A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Monday, August 3, 2015

PHOTOS FROM MY PAST GIVEAWAYS...

MY CAMERA WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY WHEN I WAS DOING MY PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY AND ALSO FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY I HAD WHICH HAD TO DO WITH IMAGES OF SHADOWS OF REFLECTED LIGHT.

I WANTED TO DO IT PROPERLY WITH COMPLETED MIXED MEDIA IMAGES BUT IT WAS NOT TO BE, AT THE TIME.

HERE ARE PHOTOS OF THE MIXED MEDIA 'TEA TIME GOWN' WHICH WAS MY GIVEAWAY FOR THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' ALMOST A MONTH AGO.

THIS IS THE COMPLETED MIXED MEDIA CANVAS 'TEA TIME GOWN' WHICH I ADDED MORE GOLD EMBELLISHMENTS AND OUTLINED MANY IMAGES WITH A UNI-BALL BLACK GEL PEN.  IT REALLY HELPED TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMAGES.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A CLOSER VIEW.



THE NEXT ITEMS WERE TWO FABRIC FLOWER BROOCHES SENT TO THE TWO WINNERS OF MY GIVEAWAY FOR GUESSING THE CORRECT ITEM WHICH WAS REFLECTING LIGHT WHICH LOOKED VERY MUCH LIKE A SHIRE WITH AN ANGEL AND WINGS.  THE IMAGE WHICH REFLECTED THE LIGHT WAS THE SHINING SIDE OF MY LAUNDRY IRON.  IT IS AMAZING WHAT LIGHT WILL REFLECT. PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A CLOSER VIEW.


HERE IS THE REFLECTED LIGHT PHOTO.  THIS IS HOW IT APPEARED ON THE WALL IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM. I DID NOT SHAKE THE CAMERA.  THIS IS HOW THE LIGHT WAS REFRACTED OFF THE SHINY SIDE OF THE IRON.


THE FABRIC BROOCHES I MADE ARE IN THE STYLE OF JULIE ARKEL, WHOSE STYLES I ADORE!  IF YOU DO A SEARCH ON YAHOO FOR JULIE ARKEL IMAGES, THE SEARCH WILL COME UP WITH A LINK TO MANY PHOTOS OF JULIE'S PAPER MACHE CREATURES, AND HER FABRIC CREATIONS.  JUST CLICK ON THE YAHOO LINK.  MAKE SURE YOU TYPE IN THE WORD 'IMAGES' AFTER HER NAME.  YOU CAN DO THIS WITH OTHER FAVORITE ARTISTS TOO. JULIE ARKEL ALSO HAS A PINTEREST PAGE.  I ADORE LOOKING AT PHOTOS OF HER CREATIONS!
THIS IS ONE FLOWER BROOCH WHICH ENDED UP GOING TO NEW YORK.  I CREATED THE PETALS WITH VINTAGE FABRIC, COMPLETELY MADE BY ME.  I AM AN AVID CROCHETER SO, THE BLUE PANSY FLOWER I MADE WITH FINE CROCHET THREAD. THE STEM OF THE FLOWER IS VINTAGE TRIM, AND I TOPPED IT OFF WITH A BRONZE COLORED VINTAGE BUTTON. PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A CLOSER VIEW.

HERE IS THE SECOND FLOWER BROOCH WITH ACCENTS OF PINK, HIGHLIGHTED WITH A HOT PINK CROCHETED FLOWER BY ME, AND A VINTAGE FABRIC COVERED BUTTON.  THIS PHOTO WAS ACTUALLY TAKEN BEFORE I HAD SEWN IT ALL TOGETHER.  I WAS IN A RUSH TO FINISH IT SO I WAS UNABLE TO TAKE ANOTHER SNAP SHOT OF IT.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A CLOSER VIEW.

I do enjoy creating mixed media pieces, and hand sewn items.

I ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS OF CLOUD FORMATIONS.  THIS ONE WAS JUST TOO FANTASTIC TO PASS UP.  IT LOOKS LIKE A WOLF'S FACE INCLUDING THE MUZZLE AND THE EYE AND AN EAR. A WOLF RUNNING THROUGH THE SKY. PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK ON THIS IMAGE FOR A CLOSER VIEW.


PLEASE HAVE A LOVELY WEEK AND ENJOY CREATING WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO.

ALSO, PLEASE VIEW EACH SIDE OF MY BLOG SIDE BARS AS THEY CONTAIN MANY ART SITES TO VIEW FOR WORKSHOPS, INSTRUCTIONAL TUTORIALS, WONDERFUL BLOGS, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK SITES, AND DOLLS FOR SALE FROM SOME AWESOME DOLL MAKERS.

POSTED by Teresa

Friday, July 24, 2015

THE FRUGAL CRAFTER...A DREAMY BLOG WITH WATER COLOR PENCIL TUTORIALS AND LINKS TO YOU TUBE VIDEOS.

IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND THE WONDERFUL BLOG OF LINDSAY AT THE FRUGAL CRAFTER, YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED WITH HER WATER COLOR PENCIL TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS.


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF LINDSAY'S FLOWER TUTORIALS ON YOU TUBE WAS FOR HYDRANGEAS.  I WAS SO THRILLED TO LEARN THESE SIMPLE WATER COLOR PENCIL TECHNIQUES.
 PLEASE VISIT 'THE FRUGAL CRAFTER' WITH LINDSAY ON HER BLOG.  NOT ONLY DOES SHE PAINT FLOWERS, BUT MAKES GIFT BOXES WHICH YOU CAN DESIGN YOURSELF, AND CARDS, AND MANY FLOWER TUTORIAL LINKS TO HER YOU TUBE CHANNEL.

ENJOY! PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR WHERE YOU SEE HER LOVELY PHOTO.  THANKS A BUNCH!

I ALWAYS ENJOY INTRODUCING OTHER AMAZING ARTISTS AND PASS THE LINKS ON TO OTHERS FOR THEIR OWN ENJOYMENT.

POSTED by Teresa

Saturday, July 18, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER! FOR THE GIVEAWAY IN THE MAGICAL MAD TEA PARTY! YAY!

YES, MY WONDERFUL KINDRED SPIRIT WONDERLAND FRIENDS.  TODAY IS THE DAY I ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY MIXED MEDIA ART PIECE: 'TEA TIME GOWN'.

AND THE WINNER IS.....DANZEL! AT HER SILVER SHOES AND RABBIT HOLES BLOG.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I WILL BE SENDING YOU AN EMAIL FOR YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MAD TEA PARTY EVENTS.
IT WAS SUCH A MAGICAL TIME WE ALL HAD.

AND THANK YOU TO MAGICAL MISS VANESSA FOR HOSTING YET ANOTHER YEAR FOR THIS FABULOUS MAD TEA PARTY EVENT!

AND HERE IS ANOTHER COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD FOR YOUR PRINTING ENJOYMENT!

THANKS EVER SO MUCH!

POSTED by Teresa

Friday, July 10, 2015

IT'S HERE! THE MAD TEA PARTY HOSTED BY VANESSA VALENCIA AT 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' BLOG.


 WELCOME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY! COME ONE COME ALL TO THE FRABULOUS TEA PARTY!
A PHOTO OF CHARLES DODGSON, PEN NAME LEWIS CARROLL WHO WROTE 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' 150 YEARS AGO.

IT IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'ALICE IN  WONDERLAND'. IT'S A TIME TO CELEBRATE ONE OF THE FIRST MAD TEA PARTIES PENNED BY CHARLES DODGSON, I.E. LEWIS CARROLL, WHEN HE TOLD A TALE OF WONDERLAND MAGIC TO ALICE LIDDLE IN A BOAT RIDE DOWN A RIVER IN ENGLAND ON A BALMY SUMMER'S DAY.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW (NO PUN INTENDED) THAT HIS BOOK WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED AND WHIMSICAL FANTASY TALES EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN.  I, FOR ONE, FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BOOK AT THE YOUNG AGE OF SEVEN.

