Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE WHITE RABBIT IS TOOTING HIS TRUMPET!!! AND THE WINNER OF MY MAD TEA PARTY GIVEAWAY IS??? CARMEN OF MOONLYF!!!

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL, FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MAD TEA PARTY.

IT WAS A GRAND OCCASION THIS YEAR!  EVERYONE PULLED OUT THE STOPS FOR THEIR PARTIES!!!

 I WAS ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINED!!!

AND CARMEN OF MOONLYF HAS WON MY 'MAD TEA PARTY' MIXED MEDIA CANVAS.
I WILL BE CONTACTING HER VIA EMAIL.

THIS IS THE MIXED MEDIA 'MAD TEA PARTY' CANVAS CARMEN WILL BE RECEIVING.   YAY!!!
 MAY EVERYONE HAVE A LOVELY REST OF THE SUMMER.

AND NOW I AM OFF TO MAKE SOME MIXED MEDIA ORNAMENTS FOR AN ORNAMENT EXCHANGE.

  I ENJOY KEEPING ORNAMENTS IN ALL CORNERS OF MY STUDIO YEAR ROUND....ANGELS, DOLLS, TASSELS, STARS, HEARTS, DECORATED CONES, SOCK CREATURES, ALL KINDS OF GOODIES WHICH ADD HAPPINESS TO MY STUDIO.


 IT'S WHAT KEEPS THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING!!!

LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS!!!

posted by Teresa

Friday, July 11, 2014

IT'S TIME FOR THE MAGICAL, MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAD TEA PARTY!!! JULY 14TH UPDATE!!!

WELL...THAT WAS FUN, EVERYBODY...

I AM HAVING MY DRAWING AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, YES, MONDAY NIGHT, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PUT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN FOR MY GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST, AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE DRAWING. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU 'MUST' INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

 I WILL HAVE MY DOWN'S SYNDROME SON DRAW THE NAME OUT OF A WONDERLAND HAT! HE LOVES TO DO DRESS-UP PARTIES AND ALSO LOVES TO POSE FOR PHOTOS!
GOOD LUCK!!!

I MET LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS, AND ENJOYED EVERYONE'S BLOG PARTIES.

I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY, ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH. YAY!!!


THE GIVEAWAY.    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER IMAGE. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! I WISH I HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!
 
HERE IS A FREE PAPER DOLL CUT-OUT FOR YOU FROM A COPYRIGHT FREE SITE.  ENJOY!!!  PLEASE PRINT IT OUT ON CARD STOCK ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER PRINTER. RIGHT CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND CLICK 'SAVE AS' TO YOUR OWN FILES.  OR CLICK 'FILE' WHERE EVER THAT IS ON YOUR COMPUTER (MINE IS AT THE TOP LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE) AND SCROLL DOWN TO 'PREVIEW PRINT' OR JUST 'PRINT' AND MAKE AS MANY COPIES AS YOU WANT AND ENLARGE IT TOO!


 THE MAD TEA PARTY BEGINS HERE!!!!!!!!!
HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN FOR THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' YES?

I ALWAYS LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN MAGICAL MISS VANESSA VALENCIA HOSTS THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON HER BLOG 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' !!!!

YAY!

WITHOUT MUCH FURTHER ADO, LET US BEGIN ON OUR JOURNEY OF WONDERLAND.

COME WITH ME AS I OPEN THE PAGES OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' BY LEWIS CARROLL....

IT WAS A VERY SUNNY DAY WHEN ALICE BEGAN READING ABOUT HERSELF IN A CURIOUS BOOK. SHE BEGAN TO FALL ASLEEP AND WAS BEGINNING TO YAWN, WHEN SHE SPIED A CAT TRAIPSING ACROSS THE GARDEN.   'HMMM' THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF, 'I WONDER WHERE THAT CAT IS GOING OFF TOO?'


'I'M LATE! I'M LATE! FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE! MEOWED THE CAT.
'NO, NO, NO',  THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF.  THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT? IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE THE WHITE RABBIT WHO SAYS THAT...NOT THE CHESHIRE CAT!'

BUT IT WAS THE CAT, JUST THE SAME, WHO WAS RUNNING TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.

'WELL', THOUGHT ALICE,  'I HAD BETTER FOLLOW THE CAT, OR I TOO, SHALL BE LATE FOR THE PARTY!'

SOON ALICE FOUND A HOLE IN THE GROUND WHERE THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD DISAPPEARED.

'WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?!' SAID ALICE.  AS SHE FELT HERSELF FALLING DOWN INTO THE HOLE AS SHE SAW THE CAT DRIFTING SLOWLY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE.

