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

Sunday, 20 March 2016

SLS Lines....Spring is in the Air

Todays creation is a design team make for the wonderful SLS Lines. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the forthcoming month. And seeing as today is the official first day of Spring..the theme for the challenge is Spring is in the Air. I was lucky to be able to work with these funky dragonflies. I just loved the looks on their faces and really enjoyed deciding how to colour them. I began by creating the background with my acrylic paints..the only way I can describe the technique is I dabbed the different colours onto the board and smooshed them all together. On the dragonflies, I coloured their bodies with my promarkers and their wings with my luminarte paints. And finally I added the sentiments.
I am so excited to be on the SLS Lines design team..there are so many delicious images to work with and I feel so lucky to be able to do so. I do hope you will pop over to the SLS blog and take a look at all the other creations that the design team have made. And why not join in the fun and enter the challenge.
The sun is shining here in the mountains and goodness me but the sky is blue. The valley always looks it's best on a day like this. I have visitors coming later..I have warned them to put their vests on for although the sun is shining it's still nippy. And I have to bear in mind that they are coming from a warmer place and do live with central's going to be a bit of a shock to their systems. I have to smile of my visitors has been coming for years..about 20 I think, whilst the other is a newbie. And to make matters even more edgy..she has never met the animals before. Goodness help her if she's not too keen on cats...they will know and are guaranteed not to leave her alone if she is bothered in any I have warned but some people just seem to think that they're dumb animals..well I just hope she has braced Seriously though I think everything will be fine..most of the cats are I will let you know how it all goes.
Well the coffee is calling and then I'm hoping to get some work done before the visitors arrive. I have managed to print out some designs ready to means I can put them down easily when the visitors arrive. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
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