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, 13 May 2016

Jiggery Makery....Crinoline Lady

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful Jiggery Makery. This card has been the subject of much middle of the night It all began by the making of last weeks card featuring some parchment craft and looking at all the digis available from Adele at Jiggery Makery. It began taking me on a train of thought...and as you know heaven only knows where I'll end When I saw the hat that the digi Ginger was wearing, it set me to thinking of all the times since the 1930s that a crinoline lady had featured on home decor. When I was growing up you saw her in her garden..on cushion covers, tray mats..all saw her painted on boxes and mirrors. It was an ever favourite image for lots of ladies. Well all this late night thinking drove me to create a crinoline lady of my own. I knew that I wanted to use the top half of Ginger and decided that the digi of Victoria had the right shaped dress. So I used both. I cut them down until I had the shape that I wanted and then I used a piece of tracing paper to draw a dress that covered as I wanted. I then transferred this dress image to some parchment, coloured the back with pastels and white spirit and then parched a pattern on to. Ginger was holding a watering can in one hand and a gardening fork in the other and I knew that I wanted to keep those features in..which I did. I added the parchment dress to the joined digi and I had my crinoline lady all ready to garden. I then thought to myself it's alright having my lady but she still needs a I painted her one. I used my Lyra watercolour crayons to create a landscape and added her to it.

The sun is shining here today in the mountains and all the cats are outside enjoying every minute of it. I decided yesterday to let the kittens out for the first time and spent the rest of the day in nervous terror. After all they are my babies. Gannie managed to go missing and most of village ended up looking for him. He hadn't returned by bedtime, so I left the window open for him. I had been in bed for about half an hour when I heard the noise of a kitten heading my way. It was Gannie..he came up to me and tapped me as much to I am. He had some fuss..talking to me the whole doubt telling me about his adventures in the big big He then got himself comfortable and stayed with me for the rest of the evening. All the kittens are out least today they keep popping in and out.

Well the coffee is calling and then I've got to finish the little girl card I've been working on. I shall share it with you next week. I hope that the weather is as lovely where ever you may be. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting. Oh and I forgot to tell you..Friday is normally an LOC day..but the challenge has now moved until a I'll be bringing that creation to you tomorrow.

post signature

No comments :

Post a Comment