Friday, February 10, 2012

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DREAM - Paint Party Friday Week 48

                                                              ~ Annabelle 2012 

A new year and a new batch of art dreamed up many moons ago.
Recently the local library in North Gower asked me if I'd be interested in showing my art work and doing their artist of the month, of course I obliged happily. Too shy to show my picture next to my artwork that my daughter M took.... still my work and name went out there; a very good thing. 
It's been some time now since I last participated in Paint Party Friday but here I am now. For many personal health reasons my muse and energy wasn't there for many months but hopefully I'm back on track, better be, because now I have another artist of the month this coming October 2012 and that's when my book will most definitely be done....wish me luck!
The main work of art I am so very happy to show case this week is my painting for my storybook I'm working on. 

Done on wood panel board, wood burned, and painted with ink and acrylics.


Twilight is turning dark and grey,

The Spooks are coming down the way

Tis Halloween and this night they say,

The Witches will dance and sing and be gay.

Meet Cassie and her dog named Boo

Of course my usual spider and web is never too far and the little saying I've written along the bevelled edge of the painting with some gilded dandelions, stars, wheat and cattails.
Need to take some pictures of the writing...too dark to see here.
I'm still not sure of the Witch's name although the title "Cassienadognamedboo" is my Etsy shop's name which hopefully I wouldn't tire of too soon : )

And here is more art work that I've done in the last month...

 The Woods are Lovely Dark and Deep 

 Robert Frost...."Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

A Piece of RoseWood given to me by my father, of course what better way to use it than to in-still one of my very favourite poem excerpts ....a reminder of the spiritual calling of the wild wood and immortal poetic words of Robert Frost.
I think I'll make more of many poems I adore and maybe some of my own.

♥  Snowcat 

handmade from recycled wool blanket and hand embroidered

 Who the Owl  
Again same as the SnowCat

Blue Heart 

    Charlotte in Love 

Cherry Blossoms 

Blue Bird of Happiness 

Pumpkins and Hoot the Owl Under the Tree of Enchantment 
....Don't you just adore this tiny miniature weeping Pussy Willow?

 Last Fall I asked the farmer down the road from me if he wouldn't mind if I gathered a few pumpkin stems from his field..... Happy he obliged... ..Thanks for sharing ; )

Whimsical Pumpkins  

And finally a Rose wool felted vine garland ♥ 
Adore the twine covered wire I found for it

And now enjoy the words to the song sung by no other than one of the most romantic crooners of the thirties in the UK

Al Bowlly ~ Close Your Eyes 

Close your eyes 
Rest your head on my shoulder and sleep
Close your eyes,
And I will close mine.

Close your eyes,
Let's pretend that we're counting sheep
Close your eyes,
This is divine.

Music play
Something dreamy for dancin'
While we're here romancin'
It's loves holiday
and love will be our guide.

Close your eyes
When you open them dear I'll be near,
By your side
So won't you close your eyes.

Until Next Time Happy Creating 



Catherine Denton said...

Love your sweet girl in the woods. And your owl! :) You're right, there can never be enough!
Catherine Denton

Tammie Lee said...

i love your painting, it is wonderful with all it's charming details! As are your pillows and chains of flowers. You have shared wonderful treasures.

Leovi said...

I enjoyed this extensive and varied post, full of beauty and good taste, very nice drawings of the story.

Victoria said...

Wow...what a super gorgeous post..beautiful art Annabelle..totally magical!! and such gorgeous creations..thanks for this inspiring post full of magic and are so super talented!
Shine on

NatashaMay said...

This is a lot of catching up to do. :) Gorgeous! Love the owl heart and paintings are fantastic! :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful compositions, I like those delicious hearts. Greetings.

Alicia C said...

wow - I click the commments and this awesome Big Band tune comes on- - how sweet!! Brings good memories I never had LOL
The witch is an ADORABLE heroine - I like the idea of mixing innocence and cuteness with dark and spookiness - also love the wood piece! My hubby loves both poetry and woodburning - I'll be sure to show it to him

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh I love it all every one of them, you are such a taleny wow, is all I can say,, well, beautiful and amazing, lovely and stunningly , perfectly perfect!

FLO said...

Hi Annabelle, I am happy to meet you. Happy PPF!

Heather Santos said...

Beautiful work! I especially love the owl. :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to PPF! You have certainly been busy! Congrats on showing your work at the library. That's awesome. :-)

Carola Bartz said...

So much to see, so many talents - wow, I'm really impressed with all your wonderful artwork. I love how the moon creeps over the hill in your storybook images. The piece of rosewood is beautiful.

craftattack said...

Wow!! Good to see you around again, and with so many wonderful projects. Hugs, Valerie

Gloria said...

What a wonderful place to visit! So many interesting things to see and music to listen to. I love all your creations and congratulate you on your exhibits.

Sunshineshelle said...

Wow, who has been creating some gorgeous works of art, simply stunning craftwork too!!! You are multi-talented & I'm so pleased I dropped on by, have a great week & keep painting for the October Show :)

Janette Dengo said...

Absolutely loved love love your little site here. Great pieces & the song made me wonder off into a time unknown to me. :)

E Makes Art said...

wow, you've been busy. Love the Rosewood piece. And the fabric hearts. Oh, and the pumpkins too! Looks like you've been having fun! Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for the kind comment. I LOVE your idea for making a "grotto" frame for my photo!! I might have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!


Cameron said...

Annabelle.....I must tell you...I've poked around here some...amongst the spider webs and and more...

...I feel right at home!

Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October


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