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, December 4, 2015

STARGAZERS ~ BACK WHERE MY HEART IS LONGING TO BE

Over the mountain over the sea
Back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love






I kissed the rose the rose kissed me 
Fragrant as only a rose can be 
Please take the kiss that comforts me
Back to the one I love


Only after I created ' STARGAZERS~BACK WHERE MY HEART IS LONGING TO BE' did
I discover the song 'I SEE THE MOON 'BY THE STARGAZERS.

The STARGAZERS became the first act in British Chart History when their song ' I SEE THE MOON' reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1954.

A little sad, kind of a Christmas Blues Card in a way, ' STARGAZERS~BACK WHERE MY HEART IS LONGING TO BE' shows an angel snowman keeping company with Micetto, the ghost cat.
Stargazing from the Moon, they see the most Beautiful Christmas Ornament ~ EARTH!

' STARGAZERS~BACK WHERE MY HEART IS LONGING TO BE'  will soon be available on SOCIETY6



MERRY CHRISTMAS ~^..^~



Found this on youtube by musicmanmsh

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cabinet of Old Secret Loves ~ Art Slideshow





My second Art Slideshow video with a few more of my art pieces, some from a few years back. Original Paintings and paintings combined with graphics featuring Blog Banners, Store Banners such as Etsy,  Society6 . They’re also some Halloween Posters. Gothic Victorian and 60's Psychedelic inspired art inside this slideshow. Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2015

David Bowie - Heroes (live) How a song makes the connection to a Place and Time





I was fortunate enough to see
Bowie back in 1983 on his 'Serious Moonlight Tour" in Toronto.
The concert was beyond amazing and his live performance


was so outstanding that it
felt at times was watching a Shakespearean play.



If given the right character
to play he would undoubtedly be magnificent.Maybe American Horror ;)






As for this song I posted, I
will always associate with a memorable event in my life that took
place in 1981 in Ottawa..



A movie night with work
friends from the British American Banknote turned into a nightmare
after leaving the cinema where we had just finished watching
'Christiane F' with Bowie's soundtrack 'Heroes'. Our van was stolen
that night but what really became the nightmare was later that
morning when my boyfriend ( my husband) and I received a call from
the Ottawa police informing us that our van was involved in a serious
crime which later discovered the crime committed was a drive by
shooting between two very prominent known gangs in the city. The
situation only worsened with the ongoing investigation and were
advised by RCMP to go into hiding for a few weeks until things
settled down.


It was like living a scary
movie . Anyway, to this day I still adore the song : )




All's well that ends well : )

Cabinet Of Old Secret Loves ~ Art Slideshow


Created with flickr slideshow.



A short slideshow featuring some of my artwork.

Created with flickr slideshow.



Art Prints via Society6

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BEWITCHING MOON


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Bewitching Moon

Over the top of the mountains the moon
Rose unexpectedly
In the sky it drifted,
A bird, a fairy!
Blown out, round and sweet
Melon-like!
It danced in the sky
Impassioned
In the fragrant night,
Lighting every road,
Making my head swim,
My senses dazed.
Did I dream?
Did I really see you?
You fell into the well
Like the declining sun.
Moon, wink at me
Bright Moon, magic moon
The mirror of the loving girl,
Peep out at the balcony!

Patrizia Gattaceca

ART PRINTS AVAILABLE VIA SOCIETY6 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GHOSTS






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Monday, November 2, 2015

THE QUEEN





THE QUEEN started out as a wood burning in October 3/2008, seven years ago.
                   Unfortunately the wood piece no longer exists, I burned it : ) I did however take a picture.



So here she is...

My latest art work ~ The QUEEN

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

THE LOVE POTION






 So, are you just a little curious to know who drank the Love Potion???



THE LOVE POTION BY EVELYN DE MORGAN

"You have Bewitched me, body and soul, and I love... I love... I love you.
and I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. " Mr. Darcy

Friday, June 19, 2015

Country Kitchen Chalkboard



 Great Slate Chalkboard Paint by Disney/Glidden

and other supplies to try out for another project : )



the hardboard I used




It took me a few years to actually put this beautiful solid wood frame to use.
Early one morning while driving my daughter to school I passed the local Antique dealer in town and noticed a frame sticking out of his garbage bin. We were already running late so I didn't have the time to pull over and pick it up.
During the 15 minute drive to school I was hoping the garbage truck wasn't going to beat me to it. By the time I returned to town I could still see the picture frame sticking out of the garbage, no garbage truck had come and no one had bothered to stop, lucky me!
But when I went to pick the frame out of the garbage I got a double surprise, I found a beautiful Venetian mirror with gorgeous carved roses. Both finds had their imperfections. The frame had old mildew fabric edging I removed and the mirror had a wood rose missing which in time I plan to refurbish. Love discovering old discarded antiques especially freebies and turning them into something special and useful.

