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Monday, November 21, 2016

WATCHING EARTH FROM THE MOON

 SEEMS SO PEACEFUL




LIKE A GLASS FISHING FLOAT SUSPENDED IN SPACE, WEIGHTLESS

TWINKLING IN THE MIST OF A SHIMMERING STARRY SEA

IT'S WHERE THEIR HEART IS LONGING TO BE


"BLUE CHRISTMAS STARGAZERS" BACK WHERE MY HEART LONGS TO BE


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Everybody knows - Leonard Cohen RIP





Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

Everybody knows that the war is over

Everybody knows the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows




Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the captain lied

Everybody got this broken feeling

Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets

Everybody wants a box of chocolates

And a long stem rose

Everybody knows




Everybody knows that you love me baby

Everybody knows that you really do

Everybody knows that youve been faithful

Ah give or take a night or two

Everybody knows youve been discreet

But there were so many people you just had to meet

Without your clothes

And everybody knows




Everybody knows, everybody knows

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows




And everybody knows that its now or never

Everybody knows that its me or you

And everybody knows that you live forever

Ah when youve done a line or two

Everybody knows the deal is rotten

Old black joes still pickin cotton

For your ribbons and bows

And everybody knows




And everybody knows that the plague is coming

Everybody knows that its moving fast

Everybody knows that the naked man and woman

Are just a shining artifact of the past

Everybody knows the scene is dead

But theres gonna be a meter on your bed

That will disclose

What everybody knows




And everybody knows that youre in trouble

Everybody knows what youve been through

From the bloody cross on top of calvary

To the beach of Malibu

Everybody knows its coming apart

Take one last look at this sacred heart

Before it blows

And everybody knows




Everybody knows, everybody knows

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows.......LEONARD COHEN 1934 - 2016 RIP

Monday, November 14, 2016

" AND, THE COLD, CRYSTAL MOON LOOKED DOWN "


A PERIGEE ~ SYZYGY MOON  or  SUPERMOON

I failed terribly in capturing  the "undeniably beautiful" supermoon tonight, all thou, I was left with three interesting photographs for souvenirs of the special event.







"The difference between a fine oil painting and a mechanical thing like a photograph is simply this: a photograph shows only the reality; a painting shows not only the reality but the dream behind it--. It's our dreams that keep us going. That separate us from the beasts." HARVEY
Maybe so, but this photograph gives me the illusion of a fine oil painting with a dream behind it.







p.s. The supermoon returns tomorrow so I get another shot, literally,  at a better picture : )

Thursday, November 10, 2016

STRESSED OUT ~ TAKE THE RIDE


LOVE THE BIKE!



At last, the wait is over! Father and daughter took a chilly motorcycle ride on hubby's Triumph 900 yesterday, 40 minutes after he landed from Saskatchewan. Two weeks ago the weather was beautiful, warm and perfect for riding. While hubby was away at work I drove our truck, which totally is my pet and caught myself waving at the riders on the motorbikes that passed me on the road as if I was on a bike myself and immediately wishing hubby were home, only because he’s got the biker’s license : ) Who would have thought a bike could do this to a girl, for that matter, an over the hill gal like me?

I never thought after 40 years my love and passion for motorcycles would still be with me but taking that first ride on the bike when hubby took me to Merrickville was beyond exhilarating. The pastoral countryside in Plein air was breathtaking, literally. The scents of burning wood and freshly cut grass were extensions to the visual experience only to evoke more of my undying love for the open fields of the countryside.

Once you take that first motorcycle ride there is no going back, thou maybe back in time to when you were twenty-something for there is definitely something magical about riding a motorcycle. It makes you forget time, space, unhappy thoughts; your mind becomes an interior pastoral, sylvan landscape and what therapy that is! And one step beyond it would be riding with the warm wind in your hair.

Thinking back, I was brought up on motorcycles and Vespa’s back in Italy when I was a mere five-year-old child. My uncles Mario and Titti would offer me rides on their bikes in exchange for cigarettes I would have to loot from my sleeping mother who worked the night shift at the hospital.
And then I met my husband 14 years later all because I asked for a motorcycle ride on his Kawasaki 400.
So I suppose it really shouldn’t have been such surprise to me how much I adore riding!