DOWN, DOWN, DOWN ALICE FELL, DEEP INTO THE EARTH.  (ALICE DOLL MADE BY 'RHISSANNA'.  PLEASE SEE HER BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR WITH THE TWO BLACK RABBITS WITH FAIRY WINGS).
'CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER', THOUGHT ALICE AS SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN THE HOLE WHILE SHE LOOKED AT ODD THINGS.  SHE SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT AND A TEA POT SO SHE KNEW SHE MUST BE GETTING CLOSE TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.
SHE SAW A CELLO FLOATING IN AIR, SO SHE DEFINITELY KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME CHAMBER MUSIC WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE PARTY.
SHE SAW THE FLOOR COMING UP FAST AND SHE LANDED WITH A BUMP!
SHE LOOKED AROUND HER AND SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT SITTING NEXT TO A LITTLE WOODLAND HOUSE (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST').  

'THAT WAS A VERY LONG WAY TO FALL!' REMARKED ALICE. 'I MUST BE OFF TO FIND THE PARTY, AS I AM THIRSTY AND HUNGRY AFTER THAT ADVENTURE!!!'

ALICE SOON FOUND A CHAIR TO SIT ON, NEXT TO THE CHESHIRE CAT.  THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD INVITED HIS CAT RELATIONS, AND A SWEET MOUSEKEWITZ NAMED CHERRY COBBLER (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST') CAME TOO!
THE RABBIT SHOWED UP BUT SINCE HE WAS LATE, HE HAD FORGOTTEN TO DRESS UP FOR THE PARTY!
A SWEET CAT SERVED PIE AND A DUCK SERVED MILK FOR THE TEA. THE TEA CUPS WERE STACKED HIGH ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND ALICE FINALLY HAD SOME TEA AND PIE.
BEING FULL OF PIE AND CAKE ALICE DECIDED TO WALK OUTSIDE TO ADMIRE MORE OF WONDERLAND.
ALICE ADMIRED THE FLOWERS ON THE PATH, ONE WAS SUCH A BRILLIANT BLUE! IT MATCHED HER DRESS WHICH MADE HER HAPPY.
ALICE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME.  WHEN SHE GOT HOME SHE MADE A 'MAD TEA PARTY' MIXED MEDIA CANVAS IN MEMORY OF THE FOND TIME SHE HAD AT THE PARTY.

THE MAD TEA PARTY GIVEAWAY. THIS IS AN 8 INCH BY 10 INCH, MIXED MEDIA CANVAS WITH LOTS OF TEA PARTY EMBELLISHMENTS, SEALED WITH CLEAR GESSO.  (PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW) CREATED BY TERESA OF 'A MAGICAL WHIMSY'...YES! THAT'S ME!
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR THE PARTY GIVEAWAY IT IS REQUESTED BY ALICE THAT YOU MUST, VERY PRETTY PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.  THIS IS ALICE'S REQUEST OR YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE DRAWING.  IT IS LIKE FOLLOWING THE WHITE RABBIT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WHEN TRYING TO LOCATE PEOPLE'S EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH SOMETIMES IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING WHICH I WILL BE DRAWING THE WINNER ON MONDAY AND ANNOUNCING IT ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH, 2014.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'

PLEASE CLICK ONTO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' LINK ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR MORE BLOGGERS WHO PARTICIPATED.

LOVELY TO SEE YOU AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME BY MY BLOG ANYTIME!!!

Posted by Teresa

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY! COME WITH ME INTO A WORLD WHERE NOTHING IS AS IS SEEMS....

ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY? IT IS JUST WEEKS AWAY...JULY 12TH TO BE EXACT...

CHARLES DODGSON... ALIAS...LEWIS CARROLL....THE MAN BEHIND THE DREAM OF THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOKS. 

YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER....BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE...

I HOPE SOME DAY YOU'LL JOIN US, AND COME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY...

A LITTLE BIT OF A REPHRASE FROM JOHN LENNON...

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME TEA AND CAKE?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BLOG TO FOLLOW THE MAD TEA PARTY.

PLEASE CLICK ON VANESSA VALENCIA'S 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG LINK ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR FOR MAD TEA PARTY INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN ON YOUR OWN BLOG.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO JOIN IN ON YOUR OWN BLOG


COME WITH US AND GET LOST IN THE WONDERLAND LABYRINTH


I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN IN WITH THE FESTIVITIES ALONG WITH MYSELF AND OTHER WONDERLAND BLOGGERS.

TA! TA!   HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR THIS MAGICAL BLOG EVENT!

Posted by Teresa
June 16th, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MAT TEA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT!!! HURRAY!!!

IF YOU MISSED MY LAST POST ANNOUNCING VANESSA VALENCIA'S 'MAD TEA PARTY' AT HER 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' TYPEPAD BLOG, I AM INVITING YOU TO PARTICIPATE!!!

THE MAD TEA PARTY WILL COMMENCE ON JULY 12TH. 

