Saturday, November 12, 2011

Against the Grain

I thought i'd share this amazing amazing video with you all, you can find the original here http://vimeo.com/31939621, this took my breath away the first time I watched it. The creator used stop animation, and it took him "Hundreds and hundreds of hours in a dark room, at home" :)))))) I hope you all enjoy :))))))






Hudson - Against The Grain from Dropbear on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Snow Moon, Happy New Year :)

The rain outside fell steadily, drenching the trees, and soil below, creating little streams, and washing away the dust and dirt of so many months past. No more than a whisper of wind, rustled the dripping leaves, and all around, the world was silent, save for the magickal sound, of rain. Hours passed by, the sky grew dark, and all around the bustle of homes began. Windows and curtains were shut and drawn, and in the dying light, the gentle ebb of wood stove smoke, could be seen rising from above the forest abodes. Time moved on, and the fresh smell of pine from the trees, mixed with the rain and smoke, picked up the scent of food being cooked, warm, home cooked meals, fitting for the storm all around. Beans cooked on the fire, corn bread and soup, hot sandwiches and cider, and cocoa to boot. The woods grew thick with their collective aromas, until at last the first lights, began to click off. At first, one home, and then two, more and more followed, until at last, the world, was completely dark. And the tap, tap, tap of rain, finally began to die away, ever so slowly. So slowly it went, that had one even been awake, they never would have noticed, until it was gone. The leaves grew quiet, and save for the last, little drips, the world was calm. 


The night darkened even further, and with the rain now long gone, the temperature, dropped. Like a stone into water. A fragile frost began to form along the rims of the tree's leaves, and the grass below, grew white, yet still the world was dark. From far above, the cloud rolled by, bearing one final gift, for the world below. At last, the first speck of white, was seen. Twirling, ever so softly slowly, from the sky, swaying, this way, and that, before finally settling on a lone blade of frozen grass, on the very tip. 


Hundreds more fell from the sky, like stars returning to retrieve their fallen brethren. The silence was broken only by a gentle.. pat...pat....pat... As the flakes slowly blanketed the world in snow. The grass soon disappeared, and the treetops turned white, followed at last by the roofs of all the homes, leaving only a small hole, where the chimney lay. At last, the world was clean, buried in a sheet of pure white, and at last, the clouds began to part. Revealing behind their shadowy veil, the full, November moon, the moon, made of snow.





Merry Meet, Merry Part, And Merry Meet again
Light's Blessing 
Fox





Short Epilogue::
The clouds passed away, and at last, the moon was free, allowed to turn her gaze on the world below, and see what had been given to her. The ground shone white, beneath her cool, blue rays. And every small crystal of snow, like diamonds in the sea of the sky, reflected. The trees glistened, and the world shone, anew. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tree of Life



Today I just thought i'd share a small picture I created using particle arrays. I've been considering writing a passage around this, but can't seem to settle on exactly what to say lol :) We'll see. Regardless, I hope you all enjoy :)










Light's Blessing
Fox

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Misc passage No. 10

A small little incomplete passage :) I fully intend to finish this one, and give it a title :) But I thought i'd share it anyways :) I hope you enjoy :)




A cold autumn breeze drifted through the forest.Unabashed and unchallenged, it swished it's way through the now bare trees, chilling their bark, and leaving a frost on the fallen leaves below. The sky was gray, and not a soul was to be found. Squirrels, long buried in their nests in preparation for winter, were nowhere to be seen. The geese had long ago flown south, and the once frog, and cricket filled pond, was now silent, and a thin layer of ice, polished the surface. The path that had once made its way through the woods, was lost, buried under a blanket of leaves, and every trace of human activity, had gone. Save for a small, quietly crackling fire, amidst the woods. Nothing more than a small pile of sticks and twigs, the tiny light, gave off little heat. Around it, the leaves had been cleared back, and a flattened rock, cleared of any debris. On this sat an old man, his hands pressed close to the flames, soaking up any heat that was being given off. Beside him, in the nearest, old oak tree, perched a crow, no younger than the man. Each appeared to be well worn, the bird, having many a ruffled feather, carried a hint of gray, all across her coat, while the man held his share of time's lines.




Merry Meet, Merry part, and Merry Meet again




Light's blessing
Fox




AzureGreen- Celebrating All Paths to the Divine

Friday, September 30, 2011

Three Claps, And a sigh.

