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

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A Step In The Dark....New Challenge

Todays creation is a design team make for the wonderful team over at A Step in the Dark. A new challenge has just begun and will run for a month. The theme is as always is anything goes as long as it is on the dark side.

For this months challenge we have been lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous artist that is Shadow Clocksy. If you get the chance please pop over to her facebook page to see all her wonderful artwork and take a visit to her etsy shop.

For my creation I began by painting a background canvas using my acrylic and pearlescent paints. I was intrigued by Shadow Clocksys design of a beautiful womans head with no face. It made me think that if we didn't see someones face would we judge them differently as a person. So many times in this world..outer beauty seems to be all that matters when really we should not be concerned with that but rather what the person is really like inside. I found this quote about beauty which seemed to sum up what I was thinking. I coloured the digi with my promarkers and then added the quote to the face.

All is quiet here in the mountains today. The sun is shining and all the cats are quiet for once. As you all know, I'm on a number of design teams and so enjoy being on them. I'm lucky that they are all very different and I get to enjoy all the different types of art work that I get to do. I have had some delightful images coming through and am excited in thinking how I will get to use them. I count my blessings every day and crafting has helped me so much during these past hard months. I like to think that Henry would be glad to know that I'm continuing to work and loving it.

Well the coffee is calling and I've got to sort out my work for the weekend. I have to make a list and work my way through it. I'm so much happier when I have a long allows me to work on more than one at a time. I tend to have loads in different stages as I'm waiting for others to dry. I often have a couple of canvases drying..trying to keep them away from the As I'm sitting here there are crowds of people walking past...they are groups who are all paying good money to walk the mountains that I am lucky enough to live in. It always makes me laugh when I meet them and they can't believe that people actually live here in somewhere so remote. Each to their own I say...personally I couldn't even imagine living any where else now. I'll head off and help myself to a caffeine hit and then back to work. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
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