Monday, August 27, 2012

~ Red Sails In The SunSet ~ In a Dream you are never Eighty or Fifty~Five

"Red Sails in the Sunset ~ The Fairytale Boat  "The Singhalese " Original Annabelle 2012 ~ Art Sea Life Vintage Bottle 

Luv the silhouette , never intended to take the pic this way but oh such an enchanting discovery when i started the shoot this morning : )
 .......Wish i knew more about photography....must take that course!

In a dream you are never eighty .......or fifty five. 
Anne Sexton's first part of this quote resonates so true with me, in mind, mind you, I really do not feel my age, never did and I truly hope and pray I never will. 
I hope I'll still be in pretty good health to continue on my way down the oak lined country lane. 
It is only now I realize that time has in a way been my friend and allowed me to continue growing, gathering wisdom and truth although there was a period when I had thought differently, only negatively towards it but Time was and still is an ally and foe; it weathers and wears and tatters and tears but in the end it has been always a friend.

I have lived in my soul's dark cottage for all of my life until only recently I discovered in living that I always possessed some form of artist resource well hidden secretly within . 
The cottage I live in now is a 1920's craftsman english cottage on a hilly mountaintop over looking the deep blue sea where the early morning sun streams within the creamy walls and casts them in a light pink glow and it is here where I create magical worlds of enchantment.

The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that time hath made.
~Edmund Waller

I'm an Artist, there I said it!

I have always admired art and some just takes my breath away.

All Artists are inspired by life, wild, tame or both; consistently I am initially inspired by the wild side and then quickly given sustenance by the tame. The art that originally grows from the natural world later is adorned by an amenable earthly realm. When securely fused or in many cases of my art work, soldered, the art I believe, becomes an energy source giving life to a void and empty space.
We are all artists, some born with more resources than others but the secret lies in the artist who knows well  how to use them to their greatest possible potential. I am no master of the arts and wish I could play a piano or organ beautifully and enchant myself but because I can't play i am constantly swept into a dreamy Disneyland by others who can. 

When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.  ~Marty Bucella
You are never too old to learn  and if ...........

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.  ~William Butler Yeats...

Never feel the skipping beat of your aging heart........ 

Oh! weep not that our beauty wears
Beneath the wings of Time;
That age o'erclouds the brow with cares
That once was raised sublime...
But mourn the inward wreck we feel
As hoary years depart,
And Time's effacing fingers steal
Young feelings from the heart!
~Robert Montgomery, "Lost Feelings," March 1828

But Never let Time steal away 
your unmeasurable love for Never~ Ending FairyTales 

Red Sails in the Sunset , Way out on the sea

Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me.

She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue,
Red sails in the Sunset, I'm trusting in you.

"Red Sails in the Sunset ~ The Fairytale Boat  "The Singhalese " Original Annabelle 2012 ~ Art Sea Life Vintage Bottle 

Inspiration taken from the wild sea, 60's arts and crafts walnut mice boats ( Christmas tree ornaments we made when the kids were little ) and Florida shell boats , music and especially from the gorgeous Twilight and Night Sea Paintings of Romantic Movement Russian /Armenian Artist Ivan Aivazousky 1858

Materials... North American Pressed Glass (NAPG) in a pink hue with daisy pattern...look like stars to me : ) 
Solder, shells, coral, copper wire and metal for sail.
German glitter ,crystal beads for inside and outside of bottle. 

Hope you like this latest art piece. Available on Etsy very soon.

Remember .......Old age ain't no place for sissies.  ~Bette Davis

NOTE BENE: A huge thank you to the music artists and DISNEY that allow me to play their enchanting music on my blog: AL BOWLY, ONE REPUBLIC AND THE PIERCES ; IN TURN I HOPE I OPEN THE DOORS TO YOUR WONDERFUL WORK TO OTHERS : ) 

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“Where there is no imagination there is no horror”. Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

*** Sir Christopher Lee ***

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*** 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.

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"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

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"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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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 ***


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 ~

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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 ~
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~ "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 ~

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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!

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* ~ 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

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