THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

M^..^M HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~^..^~


WHEN WITCHES GO RIDING AND BLACK CATS ARE SEEN, THE MOON LAUGHS AND WHISPERS, 'TIS NEAR HALLOWEEN…………… OH NO,ALMOST FORGOT TO MAKE A POST FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL NIGHT….TENDING TO THE TRICK OR TREATERS BUT ONLY 8 LITTLE TRICK OR TREATERS


~^..^~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN m^..^m






These chairs ( bought at House of Lazarus ) are great for props and sometime in the near future I will refurbish them to their original .


Wolfs howling at the moon …I think M was thinking of her brother who is now working out west when she decided on making the wolfs ( he adores them) …nice work on this ….  m ^. M .^m


This is for you Ty m ^..^ m Happy Halloween



Tim Burton's  Skeleton? and Owl ….two of the pumpkins M did.












From inside our living-room window



And here Grace is kinda spooked by me when I was out in the garden by the window taking pics of the scream ghost













Like I said before I am a terrible photographer , I'm so bad that I make monsters appear…lol
Can you see the two pumpkin eyes, mouth and arm reaching for my witch's broom?







Bought these black candles at House and when I went to blow them out they would shut and light up again, not sure but I believe there are some trick candles like that around? Anyway, they really looked cool when I finally blew them out their smoke lingered in mid air and made the most beautiful delicate ribbon streams of soft grey;  I should have had the camera on hand but I had already put it away.



So early this morning I stepped out to buy some new craving knives for my daughter to cut out the designs she drew last night on four pumpkins I'd bought her. So glad she volunteered to do the pumpkins because I really wasn't much in the mood for designing them this year and besides, she did an awesome job! Anyway, while running the errand I stopped at our  Kemptville Tim Hortons and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a skeleton, a ballerina and a Hawaiian who served me my coffee but my mind was too busy thinking about visiting "House Of Lazarus", my favourite thrift shop in Mountain so I didn't stop to take their picture even though I had brought my camera along and I thought I would take their picture later on my way back home from House.

But by the time I arrived at House I realized for the second time that morning a golden opportunity had once again presented itself to me.
The gals at the House were all dressed up and already celebrating Halloween and since I am such a terrible photographer when I'm out in public, like it takes me forever to focus and click the shutter button, even when it's on auto so I had to ask Ashley to help out and take their pic, thanks Ashley : )





So here is some of the gang from my favourite Thrift Shop in Mountain…..






From back left ~ Clare the Medieval Barmaid, Pauline the Witch Doctor, Krystine the Witch ( purrfect witch's ensemble from head to toe and I adore her black velvet hooded Victorian cape which by the way she bought at House )
At front Pauline with the her cute devilish smile, and Pat  the scarecrow.
As you can see they are a Happy Group of Trick or Treaters only they somehow missed my house tonight…..only a dozen trick or treaters so far…wow not like before,
used run out of stuff by this time ; )




Thanks Krystine for the candy apples and treats.
p.s. If another one of those lovely Victorian capes comes in, hold onto it for me….please ; ) 
Luv to dress up as a witch one year since my son thinks I'm one already…..long story…read "about "
m ^..^m 




A VERY HAPPY GRAMA PAULINE ON HALLOWEEN WITH HER TWO GRANDCHILDREN JAXSON AND CHLOE



HAPPY HALLOWEEN GIRLS AND THANKS FOR THE PICS ASHLEY, MUCH APPRECIATED. M^..^M







Another couple of treasures I found at House….Jack and the two vintage chairs.













~^..^~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN M^..^M


Saturday, October 27, 2012

~^..^~ A Midnight Chat m^._.^m


A-Haunting I Will Go

~ Somewhere into the dark night Dirt has vanished; I'm without doubt upon his return he will have some sort of gifting curiosity for me : )

So I decided to change a few things up a bit with this painting, for starters, I changed the moon again.
I think the fellow is quite more suited to this scenery; quite, still and engulfed in a starlit night.

