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Friday, December 31, 2010

Black New Year's Eve

Black New Year's Eve
Black New Year's Eve by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

In 1610 on New Year's Eve the Countess Bathory of Hungary's castle was raided and she was accused of practicing black magic. She was said to have murdered scores of the local townsfolk. Her accusers walled her up in a room in her castle where she died.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

gothB4play

gothB4play
gothB4play by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

This is my gothB4play mindset after not being able to capture any decent light to photograph my oddities due to the rain, snow and the expanding pond in my back yard today. But the ducks and the Canadian geese seem to just love it.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Breathe Green

Breathe Green
Breathe Green by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Breathe green in your mind, your work and your play and allow Mother Nature the chance to give this same gift to the future generations.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wishing you Love

Wishing you Love
Wishing you Love by mystic2awesome featuring a gold brooch

Wishing you Love, love of family and friends.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peculiar Path

Peculiar Path
Peculiar Path by mystic2awesome featuring hair clips accessories

There is a peculiar path in the woods that leads to another world of vivid colors, strange flowers and precious sparkling gems. One moment your are in the woods in this world and in the next if you stare at the colors and shapes long enough every thing around you changes.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Naughty, not nice

Naughty, not nice
Naughty, not nice by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Merry Christmas to all those who have been Naughty, not nice and I mean very, very Naughty!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Mystic2awesome

Merry Mystic2awesome
Merry Mystic2awesome by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Merry Mystic2awesome to all and to all Merry After Christmas shopping. This year I am starting my 2011 Christmas shopping immediately after Christmas. No more waiting until the last minute, no more "I hope they're on sale" because I KNOW they're on sale AFTER CHRISTMAS!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

mystic2awesome

mystic2awesome
mystic2awesome by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

mystic2awesome is the name of my little shop of oddities at Etsy. I love creating items using things that were once loved then discarded making them loved once again and finding homes for them.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Imagine a Thought

Imagine a Thought
Imagine a Thought by EmmeToaye featuring a floral umbrella

Imagine a thought made to fly, as a butterfly upon the mind softly sigh. Imagine a thought made to smile, a thought from the mind of a child. Imagine a thought with no fear, then imagine that it is here. Imagine a thought in your heart, that we should never be apart.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowflake Wishes

Snowflake Wishes
Snowflake Wishes by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Snowflake kisses and Christmas wishes.


Lovin' Polyvore

Lovin' Polyvore
Lovin' Polyvore by mystic2awesome featuring a black hat

I love Polyvore in Black and Pink!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Purple Butterflies

Purple Butterflies
Purple Butterflies by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Purple butterflies in Lucid Dreams, aren't as unusual as it seems. Sometimes what you see there, isn't always a scary nightmare. Lucid Dreams keep me sane, who's to say I'm at blame. In dream fun dark of night, morning sun shows I'm alright. If dreams could only stay, like this by light of day.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Lucid Dream Journal

Lucid Dream Journal
Lucid Dream Journal by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Keeping a dream journal beside your bed will help you to remember your dreams and better control your Lucid Dreaming giving you access to the directors seat and that all important "Edit button".


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Twilight

Christmas Twilight
Christmas Twilight by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

The twilight before Christmas, and all through my mind, creatures are stirring...trying to unbind....


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Instant World

Instant World
Instant World by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

In this our instant world of DVD.s, IPOD's and instant messaging the mind is still the Master of Instant imagination that no one can ever take from you.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Enthusiam

Enthusiam
Enthusiam by mystic2awesome featuring satin jewelry

Enthusiasm is like a virus spreading from one to the other on the breath of the contagion of ideas and creativity shared.


Friday, November 26, 2010

What Mind Power Techniques Can I Use to Improve My Life?