The skies grew dark as a roll of clouds moved north, casting blotchy, rippling shadows along the grass as it swayed and danced back and forth, caught in the coming storm's wind. A roll of thunder caught the hills, and boomed down into the valley. and then, the first drop of rain, fell. Followed by another, and another, until all around there was a steady cascade, falling from the sky. The clouds rolled on, the grasses below now boiling in the winds. And the light rain, rose back from the ground, in a sickly wave, for as soon as it fell, the tiny droplets, were consumed by the hungry soil, and spat back out by the heat, into the sky. down and up it came, first as rain and then as fog, until the whole mountainside was muggy, and dank. A great flash of light, followed by a roar, and the second crash of thunder had passed, only to be followed by an even greater sum of light, as a fire sprung from the bluff where the lightning had stung. Through the waving grass it roared, eagerly devouring the dry blades, its flames high in the air one moment, and then gone the next. Wind tossed the burning sea to and fro, in a symphony of chaos and wonder, until, in a way that one would think the sky itself had split open, a final clap of thunder, shook the hills, and the sky, poured. Torrential rains hailed from the sky, and drenched the parching lands below. The once bright flames were doused, and all the heat in the air was dropped. On and on it poured, soaking the land, and turning the cracked, dusty fields into a marsh, while all around the ash from the fire was swept away. Small rivers formed, and carried the surging waters across the land, until all was as it had been once before. Slowly the rain began to dwindle from the sky, until it was nothing more than a mist, and finally gone. And as the clouds rolled by a speck of sun broke through, followed by his brethren, until the sky was blue once again, and the fields of green, shimmered in the sun, as they swayed in the breeze below.














A little bit different than my usual style, but I hope you all enjoyed anyway :)






Light's Blessing
Fox



AzureGreen- Celebrating All Paths to the Divine

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall

A quiet gust of wind, rustled through the night, sending leaves fluttering from the trees, and causing their branches to sway, ever so softly. Across the darkness it raced, darting between houses and cars, until it reached an open window, still lit, and darted in. All around the room the cool rush of wind crept, until finally reaching the source of light. A small computer monitor flickered in the darkness, and the one in front of it, shivered, caught by the sudden gust of cool wind, and wished silently for a small coat, to cover their exposed arms with. A small orange cat purred, contentedly curled up on its own personal heating pad, a human's lap, while another slept at it's feet, silently cursing the one who had gotten the warm place in the room.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Teardrop Necklace

Merry meet! :) My sincerest apologies for not posting the past few weeks, but it's been an extremely, highly hectic month, new jobs lost jobs closed businesses, essentially, about 0 seconds a day to carve lol :) So, today, I thought, even though I haven't done any new works in a good 2 weeks, that I might share something with you all :) The necklace in the image to the left is one that I wear every day, it was one of my first ones I ever made :) Though I absolutely adore the color, and it is, by far, one of the best types of soapstone I have worked with to date. It's the same kind as my personal pendulum as a matter of fact, as well as one other that I gave away as a gift :) I no longer have any of the tops like the one on it though, I now have some absolutely gorgeous silver leaf ones :) I am also hoping that, perhaps this weekend, if everything stays at bay (Fingers crossed), that I will be able to complete the soapstone oil burner I have been working on for a while :) I initially began it quite some time ago but got interrupted, if everything goes as planned I'll put up a picture of it when it's complete here :) Until then :) Best wishes :)





Light's Blessing
Fox

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A new direction....

Merry Meet everyone! :) I know I know ;) For those of you following my page on facebook, I dropped the ball and said that I'd be posting Sunday morning, Unfortunately, I hadn't accounted for missing my alarm, and sleeping to 30 minutes before I was set to work 8 hours on a moving job, 2,200 pounds of metal equipment and paper products, I came home and passed out lol, followed by 2 days of work after that, and, my supply shipment order had gotten delayed, which is never any good lol :) it should arrive within the next week or two, and we're back in business! But! All that aside! Here we go! I know some of you may be disappointed, but, this has truly always been my original intention for this webpage :) Zazzle.com was just a start, to put my foot in through the door, and to get myself a little established before looking on to greater horizons :) And what is that greater horizon? Well, it goes like this, my ultimate goal is to become a published author, in the grand scheme of things, that is my final (hopeful) end result. But we all know of course, one can't just walk in, drop a stack of papers on one's desk and say "Publish me" Lol :) So we started small :) First eclectic little posts, followed by 2 months of doing Zazzle (Now no worries, I won't be stopping doing that, it will mainly be on request now though, but I'll still do one from time to time, I really do love working with them.), And now, Finally, beginning my business, selling home made, hand crafted, soapstone pendulums and necklaces :) The one you see in the upper left, is the first pendulum I have ever made :) It is still my personal pendulum, and I use it all the time. I receive my soapstone in semi - large shipments, about a medium flat rate box worth, of solid soapstone blocks, from these, I cut a small block, which is then slowly shapened down by hand, using small metal serrated files, and finally sanded, using finer and finer grit, until all traces of scratches are gone, polished, and secured, I attach the chain. :) While I must admit I am not extremely good at it yet, and of course my personal pendulum doesn't have it, I can also engrave designs into the sides of the pendulum :) I have a general idea on cost/pricing. All products will be on request only of course :) I can do specifics, and you can message me here with any questions or concerns (or suggestions! Always welcome!) tthefox48madoran@gmail.com   I will be of course publishing new designs at least once a week, providing the weather holds, generally speaking I only get to work in the afternoons, and trust me, carving in 98 degree weather, notttt that fun lol :) So there we are! From here if things work out, I will be moving on to looking for publishers! :) Until then though! Hoping to hear from each and every one of you :) Blessed be :)










