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Witch Game * update *

It has been one of these weeks. But luckily I have a hubby who likes to be creative, too. And we also have a creative project that we have been and are continuing to work on together. Our ‘witch game’. Initially we intended to have the game ready within four days, a long weekend. And we did, it was playable. But it was a far cry from being pretty. So, since then we have been working on it, quite a bit actually. David did a lot of stuff behind the scenes a.k.a. coding and he also did a lot of work in Photoshop Elements, animations and some drawing, while I did – basically some drawing. Anyways, since I had one of ‘those weeks’ I am now handing over to…. *drumroll*… hubby (or is it…. The Witch?).


It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since our last post on the Witch of Darkmoor Forest. And what’s been happening to the witch in this time? Quite a lot actually. We’ve honestly been afraid to tell you all, for fear she would turn us both into frogs. Witches can be quite secretive, you know. Nevertheless, we’ve decided to risk revealing a few things. Her habitat now has added depth and richness. On the screenshot below you will note improvement to trees, background, and even the clouds in the sky.

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She had mentioned that she was getting a little bored, and needed places to go and people (er, I mean creatures) to see. So in addition to larger overall maps, the landscape is now dotted with abandoned huts to explore. Speaking of maps, the haunted forest is now much more haunted and gloomy. It’s always midnight in this area, although she has developed a few tricks to help her navigate the darkness.

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And finally, as we work with her on this project, we’ve been finding out about her story. Why is she here? What are her motives? What quests does she intend to complete? We dare not reveal all (see former note about the frog transformation risk), but we should be able to slip a few clues into the game, so that the astute player should be able to figure it out.


Are you that ‘astute player’? We are not quite ready yet, to release the alpha, beta, gamma version, but we are getting very, very close. Let us know!


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Just a snowy quote

#6 / 2016 – Wordless or Wordy Wednesday

~ Snowy Quote ~

snow quote winter




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Winter wonderland – was it the one good thing last week?

“Every day may not be good… but there’s one good thing in every day!” ~ Alice Morse Earle

onegoodthing week #2

Alrighty, week #2 of #onegoodthing, a collaboration between Susi of Bocafrau and Leslie aka RoryBore of Ink Interrupted. Together we are hosting this weekly link up to remind ourselves of and surround us with some positive thoughts. We invite you to join us and link your blog posts, flickr or instagram photos below and if you are on twitter, or instagram for that matter, don’t forget to tag your tweets with #onegoodthing.

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So, what was good in my week gone by. Honestly, at first glance nothing comes to mind, it was a rather bad week. However, if there are no ‘big’ things that spring to mind, start looking at smaller ones. You know that it really is the little things that make life a lot more enjoyable.

Let’s see…

Monday, well, that was an ordinary Monday.

Tuesday I got my hair colored and I am happy I can do that on a very (!) regular basis, as otherwise I’d be showing a lot of white, which, I admit can look really nice, but – I am simply not ready for it. While being there I enjoyed a bit of iPhone editing fun, the result can be seen here. Oh, Tuesday night was fun. Our office team went out for dinner, ahem, an extremely late Christmas dinner at Shanghai Jazz.

Wednesday – I was home early enough to have a nice work-out before making dinner.

Thursday – honestly, let’s just not talk about it all. Worst.day. in a long time.

Friday – got up early to see my world covered under a blanket of snow and still snowing hard. Also, recovering from Thursday, staying at work longer than I wanted to followed by grocery shopping and ending up ordering pizza for dinner.

Saturday – doing quite a bit of blogging, commenting and… working on our game, which is coming along very nicely. Work-out in the afternoon and then dinn…, not. We actually started playing WOT and kind of got sucked in and played a little longer. It was fun.

Sunday – after breakfast I started painting. While working out yesterday I had red a watercolor tutorial that I wanted to try. I have been painting with watercolors on and off since I was a kid, but there is always something new to learn, right? Apart from that I worked some more on the game graphics, had another work-out and then we made dinner, yummy fajitas, and finished the weekend watching Harry Potter part 2. Now I am finishing this post and then will fall into bed.

So, how has your week been? What have you been up to, what is your one good thing? As for my title question: What do you think my #onegoodthing was last week? And now, have a good one, All!

Friday morning’s winter wonderland

Whippany winter snow river

Whippany snow winter

Starry Night – watercolor painting

watercolor painting starry night




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While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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Ink and acrylic painting of a flower with an added quote

Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today: A flower quote

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ~Jean-Luc Godard ~

While I am sitting here in front of my computer, I am also looking out the window and am wondering why? Why is it snowing, again? Of course, it is winter, but with the recent temperatures it really felt like almost spring. I swear it was in the air just yesterday. But, nope, not yet. So, while I am looking at the white beauty winter outside I can’t help wondering if I should really drive to work now or wait a little longer. After all it is said to taper off in an hour or so. For now my decision is to wait a little and instead work on my Saturday blog post.

Last weekend I started another little painting. For the first time on a aquaboard instead of normal paper, and I liked it. Thankfully I bought a few more, so I am hoping to be starting another one this Saturday. But we will see how things develop.

In case you’re interested the process for this picture was: Moisten it completely, drip and smudge around india ink, apply acrylic paint, blot it off a little and after all is dried embellish with Posca gel pens and Micron pens. I probably could have continued adding and adding, but at some point you have got to take a step back and revalue what you have created. And then either keep on going or stop. I decided to stop at this point. Before all the dotting got totally out of hand. But it was so much fun to create something different. It really is a mixture of very intuitive, free painting and more illustration like art. Maybe a little like me – a mixture of a lot of things.

Hm, the snow is still falling, but I think I better get ready to head out.

And so I did and had another long day at work, did some grocery shopping afterwards and am now home, Friday night 7 pm. A bit late and I don’t feel like cooking, so we are going to try Domino’s again. I say ‘try’, because we had a bad experience last time we ordered. But since it happened only once in maybe twenty (over the past couple of years), we will order there again. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Flower quote painting

Oh, and by the way, while the roads were a bit slippery in the morning, the snow is now pretty much gone again. But driving to work looking at winter while it was happening I thought to myself ‘I don’t care if I’m going to be late, but I will stop and take some photos’. And so I did. I stopped at my usual place, Central Park Hanover, where I always go jogging in summer and took some winter wonderland photos with my iPhone. Here’s a sneak peek.

winter wonderland, new jersey, whippany, snow




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While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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Time for a to die for NYC sunset

#5 / 2016 – Wordless or Wordy Wednesday

~ NYC sunset ~

This is one of the shots of the sunset last week that I took with my DSLR and edited in Lightroom. For a panorama shot of the same sunset with my iPhone click to my previous post.

NYC sunset skyline Empire State

 




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#OneGoodThing

“Every day may not be good… but there’s one good thing in every day!” ~ Alice Morse Earle #onegoodthing Not so long ago one of my longest online and blogging friends contacted me asking if I were interested in co-hosting a link up party with her. Of course I said ‘yes’! Because what is better than… Click here for the full article

Did Winter Storm Jonas hit you hard?

#4 / 2016 – Wordless or Wordy Wednesday The day of winter storm Jonas And the day after…    *** Here is where I link up today. *** Please help me spread the word about my Saturday Art Linkup and grab my badge below: <div align=”center”><a href=”http://ImagesByCW.com” title=”ImagesByCW Photography”><img src=”http://www.imagesbycw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sARTurday.png” alt=”ImagesByCW Photography” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> I hope that over… Click here for the full article

I love this cloud reflection on the lake – icy and wonderful

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