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."

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GUARDIAN OF THE GRAVEYARD ~ AN OLD FRIEND


Someone was watching me and it wasn't a human at least I don't think he was. He appeared to me one day while I was shopping in the area and totally took me by surprise. I had a strange feeling of being watched by someone close by but no one was around except the graveyard, the trees and me. And then when I looked up into the tree that was towering behind me he was looking down. Although at first he spooked me I now find he is an old friend whose company I welcome when I visit the vacant grounds. He is such an old soul at heart : ) and does quiet a fine job guarding the old graveyard.

Photographs are available on SOCIETY6 


GUARDIAN OF THE GRAVEYARD




AN OLD FRIEND





Until Later,
Annabelle

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A IS FOR ANNABELLE




A perfect signature logo/avatar for initialing my artwork and placing on my blogs and shop sites.

A is for Annabelle and the fish symbolic to my astrological sign PISCES. 

I wrote Annabelle inside the A on the fish. 

Can you see it?



And one with 2 Annabelle





Until Later,
Annabelle

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MICETTO HILL




So here is the landscape painting where Micetto was sitting on the hill and looking out to the moon and starry sky dreaming in ~ON THE EDGE OF A DREAM


The painting originally had a mouse on the hill but with the magic of Photoshop I removed him and added Micetto (Elliot our big fat house cat) instead. I also lit up the stars and the quaint cottage down in the valley.
Very happy with this dreamy landscape titled 

Oooh and by the way, I thought you might like to know where the pet name for Elliot originates. Pope Leo XII had a kitty cat whose name was Micetto, Italian for kitty cat.

MICETTO HILL is available on SOCIETY6

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.”
— 
Michael Nolan


Maybe this artwork has caught your heart.

 MICETTO HILL ~ Art and Canvas Prints available on SOCIETY6




Artwork on SOCIETY6 can be purchased on Canvas or Print  as well as Mugs,  Laptop, iPhone Skins, Tote Bags, Pillows, Shower Curtains and many more items. 




Until Later,
Annabelle

Saturday, February 7, 2015

ON THE EDGE OF A DREAM






 Our big fat house cat Elliot was the model for this adorable fat cat. Both the moon and the cat were taken from two of my previous paintings and incorporated into a digital design. I think Ellie looks even cuter than before in his cow-like patches.



ON THE EDGE OF A DREAM PRINTS AVAILABLE ON SOCIETY6 

             

Friday, February 6, 2015

A DREAM PILLOW SO I DON'T HAVE TO DREAM ALONE

So I don't have to dream alone ……





While I was designing this graphic illustration of a blue moon and ghost cat in a tuxedo I never thought past the art print until I posted it up on Society6. Then when my daughter was looking at the Society6 Shop page she remarked how she thought ‘Blue Moon’ would make a PUURRFECT PILLOW.....A PUURRFECT DREAM PILLOW!
Glad I took her advice, love it’s whimsical look. 

The pillow for sale on SOCIETY6 doesn’t come with the insert so you’ll have to buy it separately but what’s really nice about it is the zippered pillowcase can be easily cleaned and another bonus is you can keep a secret tiny dream pillow inside it.

Now when you go to sleep at night you wouldn’t have to dream alone; you’ll have a dream pillow to keep you company on your nocturnal journey into the fairytale land of nod. 

Do you believe in Magic?
Believe in the Magic of a Dream Pillow for whatever herbal potion you mix you’ll dream!


Magic Potion Blends by Jim Long

.Stress-Reducing 
.Pleasant Dream 
.Romantic Dream
.Creative Dream
.Travelling Dream
.Great Outdoors
.Holiday
.Prophecy

A few links to the history and making of Dream Pillows enjoy!









As you drift away to sleep
Hold the mystic pillow tightly
Enchanted fairies dance around
Enjoy those vivid visions nightly 

Later as the morning breaks
Those magic dreams begin to fray
Only then if you believe
Will nights enchantments fill your day 

~Annabelle

And now I'll go to sleep and dream again with a poem, a song and Dream Pillow next me....maybe hubby too : )


Sweet Dreams
Annabelle



Monday, February 2, 2015

BLUE MOOOOOOON ~ Bom Ba Ba Dang Dang Ding Dong Ding Blue Mooooooon


Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a Dream in my Heart
Without a Love of my own

Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for......




 "In Pussy Cat Heaven I thought my chances be better in finding true love."

Poor Pussy Cat all dressed in a fine black tuxedo but has no date.

Two very familiar faces; Dirt the Ghost Cat and Blue Mooooooon are originally from an early painting I did titled ' A Midnight Chat'. Another cat, our big fat house cat Elliott, eventually replaced Dirt.
So I thought I would give Dirt and Blue Mooooooon  a new place to haunt. 
Always loved the song ' Blue Mooooooon' and so here is another 'Blue Mooooooon' in a digital /painting. 

Hope you like it.
Available for purchase on Society6 

Until Later,
Annabelle


And here is Blue Mooooooon courtesy of Nick Milano Youtube 

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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