WELL, WITH NOT MUCH FURTHER ADO, COME WITH ME INTO A LAND OF ENCHANTMENT FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY!

ALICE WAS SITTING UNDERNEATH A TREE, LISTENING TO HER SISTER READ A VERY BORING HISTORY BOOK ABOUT ENGLAND.
SHE MUST HAVE BEEN GETTING VERY SLEEPY AS SHE HAD TO RUB HER EYES TWICE TO MAKE SURE SHE REALLY DID SEE A WHITE RABBIT RIDING BY BEING PULLED BY A RED HEN WITH A CART FULL OF EGGS!
'OH, MY EARS AND WHISKERS!' EXCLAIMED THE WHITE RABBIT. 'I AM LATE FOR THE QUEEN'S MAD TEA PARTY! CAN'T YOU GO A LITTLE BIT FASTER RED HEN?' ALL THE HEN REPLIED WAS 'CLUCK! CLUCK!'

ALICE GOT TO HER FEET AND DECIDED TO RUN AFTER THE WHITE RABBIT TO SEE WHERE HE WAS GOING.  SHE WAS ALWAYS CURIOUS ABOUT NEW ADVENTURES.

SOON, ALICE CAME UPON A SWEET COTTAGE AND SAW THE WHITE RABBIT RUN INSIDE, SHE OPENED THE DOOR AND FOLLOWED THE WHITE RABBIT INTO THE COTTAGE.
WHEN SHE GOT INSIDE, SHE SAW SOME KITTENS AND LOST INTEREST IN THE WHITE RABBIT FOR A BIT, AND SAW SOME CHESS PIECES LYING AROUND.  'CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER' SHE THOUGHT TO HERSELF.
ONE OF THE CATS SPOKE TO ALICE AND SAID, "ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMEONE?" 

"YES", REPLIED ALICE. 'I SEEM TO HAVE LOST SIGHT OF THE WHITE RABBIT.  DO YOU KNOW WHICH WAY HE HAS GONE? AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME, BY THE WAY?"

THE CAT REPLIED "I AM THE CHESHIRE CAT. AND THIS IS A HUGE, MYSTERIOUS HOUSE. THE WHITE RABBIT COULD BE ANYWHERE."

"WELL," SAID ALICE, "I SEEM TO HAVE LOST MY WAY.  CAN YOU TELL ME WHICH WAY TO GO?"

THE CAT REPLIED "ALL WAYS HERE ARE THE QUEEN'S WAYS.  SHE WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHICH OF HER WAYS TO FOLLOW."

ALICE THOUGHT THIS WAS AN ABSURD ANSWER AND DECIDED TO FOLLOW HER OWN WAY.   SHE SAW A SPIRAL STAIRCASE AND DECIDED TO WALK UP IT.

"CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER" SHE THOUGHT. "I WONDER WHERE THIS WILL LEAD?"
 ALICE WENT UP AND UP THE STAIRCASE WONDERING WHERE IT WOULD LEAD.

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE TOOK ALICE TO A DOOR WHICH OPENED ONTO THE ROOF OF THE COTTAGE. ON THE ROOF WERE TWO PHONE BOOTHS. ALICE THOUGHT TO HERSELF "MAYBE THE PHONE BOOTHS ARE PORTALS TO WONDERLAND".  SHE WALKED OVER TO THE ONE ON THE RIGHT AND STEPPED INSIDE.

IMMEDIATELY, ALICE WAS WHISKED AWAY TO ANOTHER DIMENSION.


ALICE SOON FOUND HERSELF IN A DINING ROOM WITH TEA POTS AND CUPS AND SAUCERS. "AH!" SAID ALICE. "THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!"
ALICE SAW THAT THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD FOUND HIS WAY TO THE MAD TEA PARTY AND WAS SITTING ON A STACK OF CHINTZ TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS.

