Pastoral Dreams

Pastoral Dreams
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Will Remember, Always


Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014


We Will Remember , Always



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While my husband was away in Sasakatchewan, he discovered on the internet this Commemorative by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of his uncle Stan who was killed overseas September 3rd, 1945, a day after the end of WW 2.



Friday, November 7, 2014

I've Been Captivated by Books and Have Forgotten Where I Live


Well , it's been a long while since I painted or submitted artwork to Paint Party Friday but as usual I've been captivated by books and have forgotten where I live.

And so I thought it might be a good idea to pick up a brush and paint something , something real and of this world although I think this might be another of my imaginations : )


Miniature Painting on Wood-board ~ so far no title 







 I was thinking of adding some figures but haven't decided as yet and I also need to add detail to the water  and landscape. 




I kind of like working in miniature; easy on paint and time.

Please check out the rest of the artists on Paint Party Friday.


Until Later,
Annabelle

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Garden Called


THE GARDEN CALLED.........

Therefore I have no paintings to post but I really wanted to participate in Paint Party Friday today so I am sharing another revised version of my Etsy shop banner I did around the same time I stopped blogging in May.  
I have been busy gardening, cleaning house and enjoying some of the glorious summer weather boating . I find the Spring and Summer season keeps me more outdoors and less inside and by the time I finish with the chores, shower and eat I am totally wiped and ready for bed!
Next week I will share a painting I'm working on and some of the garden art I recently did. Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather wherever you are!



Until later,
Annabelle

Friday, May 9, 2014

GhosTales ~ Etsy Shop Banner

GhosTales

My new Etsy Shop Name "GhosTales".
I really wasn't too happy with my old shop name ( CassienadognamedBoo) and wanted something along the Ghost theme since I seem to be drawn to spooky dark fairytale type art. I played around on Photoshop and came up with this design......temporary of course. I'm still working on a better composition and the Lover's eyes.

 Click on GhosTales to see a larger format.



Thanks Eva and Kristin : )

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Until later,
Annabelle

Friday, April 25, 2014

IN DREAMS WE GET TO LIVE IN AN IMAGINARY WORLD WE BUILD

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
~ Leonardo Da Vinci


My Answer

In Dreams we get to live in an imaginary world we build, nothing stands in the way of our inner visions of the night, our minds empty of thought and open to the time and space of our dream. 

~Annabelle


Still working on eyes and will be for a while. I haven't put much thought on a name for the series since I am experimenting with an assortment of styles, realistic and imaginary.

The eye sees!



Another eye I drew and painted with water colours.

More realistic than the one from two weeks ago "Come a Little Closer".







Not sure if I will use this eye in one of the frames, just testing it out.I think I want a more beautiful eye for these particular frames.


And I finally remembered to check the mail at the post office yesterday. This is just gorgeous Sherrie aka Giggles! I love it!!!






Haha, my best friend!




Need to keep this in mind. Sometimes I let work sit there forever and forget it : )




And always remember!









Thanks a bunch Giggles! I will always cherish your quote book and keep it on my coffee table, use the bag to keep my iPad and books when I go to Chapters for my coffee and book fix : ) 
I'm not so sure if I will use the cards. I just might keep them for myself until the right occasion that merits them comes along.

Until later,
Annabelle

Friday, April 18, 2014

EYES

"Missed the last train home.
Birds pass by to tell me I'm not alone.
Well, I'm pushing myself to finish this part,
Can handle a lot,
But one thing I'm missing .....is in your eyes."









"How did it get so late so soon?"........I know, it was the bloody sugar!!!

This past week has been total confusion and disorder, a brain all fogged up and not from the shower.
I am totally fed up with the number of pills I need to take to keep the diabetes in check.
I noticed all of my aches and pains surfaced when I began taking them and so I did a little experiment and didn't take them for a few days, the aches disappeared but the sugars went up. I know my doctor will not be happy with my little investigation but then again I needed to know what was causing the sharp needle pains since all of my other test results were negative.So now it's back to see her and find an alternative route or even better stop eating the stuff I love : )
Needless to say I didn't do much of anything and I wasn't going to post today but then I thought I could share this digital/sketch I did quite a while back. It's a self portrait in caricature. The butterflies and birds , spider webs and spider, the roses and stars ,the old laces and the Pisces sign all describe me. As for the crown , I'm not sure!
I think I will keep this weekend nice and quiet , go on a few walks with the kids and the dog and pick a few pussy willows, always a tradition at this time of year. Maybe the fresh air will entice me to get back on track with the eyes "COME A LITTLE CLOSER". Haven't come up with a name for the series but I can work on that too.
So that's it for now. Take care and enjoy the holiday!

p.s. I'm not sure who left the comment about the light font but your right, I will get to it in time, thanks for the heads up.

