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
Saturday, 28 May 2016
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Saturday, 21 May 2016
For my creation, I was lucky enough to find this sentiment which fitted perfectly with my way of thinking and also fitted with the stars theme. I coloured the lady with my promarkers and then cut her out. I created the background using a piece of paper from my stash that had the star constellations on it and added the coloured image to it.
I thought that I would share my thoughts with you that came up when I was creating this project. When I began..seeing this image of the lady wearing not a lot and having tattoos..it made me think of my Mother. She was a very strange lady herself and had some strange ideas about morals and the way people lived. I grew up thinking that she was my sister and have to say didn't get on with her even then. Despite the fact that she didn't want me and thought that that itself was ok......she was forever telling me off for my chosen lifestyle. When I was younger I helped in a pub and she hated that and then over the years I coloured my hair many times and had tattoos..and she always had something nasty to say. I found it very strange because we had in fact been raised by the same woman and my Grandmother always taught me to judge people by their actions not by their appearance. My Grandmother had many many friends from many walks of life and they were always welcome at her home. My Mother didn't like many people at all and always looked down on people...I don't know why..I would have loved to understand her but she never let me in. So I suppose in a way, I just had to use this image to celebrate the differences in us all.
It's raining here in the mountains today and despite this the kittens are in and out like yo-yos. Simon has just ran through with a large stick in his mouth. He was just so pleased with himself and won't let any one else near his prize..lol. They are growing so quickly now but they are all different sizes. Simon is getting very large..I think that he may take after his uncle Jeffrey..he certainly talks alot..he has a comment on everything..lol. Gannie is getting to be a chubby little boy..he's really stocky and is still in love with his food bowl. And finally Nosey..he is just so thin and long..everything about him is so lanky..he's all legs and is so long in the body. It's so strange that they're brothers and all look so different but come bedtime..they're all the same..they're on the bed..lol
Friday, 20 May 2016
For the shades of grey..the background was made using crumpled brown paper, which I stuck to a canvas, covered with pva and then painted it with black acrylic. When it had dried I polished it with a pearl gilding wax...I just adored doing this technique..so no doubt you will be seeing more of it.
For the shades of orange..the background was made using starlight paints in shades of orange and gold. The trouble was it didn't work well being photographed..there was just too much shine. I shall have to work out a better way of photographing it. On the orange one, I also used glossie accents on their eyes. I love using glossie accents but the trouble is in this house is finding somewhere it can dry undisturbed by furry little noses and paws..lol.
I do hope that you will pop over to the SLS Lines challenge blog and take a look at all the other fabulous makes created by the other members of the team. They really are an inspiring bunch of ladies and I count my blessings every day that I'm lucky enough to work with them.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Saturday, 14 May 2016
We are so lucky to have been sponsored by the great team over at Aliciabel. There is such a great collection of images over there...they are well worth a look. I chose to work with this beautiful image of the curious fairy. I created the leaf and flower background using my H2Os. I coloured my image with my promarkers.
Friday, 13 May 2016
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Friday, 6 May 2016
We are so lucky this week to have been sponsored by the fabulous team over at A Day for Daisies. I just adore the art work that is available..it has such a whimsical edge to it. To go with our theme, I chose to work with this wonderful image of the young witch on the fence. When I saw her, I wanted to place her looking down into a valley...I couldn't find an image that fitted what I wanted her to be looking at..so I painted my own. I used my Lyra watercolour crayons to paint the valley. I used the same crayons to colour the young witch and her cats as well. I just adore this image of the young girl and her cats..there is something so timeless about it. It could be that she is looking from her world into ours.
The sun is shining and I have shut all the cats out, so that I can get along with my crafting in peace. Saying that Pinky has managed to get in and is lapping me as I speak..lol. Yesterday I bought myself a seat to use in the shower..Sparkle put it together for me and then I placed it in the shower area. It's legs hadn't even had time to settle and Nosey was there. I went into the bathroom today and both Nosey and Gannie were asleep on it. I wouldn't mind but they do have their own space in there...I have put a cat bed on top of a storage until..but obviously new is better..lol.
Well the coffee is calling and Sparkle is here..so I will be spoilt by having my coffee made for me. I shall be back later with another design team make...so until then..take care and happy crafting.