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

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

SLS Lines....New Challenge

Today's card is a design team make for the wonderful SLS Lines. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the coming month. The theme for this months challenge is 3 or more layers. As always I have a hard time deciding what to play with and I finally decided on this wonderful sun image. As soon as I saw her I thought about my set of tarot cards and thought to myself it would make a wonderful card.I began by painting the sun herself with my she has a wonderful shimmer. I also created a background..a blue sky with sunflowers at the bottom. I mounted this onto another layer onto which I had put the wording and the number. I finally mounted everything onto a piece of black card. The sun herself has 2 layers where I have decoupaged her rays. Altogether there are 5 layers in this piece of work. I'm thinking of putting this onto my art cupboard door. It will help brighten a dark corner.

I hope that you will pop over to the SLS Lines blog and take a look at all the wonderful creations made by the other members of the design team. They are an amazingly  talented bunch and I always continue to be inspired by them. We all share our love of all the SLS lines images. Who can't help but to be happy with all these amazing designs to work with.

Here in the mountains today, I think that the weather is a little confused. It was so hot last night I ended up getting up at 4 a.m and in many ways I'm glad I did. I was witness to the most breath taking view of a thunder and lightening storm. The mountains were back lit by the lightening and the thunder was rolling around the valley. I have always loved to watch the lightening..when I was a little girl I would always be watching and become over awed by the power of nature. At the moment it's very hot here, despite the clouds coming down and covering the view of the mountains. We are officially back into Brigadoon. The cats must feel a difference in the weather..they have all come home and are all stretched out on the studio roof. I'm sure it's because they won't have too far to run if it starts to rain.

So tomorrow is hospital day. I've finally decided what to wear. Not that I have cupboards full of clothes..but I wanted to decided on something cool and also something that won't get in the way when I have my x-rays. I've also got to ensure that I have extra painkillers in my bag because the one thing that my leg and foot don't like is being fiddled with. I'm also hoping to go shopping while I'm out..that will be a novelty as I normally do all my shopping on line. I'll let you know how it all went of Friday.

Well the coffee is calling and then I've still got some projects to finish. I've also got to decided what to make for dinner..I'm thinking something with jacket potatoes. So until next time..take care and happy crafting.
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  1. Lovely card. Hope you got on OK at your hospital appointment.