Be mystic, be awesome and be you this Christmas and buy Handmade for unique gift choices that will never be duplicated or mass manufactured.
What Mind Power Techniques Can I Use to Improve My Life? Interesting techniques for using the power of your mind.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tomorrow's Memory

Tomorrow's Memory
Tomorrow's Memory by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Always remember that what you do today will be tomorrow's memory and you can never change that.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No Snow

No Snow
No Snow by mystic2awesome featuring a christmas brooch

The night before Christmas,
No snow can be seen.
I'm celebrating in Tahiti,
And I know it's a dream!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Splash of Purple

Splash of Purple
Splash of Purple by mystic2awesome featuring high heel shoes

This winter I like teal with a splash of purple to keep it just a little dark without losing glamorous flattering color.


Watching Fairies Watch

Watching Fairies Watch
Watching Fairies Watch by mystic2awesome featuring disney jewelry

Watching fairies watch their watches in purple and aqua hues with dreams of time never ending. I love these pretty watches!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birds and Butterflies

Birds and Butterflies
Birds and Butterflies by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Birds and Butterflies in rusty Autumn colors still linger in my dreams as the Winter coldness chills my toes as I sleep.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Head Held High

Head Held High
Head Held High by mystic2awesome featuring a crochet necklace

Hold your head high, let not them see your pain,
They who drag you down, will never be the same.
Their shallowness will soon turns to shame,
For everyone will know your kindness and your name.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Yes I Did!

Yes I Did!
Yes I Did! by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Yes I did, I created a world within my Lucid Dreams of purple skies and two cold blue planets that illuminate the over sized flowers and under sized trees with a pale magenta lake, and I'll visit as often as I can.


Lucid Blues

Lucid Blues
Lucid Blues by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

When you know you are dreaming you can change your dream characters at will and sometimes it happens just that way, and your in a Lucid Dream. Other times you just have to ride that dream train to the end because no matter what you see and how surreal it seems your mind refuses to realize that it's just a dream.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Lucidity Leads Me

Lucidity Leads Me
Lucidity Leads Me by mystic2awesome featuring a gold brooch

Lucidity in my dreams inspires me to create from my subconscious mind that which I cannot see through open eyes.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Queen of Christmas

Queen of Christmas
Queen of Christmas by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

She's not your ordinary Mrs. Clause this year, her and Santa have had a rough year due to the economy and she's mad as hell. Since the break up Santa has taken the nice and she gets the naughty. Her name this year is the Red Queen of Christmas and you just might get more than a lump of coal from her.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Don't Look

Don't Look
Don't Look by mystic2awesome featuring gold jewelry

Don't look at me as if I am less than you, don't look at me as if I am more than you, look at me as if I AM you and you are ME and then and only then judge me as you will.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gorgeous displays @womensweardaily's 100th! #wwd100 on Twitpic


Gorgeous displays @womensweardaily's 100th! #wwd100 on Twitpic
Fashion displays in a mixed media whirlwind of creativity! If you can't have a little fun creating something you are missing a very important part of the creating process. But when creating a fashion piece of wearable art remember that the one that stands out the most is your statement of pride and your smile of a contented crafter.

After Halloween

Spur Country
Kaboodle
Spur Country by mystic2awesome

The time has come to morn Halloween pumpkins, bring in the skeletons hanging outside and put away the bats for another year. Well, maybe not...just maybe I can hang the skeleton in my car as an anti theft device. Who would steal a car with a skeleton hanging inside in the back seat just waiting to rip your thieving head off. I could hang the bat out my back door as a scare tactic to keep the squirrels away from my precious buried bulbs that they find so tasty in the winter months. (what ARE squirrels afraid of)

And the pumpkins? They do serve a purpose after the Halloween season is over. My Great Grandmother told me that the pumpkins go to feed the pigs, because pigs of course will eat anything. The pumpkins that were not perfect enough to be Halloween pumpkins were left in the pumpkin fields and the farmers let the cows out to roam in the fields. The cows step on and crush the pumpkins under their hooves and then do what cows do most of the day...they "fertilize" the pumpkin fields. The crush the pumpkin seeds into the ground and "fertilize" them for next years pumpkin patch, hardly any human work is needed. That is why you will never see me eating a Pumpkin Pie, ever...Thanks Great Grandma!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Cities

