Friday, 19 June 2009

Fantasy Friday BLD No. 19
























































*artwork L by Lizbeth Zwerger

36 comments:

Wendy said...

Oooh, loved The Wizard of Oz ones - so dark yet so true to the originals.

Audrey said...

All three of these pictures give me the feeling of protection - even "King Kong" at the top has his arms up as though he is embracing and protecting someone. The middle one is very serene. I get the sense that the child is tired, maybe sleeping. And of course, the Wizard of Oz with all of its wonderful messages about the human attributes.
Love to you
xoxoxo

Ces said...

I do not know how to interpret these images. My brain is tired and my heart is numb. Too much balancing as we recognize sorrow and continue with the business of living and be present. Have a beautiful day renee.

Audrey said...

LOL Renee! Of course, there is another possible scenario - I am old and senile! This would most likely be the case, as I have seen the Wizard of Oz numerous times, and didn't register! YIKES!
xoxoxo

yoborobo said...

I love these paintings! They're very dark, and ominous. Like the lion, you need a more than a little courage to go there. :) Sending you a hug, and you'll be happy to know I ate an entire plum yesterday! YAY! One whole fruit! And I had my cheerios as a veg again this morning.:) Take good care of yourself. xoxo Pam

Shelly said...

You know I am a "Wizard of Oz" lover anyway I can get it. Natalie was always so freaked out by those flying monkeys and still hates them to this day...three great pics!

Deborah said...

I do like the last picture...even though it is on the dark side, I agree with Audrey...it gives a feeling of protection. Thank you, my love, for your prayers for Ryan. When he let me know that they were okay, I said Thank God, and he replied, "yes, I already did". Sending you all my love, Deborah

kj said...

good morning, as is my routine, i'll be back to nibble on these later, but as is also my routine, i wanted to stop by and say i hope you are doing okay. i am sure your heart is confused and heavy. i deeply feel bella's loss in my own way and i cannot comprehend what the universe had in mind(always qualified with a 'yet').

when i read all your comments and see how many people you inspire, it makes me happy. i'm sure you too!

love
kj

Ces said...

I think we have said all we can. I must now retreat and proceed in silence.

Ribbon said...

oooh these are awesome.

xx love it

Ribbon

Marion said...

Flying monkeys and Poppies and Dorothy, oh, my! Love the Wizard of Oz theme. The flying monkey reminds of a gargoyle, which my sister and son-in-law both love. Me, I have them in my head and don't much care for them.

Love, Blessings and Peace to you today, dearest, sweet Renee!! xoxo

studio lolo said...

Those flying monkeys always promted a fast exit by yours truly. They freak me out!

The second one is one of my fave illustrators, Lizbeth Zwerger. I have this book and I adore this picture.

Dinner, number three, is incredible in its own surreal way. That guy is wearing a brain hat. Oh, duh, it must be Scarecrow. Dorothy is so goth, hilarious! I love the lions humanesque eyes and mouth. I think the tin man could take on the terminator!

Nice group this week, as always.

What a week it was, eh Renee? Jeez Louise.

Sending love across the miles.

xoxo
Lolo

Daria said...

I especially love the picture with the poppies ... colors are so vibrant.

Thanks for sending me that link the other day ... it said to keep hands cold during chemo ... I have a cold compress I will try.

Marie S said...

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.

I am doing well Renee! If I just take each moment as it comes. Then in the moment all is well, and you my pretty?

Sarah said...

Good morning Renee!! Ooooo th Wizard of Oz. I was never a fan really...but since Nonni adores the story I have come to love it too. The flying monkeys - not so much they kinda scare me like clowns - yikes - this is a stunning picture though, it captures the creepyness so well.

The second one is sweet.
The last one is amazing really - I love it. I guess I have come to love the amazing ilustrations of the story more than the movie.
Wonderful Fantasy Friday hon!!
Love ya, Sarah

Jeanne said...

As a kid, I was terrified of the flying monkeys -- and these pictures remind me why!

Ces said...

I need a drink! Do you have anything in red or yellow with one of those teeny tiny umbrella and cherry or olive? May I have some peanuts with my drink too please?

Oh look! The word verification is begang as in "Ces begang to smile"

hint said...

Love the middle one with the flowers!

glorv1 said...

I like King Kong myself. Hope you are doing well Renee and also your friend Bella. You have a great weekend and take care.

soulbrush said...

the middle one 'does' it for me.

Ces said...

Well, I don't know if I can finish one. It better be sweet because I do not like bitter drinks. May I have 2 umbrellas in one drink please? Oh and a stogie, that one's for Bella.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

After years of reading the original E Frank Baum books to my middle child who couldn't get enough...I developed a love for anything Wizard of Oz! These are great Renee. The monkey is horrifying....as he should be hehehehehehehe

Ces said...

Rest my love. Tsup!
Thanks for the drink.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

I love the Wizard of Oz and those red poppies.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn xo

TheChicGeek said...

Renee, you have the coolest artwork on your blog! It's always such a treat to come see what you've got going on!
Have a Great Weekend!

Marie S said...

Oh, you have no idea my pretty!!!
;-O
Begang, I almost wet myself!!

Oh and I love love love the last picture.

Jen said...

I love Wizard of Oz themed things (a Wicked fan for sure!) Great images today!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

All these I love. Have one of the books. I could just look at these all day. Amazing. How are you beautiful??? Hope that you are doing well. I know that so much is going on with Bella and now Diana. So much hurt and pain. I know that Ces is feeling it as well. We all are. I want to encourage you as well. i know that you all are so very close. I pray for comfort. Keep your head you beautiful Renee.

Pattee said...

Hi Renee,
I'm trying to write from a computer in the lobby of the hotel.

I always look forward to your posts...
Much love Pattee

Lisa said...

oh god, that last one- wow- it just blows my mind xx

L.Holm said...

Those flying monkeys scared me silly.
Love the one of the poppy fields.
xoLiz

ruthie said...

a wonderful illustrator, i so love her style

Silver Knight said...

I'm so glad to hear from you Renee, and thanks! I really appreciate your comment on my writing.

Sorry to inform you, but I am still working on my book "Faerywinkle", only the inspirational art book is out on the market thru Blurb. Send me your address thru my email and I'll send you a copy! ;)

I am amazed with your strength and positive outlook! Hope you have a great weekend!

Warmest regards,
RM

Debbie said...

These are great. That movie scared me to death until I was 16. These really capture the feeling.

kenflett said...

tear something apart with your passion renee,
sad and passionate, your cards read.

:) thinking of you
ken

Woman in a Window said...

Fantasy is one of my favorite places.