Eyes by Rogue Wave ~ Enjoy!




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HAPPY EASTER and A HAPPY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 
Thanks Eva and Kristin

Until Later,
Annabelle

Friday, April 11, 2014

COME A LITTLE CLOSER , THEN YOU'LL SEE




Photo Courtesy of  


Dreams are a mystery, they are the night fevers that fabricate the delirium of which intoxicates the mind.
Sometimes they come creeping into the room at night with prophetic visions of days of future passed,
immediately the voices are back asking the symbolism of the Dream.

Carl Gustav Jung believed Dreams were a way to communicate and acquaint oneself with their unconscious; a window into one's inner soul.

William Shakespeare said the eyes were the window to one's soul,

And Helen Keller said the most beautiful things in life could not be seen or touched , but felt with the heart.


The dreams, the visions, the eyes, all symbols as well, all telling their very own tale of their heart.


"Cold - hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is gray and yellow, white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion"

~Moody Blues



aND SO THE dREAM (a past dream)
of the
Malocchio ~ The Evil Eye


I'm in the elysium of an evil eye after trying my hand at water colour painting of a Lover's Eye.
Although I'm far from happy with it's horrid gaze it has given me some thoughts to ponder on while creating it. I want to make a series of eye paintings , some beautiful and haunting while some more on the sinister creepier side for incorporating into my Haunted Lover's Eye Spiderweb Frames. 
If you look at the previous post "A Little Fairy Spider by the Name of Charlotte", you can see the frames I'll be using for the next Haunted Lover's Eye in the collection.




"Come a little closer, then you'll see
Come on, come on, come on
Things aren't always what they seem to be"


***********“Come a Little Closer” **********

I was just having a bit of fun playing a little game of “looking for a clue to the identity of the drawn eye in the photograph”. I placed the eye on top of an Ouija Board to convey it's invisible form with the yes and no words barely noticeable, kind of saying “ Yes I'm “The Spirit Eye”, no I'm the Evil Eye or Witch's Eye, the Witch Hazel bottle also being one of the clues. Anyway, didn't really spend a lot of time on the game just thought of it as I posted it. Still a big kid at heart : )

p.s. I don't use the board for it's intended purpose ( I'm a scary cat) I just use it for a Halloween prop.





"Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming?"




 While painting I listened to this song from my daughter's collection, M truly has opened my mind to the current wave of music played on Vampire Diaries , Pretty Little Liars , Castle and other similar programs. I love all sorts of genres , especially the classics and music of the past but some of today's scores are finding their place in my collections as well.
Enjoy : )



Interesting symbolism throughout this song. "Come a Little Closer"by The Cage Elephant.The most blaring ones are The Third Eye, Planets, Possible Drug References, etc. ~ Covertpolitics


Please take the time to pay a visit to the artists on Paint Party Friday. Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting.

"Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies ~ bye, bye "
~ Cage the Elephant 



Until Later,
Annabelle

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A LITTLE FAIRY SPIDER BY THE NAME OF CHARLOTTE


It was she, Charlotte the Spider who designed and built some wonderful enchanted cottages in the countryside and by the sea. The Fairy Spider even made some pretty pendents for people to wear who admired her story and wanted to show their undying love for her to the world.



Here are some of Charlotte's past creations of SpiderWeb Homes and Adornments
















While on her travels Charlotte acquired an extensive collection of antique architectural elements .

One of particular interest in her purchase was this pair of Antique Victorian Regency Gold Frames.






 " The lady is slightly more faded than the man". 




Of course because of their age they have cracks and some discolouration but to Charlotte that's what gives them their alluring beauty.




They measure 5 inches by 5 1/2 inches


Pictures of the Antique Victorian Regency Gold Frames courtesy of Carla Rae

So Charlotte, have any ideas ?

Until later,
Annabelle

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THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD

THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD
A place for keeping my art in larger formats

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cat reading glasses The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo Da Vinci

*** Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***

*** Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***
“Where there is no imagination there is no horror”. Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

*** Sir Christopher Lee ***

*** Sir Christopher Lee ***
“There are many vampires in the world today - you only have to think of the film business”

*** Peter Cushing ***

*** Peter Cushing ***
. Actually, I'm a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly.

*** HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY EM ! ***

*** Visionary Dreams *** Michael Jackson

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*** Haunted House ***

*** Haunted House ***

*** They're Creepy and they're Kooky,Mysterious and Spooky***

Here is a lovely wallpaper I came across done by a gal named Isis Rain.