Chocolate Cities
Chocolate Cities by mystic2awesome featuring 3/4 jewelry

Everything is warm and gooey in a sweetly chocolate swirl of city life but only in my oowey gooey memories.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monsters In My Bed

Twice the Fun
Kaboodle
Twice the Fun by mystic2awesome

Monsters in my Bed at night, not a Vampire but a dust mite. I never made this evil deal, they call me their most favorite meal. Feeding off skin and hair, I will not sleep tonight when there.

I just read that there are two million of these microscopic dust mite Vampires in my bed each night feeding off my skin cells and hair. No wonder I am an insomniac. I am allergic to dust mites (or is it the dust mite excretions, YUK) so I have a tendency to wash my bedding a lot and in between washings I sometimes throw them into the dryer and roast a few dust mites. I have a plastic cover over my mattress so they too will have a hard time sleeping. There are certain acrylic fabrics which hold chemicals that keep your skin from flaking off thereby starving the mites but who knows what evil lurks there!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ODDities From the DARK SIDE of my OOAK mind by gothB4play on Etsy

Should Halloween be celebrated on the last Saturday of October to make things easier for school kids, Mommies and Mummies? My little goth girl saying Hi to the Halloween Holiday of October 31st or is she saying bye bye. I personally think it should be celebrated on the last Saturday of each and every month but that's just me. This piece is from my other etsy shop, gothb4play.


ODDities From the DARK SIDE of my OOAK mind by gothB4play on Etsy: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Fertility Charm

At Samhain (October 31) it's the time of farewell to the sunny days and a welcome to time of rest before the world is reborn and once fertile again. A time of reflection and a chance to look back over your life and saying goodbye to those who have passed on. But do not dwell on those who are gone and linger over what could have been too long during this phase when the borders of physical and spiritual realities are vague because what will be is there waiting for us with promise and sunshine.

My newest edition to my shop is tiny little bottle sun catchers hanging on a chain with little polished rock chips, crystal beads, incantations and charms.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60009160/fertility-charm-sun-catcher

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Silence


Silence is golden, just ask my husband and he'll tell you that when I've had a little too much caffeine. Usually I am the recluse of the family and can spend days without any human contact and still feel no need to seek it out. But, give me caffeine and I am off to the races and my chatter doesn't stop and I make up for a month's worth of yackity yak. The picture here is from the polyvore dot com site and you can follow it back to find out more about the artist. I thought it a very beautiful piece and wanted to share the site with anyone who hasn't tried it yet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sun Catcher bottle

Catch a little sun beam in a tiny bottle with crystal beads, polished rocks, blue glass, cobalt bead and an amethyst chip. Hanging from your rear view mirror or from a window and watch the pretty colors as the sun hit them. I used a mixture of sliver paint and clear sealer medium for the inside color and swirled the color first. Then added the amethyst chip for its power in aiding focus and clarity. The other colors were added according to a color psychology chart. There is honeysuckle scent and basil powder added for their protective properties.

This is the first one that I placed for sale at my etsy shop so look for more later.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kacie Capri

Kacie Capri
Kacie Capri by mystic2awesome featuring circle jewelry

Named for one of my nieces who I think has the prettiest name (her initials are the same as her first name). This set is a child in the woods with the spirits of her ancestors watching over her. Some are happy to see her having so much fun but some think she is not spending her time as well as she should.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stand Up and Hope

Stand Up and Hope
Stand Up and Hope by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I just wanted to pass on a little bit of hope, faith and love to all those who are fighting the battle.


Music Can

Music Can
Music Can by mystic2awesome featuring stud earrings

Music in the world is all around, in the sound of a lazy summer day or just in your own mind and together the make a symphony of memories.