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS REQUESTS YOUR PRESENCE AT THE MAD TEA PARTY.  JUST OPEN THE GATE AND WALK RIGHT IN.  THE WHITE RABBIT WILL ESCORT YOU TO THE CROQUET TOURNAMENT FOR A ROUSING GAME OF CROQUET.
COME ONE! COME ALL!  TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!  I HOPE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE ON YOU OWN BLOG.

DO YOUR OWN THING! TAKE LOTS OF TEA PARTY PHOTOS, ADD YOUR OWN MAD TEA PARTY STORY, WITH WONDERLAND CHARACTERS.  HAVE A BLAST!  HOPE TO SEE YOU AT YOUR OWN MAD TEA PARTY ON JULY 12TH!!!

PLEASE SEE MY LEFT SIDE BAR TO JOIN UP FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY.  CLICK ON THE MAD TEA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTY.

ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' WHICH GIVES ALL OF THE NEEDED INFORMATION.  THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME TO ORGANIZE YOUR OWN 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON YOUR OWN BLOG WITH MAGICAL DOINGS!!!

THANK YOU!  ALICE THANKS YOU!  THE CHESHIRE CAT THANKS YOU! THE MAD HATTER THANKS YOU!  THE WHITE RABBIT THANKS YOU, AND EVERY OTHER WONDERLAND CREATURE THANKS YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.  DON'T BE LATE!!!

POSTED BY   Teresa

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE MAD TEA PARTY HOSTED BY 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

YES, DEAR WONDERLAND PEOPLE!!!


THE MAD TEA PARTY

 THE EVENT OF THE YEAR IS ALMOST HERE!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! THE DATE IS SET!!!  JULY 12TH, A SATURDAY, 2014!!!

COME ONE COME ALL!!! TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!


THE MAD HATTER IS OFF AND RUNNING IN HOPES OF MAKING IT ON TIME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!

YOU HAVE LOTS OF TIME TO PREPARE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.

THE WHITE RABBIT HAS ANNOUNCED THE DATE!!!

 PLEASE CLICK ON MY SIDEBAR LINK WHICH ANNOUNCES THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' WHICH WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST'  BLOG, HOSTED BY LOVELY VANESSA VALENCIA.


THE QUEEN IS COMMANDING ALICE TO 'GO TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!'

 THE LINK TO 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG HAS ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED IN ORDER TO JOIN IN WITH YOUR OWN BLOG FOR THIS MAGICAL YEARLY EVENT!!!


THE KING IS TELLING THE QUEEN HE HAS THE INVITATION RIGHT HERE.  THE CHESHIRE CAT KEEPS APPEARING AND DISAPPEARING AS HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE LATE!!!

 EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG, YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN ON THE FUN!!!

JUST AROUND THE CORNER! THE MAD TEA PARTY!!! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK WITH THIS MAD TEA PARTY IMAGE ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR. IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE POST AT  'A FANCIFUL TWIST' FOR ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTY.

YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE WITH ME ON MY BLOG, WHEN THE TIME COMES, AS I WILL BE JOINING IN WITH THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' FESTIVITIES.  DON'T BE LATE!!!

ALICE IS RUNNING WITH ALL HER MIGHT TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!!! SHE IS SOON TO FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE!!!

ALL OF THE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' POSTED HERE ARE COPYRIGHT FREE. YOU MAY SAVE THE IMAGES TO YOU OWN FILES AND PRINT THEM FOR INVITATIONS OR FOR MAKING TAGS AND COLORING THEM IN YOURSELF AND ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS IF YOU WISH TO PRINT THEM ON CARD STOCK.

 ENJOY!!!  SEE YOU AT THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!


POSTED by Teresa



Thursday, May 15, 2014

HURRAY! KAREN MILSTEIN, OF FADEDWEST ESTY SHOP EXTENDED HER SALE FOR HER WORKSHOPS UNTIL MAY 18TH! YAY!

PLEASE SEE MY PREVIOUS POST BEFORE THIS ONE, AS KAREN MILSTEIN, OF  FADEDWEST ETSY SHOP HAS AN INCREDIBLE OFFER FOR ALL OF HER WORKSHOPS.  SOME OF HER WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL, BUT OTHERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  HER PAINTING AND LAYERING TECHNIQUE ARE SUPERB.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING SOMETHING SHE HAS TO OFFER.  YOU WILL BE VERY SATISFIED.

Friday, May 9, 2014

A NEW PORTRAIT PAINTING ONLINE CLASS OFFERED ON ETSY BY FADEDWEST...

