Monday, 12 May 2008

The Poison Apple Tree

The Poison Apple Tree

Is there ever an evil queen around when you have some poison apples to sell?

I can't seem to leave these vintage story book pages alone. And as I have a special fondness for drawing trees I really couldn't resist combining the two. As for the apples the tree just needed a splash of colour, there for some blood red poison apples on black tree limbs. The tree calls to me, its dying leaves whisper when the breeze is still. It says it needs a mount and a frame and I'm inclined to agree.

I have also been dabbling in a bit of monochromatic bead work, The bracelet below is Black agate, white jade (or possibly white quartz as they look pretty much identical), and silver, I am so tempted to keep it for myself, I have a lovely black blouse it would go great with. I am in dire need of some more silver beads so I have come up with a diabolical plan to drag M and H to Lichfield for the day tomorrow and disappear to Spellbound Beads for just a little while... honest.

Then I really must get to work on the garden, the poor little bean plants and pepper plants in the green house are desperate for re-potting, but at least I have some beautiful lilacs to sniff.

monochrome bracelet



Miaou said...

Love that tree. I am so rubbish at trees, which is a shame as I love them! They always come out looking ... hairy LOL

Beautiful lilac, I can smell it from here ;-)

megan said...

oohh - i'm loving those vintage story pages and that poison apple tree reminds me of the Neil Gaimen version of snow-white, very dark and gothic.
lovely bracelet too - go on keep it - sure you need another bracelet, a girl can never have too many!!!

Hells said...

Love the tree. I like gothic. Bracelet is lovely too.
I am, however, very jealous of an impending trip to Lichfield. Many a happy hour have I spent round there. . . .

Frizbe said...

Fingers x'd Paris has lovely beads for you too. Am inclined to agree with Megan re Neil Gaimen too.

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi, lovely tree, and thanks for visiting me, you made me laugh about your cats, im just imaganing the evil one lol. Love the mushroom in your lat post.
Sarah xx

Katy said...

I love the new painting - the storybook pages seem to make a great background for these new pics! The bracelet is lovely too, and I am sure you deserve to keep it for yourself ;)