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




































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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





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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 ;)))))








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Fox














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