*** Atta Boy Luther ***

“It was terrible. It was just terrible. I'll never get over it as long as I live".......
From back in the Sixties to now this is one favorite ghost tale that will happily haunt me infinitely.

Click on Luther for a bit of interesting trivia.

*** Poe Stories ***

*** Poe Stories ***
Artwork by David Gough

*** PoeStories ***

Daydreaming

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." Eleonora

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Remembering Dreams

"Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed." The pit and the pendulum

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Human Beauty

"And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave."- from Pit and the Pendulum
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Excerpt taken from Robert Giordano's Edgar Allan Poe Site
http://poestories.com/credits.php

Artwork by David Gough

Quite an interesting site******* a Must See

*** Snow Angel "Grace " ` No costume needed

Snow Angel "Grace" ~No costume needed! There is no other way to describe this gal...she is a beaut! Luv her!

*** Gremlins ***

*** Gremlins ***
Does your father usually give you vicious little monsters for a present?

Mark Ryden

This Mark Ryden portrait is so hauntingly beautiful, although it didn't need anything else to enhance its beauty I thought it might be nice framed. I created this frame with artwork taken on Polyvore.

*** Halloween Moon ***

HALLOWEEN MOON 13

Happy Sweet Sixteen Birthday Emma


Happy 16th Halloween Birthday Emma by Annabellelee Have a very Happy 16th Birthday this Halloween Emma Luv Mom, Dad, Ty, Another digital graphic done on Polyvore Annabelle

*** Nine Little Spooky Goblins ***


Nudge Ogle Wink,Nudge, Nudge, Wink WinkNine little spooky goblins stared behind the bubble glassso carefully they watched my every step upon the grassTis alarming when a stranger comes thru hereFor no one ever dare comes nearTheir home, once sat upon a witches head so steepBut now has found a secret box to keep…~ Annabelle

A Little Spooky Treasure Box I made last Halloween

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~
Soon it will be Hallows Eve...Time to create Art from the Dark Side ***Annabelle

" Halloween Flight "


"Halloween Flight" by Annabellelee Made this collage on Polyvore. I should really start using my Dreamweaver and make some on that....In time.Too many things on the go at the moment. ~Annabelle

~ Turn of the Screw ~

~ Turn of the Screw ~
A Flickr mosaic I made some time ago ~ Annabelle

* ~ "ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM IS BUT A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM" Poe ~ *

~ "Magic of the Night"...A study in Blue...Color of my Desires. My first painting{the moon}incorporated into a flickr mosaic. ~ Annabelle

*** Magic in the Woods ***

Starry, originally uploaded by Zsaj.

"For in an instance I did think I’d seen a zillion stars ablaze" When I had discovered the magical grove of fossilized crystals I thought I had seen stars. This is what it looked like only on the ground amongst the moss. Thanks to Zsaj for helping me interpret the scene I had discovered a few summers past.

* ~ Scott Gustafson ~

* ~ Scott Gustafson ~
Fairytale Artist / Illustrator

~ Dreaming by a Moonlit Sea ~

~ Enchantments ~

Enchantment New
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We live in a World of Enchantment We Only Have to Believe ~Annabelle

~ Peter Rabbit ~

Needed a break from woodburning and painting so I tried this lovely little toy{ Polyvore Digital Workshop } and created this collage. This is a great way for creating a virtual one before attempting a real mixed media collage, although this is art in itself. Thanks Cindy from "My Romantic Home "http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/, for introducing this great little gadget. I think I'm hooked!

* ~ Once Upon a Butterfly Dream ~

~Annabelle

~ Annabelle

~ LONGING ~ # 2

* ~ Twilight at Sea ~

Another collage I created inspired by the poem "Twilight at Sea" I used dragonflies instead of birds...I luv them both but I adore how their gossamer wings catch the light. ~Annabelle

Twilight at Sea


The Twilight Hours like birds flew by,
As lightly and as free;
Ten thousand stars were in the sky,
Ten Thousand on the sea;
For every wave with dimpled face,
That leaped upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace,
And held it trembling there.

Amelia Coppuck Welby

* ~ Until We Meet Again ~

This collage is part of a poem I am presently writing for a very good friend who just recently lost his spouse. ~ Annabelle

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~
I have always Luved the Old English leaded glass windows

~ Winter Dreams ~

~ Winter Dreams ~
Sunflowers in the Snow...Dreaming ~ Christmas in Canada ~ Annabelle

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*** A Good Witches Brew ***

*** A Good Witches Brew ***
Flickr Favs Mosaic ~Annabelle