THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Friday, February 24, 2012

Old Love ~ Paint Party Friday ~ week #50



Inside this Bell Tower in Gananoque resides a quaint antique shop called "Old Love"



Last week I returned to an Old Love and to a little gem of a shop called "Old Love".
Somehow I knew this Old Love wouldn't leave me alone, and neither would I.
Last weekend my hubby took me on a mini surprise getaway to Gananoque; a place which I had visited earlier in the Fall with my daughter and husband.
I had then discovered this gorgeous quaint antique shop filled to the brim of Old Lovelies and had fallin in love with a vintage cement owl. The shop was having a sale and I had already done enough damage to our bank account with Christmas shopping and so I left with only it's vision imprinted in my mind.....and heart; I suppose it became an Old Love as well as the shop and their beautiful town of Gananoque .



"Old Love"




Of course the opportunity presented it self once more when I returned last Friday to my "Old Love" and found that the treasured owl was still there , waiting for me. Like the shop owner said: "It's got your name written on it", and  once again contemplating and stepping out for dinner, I had to really justify a good reason to purchase it........a souvenir of our little mini holiday......purrrfect ~^..^~.
So I returned to "Old Love" and bought my Old Owl Love, on sale with even a better discount the owner grasiously offered me this time around.




And so this week for Paint Party Friday I would like to share a few of my "Old Loves" with you....Old Owls and a very "Old Lovely" , a painting of violets that I am presently working on creating Charlotte's Old Love, her childhood home "Violet Wood".



Owls ~ Two Very Old Loves 






                     Albrecht Durer Owl ~ Who doesn't adore this owl, if not "The Favourite".... of all my owl illustrations.

                   Albrecht Durer ( 1471 ~ 1528)  German Renaissance Engraver from Nuremberg 



"Violet Wood" ~ Charlotte's Old Love ~ her childhood home in the Violet Wood

    WIP ~ "Violet Wood "



A found treasure of a painting of violets










Charlotte's new web for her old Home "Violet Wood "






On the back of the painting is written:

85 cents
Miss Spallin
517 Somerset
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It spoke ........ Mystery, Intrigue, Curiosity....this art piece when completed will be for sale in my Cabinet of Curiosities on Etsy....maybe , if it doesn't become another of my "Old Loves" ; )

So this is it for this week, hope you enjoyed my post. Please visit all of the other artists on Paint Party Friday.

Until next Time....

Happy Creating 

Annabelle




25 comments:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh this is SO cool- I love the way you've combined all these elements with the violets....so wonderful!
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

faye said...

I'm fascinated by the notation on the back of Miss Spallin's painting. Eighty-five cents!

laurie said...

beautiful post, two of my loves, owls and violets,, wonderful!

Helen Campbell said...

This is fabulous! I'm fond of owls and viloets, and your combination is just amazing. I am anxious to see your finished piece. Happy PPF!

Christine said...

beautiful vintage violets and owls!

Jill said...

So fun! The owl is fab!

EVA said...

Looks like you got yourself a new treasure!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Really enjoyed your post.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anne said...

What joy that the owl was still there waiting for you! Usually when I go back to a shop to try to snap up that find that I didn't buy the first time it's always gone!

The violets are so pretty!

Happy PPF!

Victoria said...

Wow..fantastical! your beautiful owl is just so enchanting, what a magical soul!! That antique store looks awesome..I would love explore there!
Everything you have shared is so wonderful..i love all the violets too , beautiful colors...and love all the treasures you shared!!
Yay..fantastic post!
Victoria

NatashaMay said...

Owls are amazing! And so ar the violets. :)

Leovi said...

I love the beauty of this frame with flowers, beautiful owls.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh wow! What a place and what creations you have ~ Love them all ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

Michele Oliver said...

Love your art, so interesting. Love the violets. I would also like to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a wonderful comment.

Anna said...

how interesting. I love the owls for sure! thank you for visiting for PPF and leaving sweet comments.

Kat said...

Annabelle your blog is enchanting, just the kind of atmosphere I love, the owls, moon, witches...totally bewitching, thanks so much! Owls are my favourite maybe I'll be inspired by some of the owls shown in your blog for a new painting...

*jean* said...

very cool!! happy PPF!

cottage art shop said...

Just a beautiful post, owls are such fascinating creatures. Love the artwork!

Anne said...

Such pretty owls and violets, great stuff! <3

carlarey said...

This looks like the kind of place I could spend all day, and a small fortune. Love that violet painting.

Renee! said...

Hi Annabelle! Love the owls... my grandmother collected them but today they are long gone...;(
Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for visiting my blog and wishing me happy birthday! See you next week for PPF!!!
Renee
xoxo

FLO said...

Hi Annabelle, Your post is funny! I love owls too. I hope you had a wonderfull week end (excuse my bad english!)
FLO

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, I LOVE owls. *sigh* What a beautiful combination with the violets. Awesome post! :)

Julie said...

So many lovely unique things to see and read here, great post!

Gloria said...

I love,love,love violets! And how can you not love an owl? So wise, so patient, so quiet.

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