"HELLO, CHESHIRE CAT" SHE SAID.  AND HE REPLIED "I SEE YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR WAY TO THE PARTY?"  "YES", SHE SAID "AND IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FINDING MY WAY HERE TOO."  
"LIKE I SAID" REPLIED THE CAT "ALL WAYS HERE ARE THE QUEENS WAYS!"  
"BY THE WAY?" ASKED ALICE, "WHERE IS THE QUEEN ANYWAY?"
"OH" SAID THE CHESHIRE CAT, "SHE'LL BE COMING ALONG SHORTLY.  THE WHITE RABBIT WILL BE ESCORTING HER."
"OH!" EXCLAIMED ALICE, "I HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE WHITE RABBIT." 

THERE WERE MANY OTHER DOLLS WAITING FOR THE RED QUEEN TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE.

EVERYWHERE ALICE LOOKED MORE DOLLS AND CREATURES WERE ARRIVING FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY.
WHILE ALICE WAS WAITING FOR THE RED QUEEN TO ARRIVE, SHE PEEKED INTO THE DUTCHESS' KITCHEN WHERE THE COOK WAS MAKING GOODIES FOR THE TEA PARTY. 

ALICE DECIDED TO ROAM AROUND THE HOUSE AND CAME TO THE LIBRARY.  SHE ENJOYED VIEWING THE TITLES ON THE FANTASY BOOKS.
"WELL, I MUST BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AS MY STORY IS FULL OF FANTASY!" SAID ALICE.

ALICE PEEKED INTO A CHINA CABINET FULL OF CURIOUS AND WONDERFUL GOODIES.  (PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR LARGER VIEWS OF THE PHOTOS).
ALICE HAD NEVER SEEN SO MANY TEA POTS AND TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS IN HER LIFE.  SHE WAS BEGINNING TO GET HUNGRY AND WISHED THE QUEEN WOULD COME SOON.

ALICE SAW WHIMSICAL TREASURES EVERY WHERE, EVEN IN THE ART STUDIO!
ALICE WAS BEGINNING TO GET TIRED, SO SHE FOUND HER FRIEND, MS RABBIT WHO WAS A RELATION TO THE WHITE RABBIT.  RABBITS ALWAYS HAVE LOTS OF RELATIVES!  (ALICE DOLL AND MS RABBIT WERE CREATED BY RHISSANNA; PLEASE SEE THE LINK TO HER BLOG AND ETSY SHOP ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR).
IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT THE WHITE RABBIT ANNOUNCED THE ARRIVAL OF THE RED QUEEN.

THE RED QUEEN FINALLY CAME DANCING INTO THE ROOM.  ALL EYES WERE IMMEDIATELY FOCUSED ON HER.  SHE ALWAYS MADE GRAND ENTRANCES WHEREVER SHE WENT!
ALICE WAS THRILLED TO SEE THE RED QUEEN.  SHE WAS SO EXCITED SHE GOT UP AND DANCED TOO!

ALICE WAS SO GRACEFUL WHEN SHE DANCED.
THE MARCH HARE AND THE MAD HATTER DECIDED TO DUNK THE DOOR MOUSE INTO A TEA POT.
ALICE THOUGHT THE PARTY WAS BEGINNING TO FALL APART AT THE SEAMS AT THIS POINT.  "STUFF AND NONSENSE!" SHE SAID.


