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, 21 October 2016

31 Days of Halloween....Day 21

Today's entry for the 31 days challenge is another page for my Halloween book. The theme I took for this page was inspired by this quote from Edgar Allen Poe. It was the idea of lost love. The images are from two different digital design teams...The East the top and Lacy Sunshine..bottom right. The heart stamp at the top right is from my stash and I have no idea where it came is from back in the day when I didn't note down the company and any I just thought that the images worked together.I do notice that I have a bit of a tendency to do strange coloured hair..I think that's it's a hangover from my punk days.I changed the colour of my hair every week...I'm amazed that my hair lived through it all. I remember that I had a poncho type wrap but it had long black was like wearing a dense spider web. I was known because I painted my face and was pretty days I'm only outrageous on the inside. Saying that my hair has been pink, purple, green and blue in the last 12 months. A man that met me not long after he'd moved in to the village met me on the hair was pink, Reg was attached to my wheelchair and all the cats were out with us..I think he was a little and proceeded to tell everyone he met that he'd met a very strange I had to laugh because he obviously hadn't realised just how quick things get round a small village and that I've lived here so long everyone just told me. I think now he just lets me off by saying that I'm obviously

The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day. My poor leg is having a rest and is up on it's box stool. It really doesn't like being fiddled with in any way. I've decided that it can have a rest this weekend..I have lots of work to do so I'll just stay in my chair and get covered in paint and paper. I'm sure that Raven will love every minute of it. She will be nested on my legs the whole time. It will be a little strange to be doing things that are not Halloween. All my Halloween projects are all finished and ready to blog.I think that Christmas projects are going to hit the ground running. Brace

Well the coffee is calling and then I've lots of printing to do. Luckily the printer is right by my I don't even have to move. I had to laugh yesterday I saw lots of people who were so shocked to see me Three people actually said that they always thought of me in my corner working..that every time they came to visit me I always was in the middle of a project. I don't actually think about it very in the middle of nowhere and being in a wheelchair means that going out is a major procedure and as much as I enjoy going out..I'm always so glad to be home. All my friends know that I'm here and I am so lucky that they come and visit. And anyway I don't think I could put up with cats sulking that So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

31 Days of Halloween....Day 20

Today's image is another page out of my Halloween Book. To me this is a perfect image that makes me smile every time I look at it. If I had to have a representation of myself...this image from Bloobel would be I just had to include it in the 31 Days Challenge. I'm thinking of working with this image again and creating a picture for my bathroom. This was definitely me last I indulged in a long hot bath in preparation of my hospital visit...but I do have to say it was anything but peaceful. All the cats have to come into the bathroom to check that I'm ok..and they did. Gannie is fascinated by the bubbles and always plays until he finds my toes...I'm sure that one of these days he is going to end up in the bath with Last night Milky arrived in the bathroom and headed off with the towel that I had put down to stand on. She managed to kick it into a ball shape and headed out of the door with it, the little madam.

I was up with the birds this morning and headed off to the hospital. I had my scan on my foot and bless them but what a waste of time. All the lady talked about was my scars and couldn't see what she was looking for. The fact that she seemed to be scanning in the wrong place didn't make any difference. But I have to say that I'm not going again..the pain in my foot is horrible and seems to be going up the bone in my leg. My friend that took me offered to take me shopping but all I wanted to do was to come home, take my tablets and get my leg up. And here I am. I'm just glad it's all over and done.

As I've been joining in with this challenge, I have been so inspired by the other creations made by the other crafters that have entered. I'm still trying to comment but BT are still playing up..they will let me the blogs..some days..but won't let me comment...I'm hoping to get round all the blogs in the next week. During this challenge I entered a competition on the blog of Susan R and was so lucky and actually won...I've never won anything I was so chuffed. Well my prize arrived today and I was blown away with a huge envelope of treasures. A piece of Susan's Art is now on my mantlepiece and wow the goodies are amazing. Spiders, ribbons,papers, jewels and flowers..a treasure trove. I haven't stopped stroking This amazing gift has given me lots of ideas to include in my challenge next year. So thankyou Susan R for such a wonderful surprise win.

The sun is shining here in the mountains today. I'm looking forward to doing some peaceful colouring this afternoon whilst my pain killers do their work. All the cats have protested the fact that I left the house, filled their tummies with Mother is guilty as charged treats and have all left the building. Apart from Raven who is playing hot water bottle..bless her.

Well the coffee is definitely calling today and then it's colouring. I just love it. I use lots of different mediums..acrylic paints, H2Os, watercolour paints and pencils, alcohol pens..whatever I can lay my hands on actually. I think that this afternoon I'll be using my inktense pencils. I just love them..they start off looking very subdued but once you add the water the colours pop. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting
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