A FEW YEARS AGO I CAME ACROSS THE BEAUTIFUL WORK OF DOLL ARTIST KAREN MILSTEIN.  THE DOLL FACES SHE PAINTS AND ALSO HER FACE PORTRAITS ARE SO ENCHANTING, AND NOW YOU TOO, CAN LEARN HER BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT STYLE.  IF YOU WANT MORE IN DEPTH TEACHING ABOUT FACIAL FEATURES THOSE TECHNIQUES ARE TAUGHT IN TWO OTHER SEPARATE WORKSHOPS.  IN THE PORTRAIT WORKSHOP, KAREN TEACHES YOU HOW TO USE ONE OF HER DOWNLOADABLE  PORTRAITS USING A TRANSFER TECHNIQUE ON TO A CANVAS. FROM THERE, SHE SHOWS HOW TO PAINT THE PORTRAIT ON A CANVAS.

REMEMBER...THESE WORKSHOPS ARE ONLY ON SALE THROUGH THE DURATION OF MOTHER'S DAY AT 40% OFF.

KAREN ALSO HAS OTHER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE WHICH ARE IN DEPTH VIDEO WORKSHOPS SPECIFICALLY TEACHING 'NOSE AND LIPS' WORKSHOP, AND 'SKETCHING AND PAINTING THE EYES' WORKSHOP.  I AM TAKING ALL THREE WORKSHOPS TO ENHANCE MY PORTRAIT PAINTING SKILLS.  I AM ALREADY LEARNING NEW TECHNIQUES FROM THE PORTRAIT WORKSHOP, BUT I WANT TO LEARN MORE IN DEPTH TECHNIQUES FOR THE FACIAL FEATURES, SO I AM TAKING THE OTHER WORKSHOPS TOO.

PLEASE VIEW MY RIGHT SIDE BAR FOR THE LINK TO ETSY WHICH WILL READ 'I TOOK THE HANDMADE PLEDGE'. CLICK ON THAT LINK, (YOU CAN JOIN ETSY FOR FREE, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER) THEN TYPE IN 'FADEDWEST' AND IT WILL COME UP ON THE LIST.  CLICK WHERE IT SAYS 'STORES WITH THE NAME FADEDWEST' AND IT SHOULD TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO KAREN'S ETSY STORE WITH THE NAME 'FADEDWEST', THEN CLICK ON TO HER AVAILABLE WORKSHOP COURSES FOR WHICH EVER ONE YOU WISH TO TAKE. THE PHOTO BELOW IS WHAT YOU WILL BE LOOKING FOR IN HER ETSY SHOP TO PURCHASE HER ONLINE PORTRAIT CLASS.  AND BE SURE TO USE THE COUPON CODE AT THE CHECK OUT WHICH IS: MDS40   (MOTHER'S DAY SALE 40%).

SO...FOR THE WEEKEND, KAREN IS HAVING A SALE ON HER ONLINE POLKA DOT SALLY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT 40% OFF JUST IN TIME FOR THE MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND.  THE SALE WILL END MOTHER'S DAY SO DO BE QUICK ABOUT PURCHASING THIS AMAZING ONLINE CLASS WHICH IS NORMALLY $35.  WITH THE DISCOUNT THE WORKSHOP IS $21.00!!!  WHAT A LOVELY GESTURE FROM KAREN TO OFFER HER PORTRAIT CLASS...AND THAT IS NOT ALL!!! IN HER ETSY SHOP SHE HAS EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 40% OFF, BUT ONLY UNTIL MOTHER'S DAY. SO PLEASE DO RUSH OVER TO HER ETSY SHOP!!! OH! AND BE SURE TO ENTER THE COUPON DISCOUNT CODE: MDS40 FOR WHEN CHECKING OUT WITH YOUR PURCHASE.  PLEASE SEE PAYMENT OPTIONS WHILE CHECKING OUT TOO.  ENJOY!!! SHE ALSO ACCEPTS MONEY ORDERS.



THIS IS THE FOLK ART PORTRAIT PAINTING CLASS YOU WILL BE LEARNING THE TECHNIQUES FROM. 
BOTH THE DOLL IN THE MIDDLE AND THE DOLL ON THE FAR RIGHT ARE TWO EXAMPLES OF KAREN MILSTEIN'S DOLLS.  HER FACE PAINTING TECHINIQUE IS EXQUISITE.
HERE IS 'THE LITTLE GYPSY' UP CLOSE.  MADE BY KAREN MILSTEIN. THIS DOLL HAS SUCH AN ANGELIC FACE.
THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME LEFT FOR THE DISCOUNT ON KAREN'S ETSY SITE. SO PLEASE DO HURRY!!!  HER PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE LISTED WHEN YOU ADD THE CLASS TO YOUR CART. AND REMEMBER TO USE THE COUPON CODE:  MDS40   THE CODE IS ALSO LISTED ON KAREN'S ETSY PAGE JUST FOR THE DURATION OF THIS WEEKEND.

AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

POSTED BY  Teresa