Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MIKE'S PASTRIES IN NORTH END BOSTON AND OTHER SITES...

NO, I DON'T LIVE IN BOSTON, NOR DO I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS....BUT MY SISTER AND HER HUSBAND AND LOVELY FAMILY LIVED IN THE TOWN OF PEPPERELL, MASS. FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS.  SO...THAT MEANS, I WAS ABLE TO VISIT BOSTON A COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN I WOULD FLY OUT FROM CALIFORNIA, DURING THE SUMMER TO VISIT MY SISTER.


YES, WE WALKED THE BOSTON COMMON, WHICH IS SUCH A LOVELY PARK.  ANYWHERE WE TURNED THERE WERE WEDDING COUPLES HAVING THEIR PHOTOS TAKEN. AND BOATS THAT LOOKED LIKE SWANS ON THE MAN-MADE POND.




Swan boats for your riding pleasure

ONE OF THE ENTRANCES TO THE UNDERGROUND PARKING IS ON CHARLES STREET


WE PARKED BENEATH THE COMMON, IN THE UNDERGROUND PARKING WHICH IS FOUR STORIES OF CARS PARKED, BENEATH THE  GROUND.  IT WAS ACTUALLY KIND OF CLAUSTROPHOBIC TO ME, AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT INTO THE OPEN AIR.

And yes, there were all sorts there, seeing as it was Boston.  We even saw some 'real' witches and wizards, dressed very much live the ones in the Harry Potter movies.


Professor McGonegal? 


The Boston Common has a Halloween Costume Event

We saw the real Mother Goose's headstone in a graveyard, very near to where Benjamin Franklin was also buried.  The headstones were so intriguing to look at. We also saw Paul Revere's house, still standing, near the famous tree of the Sons of Liberty square.


Mother Goose's grave.  We all know her poetry which has followed us into the 21st century.  The motif of the skull and wings is still very popular to use in artwork today.

BUT BACK TO MIKE'S PASTRIES...


THIS IS MIKE'S PASTRIES ON A PRETTY NORMAL AFTERNOON...PACKED TO THE OUTSIDE WITH LINES OF PEOPLE.

It was a Saturday evening, after we had eaten Dim Sum in a Chinese restaurant, that we decided to go to the Italian District to Mike's Pastries.  Pastries of every imaginable description.



Rows and rows of pastries of all descriptions!

THE MOST DECADENT CAKES

The line was out the door, in fact it was actually, four lines out the door which led inside to the back of the store where the cash registers were.  BUT, you had to get in the door FIRST to decide what your purchases were, THEN, get back INTO the line, which I think we waited a half an hour to make our purchases.


CANNOLI'S OF EVERY DESCRIPTION AND MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CREAM PUFFS

I purchased a slice of to die for carrot cake, with walnuts, coconut, and pineapple (no raisins), also a cannoli, a wonderful confection of a pastry full of decadent custard type filling with whipped cream, which they have no end of varieties of cannoli.  Also, what they call a lobster tail (a pastry) also similar to the cannoli, but BIGGER!  And I believe a slice of the real thing New York Cheese Cake (no 'fake' graham cracker crust invented by the 1960's generation) no, it had the flaky pastry 'crust' which melts in your mouth and does not take away from the flavor of the cheese cake.  So, we took home our confections and had tiny pieces all around of each dessert.  It was divine!


They have ice cream too, and Italian Gelato.  This guy looks like he is saying 'Go get your own piece of cake! This is mine, all mine!'

We went into the Commonwealth Book Store five minutes before they were closing.  I could have spent hours in there...probably better that I didn't as I probably would have come out penniless!

Books, and books, and books, and a basement full of books too.

Anyway, this was my 'blast from the past' being there seven years ago, and my sister and family have since moved to Minnesota, far more fierce winters than Massachusetts, perhaps, with the exception of this years' winter on the east coast.

So, if you are ever in Boston , there is lots to see!

posted by Teresa




Monday, March 23, 2015

I DO LOVE BLOGGING!....

HELLO MY DEAR BLOGGERS FRIENDS...

Even though I may not blog as often as I would wish to, I do enjoy viewing other artists, writers, ning sites, doll making blogs and tutorial sites which there are so many 'out there' on the internet, you could spend hours learning new creative techniques until you turned 100!

EXPLORE  EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR OWN JOURNEY


Ah...but we don't have that much free time to use in everyday life.  So, we take snatches of this here, and snatches of that over there, using Youtube, and ning sites, also going to Etsy to buy beautifully created items the world over.


DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

I love Pinterest with its unlimited source of photos of every kind of blissful day dreams.  There are dolls of every sort, vintage, handmade, steampunk, ball joint dolls, and I drool over reams and reams of fairy tale dreams wishing I could someday be as creative as the most professional doll maker, or jeweler, or potter, or painter, the day dreams are never ending.



AND THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

So, I began collecting dolls from many talented doll makers, which has made part of my dream come true.


BLACK-EYED SUSIE DOLL ON LEFT, AND TWO DOLLS CREATED BY KAREN MILSTEIN


DOLL IN THE MIDDLE BY FILIGREE, LEMONADE FAIRY


MORE SWEET DOLLS IN MY COLLECTION. I HAVE SOLD QUITE A FEW OF THESE DOLL BUT I HAVE SWEET MEMORIES AND LOVELY PHOTOS.


AS YOU CAN TELL THE DOLLS ARE AS UNIQUE AS THE INDIVIDUAL ARTIST.  MY OWN FRENCH STYLE MARIONETTE DOLL IN THE MIDDLE WITH HER TURQUOISE BODICE.  VALENTINA BY JANICE PETTY ON FAR RIGHT IN THE STYLE OF A QUEEN ANNE DOLL.  ELOISE, A FAIRY TALE DOLL ON THE FAR RIGHT BY JASMOON BUTTERFLY IN ENGLAND.


AN ALICE OR TWO, A CHESHIRE CAT (MADE BY ME) A PIG (FROM THE SCENE IN THE DUTCHESS AND THE COOK IN ALICE IN WONDERLAND) AND A RABBIT.

A PEAK INTO MY DOLL CHINA CABINET


A VINTAGE RED RIDING HOOD MY HUSBAND GAVE TO ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR.  SHE IS SO CHARMING!
THIS IS NOT THE DOLL I HAVE, BUT I PURCHASED ONE VERY SIMILAR TO HER BY BAGGARAGGS.  MINE IS CALLED 'BOTANICA FEY' AND A STORY COMES WITH THE DOLL.  ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR IS THE LINK TO BAGGARAGGS DOLLS BY ROBIN RIDENER.  WHAT A TALENTED GAL SHE IS!

I DO ENJOY CREATING MIXED MEDIA ART, SO WHEN MY DAUGHTER HAD OUR FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER, I FOUND ONE OF MY DAUGHTER'S VINTAGE 'LITTLE MERMAID' PUZZLES AND I GLUED IT ON TO A CANVAS I HAD PAINTED AND ADDED SEA SHELLS AND YARN WHICH LOOKED LIKE SEA WEED, AS MY GRANDDAUGHTER'S ROOM IS DECORATED IN THE  'LITTLE MERMAID MOTIF.

I have a friend who said, she admires things in stores, and if she bought and brought home everything she has a delight in, she would never have room for all of it.  So, with that in mind, I get my 'fill' of day dreams and I go to Yahoo and type in a search word such as 'handmade doll images' and Wallah! There before my very eyes are photos and photos of mouthwatering confections, which is marvelous as many of those dolls are available on Etsy.


I DO ENJOY COLLECTING VINTAGE LINENS AND I COULDN'T RESIST THIS ONE I FOUND IN AN ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE STORE.  IT IS DEFINITELY MARIE ANTOINETTE IN STYLE

And there are the new creators who post their new work on Etsy or on Ebay, who join in the throng of entrepreneurs vying for the buyers of Wonderland to become spellbound by their delicate wares.  


MORE OF MY VINTAGE LACE FINDS

It is the comradeship of kindred spirits which drew me to create my own blog just for the purpose of encouraging other creative souls. And I have enjoyed every minute of it!  And I hope to continue to do so, as it is such a wonderful vision to awaken the creative genius which resides in every one of us.

PLEASE BE SURE TO VIEW MY SIDE BARS ON EITHER SIDE AS THERE IS A WORLD OF CREATIVITY LINKS TO EXPLORE, NING SITES TO JOIN, ETSY ARTISTS TO VIEW, AND OTHER BLOGGERS WHOM I HAVE COME TO DEEPLY ENJOY AS FRIENDS!


I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS POST.  IT'S JUST A PEAK INTO MY WORLD OF CREATIVITY AND JOY!

BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

POSTED BY Teresa
March 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

IN MEMORY OF JOANNA PIEROTTI OF MOSS HILL STUDIO

YES, DEAR KINDRED SPIRIT ARTISTS AND FRIENDS.  ONE OF OUR MOST BELOVED MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS HAS PASSED AWAY THIS LAST WEEK FROM HER FIGHT WITH CANCER.

JOANNA PIEROTTI
I was first aware of JoAnnA Pierotti's Moss Hill Studio, when I came across one of her online workshops for her Bella Art Doll Workshop in the fall of 2007.  I then, promptly misplaced the link to the site, and her blog name, and couldn't find her for another year, at which time I did enroll in that particular class in the fall of 2008. Joanna was the one who inspired me to continue with other mixed media online workshops from various artists.  Her professional business name was spelled JoAnnA.  She really appreciated it when people would use the capital letters for her name in that format.

 She and her husband Ron had lived in Volcano, California and because of health problems for both she and her husband, as he had had ongoing surgeries for a brain tumor, Joanna's art work was what was sustaining their income. At that time, in 2008, Joanna was in remission from breast cancer, but recently, in the last six months of her life she had a blood test revealing she had stage 5 cancer in many areas of her body, and was receiving chemo and radiation treatments. A few years ago they had moved to Arizona near her husband Ron's brother and sister-in-law.  Ron is in good hands but the loss of Joanna will be difficult to bear. May God comfort their hearts at this time. 



THIS IS THE BELLA ART DOLL I MADE IN HER ONLINE CLASS.


THIS IS THE FRONT VIEW OF THE MIXED MEDIA DOLL. THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOT BEEN AVAILABLE FOR A FEW YEARS.  THE BASE WAS A WOODEN BLOCK WHICH WAS EMBELLISHED WITH BROKEN CHINTZ CHINA PIECES GLUED ON WITH E-6000. A LONG NAIL WAS NAILED FROM UNDERNEATH THE CENTER OF THE BLOCK OF WOOD AND A VINTAGE SPINDLE WAS PLACED OVER THE NAIL AND WAS GLUED TO THE TOP OF THE BASE. THEN THE SPOOL WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY WRAPPED WITH COTTON THREAD, WAS PAINTED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT, AND A MADAME ALEXANDER VINTAGE DOLLY HEAD WAS GLUED TO THE TOP OF THE SPOOL.  FROM THERE THE FACE WAS PAINTED, THE EYELIDS GLUED OPEN AND THE ENTIRE FACE WAS PAINTED FLESH COLOR.  THEN THE EYES WERE REPAINTED ONTO THE FACE, A LIGHT PAINTING OF PINK WAS PAINTED ON THE CHEEKS FOR BLUSH, AND TINY ROSES WERE PAINTED UPON THE FOREHEAD.  YARN WAS GLUED ONTO THE HEAD WHERE THE HAIR HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY REMOVED. THE YARN HAIR (I USED EYELASH YARN) AND VINTAGE FLOCKED TINY FLOWERS WERE GLUED ONTO THE HAIR.  I USED A TINY CROCHETED NUT CUP AND CUT OFF THE HANDLE WHICH I GLUED AROUND THE NECK OF THE DOLL, AND THE 'CUP' WAS USED AS A BONNET.  I ADDED OTHER CROCHETED EMBELLISHMENTS FOR THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE DOLL AND ADDED A HUGE SUNFLOWER BUTTON ON THE BACK SIDE.  THE FACE WAS GLAZED WITH DECO ART GLOSS GLAZE.


FOR THE BACK SIDE OF THE DOLL I ALSO USED A VINTAGE CROCHETED DOILY WHICH I HAD FIRST SATURATED IN AQUA BLUE ACRYLIC PAINT (AND THE HAT TOO) AND THEN SQUEEZED OUT THE EXCESS AND LET THOSE PIECES DRY AND THEN GLUED THEM ONTO THE PIECE.  I DID USE A VINTAGE CROCHETED DAISY AND GLUED A METAL BUTTON TO THE BACK OF THE DOLL.
THIS IS THE SWEET ANGEL MIXED MEDIA PIECE I WAS ABLE TO ACQUIRE FROM JOANNA.  HER CREATIONS ARE TIMELESS AND BEAUTIFUL.






AND HERE IS ONE OF JOANNA'S GLORIOUS (SWOON!) NECKLACES WHICH I WILL CHERISH AND WEAR IN MEMORY OF HER WONDERFUL LIFE FULL OF CREATIVITY.