Light's Blessing
Fox


Non - chained pendulum Work in progress :) Once the new clasps arrive this one will be put on it's chain :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Water Nymph Mousepad

Merry meet everyone! :) As you can see I'm quite thrilled to finally have photoshop back! :) Today's second post in the Mater Nymph Mousepad :) I chose this picture not only because it is absolutely gorgeous, but because it was so small :) I've been meaning to get resolution resetting down pat for some time now, and I figured you can't get better without practice :) So, Here we are! It is still quite a bit lower than I had hoped for, But I do believe I forgot to do a step somewhere along the lines in there :) I've been self taught since week 2 of acquiring photoshop. I found it so fun to just explore the tools and their capabilities on my own I never really stopped and got around to formal learning lol, suffice to say those first 4 weeks or so of pictures were some of the craziest and strangest things you've ever seen, I didn't save many of them, but lets just say a lot of things ended upside, semi clean, and in negative format :) lol :) I hope you all enjoy this new product :) I'll be posting more very soon :)



Full sized Water Nymph Mousepad picture here



Water Nymph Mousepad In store here





Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Dragon Magick Necklace


Merry Meet everyone! :) After nearly 3 long weeks of waiting, the issues (Numerous, numerous issues) with photoshop have been resolved :) And I can now create and design new products once again :) This week's first, the Dragon Magick Necklace :) Initially this was supposed to be a mouse pad, but due to its size the resolution got tanked when put to fit a mouse pad, though I will continue to see if I can't recall how I used to fix that :) A fairly simple design, But I absolutely loved the pic :) I hope you all enjoy :)




Dragon Magick Necklace In store here


Full Sized Dragon Magick Necklace Image here.




Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Night

This was just a little passage I wrote mainly about what I could see around me. It's always good to keep in practice :) And I was relaxed that night, so I grabbed a piece of paper and went for it. It doesn't really have an end, but I hope you'll all enjoy anyways :)


The sky to the east was a pearly black, while the west's line of color, was slowly shrinking, ever smaller, into nothingness. The deep blues, purples and reds, began to disappear. And as the last of the light was finally seen to be gone, the whole of the earth, finally, began to cool. Where it had been in the mid 90s but an hour ago, the air caught on a whisper of the wind, turned. Leaves quietly moved in the midsummer night's breeze, but not one made a sound. The town grew still, save for the tiny crackle, barely noticeable, that came drifting up from a yard, in the middle of the urb. There a small fireplace was lit, fueled by downed trees from the yard, lit by the ever dying grass of the town. There, the tiny flames crackled and sparked, eagerly taking in what little to eat they were given. Above the leaves of the bay, lifted, as if by an unknown hand, into the sky, by the heat of the fire. A kitten strolled around the place, hunting for something to play with, young though it was, the kitten was an outdoor cat at heart, and had already grown to its full size, though it had the experience of a child. Still the kitten played and learned, chasing berries as they fell from the tree, pouncing on leaves, and attempting to stalk up on birds, unknowing that her ever anxious tail,  was rattling the brush below, in an constant twitch. The kitten strolled about the fire, slowly growing more and more tired, having played for well over an hour, she finally lay to rest not on the ground, but up upon a wire chair, placed in the yard. There she curled up on her side, eyes afire, sparkling and lit, by the flames before them. Slowly the pit became nothing more than a hollow metal bowl, filled with glowing red embers, all that remained of the once bursting fire. As the stars began to poke their way through the sky the rest of the night woke up, creatures moved from their homes, onto their nightly hunts, and the kitten wandered off, to her own little hole, one where she slept at night, before returning at the dawn to play with the family once again. 








