A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

POSTING PHOTOS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT...

IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE BUSY WEEKENDS WHERE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO POST BUT I WANT TO POST SOMETHING OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE.   SO...HERE GOES...ENJOY!
THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE IMAGES FROM ONLINE...

PLEASE CLICK OVER EACH PHOTO FOR A CLOSER, MORE CLEARER IMAGE. 
'UNICORN IN CAPTIVITY' HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE PAINTINGS TO VIEW.
I GREATLY ADMIRE THE BEAUTY OF THIS PAINTING OF AVE MARIA.  SHE IS PERFECTION.
THIS WAS A FANTASTIC CLOUD FORMATION STRAIGHT UP IN THE SKY.
ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' BY TENNIEL.
THIS IS THE INCREDIBLE CEILING IN THE FORMAL LIVING ROOM OF OUR REPRODUCTION VICTORIAN HOME.
THIS IS ONE OF A COUPLE OF FRESCO PORTRAITS EMBEDED IN BRICK IN A SIDE AREA AT OUR VICTORIAN HOME, LAURELWOOD.
ONE OF THE MOST FANTASTIC, NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD.  WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THIS IS LOCATED?  I KNOW IT IS IN THE ORIENT.
THIS SIGNED ITALIAN SCULPTURE IS IN THE BACKYARD OF LAURELWOOD HOME. ANOTHER PHOTO BELOW SHOWS THE SIGNATURE OF THE SCULPTOR. THIS SCULPTURE WAS MADE IN 1879.
THIS IS WHAT I CALL NATURE SURVIVING.  IT IS A SWEET CLOVER PLANT GROWING AT THE BACK OF OUR HOUSE ON THE CONCRETE.
HERE IS A FREE TEMPLATE OF A MARIONETTE!  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD IT FOR YOUR OWN USE.
ALICE IS STANDING ON THE PIANO AND THE WHITE RABBIT IS SITTING AT THE FRONT. THIS IS A PICTURE WINDOW OF A HOME WHERE LAURELWOOD RESIDES.
IF YOU SQUINT WITH YOUR EYES YOU CAN POSSIBLY READ THIS ARTICLE ABOUT LAURELWOOD THE HOUSE WE PURCHASED TWO YEARS AGO.
I AM FASCINATED BY MERMAID FIGUREHEADS WHICH ARE ON SHIPS.
AN INCREDIBLY GLORIOUS SUNSET CLOUD FORMATION TAKEN IN MY BACKYARD.
I CALL THESE, ANGEL CLOUDS.  LOOK HOW INCREDIBLY DEEP BLUE THE SKY IS.  WITH A UFO AT THE TOP RIGHT! HA! (SERIOUSLY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT OBJECT IS).
I WANT TO TRY AND MAKE A SANTOS FIGURE.  THESE ARE OUTSTANDING. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
THIS IS THE SIGNATURE ON ITALIAN SWAN AND INFANT SCULPTURE IN A PREVIOUS PHOTO.  IT IS MADE OF MARBLE.
THIS IS A PROFOUND PAINTING OF AN ANGEL AND WOMAN.  I WOULD THINK HE IS TAKING HER FROM THIS WORLD. DON'T YOU THINK SO TOO?
I THINK IF I WERE TO TITLE THIS ONE I WOULD NAME IT 'THE HEART OF GOD'  IT IS INCREDIBLE.
THIS PAINTING IS TITLED 'THE VIRGIN'
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS VIRTUAL ART AND NATURE TOUR.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEK, AND KEEP LOOKING UP!
posted by Teresa

24 comments:

Janice Petty said...

Hey Teresa! Such a variety of photos! My fave is the ceiling that's so beautiful! Hope you are staying well and not too busy! Hugs and blessings, Jan

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Teresa,
What beautiful images! The angel and woman painting is my favorite, although they are all breathtaking.
Thank you so much for sharing.
fondly,
Penny

Patri Bears said...

Beautiful photos!!!
Patri Bears

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The Unicorn is one of my favorite tapestries; would LOVE to visit it in NYC...one day...

Hindustanka said...