AND ONE OF JOANNA'S BEAUTIFULLY CREATED ENCAUSTIC BOTTLES.  I WILL CHERISH THIS SWEET CREATION SHE MADE.  I WAS UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS CLASS.

SHE IS NOW AT REST AND AT PEACE IN HEAVEN WITH OTHER KINDRED SPIRIT SOULS. 

I FEEL VERY BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE TAUGHT ONLINE BY ONE OF THE MOST SELF-SACRIFICING MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS.

MAY JOANNA'S LOVED ONES FIND COMFORT AT THIS TIME OF THEIR LOSS.

TO VIEW JOANNA'S TIMELESS CREATIONS GO TO YAHOO (OR ANOTHER SEARCH) AND TYPE IN: MOSS HILL STUDIO DOLL IMAGES

POSTED by Teresa

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BEGIN THE YEAR WITH ART WORKSHOPS

I TRY TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE ART WORLD.  THIS IS ONE REASON I HAVE A BLOG  SO AS TO SHARE THE LATEST ART WORKSHOPS WHICH ARE AVAILABE ON THE INTERNET.  THERE IS ALWAYS SOME NEW ART TECHNIQUE WE ARE ALL DESIRING TO LEARN, AND WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO LEARN IT FROM TALENTED ARTISTS!

MY FIRST INTRODUCTION IS FOR MIRIAM SCHULMAN, FROM NEW YORK.  SHE IS A WATERCOLOR ARTIST AND THE TECHNIQUES SHE SHARES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

  IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PAINT CATS IN WATERCOLOR, NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN HER NING SITE, AS SHE IS CURRENTLY OFFERING HER VIDEOS FOR THAT COURSE.

MIRIAM ALSO OFFERS MANY OTHER WATERCOLOR VIDEOS ON HER NING SITE WHICH ARE ALSO AVAILABLE NOW. MIRIAM ALSO SELLS HER ARTWORK.

  JOINING HER NING SITE HAS NO FEE.  SOME OF THE WORKSHOPS HAVE A FEE, AND OTHER VIDEOS ARE FREE FOR THE VIEWING AND THEY ARE INDEFINITELY AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONCE YOU PURCHASE A COURSE. 

  PLEASE COME CHECK THEM OUT ON HER SITE!

PLEASE SEE MY RIGHT SIDE BAR FOR THE LINK TO JOIN MIRIAM SCHULMAN'S 'THE INSPIRATION PLACE NING.


MY NEXT INTRODUCTION IS FOR PAPIER MACHE ARTIST AND MIXED MEDIA ARTIST  SHARI REPLOGLE'S BLOG LINK WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS HER VARIOUS TUTORIALS WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED AS E-BOOKS IN HER ETSY SHOP.

HER LINK IS ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR. SHE ALSO SELLS HER ARTWORK IN HER ETSY SHOP.

PLEASE SEE THE PAPIER MACHE DOLL 'RAINY DAY DOLL' LINK ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR WITH THE DOLL HOLDING THE BANNER.  THAT IS SHARI'S LINK TO HER BLOG FOR HER TUTORIALS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN HER ETSY SHOP.  FORGIVE ME IF I AM REPEATING MYSELF!


THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THESE ARTISTS.

POSTED BY Teresa

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LET'S TALK ABOUT FASHION....

FINALLY...
I AM ABLE TO SIT DOWN FOR A DECENT POST!

WINTER HAS BEEN VERY BUSY WITH LIFE AND THE FLU GOT HOLD OF ME AND IT WASN'T FUN.  BUT I AM FINALLY FEELING BETTER.  THANK GOD!

ANYWAY...

I AM GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT A VERY DEAR FRIEND OF MINE, I WILL CALL HER MISS DELLA ROSSA, WITHOUT DIVULGING HER PRIVATE LIFE.

MISS DELLA ROSSA WAS A VOGUE MODEL, IN NEW YORK BACK IN THE DAY.  SHE WAS VERY GLAMOROUS AND BEAUTIFUL.  SHE COULD HAVE BECOME AS WELL KNOWN AS MARILYN MONROE.

