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Friday, June 19, 2015

Country Kitchen Chalkboard



 Great Slate Chalkboard Paint by Disney/Glidden

and other supplies to try out for another project : )



the hardboard I used




It took me a few years to actually put this beautiful solid wood frame to use.
Early one morning while driving my daughter to school I passed the local Antique dealer in town and noticed a frame sticking out of his garbage bin. We were already running late so I didn't have the time to pull over and pick it up.
During the 15 minute drive to school I was hoping the garbage truck wasn't going to beat me to it. By the time I returned to town I could still see the picture frame sticking out of the garbage, no garbage truck had come and no one had bothered to stop, lucky me!
But when I went to pick the frame out of the garbage I got a double surprise, I found a beautiful Venetian mirror with gorgeous carved roses. Both finds had their imperfections. The frame had old mildew fabric edging I removed and the mirror had a wood rose missing which in time I plan to refurbish. Love discovering old discarded antiques especially freebies and turning them into something special and useful.

I painted the hardboard with three coats of the Disney Great Slate Chalkboard Paint and then framed it in the gorgeous Gold Antique Wood Frame I found in the trash and refurbished.
Now all I have to do is wait 7 days before I write on my Country Kitchen Chalkboard. I am thinking of painting something on it but not sure what. I do have a week to figure it out : )






Love my One of Kind Country Kitchen Chalkboard and I can't wait to write on it.


Great Slate Chalkboard Paint by Disney
"A tintable paint that turns any surface into a chalkboard" give it a try

Until next time,
Annabelle

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful Peaceful Sad Piano Music "Weeping Willow" - (Original) Gabriel...




This is totally my kind of music and Gabrielle Aapri is now one of my favourite composers!


"Weeping Willow" ~ Gabrielle Aapri

Once in a while I am stopped on my wanderings by radiant art.
Last night I was lost in a dream, caught by a whisper of a haunting melody.
When I searched and found your youtube video of Weeping Willow, the beautiful consortium of the melodic music to the poetic visual I was held captive for what seemed forever.


Thank You Gabrielle for your beautiful music.

Annabelle



Monday, March 2, 2015

A Tribute to Spock ~ Canadians are 'Spocking' Bank Notes



IMAGE ~ THE TELEGRAPH





IMAGE ~ DESIGN CANADA



IMAGE ~ THE INDEPENDENT







IMAGE ~ CBC TORONTO CANADA




IMAGE ~ WIKIPEDIA



NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts gives " the Vulcan Salute in a homage to Leonard Nimoy from the International Space Station; Nimoy's home town of Boston is seen directly below". LLAP










Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BLUE INK NIGHT


New artwork " BLUE INK NIGHT



Just finished this artwork this morning. The owl and moon again are elements from previous paintings of mine set onto a new graphic designed background I specifically made for this work.  Print of " BLUE INK NIGHT " is available on Society6. 

Until Later,
Annabelle

Saturday, February 21, 2015

MICETTO HILL ~ MICETTO WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?


Elliott, ‘Our Big Fat House Cat’ was a garage sale treasure we found many years ago. 

Elliott




It was an early Saturday morning in the spring of 2001 when my daughter Emma and I decided to go garage sailing; little did we know we would be returning back home with another pet in tow.

Elliott and Karson


 The long, thin kitten with white and grey patches was free to a good home and came with an official birth certificate and shots.
He was no ordinary cat, then again no cat is ordinary but he was unquestionably extraordinary. 




Grace with her Pillow 


The Three Amigos ~
Elliott, Grace and Karson

Elliott became Emma’s constant companion from the minute she picked him out of the cage at the old farmhouse yard sale in town.
M and Elliott spent hours on end in her bedroom playing dress up, she was the designer and he the model. 




Grandma what big eyes you have!

When there were no more designs to test out M would take Elly to the park and go down the spiral slide with Elly on her lap and then the swing would be next.  It was like watching a mother and her baby having a great day at the playgrounds.



Elliott at the park 

Never did he once escape her not that he lacked the ingenuity to do so but because he chose to stay and was happy and content.

His endowment of human characteristics at times made me wonder if he had lived as a human in one of his previous lives. 

In any case he put a spell on us.

In the days and months after his passing my daughter and I were inspired to emulate Elly in our artwork. Elliott took on many disguises, once again a model he appeared in angel cartoon form to jovial fat Ellycats. Artwork by M.










Then in early January of this year I decided I wanted to draw Elly again only this time change his color to black and white, his patches akin more to that of a cow, lo and behold, Micetto appeared.



Yes, as you recall I did say earlier that Elly was a long thin kitten but Elliott transformed into this big lovable ball of fur that could never be more than a few feet away from you at any given time. He became Our Big Fat House Cat because the time came where Elly was too big to carry to the park and too fat to be a model but he still played hide and seek at home and was quick on his feet, amazing for a cat his size.

He was extraordinary in every sense of the word. A dramatist in life and in death; he left his mark in our hearts and keeps writing us stories.




Our companion was the writer all along ~^..^~ and even now . 
ELLY 2001 ~ 2008



Micetto is the story of Elliott in his next life.


Until Later,
Annabelle

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GUARDIAN OF THE GRAVEYARD ~ AN OLD FRIEND

Someone was watching me and it wasn't a human at least I don't think he was. He appeared to me one day while I was shopping in the area and totally took me by surprise. I had a strange feeling of being watched by someone close by but no one was around except the graveyard, the trees and me. And then when I looked up into the tree that was towering behind me he was looking down. Although at first he spooked me I now find he is an old friend whose company I welcome when I visit the vacant grounds. He is such an old soul at heart : ) and does quiet a fine job guarding the old graveyard.

Photographs are available on SOCIETY6 


GUARDIAN OF THE GRAVEYARD





AN OLD FRIEND




Until Later,
Annabelle

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A IS FOR ANNABELLE

A perfect signature logo/avatar for initialing my artwork and placing on my blogs and shop sites.

A is for Annabelle and the fish symbolic to my astrological sign PISCES. 


I wrote Annabelle inside the A on the fish. 

Can you see it?



And one with 2 Annabelle








Until Later,
Annabelle


~ Can I Keep You ?

~ Can I Keep You ?

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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
Myspace Glitter Graphics

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

**** Graphic Work ***

Scroll to bottom of this page to see more of my Graphic Work

*** A Good Witches Brew ***

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