I'm next Stan!


Playing Hangman.........







Monday, October 31, 2016

πŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸŽƒπŸ‘€DIAL M FOR TREATS, IT'S HALLOWEEN!πŸ‘€πŸŽƒπŸ•·πŸ•Έ

REMEMBER THE CARTFUL OF FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS?





THEY WERE A NIGHTMARE TO CLEAN AND CARVE WITH JUST A HOUSEHOLD KITCHEN KNIFE. WE BROKE THE ONLY TWO PUMPKIN KNIVES WE HAD. THE SKIN ON THE FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS ARE SUPER TOUGH BUT THEY ARE WORTH USING FOR HALLOWEEN, THEY ALWAYS HAVE SUCH LOVELY SHADES OF ORANGE.

I MUST CONFESS, I ALMOST DIDN'T CARVE THEM AFTER THE FIRST ONE BUT EACH ONE I DID GAVE A DIFFERENT GLOW OF ORANGE LIGHT AND I WAS CURIOUS TO SEE THEM ALL LIT UP.








M CARVED THE BAT AND CRESCENT MOON PUMPKIN AND JACK







HE REMINDS ME OF SLOTH FROM THE GOONIES ....MISSING THE LITTLE EARS : )







SQUASH PUMPKINS ALSO DON'T GIVE YOU MUCH ROOM TO PLAY AROUND WITH BUT I STILL LOVE THEM








BASTET AND JACK ....OUR BEST PUMPKIN THIS YEAR!




THE WITCH IS IN





WATCHING "FRIGHT NIGHT" ANTON YELCHIN, DAVID TENNANT AND COLIN FARRELL, HE WAS SUCH AN AMAZING VAMPIRE IN THIS MOVIE! 




HAUNTED LONDON AND  HAUNTED BRITAIN AND  IRELAND
BOOKS I PICKED UP AT THE ANNUAL KEMPTVILLE BOOK FAIR







SO, THE TREATS , M?




HAPPY HALLOWEENπŸŽƒ

Sunday, October 30, 2016

THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN

BASTET AND JACK




CARVING PUMPKINS TONIGHT πŸ‘€


LITTLE JACK WAS THE FIRST TO BE CARVED. GOOD WORK , M!


DRINKING CAMOMILLE TEA AND WATCHING "CURSED" DIRECTED BY WES CRAVEN

Thursday, October 27, 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY, M!πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸΆπŸ±πŸ‘€


IT’S NOT THE 31ST YET, I KNOW BUT ALL THE SAME, IT’S THE WEEK OF HALLOWEEN 

SO "Of CORPSE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS WORTH CELEBRATING! 


IT'S A HALLOWEEN TRADITION 

THAT WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!"





PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY EMMA BELANGER OF HER TWO BELOVED PETS

 KARSON THE CHURCH CAT AND GRACE OUR GOLDEN GIRL









 HAPPY HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY, M!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

GHOSTALES

MY NEW ETSY SHOP BANNER




Little whispers floated in the night air and ..........

I BELIEVE.....

THEY SAID .....


"DON'T DREAM IT BE IT"......


 BE THE GHOST IN THE GHOSTALES BANNER ......

And if you love Peter Cushing's quote so much , why not place it on the banner?

AND SO I DID!


AFTER READING A COMMENT LEFT ON MY "ZOMBIE QUEEN" ART PIECE ON FLICKR,
IT MADE ME THINK AND I THOUGHT SHE WOULD MAKE A RATHER PERFECT GHOST, SO I MADE MYSELF A NEW ETSY SHOP BANNER THIS MORNING AND I MUST SAY, I AM QUITE PLEASED WITH THE END RESULTS.



"YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR DARLING,

TO BE ALIVE. 

EVEN A BIT MAD. 

IT HELPS TO BE MAD."

~ PETER CUSHING



HAPPY OCTOBER SPIRITS πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ 

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

Will

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.

Custom Blog Banner Order

*** 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?

*** 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.

~ 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

* ~ 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