IT WAS AT THAT MOMENT THAT ALL OF THE RED QUEENS PARTY GOERS TURNED INTO A DECK OF PLAYING CARDS.  ALICE WAS SO DISGUSTED WITH THE MAD TEA PARTY AS SHE HADN'T EVEN HAD A HER TEA AND CRUMPETS.
ALICE RAN OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COTTAGE AND SAW SOME ORANGE LEAVES WHICH RESEMBLED THE CHESHIRE CAT.  ALICE THOUGHT TO HERSELF "NOTHING IS AS IT REALLY SEEMS HERE. I AM SURE THAT WAS THE CHESHIRE CAT SITTING IN A TREE.  HE MUST BE FADING AGAIN.  THIS MUST BE WONDERLAND AFTER ALL AS SURE AS I AM DREAMING."
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE MAD TEA PARTY EVENT, AND FOUND IT TO BE AS MAGICAL AND WHIMSICAL AS CAN BE.


FOR YOUR CREATIVE PLEASURE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY THESE COPYRIGHT FREE CROWNS SO YOU TOO CAN BE LIKE QUEEN ALICE!

WITH THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE STAYED TO THE END OF THIS POST, I AM HAVING A LITTLE GIVEAWAY IN THE THEME OF WONDERLAND.  I HAVE TITLED THIS MIXED MEDIA CANVAS 'TEA TIME GOWN' AND IS A CREATION OF MINE TO CELEBRATE THE 150TH YEAR OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'.

THIS IS MY GIVEAWAY.  I HAVE ACTUALLY ADDED MORE EMBELLISHMENTS TO IT BUT MY CAMERA DECIDED TO QUIT ON ME JUST BEFORE THE MAD TEA PARTY.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A LARGER IMAGE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING FOR THE GIVEAWAY PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND TRY TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU.

I WILL BE LEAVING THE MAD TEA PARTY POST UP FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK, SO YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO LEAVE A COMMENT.

ALSO, I NOTICED THAT A LOT OF BLOGGERS ARE HAVING A SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH THEIR COMMENT SECTIONS.  AN ANNOYING 'POP-UP' HAS BEEN COMING UP AFTER YOU CLICK ON THE 'I AM NOT A ROBOT'.  JUST STAY TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE COMMENT SECTION AS FAR AS YOU CAN AND AFTER YOU HAVE LEFT YOUR COMMENT WHERE YOU WILL SEE THE WORD 'PUBLISH' THERE IS STILL ROOM ENOUGH TO CLICK ON 'PUBLISH' AND THE COMMENT SHOULD BE ACCEPTED.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR COMING TO THE MAD TEA PARTY!


PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' LINK TO VANNESSA'S BLOG ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.

GO TO VANESSA'S BLOG FOR THE LIST OF OTHER BLOGGERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAD TEA PARTY.
THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR HELPING MAKE THIS MAD TEA PARTY AN EVENT TO REMEMBER!

POSTED by Teresa

NOTE:  I AM PREOCCUPIED ON SATURDAY SO I AM POSTING THIS A FEW HOURS EARLY SO I CAN BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ON TIME!

























Thursday, July 9, 2015

IT'S TWO DAYS BEFORE THE MAD TEA PARTY! ARE YOU READY?

JUST MAKING SURE EVERYONE KNOWS VANESSA VALENCIA'S MAD TEA PARTY OVER AT 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' TYPEPAD BLOG WILL BE ON JULY 11TH.  BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE ICON FOR THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON MY RIGHT SIDEBAR FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLOGS WHO ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO PARTICIPATE.

I WILL DEFINITELY BE PARTICIPATING!

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON THIS ICON ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.
THANKS FOR WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE PARTY TO BEGIN ON JULY 11TH!

I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE FUN TO BEGIN!

POSTED by Teresa

Sunday, July 5, 2015

MY FRIEND...JUDITH IRIS QUATE HAS PUBLISHED HER BOOK ABOUT HER SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. ALSO, PLEASE ENJOY THE PHOTOS OF ARTIST TRADING CARDS JUDITH AND I HAVE CREATED AND HAVE BEEN TRADING WITH EACH OTHER.

 THE TITLE OF JUDITH'S BOOK IS:  'OUR SPECIAL CHILD - JASON'S STORY'.