Yes, you definitely picked up some great pictures! I like the Unicorn one! I bet this type of image on the hanging gobelin tapestry kind of... may be you remember too.
Wonderful tour! Thanks, Teresa!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Teresa, you have your comments set to "no reply" so wanted you to know you're being tucked into prayer.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Teresa,
Thank you so much for coming over and leaving such a kind comment.. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing her.

Oh yes, I know of the painting you are looking for. I too, have been on the look out for it.. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the painting. If I locate it, I will let you know.
Take care, and thank you so much for visiting.
Penny

Shopgirl said...

This was so interesting, isn't it wonderful that we have such wonderful things to look at and share. Have a wonderful Thursday, Mary

grrl + dog said...


Just wanted to pop by and thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement and light you sent me.

I hardly ever get arounf to blogs these days as the verif codes drive me crazy. but I did want to pop by and say thank you..
love, Denise'

Jennifer said...

I am on a unicorn kick right now! I want so badly to have a tapestry like the unicorn you posted! I'm not so sure it would go with my decor but I want one!

Rhissanna said...

What a lovely collection of images, Teresa. Laurelwood looks like such a wonderful place! On a side note, I've finally found some knit fabric with blue and white stripes! :)

mixedmediaartross said...

Hi Teresa <3 It sounds like you have a beautiful home. I love the fresco and the Alice window. I'm a huge Alice fan too, and your illustration was a great share ;D

Marcella Paliekara said...

What a wonderful blog you have created. I know I could spend lots time visiting. Very inspiring!

Cindy Groulx said...

And I thank you for sharing such a beautiful blog kindred sister. :o)
Cyn

Dorthe said...

Hi Teresa,
thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog.
Yes I remember, but must admit that I am not a real active member even I still have a tiny look there now and then!!
Your photo trail is filled with beautiful paintings and photoes ,thankyou for a wonderful look dear.
xo,Dorthe

Palomasea said...

Teresa, dear, this is a wonderful collection of photos!
I especially like the clouds....spectacular....
And how wonderful that your house was built as such a labor of love.

I hope you are doing well!
Enjoy the weekend, sweet friend...
Hugs,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teresa dearest heart!

OH to see your comment today, thank you for coming! I am finding is so difficult these days to visit and keep up with my new teaching job. I LOVE TO TEACH YOUNG ADOLESCENTS! They are goofy, sometimes extremely awkward, but when you think about it, they are God's children and they need assistance. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL.

How I love that photo of the home in your area with the Alice and the white rabbit. I must use my white rabbit in such a vignette in my home. I just have to find an Alice!

And the santos....I have one in my front room that you would like. I need to find some wings for her and then she's set!

Enjoy your day. LOVE TO YOU, Anita

Cindy Groulx said...

I enjoyed much looking at these pictures and reading the cations.

The one you call the golden heart has also been called the eye of God.

In love and light
Cyn

Vicki Boster said...

Teresa- your beautiful scarves are here-- bless your sweet heart. I'm so so grateful for your generosity. They will be loved and treasured when they go to new homes.

You are so very generous-- and I love you for every stitch you made.

Love
Vicki

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Teresa I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit here today! Your images are absolutely stunning! Living in Laurelwood must be incredible. Such amazing architecture and that stained glass window and and..... everything is so very beautiful! You are well blessed!

Your comment on my post is so so appreciated! Thank you always for visiting dear friend,

Big hugs,
Suzy

Witch Hollow Primitives said...

Hi Teresa! Thanks for joining the blog hop. I moderate comments so they don't appear until I post them. Good luck and thank you for entering!
hugs,
Heather

Flora said...

Teresa, You will be included on the drawing ,I appreciate you letting me know about the problems you were having Good Luck sweetie!!!
Blessings,Flora

Teffany's Art And Soul said...

Hi Teresa; I enjoyed viewing all of your images. I'm quite curious about Ave Maria. I've been studying Saints for a couple months now, and am doing a series of paintings.... You've inspired me with Ave. Also, the image of the angel holding the woman. I liked your perception of it. Your compilation gives a glimpse into your heart. Your selection are an expression of your genuine pure, and virtuous character.

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

My goodness! You live in such a wonderful home. I can imagine how it inspires your work and life. I love the images you have shared with us, and that plaque is very ethereal. x