Friday, May 27, 2011


I'll begin by sending out my apologies to everyone for not visiting last Friday's submissions. Unfortunately matters in the family have become more serious and a strain therefore I was obligated to set aside my art and deal with the pressing situation and by Wednesday night I was able to get a break.
 I sat down and watched "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" with M and painted ......for therapy; needless to say, not enough time to complete it and messed up the little pooch I had painted. So for now this is a WIP and hopefully by this time next week there should be a little critter in the landscape. Again, I'm posting this painting this morning and then I'm off with more errands to run for the day. Will be visiting later this evening and throughout the weekend. .... most definitely!

Out of the complete weekend and week I was able to get in a Saturday morning jaunt to the Annual Bishop's Mills Community garage sale and this is the Treasure I found!!!!!!!

Meet " Ranger the Therapy Cat "....Isn't he a handsome fellow? His owner was kind enough to let me photograph him and Ranger was quite patient in letting me take ample photos in making sure I captured his best assets...I think I did!

Ranger who happens to be a Maine Coon Cat ; one of my favourite breed of cats , seems to adore his stroller, even my kids didn't stay in theirs so contently....I see why he is such a lovely soul for therapy!

Quite a patient cat...thanks for letting me take your pic Ranger.

And this has to be my favourite! Wow, seriously need to learn my camera....just luv when some pics turn out so good...I feel I'm improving with my photo skills.....although I still don't know how the buttons work....haha!

A drive in the country with a camera on hand just in case and hunting for lost treasures works wonders for me, great therapy. Discovering Ranger was a welcome surprise and even better I was lucky enough to capture the moment because I wasn't too lazy to bring the camera along.

What is good Therapy?

#1 Time spent with family, human and furry or feathered or whatever
#2 Driving in the country and meeting interesting folks
#3 Enjoying a healthy outdoor snack
#4 A Camera for capturing Treasures beyond our immediate reach
#5 Enjoying all the elements of Spring....Life

.....These are just a few of the things that make me happy....the secret to a well lived life.

So here is this week's submission.......

"A Patch Of Blue "  Inks and Acrylics on canvas.


A Little Heart

 I'm sure you've guessed where the name came from..my boo -boo ...haha!

Until next week Happy Painting..... Annabelle

If you are just visiting here, do think about dropping in at Paint Party Friday; I'm sure you'll linger a while and maybe participate....good therapy, I promise!


p.s. I guess I forgot to show my recent discoveries at the local yard sales....will post them soon.


Gloria said...

I love acrylics on canvas and it is therapy. Love your piece and the photos of the kitty are just awesome. The last one of him yawning or meowing is just priceless. Thanks for sharing, Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Super clear your canvas ... peace and light ... and very good philosophy of life yours. Saludos

SHERI C said...

Hahahaaa...I love RANGER! Your painting is lovely too. I like night scenes! HAPPY PPF!

Anonymous said...

hi I coming from the paint party,, ooo I like this very magical!!

art2cee2 said...

The patch of blue wip is wonderful, very van gogh-ish! I love it. The photos of the very handsome cat are awesome! I especially like the onewhere he looks like he is smiling and winking. :-)

Theresa said...

Love your painting and the photographs of Ranger! Lovely! Happy PPF!Theresa

Theresa said...

Ranger is very photogenic! Neat depth and sweet spots in this one!

Christine said...

nice restful work to calm you down. Have a great week.

Netty said...

Lovely painting and great photos. Happy PPF, Annette

Pointy Pix said...

a great painting-very atmospheric. and what a stunning cat-is he a maine coon? i love that last photo he looks like hes smiling and winking!

EVA said...

I am LOVING this one!! (Not surprising since you're painting some of my favourite subjects.) Beautiful!

What a great and gorgeous cat!

BahamaDawn said...

stunning cat you have! love the pictures of Ranger, and also love your painting!
happy PPF!

Tammie said...

lovely mystical painting and sweet kitty too.

Her Speak said...

OOoh I wanna wander around in that moon glow! Beautiful work. Happy PPF!

Rosie Kaplan said...

A picture after my own hear. Loving it.

Julie said...

Happy PPF- your picture is lovely!

Sunshineshelle said...

This is a magical post my dear, I love your photos, your therapy, your oh so glorious moon :) Big Hugs & Happy PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

You have such a marvelous talent for taking such a simple subject, and imbuing it with life, love and passion- GORGEOUS! And I always enjoy the hidden details that you point out to us- just more magic ;)
And that cat's grin is AWESOME, by the way!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
P.S. I'm a Buffy junkie- my teens and I watch it regularly....

Kristin Dudish said...

I knew EVA would be enamored with this one! (I am too!)

I hope all is well and you are able to relax a little (and enjoy a little therapy).

I look forward to seeing your yard sale finds - I love yard sales... and estate sales... and thrift stores... hee hee!


Terrie said...

What a great start - can't wait to see the finished project.

Pam Tucker said...

LOVE the painting! It has all of my favorite elements: the moon, the night, the stars, an awesome tree... a great mood you created!

And those were some great shots of Ranger! What a beautiful cat. :)

Dawn said...

My cats are a kind of therapy for me like my art and Ranger is adorable ;0) Like the night scene to

Love Dawn xx

priti.lisa said...

I hope things settle down for you soon Annabelle, I love the painting so far and thank you for sharing the pictures of Ranger...he is amazing♥♥

brendathour said...

I love the mood you captured in this painting and I especially love the shooting star! You did a fab job.

Heather said...

love that cat! I really like the whimsy in your moon, too! have a great weekend - xo

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fabulous work on the moonlight. Cute kitty. .D

Kelly said...

Blue is my favorite color, and I love this piece!

Heather said...

Ahhh ranger is soooo cute! Very good pics. I love your painting also. Love the colors.

Cameron said...

Your painting is lovely! So soothing in it's evening splendor!

....and what a beautiful cat Ranger is, methinks he's a Maine Coon?

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