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, 8 April 2016

Left Of Center................New Challenge

Today's creation is a design team make for the wonderful Left of Center Creative Challenge. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the following week. The theme for the challenge is Torn Edges. As always you have the option of going LOC...for all the details about that..just check out the rules on their blog.

We have been sponsored this week by the fabulous Rick St. Dennis. There are such a wide range of images's hard to choose.

Of course I just had to choose this wonderful pair of owls. I began by making the background canvas. I covered the canvas with pieces of torn paper and then coloured with with my acrylic paints. I then cut out a circle to represent the moon and coloured that with metallic gilding wax in enchanted gold. I thought that it gave a shimmer..which I loved. At the moment if you sit for long enough in my may find yourself being rubbed with some gilding's one of my favourite things at the moment. I coloured my owls with my promarkers and then cut them out. I edged them also with a small amount of gilding can't see it properly in the photo but it looks as if they have been touched by moonlight. Finally after sticking the owls to the canvas, I added some glossy accents to their eyes. This is destined for the wall..somewhere..when I can find a

As I'm typing Raven is arguing with me about sitting on my elbow..she still wants to do it and is trying to be a pushy little madam. The sun is shining here in the mountains but I still think it's chilly. And as you know ...the weekend is nearly here and of course the men are getting their chainsaws ready to go. Every Friday evening the chainsaws are out...what could be a beautiful evening is always accompanied by the the music of the chainsaw. I have put up with it time and time again but they should be of these days they are going to get on my last nerve..and then goodness only

I'm currently working with some new stamps from Hobby Art. I will be sharing them in the next couple of weeks. What I'm really enjoying is that I decided to get my watercolours out and have a play. I was painting yesterday and chaos the form of the normal. Consequently I ended up wearing my paint water...I can only hope that it goes better I also have some more Pinflair kits in process..again the kitten help is must be able to binding glue, material and 3, fun, fun.

Well the coffee is calling and then I'll be back with another design team make. As I type Gannie has just emerged from the back of my chair. He was escaping from the windowsill where he had been cornered by Aunty Rave who was laying down the law. After all they have to be I'm heading towards the until later..take care and happy crafting.
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