the creatures are well. As I've said before, the new cat Flossie is quite a talker..well now Twinkle has begun calling it's like having it in Their pens are next to each other and it's so funny when they're both having something to say. There is a blanket between them...a bit like a curtain, which they keep moving to the side so that they can see each other. Icabod has retired to the sleeping quarters of the duplex..for a bit of quiet I think. He lives his life with a noisy female ..and I have to say he does love her..but now he's got a noisy neighbour as well. Speaking of neighbours..I think that I'm going to have a bit of a moment with mine. I don't use the back garden because of steps but still I think they have taken a step too far with me. Without even speaking to me they have built on to their gutter and placed new gutter down my steps which now directs their own waste water down my steps to the bottom of my house. They have their own drain and manhole cover but have chosen to make all the water land by my house. How dare they. My friend found this out when he went to check things. They didn't even ask if they could do it or if they couldn't even come into my garden..they probably assumed that I wouldn't notice because I don't go out there. Well I would have known any way when my house started to flood. I'm fuming but yet don't know what to do. I will let you know what happens in the next week or so.

Well the coffee is calling and I've got some work to do. It's lasagna and salad for tea tonight. I cooked the meat sauce it's just a matter of assembly tonight. It was my favourite summer dinner last with new potatoes and salad. It won't be long before I'm in soup and casserole mode. This year has passed so quickly. I will be back later with another design team until then BT willing of care and happy crafting.

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  1. Brilliant card today-my friend would just love this.

    Good job your friend went outside & found out what your inconsiderate neighbours have done, before the bad weather is here. Good luck sorting them out.