Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Good Habit ~ Art Obsession ~ "Brown~Eyed Daisies and Chrysanthemums " Bas- Relief Painting


Paint Party Friday Week 47 ~ Year 3

Art has it's way with me, almost always , if I let it.
Usually, even before dawn has waken, it quietly arrives accompanied by the high pitched vocal of a hunger cat by way of a strong aroma of percolating coffee entering my senses and triggering my creative habit…..my "Art Obsession Habit ". A habit I happily accept with a few minor negatives thrown in, like one  having too many unfinished projects. One of those unfinished projects is this Bas- Relief of potted daisies and chrysanthemums I've had for some time now. A found art piece which was never finished and had the worst colour ever.The original background was a chocolate brown and the flowers were painted gold. So I decided to give it a fresh coat of white gesso paint.

 After a number of applications of a monochromatic colour and drying periods in-between, I mixed some paints and started to repaint it. I also used some interference gold and mother of pearl for the flowers. In the process of deciding on the shadowing of the florals ,my daughter mentioned that the work reminded her of Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting in the way I had painted only a few of the daisy centres brown. I had never realized it until she mentioned it but her remark did make me feel good about this work's progress.

For now, I call it “Brown ~ Eyed Daisies and Chrysanthemums”

Love some FEEDBACK on where to shadow : ) THANKS

Until Later

Linking this art post to the Paint Party Friday Artists' Group

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Girl with The Far Away Eyes

One of the beautiful physical charcteristics on my mother's side are the eyes besides gorgeous thick hair, two of the traits I seem to have missed out on.
Mind you, when I was young, if I spent a few hours in front of the mirror, I could claim close to those same characteristics....😊

Anyway, yesterday while visiting my mother and helping place a few pictures on the wall, she asked my daughter to place her picture on Facebook. Since no recent pics worked well , my husband suggested we use the one her friend had drawn of her as a young woman in the sixties; as you can tell by her bee- hive hair do.

Not only is she lovely but the drawing is equally beautiful and in my mind the way my daughter Emma photographed the picture makes it that more fascinating and quite intriguing by her incorporation of the reflected image of the living-room window doors.
So I thought it be nice to share with you this morning this art piece, actually two art pieces, a photograph and a drawing of my mother .

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Until later

p.s. needs some photoshop ...adjust the colours.

Sunday, January 5, 2014



Eduardo Teixeira Pinto (Amarante, 1933 - 2009)

I suppose I should take a moment to leave you a forwarding address since I've haven't been much around the old place for a while.
You see, I've finally found my Home Sweet Home.....on Tumblr. A new blog I call "Cabinet of Old Secret Loves " 
A place where I keep all that belongs to the earth. A collection of sorts, a collection of Dead People's Stuff and of the Living. Poetry, Literature, Art, Music, Movies and Film, Magical Lands, Culinary Inspirations for a cozy, comfy home. 
In addition to re-blogging curiosities rare and common from time to time I will write my own posts inspired by my new found muse....Tumblr. 
This place holds an endless library to my heart's desires, maybe Tumblr may even become your very own personal library as it has become mine.
To navigate the site scroll down the page and click on the word "older" where it will take you to the next page; so far there are 510 pages in the Cabinet.  

Here is the link:
Hope you enjoy it.

Until Later

p.s. The Wood Beyond The World will remain Active

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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Annabelle 2012

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