Friday, April 25, 2014


Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
~ Leonardo Da Vinci

My Answer

In Dreams we get to live in an imaginary world we build, nothing stands in the way of our inner visions of the night, our minds empty of thought and open to the time and space of our dream. 


Still working on eyes and will be for a while. I haven't put much thought on a name for the series since I am experimenting with an assortment of styles, realistic and imaginary.

The eye sees!

Another eye I drew and painted with water colours.

More realistic than the one from two weeks ago "Come a Little Closer".

Not sure if I will use this eye in one of the frames, just testing it out.I think I want a more beautiful eye for these particular frames.

And I finally remembered to check the mail at the post office yesterday. This is just gorgeous Sherrie aka Giggles! I love it!!!

Haha, my best friend!

Need to keep this in mind. Sometimes I let work sit there forever and forget it : )

And always remember!

Thanks a bunch Giggles! I will always cherish your quote book and keep it on my coffee table, use the bag to keep my iPad and books when I go to Chapters for my coffee and book fix : ) 
I'm not so sure if I will use the cards. I just might keep them for myself until the right occasion that merits them comes along.

Until later,


MeOfCourse said...

What an inquisitive looking eye. Great job. Oh that book by Sheri is awesome! How fun. Keep up the eye work, love it.

Valerie-Jael said...

A wonderful post again! Love that eye! Have fun with those beautiful things from Giggles! Hugs, Valerie

Saskia said...

Great work on your blog!

Saskia :)

Netty said...

Love the pretty watercolours and such a fab gift. Happy PPF, Annette x


Anonymous said...

such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Your work is amazing, beautiful!!!!That eye is amazing, the frame makes it almost spooky!

Linda said...

Love the eye-and how lucky you are to have won Sherrie's book-awesome!!

Jo said...

Wonderful work and how lucky for you to have such an awesome gift.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OOHhh WOW that eye is amazing. Wonderful depth and realism. Very well done

Bronson Hill Arts said...

Quite inspiring, Annabelle! Thank you for sharing!


JoyCorcoran said...

Thanks for the great post -- the quotes, the eye and the Giggles book -- all wonderful things to ponder and enjoy.

AnnD said...

Wow! Terrific eye! I love the watercolor work. That's the medium that scares me the most.

That is SUCH a cool frame, too! I think the current eye looks great in there, but I can understand why you might not be sure, just because a frame like that would prompt anyone to second-guess what goes inside. What a great find!

denthe said...

LOVE your eye-project! That is such a great idea. The eye in the frame is beautiful. And lucky you to have won Giggles' wonderful quotebook! And cards, and totebag! Enjoy!

Paper rainbow said...

Sherries work does make me smile, it is wonderful ;)

Giggles said...

Awe Annabelle I am so happy you got it all in one piece!! These photos you too are amazing!

I love your eyes, stunning work..a while back I attempted to do the same thing....but of my own eye....I couldn't get a good enough photo...I will revel in your eyes instead!! Beautiful job you are doing!! Keep it up...So glad you will enjoy the bag and the book!!I know my creations found a wonderful home!!

Big Hugs Giggles

Laila said...

Beautiful eye! Just want to say See you!

Abigail Davidson said...

The eye painting looks amazing! Looking forward to more from your series, and such cool gifts and artwork from Giggles!

JKW said...

I love the eye, but not in that particular frame...it all sort of blends too much, it doesn't stand out enough. Eyes are difficult (for me).. .. I like what you did with it. Yes, please send me the pic of the tree on the wall. Wow, I bet that's a stand out. (Sorry!) Blessings, Janet PPF

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your eye studies, because I think they're one of the most important features in a person's face. I also love the book you got from Giggles. It looks like something you'll treasure for a long time. Blessings!

Renee Dowling said...

Your eyes are so realistic! Well done!

Lucky to receive Giggles' art!

Thanks for sharing!

Carola Bartz said...

I find eyes very hard to draw/paint, and I think you did a beautiful job on this one!

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