Friday, May 10, 2013

Dreams are Whispers of the Soul ~ Pastoral Dreams ~ Paint Party Friday Week 9, Year 3

Stormy Sensuous Seductive Hypnotic Clouds, a picture worth an intense dream or painting ? Took this photo last year during stormy weather.

Note : At the end of this post I've embeded a Youtube Video of a classic tango of 1926 by Nat  Shilkret. David Lynch used this musical piece in his Dior ad " Lady Blue Shanghai " starring Marion Cotillard. Please do give it a listen while you read this post, it somehow transports you to another time and place, quite romantic. It is one of my favourite tangos and if you like the oldies like I do, I'm sure this tango will become one of your favourites as well O,O

"Painting is a metaphor for control. Every choice is mine...The canvas, the colour. As a child, I had neither a sense of the world nor my place in it, but art taught me that one's vision can be achieved with SHEER FORCE OF WILL. The same is true of life, provided one refuses to let anything stand in one's way." Klaus Michaelson ~ "VAMPIRE DIARIES" 

Well, I can safely say I've been quite loyal to the quote, about 50% of the time that is; occasionally straying away from my painting whenever my husband and son return home from their work on their 2 week leave. Usually we like to try to fit in a little getaway while he's in town as well as spending time together as a family so needless to say time flies by quickly and before you know it it's time for the boys to head back to work. 
So, since I've been away from home and canvas, I will share with Paint Party Friday a past digital graphic design I did in 2010.

"Dreams are Whispers of the Soul". 

Haiku ?

Sweet Hypnotic Sleep:
Dreams are whispers of the soul
who together sleep


Dreams are the windows to other worlds , delicious, mysterious, intoxicating, hypnotic, mesmerizing, intriquing worlds or worlds you rather hoped you never had entered.

Even they Dream...and if caught in a bad dream they have each other for a comforter.

A good idea to have one of these near your bed.

And the Dreams of the Day are the White Lion Wishes you Blew on the Wind

And I leave you now to Dream a little Dream with this beautiful vintage classic tango 

"Tango ~ Fate " ~ Nat Shilkret 1926, enjoy O,O


www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful post with some amazing images. Those clouds are amazing and cats so sweet all cuddled up together. I love the digital design you did, You are so good at them and the Haiku is perfect for the image. Have a great weekend and a happy PPF

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post! Valerie

Netty said...

Beautiful post. Happy PPF, Annette x


Christine said...

lovely post, sweet cats!

Gloria in CA said...

Love that tango music and your Haiku awesome. I enjoyed your post very much and the cats, well they are just blessed. Very nice. Have a wonderful day and weekend. Thank you.

denthe said...

That sky is amazing, wow! and I love your dream catcher. And those cats .... too cute!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fantastic digital art - love the butterfly shimmering there. Happy PPF

Kim said...

Beautiful images this week, thanks so much for posting! HPPF!

soulbrush said...

WOW I just love the whole look of your blog. Happy PPF.

kat said...

Such a gorgeous sky, I love it! Your haiku is so lovely! Sweet dreams to you!xx

Heather Foust said...

We both have Dream Themes! Love your Post! You are right everyone needs a Dream Catcher!

Giggles said...

Gorgeous images and artwork... Lots of beauty here! Have a great weekend!

Hugs Giggles

SAMARA said...

Hi Annabelle! What a fantastic blog!!! So unique, as you are my darling. I loved your comment on my blog...just beautiful...courage! You remind me, in every way, of Rumi. How you write, what your art conjures up in me, your colors...it is incredible how much I "see" Rumi - as soon as I opened your blog! Very cool. The art is incredible. The sunset is beautiful - the writing is outstanding (Rumiish)and the digital - Phew - just amazing. Neighbours? Where do you live. How exciting. I am hoping it is the indigo just a second from where I live!!! Gluttony at work. lol Lovies, Samara

bellefrogworks said...

gorgeous photos - love that digital art work. I listened to the tango clip - it's wonderful. I love the old microphone. HPPF

Ginny said...

What an incredible blog. Your photo of the sky was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful and diffent pieces of work. I loved listening to the music.

Thank you also for the link to the perfect convertible music. You made my day.

Elisa said...

a beautiful dreamy post annabelle! Thank you for leaving an insightful comment over on my blog. Have a blessed day!

Annabelle said...

Just dropping in to say thank you to everyone for leaving me so many lovely comments.Very happy you like the art, music and tango; I'll keep trying to bring you a little bit of happiness every PPF! I am still making my way through the PPF list...probably be done by this Wednesday : ) So much to read, see, and leave notes that it does take it's share of time. Oh and a VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all!

Samara, your note you left me ....I'm just so flattered...Rumi....wow! Anyway, I dropped in the Indigo in Barrhaven, anywhere close to you? I live south of there in a little town that is now becoming big and I so desperately want to move into seclusion...lol! Maybe somewhere near the sea, better by the sea O,O

Ginny, I'm not sure what type of music you like but I thought Marianne's song is just one of those songs that I can relate to, fell in love with it the moment I heard it in the movie "Montenegro", many years ago and thought you might of liked it as well.
So better devote a few hours to PPF and tour the blogs : )

Take care everyone

Victoria said...

Annabelle...what a most beautiful and bewildering post! I loved Klaus's words too..so cool! Gorgeous poetry and words..and amazing imagery and visual poems..love it all! I always enjoy all of your beautiful creations..stunning artworks and magical words..your are a weaver of the soul!
Blessings beautiful friend!Thanks for the tango music..love it too!

Karen Smithey said...

Love all the layers in the digital piece! I couldn't get the tango link to work, so I'll have to stop back later...

miz katie said...

Beautiful photos, and quote. Your digital piece really speaks to me. Gorgeous work!

JoyCorcoran said...

What a lovely post and piece. I'm looking at it after a very busy day and so glad to know such images and haiku will influence my dreams. Thanks for your comments on my blog, too.

Rhonda H said...

Love these photos! The 2 kittens are just so cute!! Yes I agree the tango music adds to the mood, thanks for including it! Thanks too for stopping by my blog earlier!

Gloria said...


Maria said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog! :D I appreciate it very much. Your blog is like a magical land! So lovely to visit!! :D Have a lovely weekend!!! :D

Lorraine said...

lovely work

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