I painted the hardboard with three coats of the Disney Great Slate Chalkboard Paint and then framed it in the gorgeous Gold Antique Wood Frame I found in the trash and refurbished.
Now all I have to do is wait 7 days before I write on my Country Kitchen Chalkboard. I am thinking of painting something on it but not sure what. I do have a week to figure it out : )






Love my One of Kind Country Kitchen Chalkboard and I can't wait to write on it.


Great Slate Chalkboard Paint by Disney
"A tintable paint that turns any surface into a chalkboard" give it a try

Until next time,
Annabelle

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful Peaceful Sad Piano Music "Weeping Willow" - (Original) Gabriel...







This is totally my kind of music and Gabrielle Aapri is now one of my favourite composers!




Weeping Willow ~Gabrielle Aapri

Once in a while I am stopped on my wanderings by radiant art.
Last night I was lost in a dream, caught by a whisper of a
haunting melody.
When I searched and found your youtube video of Weeping Willow,
the beautiful consortium of the melodic music to the poetic visual I was held
captive for what seemed forever.


Thank You  Gabrielle for your beautiful music.

Annabelle




















Monday, March 2, 2015

A Tribute to Spock ~ Canadians are 'Spocking' Bank Notes


IMAGE ~ THE TELEGRAPH






IMAGE ~ DESIGN CANADA



IMAGE ~ THE INDEPENDENT






IMAGE ~ CBC TORONTO CANADA 








IMAGE ~ WIKIPEDIA

NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts gives " the Vulcan Salute in a homage to Leonard Nimoy from the International Space Station; Nimoy's home town of Boston is seen directly below". LLAP



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BLUE INK NIGHT



Just finished this artwork this morning. The owl and moon again are elements from previous paintings of mine set onto a new graphic designed background I specifically made for this work.  Print of " BLUE INK NIGHT " is available on Society6. 

Until Later,
Annabelle

Saturday, February 21, 2015

MICETTO HILL ~ MICETTO WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?


Elliott, ‘Our Big Fat House Cat’ was a garage sale treasure we found many years ago. 

Elliott




It was an early Saturday morning in the spring of 2001 when my daughter Emma and I decided to go garage sailing; little did we know we would be returning back home with another pet in tow.

Elliott and Karson


 The long, thin kitten with white and grey patches was free to a good home and came with an official birth certificate and shots.
He was no ordinary cat, then again no cat is ordinary but he was unquestionably extraordinary. 




Grace with her Pillow 


The Three Amigos ~
Elliott, Grace and Karson

Elliott became Emma’s constant companion from the minute she picked him out of the cage at the old farmhouse yard sale in town. 
M and Elliott spent hours on end in her bedroom playing dress up, she was the designer and he the model. 




Grandma what big eyes you have!

When there were no more designs to test out M would take Elly to the park and go down the spiral slide with Elly on her lap and then the swing would be next.  It was like watching a mother and her baby having a great day at the playgrounds.



Elliott at the park 

Never did he once escape her not that he lacked the ingenuity to do so but because he chose to stay and was happy and content.

His endowment of human characteristics at times made me wonder if he had lived as a human in one of his previous lives. In any case he put a spell on us.

In the days and months after his passing my daughter and I were inspired to emulate Elly in our artwork. Elliott took on many disguises, once again a model he appeared in angel cartoon form to jovial fat Ellycats. Artwork by M.










Then in early January of this year I decided I wanted to draw Elly again only this time change his color to black and white, his patches akin more to that of a cow, lo and behold, Micetto appeared.



Yes, as you recall I did say earlier that Elly was a long thin kitten but Elliott transformed into this big lovable ball of fur that could never be more than a few feet away from you at any given time. He became Our Big Fat House Cat because the time came where Elly was too big to carry to the park and too fat to be a model but he still played hide and seek at home and was quick on his feet, amazing for a cat his size.

He was extraordinary in every sense of the word. A dramatist in life and in death; he left his mark in our hearts and keeps writing us stories.




Our companion was the writer all along ~^..^~ and even now . 
ELLY 2001 ~ 2008



Micetto is the story of Elliott in his next life. 


Until Later,
Annabelle

Charlotte's Web Tangled Garden

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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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Copyright ~ Annabelle ( Anna Laura Livinal Belanger )


The writing, poetry, art, graphic banners and designs, photographs are all copyright of the blog author and if you wish to use any of the work please ask.


Note: If you personally hold copyright to any images or other content herein and wish it to be removed or credited, please email me and I'm more than happy to do so. Eddy needs credit as do some other work....searching for their rightful creators to credit


**** Please understand if you do come across any of your work with no credited signature.... I will be very prompt to add your copyright to the work if you beat me to the punch.


Annabelle 2012


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