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 :)










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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





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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.




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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. 








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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 ;)


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Fox