Friday, April 11, 2014


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Dreams are a mystery, they are the night fevers that fabricate the delirium of which intoxicates the mind.
Sometimes they come creeping into the room at night with prophetic visions of days of future passed,
immediately the voices are back asking the symbolism of the Dream.

Carl Gustav Jung believed Dreams were a way to communicate and acquaint oneself with their unconscious; a window into one's inner soul.

William Shakespeare said the eyes were the window to one's soul,

And Helen Keller said the most beautiful things in life could not be seen or touched , but felt with the heart.

The dreams, the visions, the eyes, all symbols as well, all telling their very own tale of their heart.

"Cold - hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is gray and yellow, white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion"

~Moody Blues

aND SO THE dREAM (a past dream)
of the
Malocchio ~ The Evil Eye

I'm in the elysium of an evil eye after trying my hand at water colour painting of a Lover's Eye.
Although I'm far from happy with it's horrid gaze it has given me some thoughts to ponder on while creating it. I want to make a series of eye paintings , some beautiful and haunting while some more on the sinister creepier side for incorporating into my Haunted Lover's Eye Spiderweb Frames. 
If you look at the previous post "A Little Fairy Spider by the Name of Charlotte", you can see the frames I'll be using for the next Haunted Lover's Eye in the collection.

"Come a little closer, then you'll see
Come on, come on, come on
Things aren't always what they seem to be"

***********“Come a Little Closer” **********

I was just having a bit of fun playing a little game of “looking for a clue to the identity of the drawn eye in the photograph”. I placed the eye on top of an Ouija Board to convey it's invisible form with the yes and no words barely noticeable, kind of saying “ Yes I'm “The Spirit Eye”, no I'm the Evil Eye or Witch's Eye, the Witch Hazel bottle also being one of the clues. Anyway, didn't really spend a lot of time on the game just thought of it as I posted it. Still a big kid at heart : )

p.s. I don't use the board for it's intended purpose ( I'm a scary cat) I just use it for a Halloween prop.

"Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming?"

 While painting I listened to this song from my daughter's collection, M truly has opened my mind to the current wave of music played on Vampire Diaries , Pretty Little Liars , Castle and other similar programs. I love all sorts of genres , especially the classics and music of the past but some of today's scores are finding their place in my collections as well.
Enjoy : )

Interesting symbolism throughout this song. "Come a Little Closer"by The Cage Elephant.The most blaring ones are The Third Eye, Planets, Possible Drug References, etc. ~ Covertpolitics

Please take the time to pay a visit to the artists on Paint Party Friday. Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting.

"Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies by, they all sang along
Time flies ~ bye, bye "
~ Cage the Elephant 

Until Later,


Faye said...

Beautiful eye. I think it is just an eye, no malice, no evil, no goodness, nothing except it is an expertly drawn eye. Wish I could do half as well.

Sirkka said...

Your eye is so good drawn. Happy PPF!

MeOfCourse said...

Hello Anabelle. I tried looking closer to see if there was something else in the eye. It's a very good eye. I'm looking forward to seeing your series of eyes. What will you call your series? Have a great weekend, always good to see you. Enjoyed the music too.

Christine said...

beautiful quote by Jung, and nice painting of the eye.

Kate Robertson said...

Love the eye and the quote speaks to me. A wonderful post.

Abigail Davidson said...

Such a unique idea and very well done! Love how you captured a sense of mood in the painting.

Annabelle said...

Gloria, it's not just an eye but The Spirit Eye ~ The Invisible Eye or The Third Eye….it's sitting on the ouija board to convey it's invisible form. I tried to create a Supernatural Theme by using the Spirit Board and the "Witch" Hazel Bottle.I don't use the board for it's intended purpose just for a Halloween prop.

Gillena Cox said...

An eye, well painted; have a nice Friday

Much love...

Kooky Makes said...

Great idea to combine Jung and your eye painting on your blog, very thought provoking.

Giggles said...

Wonderful eye painting... great quotes! Very spiritual post!

Hugs Giggles

Cindy D. said...

Dreams are so interesting and mysterious, and you've found some great quotes! And I think the eye looks great, with really nice highlights!

So it's probably me, but I find it a bit harder to read text in a funky font that is also centered and on a dark background. No question if you love it you should do your thang, but it's the kind of thing I wish visitors would tell me at my place. :)

Lorraine said...

I like the eye and lots to look at on your blog

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

I love Cage the Elephant!! You did a spectacular eye. Very nice. :)

Victoria said...

Beautiful and bewildering..the eye is powerfully gorgeous and very entrancing.I love it..yes a series will be fantastic! Great song too..
wishing you a Happy Spring my friend!

Carol said...

The eye painting is beautiful and powerful... I love the detail and the whole post was an interesting read. Great quotes ♥

~Rasz~ said...

Love the eye...so much there. What a great post, deep, thoughtful, awakening! I'm a new follower! Have a wonderful weekend Anabelle. Rasz

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your post, as always, and the eye is magical! Hugs, Valerie

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

Oh nice! I really love this eye. I love the concept of the evil eye (and the hand gestures to ward it off, I think those are especially great). I love what you're doing!

bellefrogworks said...

Love the eye painting!

lorik said...

I also love your post! Love the images, the words about being a little mad, the Moody Blues and the question...do you understand your dreams. All so relevant to me at the moment. Your eye is beautiful, btw.

Alicia C said...

wow this is amazing - I have just been tripping about the 3rd eye, and the ties to the dollar bill, Masonic rites, Ouija boards, and peculiar things generally. Nice one, too! Will have to wait till I'm on my good browser to watch the video

Dia said...

What a rich post!
Spirit Eyé fits, and I enjoy your use of arcane elements to set the scene. I haven't used a Ouija board for years! (a couple of times as a teen with my BFF) but love my BéÂüTïFüL and inspirational Tarot decks, the I Ching, etc.

Netty said...

Great quotes Annabelle and love your mystical eye. Happy PPF, Annette x


JKW said...

What a totally interesting post. I recently read, wish I could remember where, that we 'think' constantly all day, but it is structured because we are structured. At night our dreams have nothing to structure them, so they become very haphazard. I thought that was a totally logical concept. (Yet, they still mean something.) I love when a song 'means' something, often they don't, though. The eye is not evil to me, however, but the person's thoughts could be, which makes the eye a fraud just like some people are, Just sayin'. Good job making us all think. Blessings, Janet PPF

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Well done on the eye. If you can draw eyes that "see" you have accomplished a great task in art.
Your eye "sees"

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