Light's Blessing
Fox

Magick ball






Merry meet everyone :)))) Unfortunately I am still fighting to recover photoshop :( Which means that it's close to impossible to create new products, I have, however, been messing around with a few other programs, though I haven't found one i've been able to commit to yet, as i've only been trained in photoshop, and have absolutely no sweet clue where the flippin fade and bend tool is in Gimp. I was however able to create basic level animations, which I found wildly entertaining :) So, unfortunately, No new products yet today :( But I thought you all might enjoy this little gif :) I will see if I can't post a passage sometime later while we wait for photoshop to be recovered :) Thank you all for being so patient ;)


Light's Blessing
Fox

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fairy Magick Necklace

My apologies for not posting for so so long! I recently lost photoshop and have been fighting since to get it back! Unfortunately without it though, it is extremely hard to make products, as I have absolutely no editing or designing software at all other than photoshop, though I was able to create this necklace for you all :) A small yet beautiful little necklace depicting a midnight fairy holding a star :) An absolutely beautiful image, which I happened to stumble across among my files and files of old photos I've worked with, searching for something I'd previously created that would be appropriate for a product :) This little wonder here was my very first experience with heavy duty, intensive reconstruction. From her waist down the image was absolutely ruined, save for her feet and hand, the rest was completely created by scratch over an hour and a half, one of my prouder works :) lol, I thought it came out okay :) I absolutely love fiddling with pictures, especially when someone requests I help them with one :) I do requests by the way ;))))) Just pm me or leave a comment, I'll get back to you as soon as I have the photoshop issues all cleared up ;)))) Until then :)



Full sized Fairy Magick Necklace here.



Fairy Magick Necklace In store here




Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"A writer is one, who can take one look at the world around them, and turn it into a thing of beauty" ~FM



















Light's Blessing
Fox

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Three wolf moon, and a darkening sky

Short, but I hope you enjoy :)








Slowly, as night began to fall, the silvery field, turned to a darkened shade of gray, and then finally, into black. All around the world fell to sleep, birds, settled into their roosts, squirrels in their trees and rabbits into their dens. Windows opened to welcome the cooling night air, after the long, summer day's heat, as people wandered around on the porches of their homes, allowed to move freely for the first time since almost when the sunrise began earlier that day. Silently, fireflies made their way through the sky, illuminating themselves only for a moment, then moving onward onto their journey. Slowly but surely the people and flies alike make their ways back into their homes, to settle down for the night, and prepare for the day to come. As the world fell finally, to peace, a gentle fog rolled over the trees, drifting down and covering the fields for miles around in a thick mist, and wetting the blades below, as the moon grew high in the sky. Somewhere, long off in the distance, a wolf called at the moon, and a family of fox, barked in response. Slowly the moon moved toward the middle of the sky, then began its descent beyond the horizon, as the gentle fog turned into a mist, and settled into the grass, leaving a perfect droplet of rain on every stalk, the sky to the east turned a deep shade of purple, as the oncoming sunrise approached.












Light's Blessing
Fox

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Sea

Slowly, the ever darkened sky, began to turn a shade of deep blue. As the stars were slowly taken away, off in the distance, the pitch black of the sea was beginning to be revealed. the sky to the west became a silvery purple, and the east, ever brighter a hue of blue. Slowly but surely the sea grew brighter, light, pushing its way across the heavens, lighting the waves and the sand far below. Further and further it reached, breathing life into all things that it touched. Until finally, low, below the horizon, far across the sea, peaked the nose of the sun. All of a sudden the thousands of stars returned, a million times brighter, shining and flickering their beautiful light all across the land, swimming and moving, as the sun illuminated the bay below it send cascades of light pouring across the land. Shimmering so blindingly bright, that the moment only lasted so long, before it was too strong to be looked upon any further. Higher and higher into the sky it climbed until finally the bay became its shade of light blue once again, its stars long forever gone, a fleeting moment only known to those who had been, or those to come the next time the sun would rise. Slowly the bay filled with early morning watchers, couples to see the sun rise slowly above the horizon, followed by the ones who loved to job in the peaceful, cool still of the morning ocean air. Along side the runners came the bikes, and finally those who would spend their entire day by the sea, playing in the sand. The beach was full, happy cries of children all around, splashing in the water to cool off as the sun rose higher into the sky, and baked the world below. Slowly the shadows began to grow, the parents and children alike began to tire, and started to pack for their long trip home. Slowly but surely, the beach was drained again. Until all that was left was the nighttime walkers, and the few who watched the sun on the opposite side. Finally, the beach was deserted yet again, echoes of the children's laughs dying away, and the only memory of anyone's existence, being washed away by the cool, lapping waves of the sea. Silently, the first coming stars peeked their way through the blackening sky. And the world was dark. Until yet again, came a light from across the bay. A silvery blue. Slowly growing brighter, and as it approached, it seemed, the stars grew in brightness, piercing the silent night sky. Brighter and brighter it grew, until finally another being breached the surface of the sea. The moon, full as can be, finally broke the front of the horizon, and spilled it's cool light all across the bay. Suddenly, as all had been before, the sea was aflame with the light of a thousand stars. And to the lonely souls, who watched the sea below, it seemed as if The entire world, had turned to be the night sky. a Million stars below, danced across the sea, as a billion high above, covered the sky, and all around the world was dark, as the moon climbed high above.












