Thursday, January 21, 2010

WOW! Where did it go!!!

WOW! Where has the time gone??? I missed Wishcast Wednesday....I didn't even relize today was Thursday!
I haven't been listing on Ebay....sort of feel like it flogging a sleeping dog.
Face it, everyone is watching their money! Who can say I blame them.
I am happy everyday that when my husband goes to work he's not sent home layed off!

I have been taosting my brain, maybe one of you could help me?
I am going to open a second store on Etsy for my just don't fit into the Haunted Swamp Designs Etsy store.

I have come up with several names: WhisperingWind, WillowMoon, MoonWillow, WhisperingWillows, WillowMoonDreams... all have been taken. I am searching for a name that is calm and soothing and doesn't state that I am selling any one thing... like HauntedSwamp does.

So please if you have a idea please comment.

My brain is soooo cooked!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wishcast Wednesday

Good morning...well OK, Good afternoon!
Sitting here thinking I need to get into this Wishcraft Wednesday thing!
I wish to be more fun and set aside my busy time, that seems to accomplish nothing as the day ends. I need to set down and take a long look at the big picture of life....this includes my art / crafting.
I wish for a clearer picture of what I need to do.
Keep struggling or re-aim at something new.
I wish to find my shinning silver cloud and start shinning!

I hope all your wishes come true for you, what ever they may be.
Bright Blessings,

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's a cat thing!

The day in the life of Salem - black cat, Toby Otis - one eyed tabby, Raskis - black and white and, O'Siris - orange tabby. Aww the life of a cat! These pictures were taken last year....O'Siris and Raskis where much smaller... oh so much bigger now. And they still all try to 'fit in'.

What do you do when there's not enought room and you try to 'fit in'.

This is alot like just want to find a place to fit in.

Maybe someone will move and let you in? leaves to let another in?

Monday, January 4, 2010

A new adventure in blogging

A New Year... A New Time
I am starting another blog. I have come to the conclusion that I must separate my Haunted Swamp Designs Art Blog and my thoughts on issues into two places. I sure hope this works for me... I do have a time management problem!
So if you would like to join me on my journey... I have nothing posted there yet. But you can still come and follow me there!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year!
With open hearts and a open mind we can all enjoy this new year! Happy 2010!

The WALL .. My Forest!

My dream, My Wall! I now have brought the outside into my basement making it a nice place to be! Come with me a view the journey of painting my 'wall'. I hope you enjoy it!

I started on a empty canvas, a 22 foot long concrete block wall. Had a take a grinder to it to knock off lumps. Still left it pretty rough! Oh and UGLY!


Painted! Starting to add the ground.
I used Bear Primer and Paint all in one. The background is a creamy beigh-yellow. There are lighter areas (white washed with white) which the camera does not pick up.
The earth paint colors are two different browns. I blended the earth into wet background. This made many different browns!

Placing the front trees. This is the challenge! Make sure it is off don't want one of your focal points centered! Make this the darkest tree!

Now trump through the woods for three hours with your brother because you both have this crazy idea of a real (dead) tree in corner!
This is my hubby in picture not my brother!
Drag it (by pickup truck) home and... OMG will it fit though the door!!!??? With lots of twisting and turning it did... barely!

Cut to fit!