IN LIFE, YOU MEET DEAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR LIFE, AND MY FRIEND, JUDITH IS ONE SUCH VERY LOVELY LADY.

I BECAME FRIENDS WITH JUDITH ONLINE THROUGH PURCHASING STAMPINGTON MAGAZINES FROM HER ON ETSY.  LITTLE DID WE KNOW WE HAD SO MUCH IN COMMON TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.  WE EXCHANGED EMAILS, AND POURED OUR HEARTS OUT TO EACH OTHER.

JUDITH WAS BLESSED WITH TWIN SONS, IN 1979.  THEY WERE TWO MONTHS EARLY, AND THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS AT BIRTH, ESPECIALLY WITH HER SON JASON.

THIS IS JASON'S STORY.  IT IS A JOURNEY OF WHAT A FAMILY EXPERIENCES WITH A CHILD WHO IS NOT BORN WITH A HANDICAP, BUT TRAUMA AT BIRTH CAUSED JASON TO EXPERIENCE DRASTIC PHYSICAL CHANGES.

JUDITH'S GOAL AND IS TO 'REACH OUT AND PROPAGATE DISABILITY AWARENESS, FROM A MOTHER'S POINT OF VIEW, TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS CARING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN.'  THIS IS ONE OF THE QUOTES FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK.

I TOO HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS SON.  THIS BOOK TOUCHED MY HEART AS I KNOW THE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE AND THE AFFECT IT HAS ON ALL INVOLVED IN A FAMILY CARING FOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD.  THERE ARE FRUSTRATING TIMES, AND GOOD TIMES.

JUDITH WROTE THE BOOK FROM A PERSONAL VIEWPOINT IN THE FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE.  HER SON JASON, DID PASS AWAY WHEN HE WAS 28 YEARS OLD.  THE BOOK IS A JOURNEY OF HIS LIFE. IT IS A VERY DEEPLY MOVING STORY TOLD WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE.

I HAVE A LINK TO JUDITH'S SITE ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE HER BOOK.

AND HERE ARE THE ATC ZENTANGLE CARDS JUDITH SENT TO ME.  WE SENT EACH OTHER THREE CARDS, AND JUDITH CHOSE THE THEME OF ZENTANGLE FOR THIS SET.
THIS ONE IS TITLED: ZENTANGLE PRINCESS, AND SHE DOES REMIND ME OF A LOVELY EGYPTIAN PRINCESS.  LOTS OF TIME AND PATIENCE IS INVOLVED IN CREATING THESE GORGEOUS ATC'S.

THIS ONE IS TITLED:  'GEARS OF LOVE' AND HAS DEPTH AND ANGLES, AND LEVELS TO IT WHICH REMINDS ME OF AN M.C. ESHER DESIGN.  IF YOU STARE AT IT YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN.
THIS ONE IS 'PINK ELEPHANT' AND HAS LOTS OF DETAIL.  I LOVE IT!
HERE IS ONE OF THREE ZENTANGLE'S I CREATED AND SENT TO JUDITH.  THIS ONE IS CALLED 'EIFFEL TOWER FLOWER'.  THIS WAS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT DOING ZENTANGLES AND WAS A MIND-BOGGLING EXPERIENCE. 
HERE IS ANOTHER OF THREE ATC'S I SENT TO JUDITH.  I DON'T RECALL WHAT I TITLED THIS CARD.  ALL I KNOW IS, LOTS OF WORK IS INVOLVED IN CREATING THIS ART FORM.
AS YOU CAN TELL, THIS CARD IS TITLED 'HOPE'.  IT WAS THE FUNNEST ONE I MADE.  SOME PEOPLE GET VERY DETAILED WITH THE ATC'S AND VERY PRECISE.  MAYBE IF I WERE TO DO THESE ALL OVER AGAIN, I WOULD GET MY RULER OUT AND GO FOR PERFECTION! OTHERWISE, IT CAN BE ALMOST MESMERIZING TO CREATE A ZENTANGLE DESIGN.  AND AS ALL THINGS ON THE INTERNET, ONCE A DESIGN IS PUBLISHED IT IS AUTOMATICALLY COPYRIGHTED, SO PLEASE RESPECT JUDITH'S AND MY DESIGNS. NO COPYING FOR THE TIME BEING.