Light's Blessing
Fox

Monday, July 4, 2011

Forest Magick Iphone 3 Case

Welcome! Today's product is the Forest Magick Iphone 3 cover! (Also an Iphone 4 version in store) :) My apologies for not posting any new material the past few days, it hit 95 this weekend and whoo boy! The cats and I were just sacked out on the couch in front of the fan the whole time lol :) It has finally cooled down though, and I've managed to get off my rump this 4th of july evening to give you all something I think you'll like :) Though there really isn't a whole lot to describe, this image is just purely magnificent. That itself is how it caught my eye to begin with lol :) Though I did modify it quite a bit upon acquiring it, I added and edited for hours, one of the more noticeable features would be the shadow of a woman, rising with the spirits from the center of the lake :) I would (and actually most likely will) love to have this as my own Iphone 3g/3gs cover. I'll be setting aside some cash from time to time to pick this up for sure :) as it is absolutely gorgeous :) I hope you all enjoy! :)



Forest Magick Iphone 3 Case In store here



Full sized image of the Forest Magick Iphone 3 Case here




Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Water's Edge
"Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day." ~Indian Proverb




































Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flies...

Ahhh frustration... The simple woes of a writer :)




The fly buzzed and flew around high above, surrounded and confused by what would be, if he had a nose, a pungent smell, mint, mint therapy for feet for that matter actually. Sprayed from a small silver can from the being far down below. The fly rubbed its feet together and cleared behind its eyes once again; "Why did that thing spray at me?" It wondered. It's legs were starting to twitch, he'd been sitting too long and he knew it, Off he flew, much better. Quietly at bliss, the humming of his wings ever constant behind him. Ahhh, Then, out of nowhere, *Whap* Struck from the sky, panicked, the fly flew in frantic zig zag patterns up into the sky, trying desperately to avoid the danger. Frustratedly, the small cat settled down on her haunches and watched as her prey flew off into the sky. Round and round the trio went, buzing by the computer, *Spray* Up through the webs, The fly being caught momentarily in a daddy long leg nest, only to break free in a second, sending the daddy long leg running out, then grumbling back into its hold to see its net devoid of any prey. Then past the cat, who would take a halfheartedly swing at the thing then send it on its way. Round and round they went, spray, buzz, tangle, smack run. Round and round, the man in bed slowly growing more and more frustrated at the increasing amounts of interruptions, suddenly, the buzzing stopped, and everyone looked around. And two flies came flying out of nowhere. The man grumbled and shut his laptop and light off, and rolled over in bed to go to sleep, as the cat growled and the fly laughed its tiny laugh, the night went on, and the rest of the world slept. Twas the night before christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, save for a cat, a fly, and the nous.
















Light's Blessing
Fox 
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wolf Moon Keychain

Welcome! :) Today's product is the Wolf Moon Keychain :) Though it is more aptly named the two wolf lone fox moon keychain, that seemed a bit cumbersome lol :)) The image seen on the keychain, is of two wolves, and what I choose to believe looks more like a fox than a wolf, silhouetted in the background :) I've always loved this picture and have been trying to decide what product it would look best on ;) I am considering using it on a T - Shirt as well, If the dimensions work out properly I will see to it that it is done ;) Until then, I hope you enjoy this little item :)



Wolf Moon Keychain In Store


Wolf Moon Keychain Full sized image





Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Saturday, June 25, 2011

DragonFire Necklace

Welcome! :) Today's new product is the DragonFire Necklace :) I created this design using photoshop as always :) Similar to yesterday's post, I originally created this picture back when I first got the photoshop free trial :) I came across this picture earlier today and thought I might see if It would work on something :) As with the other necklaces in the shop, it comes with the choice between square and round design :) Though I do prefer the round :) I hope you all enjoy :)



DragonFire Necklace In Shop Here :)


Full sized DragonFire Necklace picture here




Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

Welcome! :) Today's product is a small fox pendant necklace :) This photo was created almost a year ago for fun using photoshop. I posted it on the side bar of my blog when I first created it :) This is number one of two designs, which you have the option between when viewing it in the store, though there is not a huge difference, I prefer the look of the square pendant to the round :)

