Friday, May 13, 2011

Paint Party Friday Week 9 ~ " Past Curfew "

Not sure what is going on this week , maybe blogger issues I don't think Kristin and Eva cancelled the party, anyway I'll go ahead and post; hopefully it isn't .

This week's Paint Party Friday Submission....." Past Curfew "

Friday the 13th............Weeps once again is alone in the Dark

WIP.....Just finished " Weeps " yesterday and when I tried to post him this morning blogger was down......Hmmmm...... anything to do with  it being Friday the 13th? I for one keep the number 13 as a lucky charm but probably not for all so it seems.........

Step #1 ~ Harvest Conk
Step #2 ~ Dry the Shelf Mushroom for a couple of months, but not required
Step #3 ~ Gesso  prep
Step #4 ~ Sketch design, again not required if you can draw...hehe...not like me
Step #5 ~ Wood burn using wood burning tool...again not required
Step #6 ~ Paint, again not required
Step #7 ~ Seal with shellac if desired

This artist Conk doesn't sit well so once I complete "Weeps" I will be making a base for the Shelf Mushroom art

A small little door to a fairy's home. Looks like Weeps isn't really all alone as he thought.

Another little door isn't too far from Weeps.

M named this work and thought of adding the lily flower lantern .Will be working on him for this week in-between gardening, treasure hunting for old relics of the natural kind and manmade. Hope you all have yourself a great weekend and enjoy the Spring weather.

p.s. I will try to post a few of the great Treasures I was fortunate to come across in the last few weeks.

Maybe they may give you an incentive to frequent a few yard and church sales of your own.....maybe you'll find your artistic inspiration in a lost and forgotten gem.....

Have fun Treasure Hunting and Creating



Christine said...

nice whimsical work! love it, perfect for spring and outdoors.

Gloria said...

It's great Annabelle. Lots of work. Hope you are having a great time with PPF. I am. I love your doggies, especially Obi Wan. I would love to have him here at home with me. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Hysong said...

cute little owl. love the doors and the tree roots. Happy PPF!

brendathour said...

How cool! I've never seen or heard of a conk before, is it a mushroom that you painted on???

Anne said...

So fun! Love your little owl. So cute! Have a great weekend. Goodluck in your treasure hunting!

Hybrid J said...

Just cute and fun! Fantastic! ;)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Weeps is so cute but so sad :(

Stands are a great idea! Happy PPF :)

Netty said...

Loving your Weeps and his little home. So much work but so worth it. Annette x

EVA said...

Yes PPF was down due to Blogger issues and Hostesses feeling frustrated they couldn't let everyone n=know that the party wasn't cancelled or that we weren't deserting you.

Weeps is so cute and the whole process so very creative!

Heather said...

Ahhhh Weeps is so cute!

Pam Tucker said...

Oh I just LOVE these! Weeps is so adorable. You do an amazing job on these pieces. :)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

This is so cool!! A mushroom painting--love it!! What a fabulous idea...and the drawing came out perfect--quite whimsical! I think you win my award for most creative canvas :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Annabelle..I am always enchanted by your beautiful work and gorgeous realm each time i visit! I Love this piece..it is magical..how cool! Your imagination sparks wiht such energy! Love it!
Hugs..another wonderful piece!
Shine on!
PS: I am excited to plant those 4-o'clock seeds you gave me..thankyou for these magic seeds..I know they will bring much joy inot my garden!!

Annabelle said...

Thanks for the lovely comments to all of you. Yes it is a type of mushroom that can be burned, etched, sketched and painted on and from googling them I see they are also used in cancer treatments....need to further research them. As for blogger being down I realized Eva that two gals were probably going stir crazy....haha! Anyway I still went ahead with my post.Hope I'm not boring any of you with my mushrooms....really want to further study pyrography, drawing, painting , encaustic, mixed media and tempura painting so I think I will be in this group for a very long time....so much to learn and I really need to get back to my reading and writing so very busy but happy to be. Hope you all have a great weekend and creative week until next Friday....will have Weeps in colour....promise.

p.s. Victoria, I bought a box of white Four O'Clock Tubers...18" talll for $1, so what I am thinking is this, plant both and see the difference in height and type, not truly a correct experiment but all the same I want to try it out. I may just send you some tubers at the end of summer if they turn out fabulous....Enjoy the ones I gave you....magical and frgrant...lovely flowers!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love how magical your work is- I look forward to it each week! Oh and that lily lantern was a perfect finishing touch :)

La Abela said...

It is original and funny ...

Kelly said...

WOW! I've never heard of these mushrooms either. Do you grow them yourself or purchase them? I'm fascinated! Love Weeps - sad but cute at the same time! Thanks for sharing!!

Andrea C said...

This is seriously inspired. I love this, how cool are you! x

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

You need to send this to www.earthy.com they specialize in mushrooms...I bet you could get in their gift section!
love it!cheers, dana

Annabelle said...

Hi all,
Roban Studio asked if I could take a pic next time I go gather the mushrooms.....since lately I have seen Fishers in the area and bears I wouldn't go out alone till the coming weekend with hubby and kids ....too scared so I have the best thing for now . I discovered a gal from New England ~ Joan " For the Love of a House " who adores these artist conks and uses them in her interior and exterior decor...Here are the three links.......Enjoy!




Hope this takes care of curiosity for the time being Roban

Annabelle >^..^<

Annabelle said...

Hi Dana,
Thanks for the heads up on that link; I'll give it a try.
I've been thinking lately of writing a little children's book with Weeps and a few of my other critter....i.e. Sir Eldrick Sim.........


the vintage jewel spider and others.....a lot of work if I do and a lot of critters to show in the coming weeks, some on mushroom....addicted to them I'm afraid.
Thanks to all for the lovely comments.

Annabelle >^..^<

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