 AND THANKS ALSO SO VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING JUDITH'S BOOK.

POSTED by Teresa



Friday, June 12, 2015

IT'S HERE! WORLD DOLL DAY, THE SECOND SATURDAY IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

I AM A BIT EARLY POSTING ABOUT THE DOLLS I OWN.  BUT OTHERWISE, I WILL BE LATE!
SO HERE GOES...


I WILL BEGIN BY SHOWING A MIXED MEDIA DOLL WHICH I MADE IN THE 'BELLA ART DOLL' WORKSHOP HOSTED BY JOANNA PIEROTTI.  THIS WAS THE SWEETEST DOLL TO MAKE, FROM A MADAME ALEXANDER VINTAGE DOLL HEAD WHICH WAS EMBELLISHED WITH PAINT, GLUED ON HAIR, FLOCKED FLOWERS, AND HAND PAINTED ROSES.  WE KIND OF HAD TO 'WING IT' WITH THE ROSES AND TEACH OURSELVES HOW TO DO A CABBAGE STYLE ROSE WITH SWIRLS OF PAINT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS TO FORM THE PAINTED PETALS.   I HAVE A SEPARATE POST BELOW IN MEMORY OF JOANNA PIEROTTI WHO PASSED AWAY INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF HER HEAVENLY FATHER IN MARCH 2015, OF THIS YEAR.  


THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE FUZZY. IT IS OF A MARIE ANTOINETTE PRINTED FABRIC DOLL, WITH EMBELLISHMENTS ON A FRENCH STYLE PILLOW I CREATE FOR ONE OF MY PAST GIVEAWAYS.