Full sized Square Fox Pendant Necklace


Full Sized Round Fox Pendant Necklace

Though the difference is not huge, I prefer the square as the round cuts off one of the ears a little bit ;) Either way you choose It is still a fantastic looking piece :) There is another fox pendant featuring the neon reflection fox, standing by a lake, that is also on two Iphone cases in the store :) I hope you enjoy! :)




Fox Pendant in Store



Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Of Shadows

Welcome! :))) Since today's last product had such a short description, I thought I'd put up another one :) Today's second post is a book of shadows I created using photoshop cs5 :) In the center is a spirit standing in the middle of a giant pentacle, surrounded by all the symbols of the zodiac floating in the background. Originally this photo was created as a cover to a story I was writing, I modified the image and added the zodiac signs floating in the background :) The story this image was initially created for was actually my book I haven't worked on since December lol :) And the man standing in the center of the pentacle is the main character, John, This picture was set to be posted after I had written the next chapter :) The main character is set in a city (based off of new york), and has lost his home and his job, eventually he ends up inadvertently crossing over into another realm, while in a holistic healer's shop :) The scene in this image is his return to earth :) Unfortunately Zazzle doesn't actually have blank books for design! Though the 3 ring book of shadows works just as well :) And I actually have all of my notes stored in one as well :) I really loved this picture on creating it :) and am considering putting it on a T-shirt as well :) I hope you all enjoy! :)



See The Book of Shadows here full sized



Book of Shadows In the store :)





Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Pentacle Magnet

Welcome! Today's product is very, very simply a silver knot pentacle refrigerator magnet. There really isn't a whole lot to say about this item lol, very simply it's a magnet... With a pentacle on it. Also in the shop is a silver knot pentacle key chain as well :)



Full sized image of the Silver Knot Pentacle Magnet here




Silver Knot Pentacle Magnet Here in the store









Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Magick Mousepad

Welcome! :) Today's product design is fairly simple :) But! It is one made entirely from scratch. Using photoshop CS5, This entire mousepad design was created using some tricky eraser handywork, 6 layers, and some other tricks up the sleeves for the flames ;) This is actually in fact the 2nd version of this design, though there is not a huge, huge difference, the mug you can find on my site is in fact, the original version of this mousepad, It took about 40 ish minutes, discounting time to fit and re size over and over to make it look right lol :) I hope you all enjoy :)








Full sized image of the Magick Mousepad



Magick Mousepad In store here





Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Iphone 3 case! :)

Welcome! As my very first post I thought i'd put up one of my favorite products created so far! The iphone case to the left is fit for Iphone 3 and 3gs, the photo displayed was created using photoshop cs5 :) Like everything that will be posted from here on out :) Initially I was using this picture as practice to try and remember how to make reflections, though I still don't remember the process quite right, I could recall the process well enough to make the fox look as though she was standing next to a lake :) There are two version of this case, one for Iphone 3 and one for Iphone 4, Though I believe the 4 case came out looking a lot better (As it's flat and the 3 is a bit rounded), A friend of mine (who I've been using as a sounding board for all of this) pointed out to me, That the camera for the 3g, looks like a moon! :) I hadn't even realized this when I first created the design lol, So  I thought it would be nice to start with this one :) You can see the full sized image Here :) I will be trying to post new products at least daily, as long as my schedule is willing to obey :) There will always be at least 4 posts a week. I'm hoping to increase traffic a bit :) And hopefully get some followers! :) I hope you enjoy! :)






Iphone 3 case In store Here








Light's Blessing
Fox
The Fox And The Crow store at Zazzle.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome!

:)))))))))))))))) Welcome again!!! Confused? Well I don't blame ya ;)))) I've been on a leave of absence so long I don't even want to look at when my last post was ;) And I'm quite sure I lost a few readers along the way, But for those of you New and Old alike! Welcome! :) I'm back! :) And the format of this blog is going to change a bit :) Initially I only set this area up as a place to store all my writing and thoughts etc. Like any blog :) But as of late I've decided to pursue a career through the internet :) As it is so amazingly hard to get one's writing noticed and out into the world, and even moreso to have a publisher pick it up, after a few interesting events, I've decided to tweak things just a bit :) In essence, This will now be a business/writing blog from here on out. The business, is Zazzle. Recently (About 6 ish months ago, fine not recently, w/e) I happened across zazzle again (2 days ago). Now when I first discovered the site, I thought it was kinda interesting, but I never actually looked into how it worked or what you needed to do. 2 days ago I was directed back to this site, a little over a week after I had re - acquired photoshop CS5. I looked into it, And found out that it's an amazingly easy program to use, with easy posting, production etc. Just so long as you're moderately photoshop savvy. Photoshop is by far one of my most favorite computer programs out there, I would urge each and every one of you to try the 1 month trial. Back on topic, Using these two programs I have been able to create custom made items from scratch, ranging from coffee mugs, mousepads, iphone and ipad cases, as well as things as simple as a keychain (Shirts stickers notepads hats bumper stickers, you get the idea :P). The only part of this whole charade that has a catch is, You have to advertise yourself!! So here it all Is! From here on out this blog will be a posting place for all my new items (That I deem worthy of people seeing that is lol), Each item will be posted with a picture (Covered with a protective Z to stop stealers, though i'd be honored to be ripped off lol) And a short description, whether or not it was made completely from scratch or based around personal photos, and from time to time, Items will be put up with a small short story :) And If it's liked enough the item in question will be re - posted as a revisited pic, only changed to incorporate a quote from the story somewhere :) So far i'm having a blast, the idea of being able to work for a living using my favorite program in the world, and getting to write alongside it gives me chills :) As well as refurbishing this blog, I've also opened up a new facebook page, you can simply search for it in the search tab at the top, the name is "The Fox And The Crow" and the profile picture is the same as the one here on my blog :) Every time I post a new item here, It will be posted there as well :) So! :) Welcome again! To those of you who stuck with me after so many months of lacsidasicalness, and for those of you joining me for the first time! :) I look forward to being with you all :)








And my sign off hasn't changed ;)))))








Light's Blessing
Fox














ps. Yup folks the ps still exists as well, old habits die hard :)  http://www.zazzle.com/thefoxandthecrow

Sunday, April 17, 2011

















The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein






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Fox

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

















"It isn't how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."










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Fox

Tuesday, April 5, 2011





























“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, 

but by the moments that take our breath away”




~Author Unknown





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Fox

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." H.Jackson Brown, Jr.



















As the weather warms, I'm beginning to find it more and more difficult to remain inside for an extended period of time, long enough at least to get a solid passage to post. Though I am in the middle of one :) And I hope to have it done before the week is through :)))) If I can make it that far that is :) Sleepy me, fell asleep without hitting publish on this lastnight :) lol :) The good news is, It's supposed to rain all week :) Aside from the few, quick, misty walks in the rain, i'll be grounded :) Until next week at least :) So! 




Sit tight my dears :)




Light's Blessing
Fox :)













Saturday, March 5, 2011

Storm Moon

Last night I attended the new moon ritual at the Sacred Mists :) The experience was absolutely amazing :) And Tansy did a wonderful job :) By far the most interesting part though, was the meditation. I've spoken to a few others, and they've said the same, that messages most often get passed to them during the meditation. And Last night, was no exception :) I wrote this shortly after the ritual, as it's important to journal all your thoughts etc after attending them :) Sorry for any mistakes :) It was 1 am when i cut myself off, and went to bed :) Enjoy :)





The scene cut in to the exit of the cave, facing downward toward the ocean, it's spray, lashing cold to the touch, yet far enough away, one wouldn't be soaked. The winding path let downward, cutting across the face of the cliff housing the cave. Across, sharply, to the south, rocks, with the texture of volcanic burst, porous, from the years of being beat on by the wind and sea. Away from the cave, whose entrance quite frightened me, not the cave itself, but the sea outside it. For the sea at dark frightens me. Whether it's the constant drum, and lash of cold, I do not know, perhaps it's a piece of me from another lifetime, drawn back. Whatever the reason, I fear the ocean at night, it makes me feel cold, and weak. Reaching the shore below, I didn't feel as nearly as bad, having solid (well "solid") ground beneath my feet. The sand, was poorly lit, as there was no moon, but the stars shone bright up above. Yet it was bright enough for me to make out where i was going with ease, and to see the shoreline above. Where things faltered. I was unable to stitch into my mind the piece which tansy had described, I was able to, for most of it, but one area i couldn't place at all. The mint, Described to us was a forest, with all the sounds of animals and trees, and the scent of mint and herbs, I was only able to bring the forest to mind, and it remained in solid for quite some time. Until we were given a solid stone. Literally, where we were told to sit :) At that point the forest retained its shape, as did the beach. Both stopped changing their forms to fit with one another, and i sat to rest on a large, flat, stone. Wide enough for 3, yet comfortable for one. Sitting there, she mentioned the movement, and from then on, I was only vaguely aware of what tansy was posting. From then on, it was like being swept off my feet, and the wind knocked out of you. I closed my eyes. And saw the following scene.