Halloween Fun


My skeletons and glow in the dark bugs are in my window surrounded by a dozen or so crystals, disco balls and assorted Sun Catchers. At the bottom you can see a reflection of my collection of crystal items that also catch any sun coming near my window. They reflect light and colorful rainbow prisms around my walls and ceiling. I also have year round Christmas lights outside that give out a little reflection in the dark. The humming birds seem to like it and buzz around them in warmer weather and the cats when about like to chase the reflections which hit the ground and bounce around. The crows and the squirrels just ignore them which amazes me I thought they would be a little more curious.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inspirational sayings

"When you're up to your ears in alligators, it's too late to drain the swamp", I just read this one today am I the only person who has never heard of this quote before? It was in a book of inspirational sayings and was probably pretty common in Florida or somewhere alligators are found. In Kansas it would probably relate to cattle or rattlesnakes instead of alligators and something other than a swamp.

This is a photo of a Teardrop Sun Catcher, it was difficult getting a good photo and it was too long to get a good full shot so I put the end of one Sun Catcher at the top of the other to show a close up of both.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ecstasy_lover: Snejana Onopka, фотограф Richard Burbridge, 2006

This is one of the two Sun Catchers I just created, something new that I wanted to make using recycled glass chandelier tear drops. And if you click on the link you will see some amazing artwork I came across while at Kaboodle today. OK, it's time for a Lucid Dream experience, good night all and sweet edited dreams to everyone.

ecstasy_lover: Snejana Onopka, фотограф Richard Burbridge, 2006: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pink Wishes

Pink Wishes
Pink Wishes by mystic2awesome featuring crystal jewelry

October, Breast Cancer Awareness month and I'm sending you Pink Wishes and Stay Strong Kisses, so hold my hand...If anyone can beat cancer, We CAN if united we STAND!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Scary Vintage

Scary Vintage accessories for your Halloween Pleasure on Sale Today, Yes I have slashed the price of this Vintage Straight Razor emblazoned with the words Carbo Magnetic. Every now and then I find an interesting Vintage piece that I am NOT tempted to embellish and reinvent. This is that piece, after seeing Sweeny Todd I don't really want to know what the history of this piece is or where it's been. This piece will be sold as is, I do not intend to cleanse it in any way or remove any stains, tarnish or rust.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mystic Memory

Mystic Memory
Mystic Memory by mystic2awesome featuring graphic tees

Mystic memories of faded lace, roses and pale tears...is it too late to tweet?


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Meretricious Moment

Meretricious Moment
Meretricious Moment by mystic2awesome on Polyvore.com

Just mix a little turquoise slashes and blots with pink bubbles, then just a touch of flame, and interesting figure and a few black tendrils. This is a collage I created at Polyvore just click on the link above and you can be creating collages in moments. I have a long way to go on learning the in's and out's of collage creating and Polyvore but it's such fun with all the great colors and items to choose from.

I chose the the color pink because it is supposed to signify love, friendship and harmony which should always be above the darkness in one's heart of hearts. The color turquoise is a good color to help one find the logic in situations where sometimes there seems to be no logic and that is why I try to always keep something turquoise near my bed to help me when I dream. The black at the bottom represents that which sends it's tendrils into our heart and being trying to tarnish what we have there with it's darkness and the figure is trying to stay above the darkness.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

02.22.2010 - An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity

I always knew there was something special about sneaking away to have an afternoon nap instead of an afternoon tryst. Not only does this boost your brain's learning capacity it saves you from a messy divorce too! Business would reap huge benefits from allowing their employees a two hour lunch which would allow those who wished to take a real nap or a shorter power nap according to their needs. They would come back refreshed, more in control, less angry and energized. Of course those who regularly sneak off for an afternoon drink may have a bit of a problem....getting back to work at all. Check out the link for more information...me I'm heading off for that nap now that I don't have anything to feel guilty about I'll have much sweeter dreams.
02.22.2010 - An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity