a

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cabinet of Curiosities~ Our Delectable Assortment of Unusual Arts and Crafts

Welcome to the Cabinet Of Curiosities; A Delectable Assortment of Unusual Arts and Crafts that my daughter and myself have created in the past week. Some finished and some in the middle of completion and others just at the beginning of their creation.

First off,  I will grace this post page with my most recent painting in progress ( just at the beginning )for my submission for "Paint Party Friday".The image I had visualized early in the week was of a complete and so perfect in every detail winter scene but it takes time for someone like me who isn't a painter to transform a blank canvas into a visual retreat and I have done very little of  this medium to feel comfortable and knowledgeable in applying the little tricks to recreating the picture I had vividly seen  in my mind so unfortunately it has taken me a week to get this far. But like the song playing...."I  have no fear " in trying to recreate my dream in an foreign medium.... eventually I'll climatize to it....I hope, I guess.....definitely will !!

...So Sorry for the delay, I have every intention to finish the landscape of my dreams , so here it is.





Recently I read a quote that I must keep forever in my heart ; it pretty much tells you the secret ingredients in achieving one's goal.


"If your mind can perceive it,
And your heart can believe it,
Then your hands can achieve it."

Thank you Victorian Rose Palette for those lovely words of wisdom.

Now with those powerful words in mind I'm sure I will reach my goal; may not be a Michelangelo but a whimsical naive  painting by little old me I can most definitely guarantee will transpire in the coming weeks...haha! These things take time.....


 And now for the other arts......


Sea Captain's Keeper ~ Eternal Memory a locket to keep notes, reminders of the day or week , pet pics or lover's pics whatever you like




My daughter M designed this heart when inspired by some roughly cut hearts she had seen in my stained glass stash. It is quite unique in that it is a locket which always stays open (on one side) with the suede black cording of the pendant keeping whatever note or photograph snugly enclosed within the two glasses.

You'll have to excuse my pictures and writing, I have been detained on some important matters today so running behind on stuff. I will post better photographs and more art work tomorrow.






Quite impressed by M's soldering and design abilities she has demonstrated in the past week. It was too late to take  proper photographs of her locket (External Memory...haha ) Sea Captain's Keeper and her beautiful fairy creature she created in stained glass ; will post tomorrow, better in the natural light.




And let me introduce you to Her Royal Highness Princess Maxine Payne..A Black Widow Spider..MAXIMUM PAIN!!!.....literally...HAHA! Beware of Maxine she doesn't keep her suitors very long:(






When I was sculpting her just about everything went wrong , ultimately breaking one of her lovely Victorian glass eyes; luckily I had more. She was a Royal Pain to construct...Thanks M for giving me her name, next time think of a nicer name ...haha!






This is going to be Maxine's new home...I will be sculpting her a lovely web which I will adhere to the
back of this Hand Painted Victorian Matt with romantic violets.





Not sure where Maxine wants to sit but once her spidery bed is made I'm sure she'll know.



Until next Paint Party Friday......Have no fear    :) Annabelle

14 comments:

art2cee2 said...

Love the quote...and all the art and crafts too! :-)

Deanna said...

I think your painting is off to a great start. I can already feel the chill in the air. Love that quote too! Thank you for sharing.

Heather said...

Hi - I love that quote! That's perfect for us artists. I can't wait to see what you dowith the painting, looks like another moon! your other itmes are fun too! have a great day

Yvonne said...

It's nice to see works in progress. You are doing great! The other items are so lovely. Enjoyed your PPF post, especially the quote. Happy PPF.

Hybrid J said...

You're doing fine with the WIP. Love to see the finished painting. Great quote. Thank you for sharing! ;)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I know, the hardest challenge for the artist is to get what's in their mind onto the canvas...we know what we want the painting to look like, its just that the paint and the brushes don't cooperate :) ...I think your painting is off to a lovely start. And the spider is gorgeous! Looks like a great home for her!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Great quote- I love quotes! And your painting is coming along beautifully!
Also the curios are fabulous- that locket especially!
Happy PPF- a day late ;)
Stephanie

EVA said...

I'm loving the start of this painting! (of course, anything with the Moon in it always attracts me)

Very intriguing locket and what a neat spider Maxine is!

Great to see you back at the party, Annabelle!

priti.lisa said...

I love to watch a painting unfold...so I'll stay tuned :)
Your jewelry is incredible!

Christine said...

That looks like that large perigee moon from the other night, wonderful! Great jewellery too!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Annabelle...beautiful painting..it will be magical to see what transpires..shine on. And your magical creations..the spider is dazzling , such beauty you create...that spider is a gorgeous soul..enchantment come to life!
I love the quote too..wonderful!
Happy creating my talented friend!
Victoria

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a wonderful start... I am definitely looking forward to seeing the landscape of your dreams progress!

(I love the quote)

xo
Kristin

Toni said...

I think the start to your painting is superb! I absolutely LOVE Maxine and I can't wait to see her perched upon her sculpted web! Lovely art! Just lovely!

Msartist said...

Hi Annabelle, thanks for stopping by! Lovely start to your painting. I love that quote. Lockets, jewels are pretty! Have a lovely week!! ~Theresa

~ Can I Keep You ?

~ Can I Keep You ?

COPYRIGHT

All graphics, text and design:
copyright Anna Belanger - Annabelle


Note: If you personally hold copyright to any images or other content herein and wish it to be removed or credited, please email me and I'm more than happy to do so.

Eddy needs credit as do some other work....searching for their rightful creators to credit**** Please understand if you do come across any of your work with no credited signiture.... I will be very prompt to add your copyright to the work if you beat me to the punch.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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

*******************************************************

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

********************************************************
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
**********************************************************
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