BUT SHE DECIDED NOT TO STAY IN THE MODELING PROFESSION AS THERE WERE SOME 'QUESTIONABLE' LIFESTYLES SHE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO BECOME A PART OF, SO SHE EVENTUALLY WENT ON TO BECOME A VERY SUCCESSFUL DRESS DESIGNER IN HER OWN STORE IN THE GARMENT DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES IN THE 1960'S.  BELOW...A MODEL SHOWS OFF MISS DELLA ROSSA'S 'BRA DRESS' IN THE LATE 1960'S.

MISS DELLA ROSSA WAS THE PREMIERE DESIGNER OF THE 'BRA DRESS' AND WITHIN WEEKS, PARIS, FRANCE; AND LONDON, ENGLAND, WERE MAKING 'KNOCK-OFFS' OF HER DESIGN.  YES THE FASHION INDUSTRY HAS NO QUALMS ABOUT 'STEALING' IDEAS AND DESIGNS FROM OTHER DESIGNERS.
MISS DELLA ROSSA HAD A MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS AT THE TIME, WHICH WAS QUITE A LOT OF MONEY DURING THAT ERA.  HER HUSBAND UP AND LEFT HER FOR A MISTRESS AND TOOK ALL OF THE MONEY FROM THE BANK ACCOUNT.  MISS DELLA ROSSA WORKED HER FINGERS TO THE BONE EXISTING ON COFFEE AND MEAGER FARE WHILE SHE BUILT THE BUSINESS BACK UP AGAIN. MISS DELLA ROSSA COULD WRITE A BOOK ABOUT HER LIFE, AS IT WAS QUITE AMAZING. 'THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FASHION DESIGNER' I THINK SHE COULD CALL IT!

YOU CAN SEE THAT MISS DELLA ROSSA'S 'BRA DRESS' HAS SURPASSED ITS AGELESSNESS BY APPEARING CURRENTLY IN CLOTHING STORES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  I WAS JUST IN KHOLS AND THERE IT WAS, THE 'BRA DRESS' STILL VERY MUCH IN FASHION.  BUT DO YOU THINK MISS DELLA ROSSA IS GETTING ANY ROYALTIES FOR HER ORIGINAL DESIGN? NOPE! SAD TO THINK SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A BILLIONAIRE AT THIS POINT IN TIME IF ALL THINGS WERE FAIR IN DEATH AND TAXES!

HER MOST HILARIOUS PHRASE, BORROWED FROM SOMEONE ELSE, IS 'OLD AGE IS NOT FOR SISSIES!'

LOS ANGELES - ONE OF THE FASHION CAPITALS OF THE WORLD.  WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN VIEWING AN UP AND COMING FASHION SITE: THE DRESLYN.COM     ONE OF MY OTHER DEAR FRIENDS IS WORKING FOR THIS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL FASHION COMPANY AS IT WAS INITIALLY LAUNCHED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. SHE IS IN ADVERTISING FOR THE COMPANY, HER NAME IS MISS LABER. (PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY ME)



MISS DELLA ROSSA LOVES TO GARDEN, SHE HAS BEAUTIFUL ROSES SHE TENDS TO AS THOUGH THEY WERE HER OWN CHILDREN.  SHE ADORES CATS, AND ALWAYS HAS SOME TO KEEP HER COMPANY.  SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST MELLOW KINDRED ARTISTIC LOVELY PERSON'S I HAVE EVER HAD THE WONDERFUL ENJOYMENT IN LIFE OF HAVING AS A VERY DEAR FRIEND.  


HERE IS A RECENT PHOTO OF MISS DELLA ROSSA.  SHE ADORES HATS AND HAS QUITE AN EXTENSIVE HAT COLLECTION.  (I KNOW THE PIXELS IN THE PHOTO AREN'T THE BEST).

AS TIME WENT BY, SHE AGAIN WENT TO CHICAGO WITH ANOTHER DESIGN LINE OF HERS, IN WHICH SHE USED THE STRIPPED TICKING FABRIC TO MAKE MEN'S SHIRTS AND WOMENS SHIFT-STYLE DRESSES.  SHE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN THAT LINE OF CLOTHING TOO, AND OF COURSE EVERYWHERE ONE BEGAN SEEING THE STRIPPED TICKING FABRIC BECOMING VERY POPULAR AND IT STILL IS A MAINSTAY OF FRENCH DESIGN INCLUDING BEDDING AND PILLOWS, AND ALSO CLOTHING.