Sitting on my stone, I leaned forward, to lay my elbows to rest on my knees, and gaze out across the sea, not truly seeing, but hearing, feeling, the sea. As it thrummed upon the shore, the sound of a slowly beating heart, when i felt a presence beside me, and broke my stare. 

There, Sitting next to me, tail, wrapped around her front paws, was my fox. Not an un ordinary sight. We'd met many times before, using the term many quite loosly, enough though that we each knew eachother well enough, to recognize eachother's presence. She sat, soft, wide, tail, fluffed up around her, and stared at me. Our eyes met, hers, deep, emerald green, into mine. Then, the voice, she needed no words to speak, yet less than that, I've never understood how, yet i knew exactly what she meant when she spoke in my mind. No words, were ever passed between us. Yet, always, we knew, when the other was silent, and one was speaking, though feeling alone. She spoke to me, one way or another. In a language, no amount of words could begin to describe, as i've learned, long before, one can never truly put emotions into words. And that was the language she spoke. So I won't begin to explain what was said, though the message was clear, and i know what she wanted me to do. And as we sat, i stared at her, into her eyes, and she flickered.

Something that had never happened before. Her whole being, flickered, away, for a moment, though her eyes never parted from mine, but there, for a second, was a different fox. 

Rattled, i moved a bit, steadying myself on my stone, though our eyes never parted. She stood. And began to walk, slowly, away, pausing only for a second, to look over her shoulder, and catch me by the eye once again, The message sent then i can easily say here. "*sigh*, Cmon". That was by far the easiest thing said all night lol :) I stood, still rattled, that my, at this point i'm not truly sure what to call her anymore, Though, I have a feeling, she was a guardian? Of sorts? Regardless, we walked, over, to the peak of the cliff, where I stood, next to her, sitting, tail wrapped around her paws, and stared out into the sea, a small breeze kicked up, and blew her fur around a bit, but it wasn't enough to make me cold. We were no longer looking at eachother, only to the sea, then i felt her eyes upon me. I turned, to face her, and we both slowly turned, to make the slow journy, across the rocky, mountain side cliff, toward the cave where this all began, the stars above had begun to be blotted out by a thin rush of clouds moving in. 

We traveled slowly, Me in front, her behind, up, along the path, til we reached the entrance of the cave, now dark, fire gone. 

I stepped inside, out of the spray of the cold, of the waves, crashing against the rocks outside, and turned to face her.

She hadn't moved.



We locked eyes, and i begged her, not to go. Desperately, i took a step, toward her, out of the cave. She lashed out then, and snapped at me, letting out a ever so stern growl. something i'd never seen before, startled, I fell back, onto the ground, and looked upon her with fear. She sat, fur, ruffled by the wind, and stared at me. And gave me, one, final, gift. And said goodbye. Taking a piece of me with her. My guardian was gone. I sat in the dark, cave, stars above, sea below, unable to move, to think. Then, from behind, I felt warmth. And something soft, brush across my back, laying to rest, beside my arm.


I looked down, and there, was an old, pure, white fox. Eyes, gleaming up at me. Fur, white as snow, and eyes, as deep as the sea. Head, lain gently in my lap. Staring at me. For the first time in my life, I heard a different voice within my mind. Though I know i will never lose the first, i know the 2nd is here to stay, for quite some time. I gently reached down, and slowly stroked, the back of her fur. A feeling, which i dare not go into detail about here, for i'll just ramble on, about pillows, and feathers and fluff, trying to place exactly what it felt like. But it was a passage, of sorts, for the first fox i'd had, had done the same thing for me, though i'd never touched her again. It's acceptance. She let me pet her for a while. until, finally, she stood, and turned to me, sitting on the ground, staring into my eyes. There, sitting exactly the same was as before, was the fox i'd seen when my old friend, flickered away, for a second, I know i'm rushing into this all, but i've been writing for some time. Then, I noticed another thing. She didn't sit right, the way my old guard had, tail round her paws, she sat more, upon one leg, leaned to one side, with her tail wrapped halfway around her, in a leaning sort of position, I stood, (more talking, though she's harder to understand than my old friend? I'm not sure why, could be because we haven't talked before?) And she turned, and began to walk into the cave, which i now noticed, had no back, she led the way, and I followed her.






Snapping out of this vision some time around then, I stared down at my chat box, as the group was lighting the southern candle. No clue how long i'd been out. 





I ended there, too tired to go on, and i'd just caught sight of the clock. I only remember that I wanted to clear a few things up in the morning, what those things were, now, i have no clue. Which shows just how important it is to journal your thoughts right after :)


Merry meet, and Merry part


Light's Blessing
Fox