Saturday, October 17, 2009

Magical Halloween Celebration is Today!


I am probably one of the biggest fans of Outsider Artists. As a tribute to their talent and generosity in sharing their amazing images, I have lovingly created these "Twilight Journals" to share during Vanessa's "Hauntingly Magical Halloween Celebration" today.

The stunning blue "Bella Vision" portrait was created by Becky Loyall of Whymsical Musings. She has generously shared this 300 dpi picture on her blog. The other three brilliant images were digitally created by Deborah Bohm of Outsider Artists and can be purchased through Deborah Dare Art by email.


I printed all of these images on matte photo paper for sturdiness, a sharper image, and then covered my composition book. I was imagining all the wonderful things I could create with these special photos. Thank you so much, Becky and Deborah. I have become quite attached to the Twilight saga, and am visualizing other magical projects using them.


Tomorrow Never Knows

Turn off your mind relax and float
down-stream.
It is not dying, it is not dying,
lay down all thought surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.

That you may see the meaning of within,
It is speaking, it is speaking,
that love is all and love is everyone,
It is knowing, it is knowing.
When ignorance and haste may mourn
the dead,
It is believing, it is believing.

But listen to the color of your dreams,
It is not living, it is not living.
Or play the game existence to the end.
Of the beginning, of the beginning.
Of the beginning, of the beginning.

~The Beatles "Songbook"
1969



Thank you, Vanessa, for hosting this simply amazing Halloween extravaganza!!

Happy Haunting,
Nance

42 comments:

Karin said...

Those are some excellent photo's indeed. Thanks for sharing and happy halloween!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

oh wow oh wow I love the one with the sheet music especially!

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Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thanks for sharing these spooky journals and great artists.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Very cool images! Happy Halloween!

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

Autumn said...

Your journals are fantastic!!! What great work you've done. Happy partying!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~ Autumn Clark

laterg8r said...

excellent journals, i love the double images - very cool :D

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I am in awe! This was a spooky delight! Blessings.

belindaschneider said...

i'm a twilight fan, love all the photos, especially the vampires!
thanks for letting me join.
have a happy haunting halloween!

Ana Balbinot said...

Thanks for your visit and comment! Happy halloween!
I really love your pictures!
Xoxo

Christine Edwards said...

Nancy, your Twilight journals look great. Hope you've had fun haunting the blogs today. :-)

Chrisy said...

Oh yes I'm also an outsider artist fan...so many treasures out there in that world! Thank you for your hospitality! Please swing your broom by my place for more treats if you haven't flown in already!

Celestial Charms said...

Love your images, especially the one with the musical notes. Very pretty. Have a Happy Halloween, and thanks for visiting my party.
Maureen

Sara Western-Raetz said...

Love your layout, and your art is amazing. Thank you so much for inviting me to your party!

Debra said...

Lovin the little black top hat charm. Where ever did you find it? Are these the larger journals? I was okay with the Twilight movie, but am loving the "Vampire Diaries" on the CW. I would like to put those Salvatore brothers on a journal.......

Deborah said...

Beautiful creations, you clever little one! Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

AwtemNymf said...

My fave is the sheet music one!
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Julie Ranae said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us...great images and lots of spookiness


Hope you will stop by The Open Window for my creative offerings for the party

http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! You managed to encompass two of our main passions in this one post - Twilight and the Beatles! I'm so glad I visited you today! Twyla and Lindsey

Whisperings 13 said...

such wonderfully passionate images! I love the musical overlay!
brilliant! Thank you for the share!
happy hauntings!
Tracey

Jackie said...

OMG I SOOOOOO want one of those journals!!! They are amazing!And thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! hApPY HaUNtInG!

Abi said...

First class photos! grt party post :O)

bluemuf said...

Great post...Have a Happy Halloween

Karen

Chickenbells said...

Those are some truly fantastic and spooky photos! Amazing. Happy Halloween!!

http://foolsewoode.blogspot.com/2009/10/historically-halloween-has-been-time.html

Sophia said...

What a great party you are having here! Great photos...especially the sheet music one. Very creative. I'm off to mingle with your guests before I have to get back to my Manor...

Melissa said...

What wonderful creations. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

whymsicalmusings said...

OH MY GOODNESS can I ever say that enough Nan!!!!! These are so inspiring and amazing!!!

I love the Beatles song you chose it fits perfectly!!! BRAVO!!!!
XXXOOOO
Becky

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

Sarah said...

I love your Twilight inspired journals! I have two Twilight inspired sketches in my flickr photos to show you!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahjwallis/3887713551/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahjwallis/3888507756/in/photostream/

The first is Alice and the second Bella! At least I was thinking of those characters when I drew these!
Happy Halloween!
Sarah

Valerie said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful work - all are great - glad you shared these with us.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Lovely work! Dark and magical.

Thanks for stopping by my own little party!

slommler said...

Great photos!! I too love the Twilight saga. It is wonderfully exciting and romantic! Come by my party if you please.
Hugs
SueAnn

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Your blog and your post is an entire spooookalicious experience!!!!

Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

gert said...

I'm a Beatles fan 2;)

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Wonderful Halloween post! Great Halloween art! Happy Halloween to you!

FOREVER JANN said...

YOU DID SOME SIMPLY STUNNING WORK ON THESE JOURNALS NANCY- FAB !!
GREAT BEATLES POEM/SONG . AUTUMN BLESSINGS AND THANKS FOR INSPIRING ME/US WITH YOUR ART TALENT........

Fotf said...

Happy Halloween, great creativity, thanks for stopping by my blog, great party :)

FOREVER JANN said...

“When TWILIGHT drops her curtain down and pins it with a star, remember that you have A FRIEND though she may wander far.”

Laume said...

Fashionably late for the party - glad I stopped by, I really like your darker treatment of things. Haunting but beautiful. I'll definitely be back to poke around in the shadows again.

Heather said...

Lovely images!!

Please stop by my party and giveaway!

http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/2009/10/come-in-come-in.html

Alix said...

Dear Mistress Nancy....

Thank you ever so for the kind invitation to your most eerie Halloween party.How kind of you to invite my to your lovely Halloween party. I did so have a wonderful time!

Please accept my humble apologies for joining your party so late. You see... I was traveling home from New York on Saturday and had no computer access. Now I'm playing catch-up and visiting all of Vanessa's wonderful parties.

Thank you so much for flying over to Casa Hice on your broomstick and leaving your little petite witchy footprints on my welcome mat. I hope you will come again, as the door is always open.

And now, I must away and subscribe to your enchanting blog with haste!

Happy Halloween!

Kristal said...

Sorry I'm late to the party, there is just too many wonderful things to see!!
Your journals look amazing.

Happy Haunting!