Friday, March 28, 2014


“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” 

― Audrey Hepburn

I have dreamed all of my life to escape to a world that may just exsist after all. A place far removed from Human Society to one of a Humane Society. Somewhere quiet, serene, still beautiful and untouched by the human hand where all of God's creatures great and small are your neighbours and friends and of course some humans mixed into the equation for casual sporadic conversation when one feels the urgency to refresh their earthly presence.

I created the above banner "Tansy " many moons ago for my Etsy shop but never used it for the simple fact I was too lazy to go back into Dreamweaver to remove the name. Now, many years later I think I will tackle the work on the weekend since hubby rekindled my desire to work on my graphics when he brought home a business card with a picture of me in Bermuda on our honeymoon that he had designed; it definitely wouldn't do unless I want business of a different sort and with liabilities attached of false advertising lol! : ) So now I'll have to rethink the banner and a business card that will more suit the kind of work I do : )

It's funny how thoughts of the day play in the dreams of the night; many wonderful musings came to me as I slept and this was one of them.

The Dandelion Door ~ A Fairy's Home in The Countryside

Like the Spider Fairy Door, The Dandelion Door was constructed in the same way….see last post

I love the idea of a peep hole so it too got one.

A beautiful piece of drift wood was used for the tree which was attached to a slate base with a metal screw. I then nailed the door to the tree , the nails being both ecstatic to the design and purposeful.

Now a word of warning …. I should have known this and I did but still made the mistake because I was overly anxious to see it finished and resulted in losing the work.

This was my first attempt at drawing, wood burning a dandelion on a piece of birch wood needless to say, I nailed it too close to the edge and it broke! I love the design I drew so i will recreate another one when I get more wood. 

So that's it for this week. 
Don't forget to visit everyone on Paint Party Friday and thanks again 
Eva and Kristin

Until later ,


Valerie-Jael said...

This has turned out just wonderfully, love it! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful art with wood Annabelle. Happy PPF, Annette x


Carol said...

OH I love the old banner!!!! The dandelion fairy door is beautiful... I love dandelions ♥

Faye said...

Your dandelion art is so beautiful.

Marji said...

Wow, beautiful and so creative. Sad to hear the one broke but the next one will be even better.

Linda said...

Very unique and just beautiful!

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Annabelle. Love your work on wood. It doesn't look broken to me. Your banner is just perfect. I would love to journey to that place. Hope you are doing good and that life is giving you much happiness. Take care. Glad you liked my version of VG. Take care.

kaykuala said...

Fascinating Annabelle! I have always thought wood as an attraction to complement its rich texture and shapes. Am thinking more on driftwood as you have done! Have yet to go into it, though. Great!


Abigail Davidson said...

Love the concepts you come up with for the wood pieces! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

You make wonders with wood, I believe cracks are meant to be (or so I try to convince myself when breaking something or not getting something as I'd like to...).

Thanks for your comment in my blog, I'm glad you cracked :D My working methods are sometimes pain and I love to write about things that are not so perfectly done. I have a lot of experience about that...

Debbie said...

this is truly amazing work! so creative and different, i really love it!

ann @ studiohyde said...

This is so cleverly made - love it :-)

Christine said...

Love your dandelion fairy door!

Giggles said...

Wonderful artwork!

Hugs Giggles

Carola Bartz said...

I never dared to try my hand on wood burning, so I am in awe at your work.
I love your old banner, and I wonder what you will make out of it. And another one of your beautiful, dreamy fairy doors - I feel like being in the Shire!

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

Oh no!! What a bummer - it was an absolutely lovely door. I love the woodburning. Too bad it broke, but I'm sure you'll rock another one :D

Ariel said...

Your dandelion on the wood is so beautiful. This art is totally new to me.
Thank you for our comment on my post.Just as your said I too want to hop from one art to another. Yes, if we enjoy it then no problem. But sometimes the issue of space worries me and a messy dining table/closets worry my hubby:)
Wishing you a great week.

SLScheibe said...

That's really cool! Even if it broke, it turned out as a lively piece of art. Neat technique!

Neesie said...

A beautiful creation Annabelle,
Both the banner and the fairy door are unique and quite exquisite ;D
Have a wonderful week

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