Tuesday, July 24

Edgar was HOT!

“It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.”
Edgar Allan Poe

This is my all time favorite poem.

Friday, July 20

Silly Horse

This piece was by request and the first attempt at embellishing a horse, but a fun challenge for me.  I'm not sure I want to make another since larger items take more of my limited storage space.  This piece is now happily at home in the state of Florida.

Saturday, July 14

Me and my Lucid Dream self

This photo of one of my little hand altered, embellished dolls reminds me of my self when I realize I am dreaming.  Usually I look into a mirror in my dream and realize that the image I see isn't really me.  Then I have the power to "edit" my dream world. 

"Unreasonable fear can be defused by facing up to the source, or going through with the frightening activity, so that you observe that no harm comes to you. In a nightmare, this act of courage can take any form that involves facing the "threat" rather than avoiding it. For example, one young man dreamt of being pursued by a lion. When he had no place left to run, he realized he was dreaming and called to the lion to "come and get him." The challenge turned into a playful wrestling match, and the lion became a sexy woman (NightLight 1.4, 1989, p. 13). Monsters often transform into benign creatures, friends, or empty shells when courageously confronted in lucid dreams. This is an extremely empowering experience. It teaches you in a very visceral manner that you can conquer fear and thereby become stronger."

Wednesday, July 4

Incantation Bottle

The color green Conveys: Tranquility, good luck, health.  Green conjures lush images of nature - from tropical forests to parks on spring days. It’s the color of life and growth, and a symbol of fertility. (Brides in the 15th century wore green wedding gowns.)  A bit of green tint can be seen in this lovely one of a kind Art Bottle of gems and incantations for positive energy.