Sunday, July 27, 2014

Working with paper, pen & inks ~

In between designing and working with my needles and thread ~
I like to do this:




and this:




~ as a small child, I remember well sitting underneath the dining room table (you didn't?)
with my paper & crayons ~ busily coloring, sketching, drawing & doodling….
bringing my imagination to life.

I still love a new parchment-paper sketchbook, 
seriously-sharp Prisma pencils and the darkest black ink.

I'll be offering limited edition prints from my newest original artwork here on this blog very soon :)

Blessed be!
Lori

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friends ~

Black cats ~
some folks love them (like me!) others ~
well, not so much.

The only one that receives bad luck from a Black cat 
is the Black cat itself.

historically associated with the 'dark side'.
in reality
just beautiful companions who are fiercely protective of their loved ones.

if you haven't had the blessing of being loved by a Black cat ~
please visit your local animal shelter…

...there is one waiting just for you.


{{photos below courtesy of Pinterest}}

mysterious


inquisitive


sleek


silly


adorable



these are snaps of my Black Suzy ~
she is gone now, but I feel her in my heart everyday….

I love you little girl.

missing you, my sweet Black Suzy...
 ...my heart aches for you.

forever in my heart & thoughts ~

PLEASE consider adopting a Black cat.
BLACK CAT RESCUE


Blessed be!
Lori

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Smudge" ~ a little witch bear


"Smudge"



...made by me from sparse soot-hued mohair
that has been plucked & distressed even more…

antique German blown-glass eyes in a beautiful amber color ~

pumpkin colored velvet crone's cap with vintage ribbon and rusty pin/bell.




measures approx. 11 inches from tip of hat to point of toe.
arms & legs are string/button jointed for slight pose-ability ~

~ black thread nose has been waxed ~

stuffed with old cotton batting for an early feel…


antique clock-key on a tiny checkered ribbon hangs from Smudge's neck…
{sits well, can be propped to stand}
$138.00 w/ free shipping 
~ to a good home only.
SOLD thank you kindly
**one only, one of a kind, not intended for children...but for the child in us all** 

email me at not4got@aol.com to adopt
Blessed be!
Lori

Needles and Pins and household chores ~

Needles and Pins
Needles and Pins….
When a Witch marries
...her Trouble Begins ~

Being a farm witch is no easy task ~
everyday there are many chores to do…
like:
Cleaning
"I'm gathering fallen twigs to make our brooms,
then sweeping the dust & cobwebs from my farmhouse"

Making sure to talk to our trees ~
and listening to what they have to say in return…

"…so I said…"she has GOT to be kidding,
...going out in public with her petticoat showing like that…"


 Gathering cobwebs from the barn 
to use in our spinning, weaving & lacemaking…


"left over right, under and over, right over left & back again ~"

 Foraging & Gathering for our food ~


"…would you prefer toadstool tartlets or fungi fricassee for supper tonight dearie?…"

and of course, it's no easy task keeping the home-fires burning
... to cook a stew or dye some linen & wool ~ 


boil bubble toil & trouble...

The most important thing for a farm witch to remember, is to take time out for herself ~
all work and no play makes us very terse and irritable:
so remember to PLAY!!!!


{all photos courtesy of Pinterest ~ except that last one ~ yeah, that is me….}
...cackle!!!


Brightest Blessings ~
Lori

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I'll Fly Away ~

where is my broom...anyway?
...never is it where I left it.
 
Witch's broom
it has a mind of it's own...
 
Midnight run at Halloween by *LadyCarnal
has someone else borrowed it?
 
vintage halloween24
is she a Good Witch like me?
 
Autumn kitties on witch's broom
or have the kittens found it again...
 
Vintage witch
"hold still and let me on!"
 
 
All Hallow's Evening����(looks like my farmhouse)
"ahhhh....that's better ~"
nothing like the feel of Autumn air in my hair
and the smell of woodsmoke ~
 
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off we go then!
above the farmhouse & woods...
...through the moon's glow and 'round again ~
soaring high & dipping low!!
up above the mustard & crimson maple trees...
tiny Blackbirds ~
follow me!
 
WELCOME Autumn!
 
{{{Pictures courtesy of Pinterest}}}
 
Blessed be!
Lori