JUST SOME INTERESTING FASHION FACTS FROM A VERY DEAR FRIEND OF MINE WHOM I WAS ABLE TO VISIT A FEW MONTHS AGO WHEN I WENT DOWN TO SEE MISS DELLA ROSSA IN HER MARVELOUSLY DECORATED HOME WHERE HER STUDIO HAS WALLS DECORATED WITH HER VINTAGE DESIGNS TAKEN FROM FASHION MAGAZINES OF THE 1960'S.

HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW OF THE 'BRA DRESS'.  MISS DELLA ROSSA USED UP-SCALE FABRICS AS YOU CAN SEE THIS IS WOOL WITH A WHITE CREPE TOP.  VERY, VERY CHIC!


POSTED by Teresa

Thursday, January 8, 2015

ANNOUNCING: A FREE COURSE 'BECOMING THE UNFOLDING OF YOU' ON JEANNE OLIVER'S NING SITE...

ARE YOU EVER AT A LOSS AS TO FIND OUT WHO YOU TRULY ARE?  DO YOU HAVE DEEP QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE? WHY WE ARE HERE? WHAT OUR GOALS ARE?
THIS GROUP WILL RELAX YOUR TATTERED RIBBONS, AND EASE THOSE DAILY OBLIGATIONS INTO A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU WITH A DEPTH OF INNER PEACE WHICH WILL BE BLENDED WITH THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD AND WHO YOU ARE, AND THE AMAZING PLANS HE HAS FOR YOUR LIFE.

PLEASE THINK ABOUT JOINING THIS TWO MONTH COURSE, WHICH BEGINS ON JANUARY 6TH, 2015.  THIS COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE INDEFINITELY TO YOU, ONCE YOU JOIN IT. 


PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO 'BECOMING THE UNFOLDING OF YOU' ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.


JEANNE OLIVER'S NING SITE IS FREE TO JOIN.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDE BAR WHERE YOU SEE JEANNE'S LINK.  I PREFER TO HAVE THE LINK ON THE SIDE BAR AS IT IS A MORE PERMANENT VENUE THAN TO HAVE IT JUST ON THIS BLOG POST.

I DO HOPE YOU CAN COME JOIN THE REST OF US, WHO HAVE JOINED, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TREASURES A PERSON HAS WITHIN THEMSELVES AND HOW TO RELEASE THOSE TREASURES TOWARD A HAPPIER, AND DEEPER LIFE EXPERIENCE.

JEANNE OLIVER HAS MANY, MORE, AMAZING ART AND CREATIVITY GROUPS ON HER NING SITE TO JOIN TOO.  SOME ARE FREE, AND SOME HAVE A FEE.

COME ON OVER AND SEE WHAT'S UP!

BLESSINGS TO YOU!

Posted by Teresa

Monday, December 8, 2014

A TRIP TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART DISTRICT...ALICE IN WONDERLAND MURALS

SINCE MY MIDDLE SON IS GOING TO COLLEGE IN LOS ANGLES, WE GET TO VISIT THE AREA ABOUT EVERY TWO MONTHS.

I had been eyeing the artwork on some of the buildings surrounding the Art's District of Los Angeles, which happens to be only a few blocks from where my son is going to the top architect school in the world.

So, we drove there and took photos.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

LET US BEGIN WITH THE MAD HATTER

AND THE RED QUEEN

A VERY FREAKY WHITE RABBIT BUT HE DOES HAVE HIS POCKET WATCH!



THE CHESHIRE CAT, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!


THE HOOKA, SMOKING, CATERPILLAR


THE MARCH HARE (ABOVE THE CATERPILLAR)
TWEEDLEDEE AND TWEEDLEDUM (YUP! THAT'S HOW THEY'RE SPELLED!)


THE JABBERWOCKY


ONE OF THE WALLS DEVOTED TO WONDERLAND, WITH A RED HEART CARD ON THE LEFT SIDE.


AND HERE IS QUITE A VOULUPTIOUS ALICE, WANDERING HER WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF L.A.

PART OF ONE WALL OF THE MURAL WITH MUSHROOMS AND THE DODO BIRD INCLUDED.


ONE WHOLE WALL AT A DISTANCE.


I hope you have enjoyed this tour of what goes on in the Los Angeles' Art's District.
'Alice in Wonderland' has been a favorite book of mine since I was a child, which is a long time ago.

I have no less than eleven Alice related books in my personal library, including 'The Annotated Alice' and also, a vintage stage play booklet with the script and parts.

Until next time, when we meet again...who knows where I shall take you next time!

posted by Teresa in California