Sunday, 13 February 2011

ROSES ROUND THE DOOR


It's week 16 of Marie's Take a Word challenge and this week she has chosen ROMANCE as her word for our inspiration.  Now, like Marie, I'm a bit of a Bah Humbug when it comes to Valentines and Romance but then I remembered about Giovanni and Isabella, who like Romeo and Juliet were in love but due to  family feuds were not allowed to meet.  Just look at how they gaze into each other's eyes,  warms your heart doesn't it?  Anyway, unlike Romeo and Juliet, this pair of lovers were not so wishy washy and much more disobedient and instead of meeting a sad end, they met one night at midnight, escaped over the city walls, built a cottage in the forest with roses round the door and lived happily ever after.  Awwww!

Credits : well apart from a little help from Dover everything else is my own work.  Thank goodness for layers, blends and styles in Photoshop I say!

Thank you for looking.

27 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

This is just fantastic Ann...Oooo I just love a story with a happy ending...and her hair is to "dye" for...and the color you picked is scrumptious.
Love your new Mona too...I may just have to steal her "against my will of course".

Ozstuff said...

Ann, this is an exquisite artpiece - absolutely gorgeous. I love the softness of the colours and I did enjoy the story behind it. Great work!

Junibears said...

Beautiful Ann! Love the story, the colour, the picture! Hugs xx

peggy gatto said...

speechless

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Stunning comes to mind!

Terri Kahrs said...

Awwwwwwwww . . . . .. A beautiful tale and a beautiful creation! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Judy said...

What a lovely story, Ann, to match your stunning piece, hope there are roses for you today, too!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love the feel of this art piece..so beautiful!

Pat said...

A beautiful creation for an hapy end!! Is it possible "en vrai?" in reality?
Hope it is.
Merci Ann!!
Pat

Mina said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!

Glenys said...

Awwww!!! this is sooo cute... the story that is!! I wish we could all run away and build a cottage with roses round the door, eh!! What a magical life.... fabulous, fabulous work, Ann

Katie said...

It' a great story and I love what you did with it. Seems more soft and monochromatic than what you normally do. Very pretty...and romantic of course! xo

indybev said...

Let me add mine to the chorus of Awwwwws! It's just the perfect story for Valentine's Day, and your art is stupendous! BRAVO

Faye said...

Beautiful, Ann. Wonderful tale.

Rein said...

Beautiful Ann!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A very romantic piece, great colours.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece Anne, soft and beautiful and not at all what I expected from you this week lol, you're always full of surprises!

Eila A said...

Beautiful and delicate piece, Ann! I love your choice of colours, which is not the most usual for romantic pieces. Lovely work!

Lizbethem said...

This is lovely, Ann! Love the happy-ever-after story, too!

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Ann! voilà une très jolie histoire , moins dramatique que celle de Roméo et Juliette !
Très joli d'avoir choisi cette unité de tons doux pour ce challenge ! J'aime beaucoup ! Amicalement Mary.KG

A Fairy Godmother said...

I do so like a happy ending! (Mind you, I'm not too sure about his hat - just as well love is blind eh?)

Jackie said...

So romantic!!! A lovely piece with a lovely story, Ann.

Yvonne said...

What a fabulous piece, Ann!

Kathy McCullen said...

I'm so glad your beautiful lovers weren't the starcrossed kind. Happy Valentine's Day, Ann!

Christine said...

Happy endings, who doesn't like them after all? Your couple is gorgeous (despite of his hat, of course :)

selma said...

I love Romeo and Juliet story. Your piece is very beautiful and romantic.

Lori Saul said...

Love the story and beautiful art to accompany. Wonderful romanticism!

Fabric Art said...

Wow this is an gorgeous piece, but with sad stories behind.
Anni