SISTER AND BROTHER DOLLS MADE BY PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES.  I ADORE THESE DOLLS! THEY ARE EXQUISITELY CREATED WITH PAPER CLAY AND DRESSED IN HANDMADE VINTAGE STYLE CLOTHING. THEIR BODIES, ARMS, AND LEGS ARE SOFT.  THEY ARE ABOUT ELEVEN INCHES IN THE SITTING POSITION.  THEY ARE FOR SALE FOR $160.00 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING.  I AM ONLY TAKING PERSONAL CHECKS, OR UNITED STATES POSTAL ORDERS.  IF INTERESTED PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION. PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES DOLLS HAVE BEEN FEATURED NUMEROUS TIMES IN BOTH ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND PRIMS MAGAZINES BY STAMPINGTON.COM
TWO MORE COMPANION DOLLS FROM MY OWN COLLECTION WHICH WERE MADE BY RHISSANNA. THIS IS 'RABBIT AND HER ALICE DOLL' . YOU CAN FIND HER DOLL MAKING BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.  SHE MAKES THE MOST AMAZING DOLLS AND THEY ARE FOR SALE IN HER ETSY SHOP.
I OWN AN AMAZING PUPPET STYLE WALL STAGE CREATED BY SHERRI DE BOW.  I KEEP IT UNDER WRAPS ON MY WALL SO NO DUST CAN GET INTO IT.  IT IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION.  IT IS A RARE, FIRST ORIGINAL, CREATED BY SHERRI ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.  IT IS SURROUNDED ON ALL SIDES BY A BRIGHT RED WOODEN FRAME WHICH IS ABOUT TWO INCHES DEEP ON ALL SIDES.  I WOULD PART WITH IT FOR $250.00 SHIPPING WOULD BE PAID BY ME.  ALSO, I AM ONLY ACCEPTING  PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION OR UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER ONLY AT THIS TIME.  LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS RARE PIECE. SHERRI DE BOW'S DOLLS HAVE GRACED THE COVER OF ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND BETWEEN ITS PAGES MANY TIMES.
HERE IS A ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PUPPET STAGE, WITH LARGE, GOLD, POLKA DOTS ON THE RED PAINTED 'STAGE'. IT IS ABOUT 18 1/2 INCHES TALL BY 16 1/2 INCHES WIDE. THE DOLLS ARE ON MARIONETTE STRINGS ATTACHED AT THE TOP WITH THE WOODEN CROSSED 'CONTROLS'.  THIS IS A DISPLAY PIECE ONLY. NOT A FULLY FUNCTIONING PUPPET STAGE. IT IS TRULY A MAGICAL CONVERSATION PIECE WHICH COMPLEMENTS A CIRCUS THEME.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A BETTER VIEW.
ALICE AND HER BUNNY BY MICHELLE SYLVIA OF 'THE BLACKBERRY BRIAR' BLOG. MADE IN 2011.  MOST OF MY DOLLS IN MY COLLECTION ARE FOR SALE RIGHT NOW.  THIS DOLL IS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL AND SHE IS MADE OF CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, HAND-PAINTED, DRESSED LIKE ALICE, WITH HAND PAINTED 'HOOKED' WHITE BOOTS.  WITH HER RABBIT HOW CAN ANYONE RESIST THIS PLAYFUL, WHIMSICAL PAIR!  $75.00 INCLUDES SHIPPING.  UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER OF PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE LEAVE YOU EMAIL IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED. 
LADY OF DEL MAR BY DEIRDRA DOAN.  WITH SEA SHELL EMBELLISHMENTS. SEATED, SHE IS ELEVEN INCHES TALL.  $85.00 WITH SHIPPING.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED.  UNITED POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION.   DEIRDRA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN ART DOLL QUARTERLY MAGAZINE.
I ADORE BAGGARAGGS DOLLS!  I HAVE A DOLL VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE CALLED 'BOTANICA FAE'.  THE DOLLS SHE MAKES HAVE THEIR OWN LITTLE STORY TO GO WITH THEM WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE DOLLS.  PLEASE CHECK MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR BAGGARAGGS' BLOG LINK.  HER ETSY SHOP IS LISTED ON HER RIGHT SIDE OF HER BLOG, AND SHE DOES HAVE A FEW DOLLS IN HER SHOP RIGHT NOW!
THIS DOLLS IS WENDY WITH HER CAT, AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON.  SHE WAS CREATED BY MEALY MONSTER DOLLS.  I ADORE THE CREATURES SHE CREATES.  THIS DOLL STANDS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL.  THE DOLL, WITH HER CAT AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON IS $95.00 SHIPPING IS PAID.  I AM ONLY ACCEPTING UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDERS AT THIS TIME OR PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION.  PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DETAILS FOR THIS DOLL SET.
MY HUSBAND GAVE ME AN ADORABLE RED RIDING DOLL FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR, CREATED BY DOLL ARTIST DIANNA EFFNER.  A 1988 VINTAGE DOLL BY EDWIN M. KNOWLES CHINA COMPANY. THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE STORY BOOKLET WHICH COMES WITH THE DOLL.  NO, THIS DOLL IS NOT FOR SALE. SORRY!  SHE IS TOO BELOVED TO PART WITH.
I WILL BE POSTING MORE DOLLS LATER IN THE WEEKEND.  MORE FROM MY OWN COLLECTION. 

I HOPE MORE PEOPLE CAN PARTICIPATE AS THE WEEK GOES ALONG.  THERE IS NO TIME FRAME TO DO A BLOG POST ABOUT YOUR OWN DOLLS.  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE JUST FOR FUN!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  I WAS NOT INTENDING TO POST DOLLS FOR SALE, BUT DECIDED I MIGHT AS WELL.  IT ALWAYS GOES FOR A WORTHY CAUSE, HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN THIS ECONOMY.

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

POSTED by Teresa