As many of you have the pleasure of a friendly critter for your constant companion, when the time comes for their parting of this world, we humans try very hard to hold onto whatever comforts us and reminds us of our dear departed who without boundaries, loved us dearly and was our dear best friend .

It's been sometime now since we lost our dear fat house cat Elliott ( named after Prime Minister Elliott Trudeau) and to keep him near to us always my daughter M drew digitally his image as an angel.



Elly 2001 ~ 2008 All he ever wanted was Love and Affection but he gave his always.






Poor thing never cringed at M's antics…she loved to dress him up and treat him as her very own live furry baby.



And when she took this pic we laughed for days….grandma wolf?…. : ) a little tag from a flickr fan.

























Of course I couldn't resist the chance of incorporating him into some of my work and so I invited him into "A-Haunting we Will Go " a landscape created in photoshop with a photograph I had taken of the haunted village, hand drawn illustrations of Ellie Cat Angels by M and an ceramic haunted tree i made when I was expecting my son. I adore this Halloween landscape because it has substance and soul and many heart felt memories.



"A~ Haunting We Will Go "




And because of this image I decided this time to illustrate Elliott in this Magical Halloween Evening, inspired totally by my daughter's drawings of Elliott.




~^..^~ A Midnight Chat  m^._.^m


So here you have Elliott the ghost kitty cat having a friendly chat with Charlotte.
I still have a few things to tweak and during the painting I lost some of the delicate webs, but better equipped for later paintings for I'm quite sure there will be many Charlotte's webs, kitty cats, dogs, owls ,some crows ……too many critters to list : )











I would like to make prints of this painting when I done but not sure how to go about it.
As you can see there is a  glare , not the best photograph.I will try to take a better pic once it's completed.


I wasn't going to participate in PPF because I wanted to devote the time to my daughter who is turning 20 today and since she likes the show "Walking Dead" and zombie movies my husband thought she would like to go see the Annual Ottawa Zombie walk ( never seen it since it's inception) and also her dad leaves tomorrow for work. So needless to say I wouldn't have the opportunity to visit the folks on Paint Party Friday till Sunday evening….sorry : ( …..For the rest of you try to pay them a visit.

Hope you enjoy the post ; )

Oh , almost forgot M ….Happy 20th ~^..^~ m^._.^m

Friday, October 19, 2012

THE METAMORPHOSES OF CATS AND WOMEN /\ *.* /\


Another Etsy Treasury I made. Still participating in Paint Party Friday group but running late as usual. Will post Dirt the Ghost Cat painting in later ( haven't taken the pic just yet) and will show you at what point I'm at in the painting; I think you will be quite surprised at it's transformation, always changing my mind… 



I suppose the Metamorphosis of Dirt isn't unusual  ~^..^~ on the contrary;
it's to be expected ~~(^..^)~~


I like how my moon turned out.




While painting an eye appeared, not intended, maybe will alter later : ) Luv how the webs came out, I was looking to create flimsy delicate ones and I think I achieved them.





My new Little Charlotte the Witch Pin Cushion, will be posting on Etsy soon.




And of course Charlotte making an appearance in Dirt's painting.


So far I like what I have done but painting in ink has it's good and bad points, need to learn more about handling them .This is entirely painted in ink and acrylic so far.
Hope you like my new Dirt painting , I like this one way better than the original.


' ~ ^..^~ THE METAMORPHOSES OF CATS AND WOMEN /\ *.* /\ ' byHUSHSWEETCHARLOTTE

WITCHES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT WITH THEIR MYSTERIOUS SPOOKY AND SOMETIMES FUNNY FAMILIARS IN THEIR MANY DISGUISES ************** HAPPY HALLOWEEN **********

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PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CHECK OUT THESE WONDERFUL ARTISTS  …….THIS LINK IS TO MY TREASURIES , THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO EACH ONE OF THESE ARTIST'S ETSY SHOPS…

ENJOY~^..^~

http://www.etsy.com/people/HUSHSWEETCHARLOTTE/treasury?ref=pr_treasury_more

And the gals at Paint Party Friday

Charlotte's Web Tangled Garden

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Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October

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