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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

WELCOME! TO THE 9TH ANNUAL MAD TEA PARTY!!!

HERE IT IS! THE 9TH ANNUAL MAD TEA PARTY, JULY 23rd, 2016, HOSTED BY LOVELY VANESSA VALENCIA AT HER AMAZING BLOG 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' !!!  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LEFT SIDE-BAR LINK FOR MORE MAD TEA PARTY PARTICIPANTS!!!

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I AM PARTICIPATING, YET AGAIN, WITH SO MANY OTHER KINDRED SPIRIT TEA PARTY GOERS FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY !!!

ON WITH THE SHOW!!!

ALICE FOUND HERSELF CAPTIVATED (LITERALLY) IN A MIXED-MEDIA ALICE IN WONDERLAND ADVENTURE!

HERE IS ALICE, CONTEMPLATING HERSELF AS SHE TAKES AN ADVENTURE THROUGH WONDERLAND. 
ALICE FINDS HERSELF ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF WONDERLAND, IN A GARDEN AND WHO DOES SHE SPY FIRST, BUT THE CATERPILLAR WHO ASKS HER 'WHO ARE YOU?'

ALICE HARDLY KNOWS WHAT TO SAY TO THE CATERPILLAR.  SHE SAYS 'WELL, I HARDLY KNOW SIR, WHO I AM!'


THE CATERPILLAR TELLS HER TO TAKE ONE BITE OF THE MUSHROOM TO HELP HER ON HER WAY THROUGH WONDERLAND.

ALICE TAKES A BITE OF THE MUSHROOM AND SAYS TO HERSELF 'I DON'T REMEMBER TEA PARTIES WHERE YOU ATE MAGIC MUSHROOMS!  THEN SHE SEES THAT THE CATERPILLAR HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A BLUE BUTTERFLY WHO TELLS HER TO GO VISIT THE WHITE RABBIT.

"CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER," SAYS ALICE.  "I IMAGINE THE NEXT THING I SHALL BE SEEING IS A WHITE RABBIT IN A WAIST-COAT!"


AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT ALICE SEES.  THE WHITE RABBIT SEES HER AND THINKS SHE IS HIS SERVANT.  THE WHITE RABBIT SAYS TO ALICE "WHY! MARY ANN! YOU MUST GO INTO MY HOUSE AND GET MY FAN AND MY GLOVES THIS INSTANT!"  ALICE REPLIES "I BEG YOUR PARDON? I AM NOT MARY ANN".  THE WHITE RABBIT DEMANDS THAT SHE GETS HIS THINGS FOR HIM SO SHE HAS NOTHING BETTER TO DO, SO SHE GOES INTO HIS HOUSE.
IN THE MEAN TIME, ALICE TAKES ANOTHER BITE OF THE MUSHROOM WHILE SHE IS LOOKING FOR THE WHITE RABBIT'S GLOVES AND FAN, AND SHE BEGINS TO GROW LARGER.

ALICE FINDS HERSELF GROWING SO HUGE THAT ONE OF HER HANDS STICKS OUT OF THE TOP STORY WINDOW!  SHE IS VERY DISTRESSED.  THE WHITE RABBIT SEES THE HAND STICKING OUT AND BEGINS THROWING ROCKS AT ALICE'S HAND.  WHEN THE ROCKS FLY INTO THE WINDOW AND ON TO THE FLOOR INSIDE THE HOUSE, THEY TURN INTO LITTLE CAKES WHICH SAY 'EAT ME' ON THEM.  ALICE DECIDES TO EAT ONE AND SHE BEGINS TO SHRINK VERY RAPIDLY.
ALICE SNEAKS OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHITE RABBIT'S HOUSE AND SEES A SIGN THAT READS: THIS WAY.  ALICE DECIDES TO FOLLOW THE SIGN AND ENDS UP AT THE MAD TEA PARTY!!! YAY!!!

ALICE IS SOON SWEPT UP IN THE MAD TEA PARTY WITH THE MAD HATTER, THE MARCH HARE, AND THE DORMOUSE.  IT IS PURE INSANITY! SHE NEVER GETS TO DRINK ANY TEA AS THEY KEEP SAYING TO HER 'MOVE DOWN! NO ROOM! MOVE DOWN!'  SHE DECIDES TO LEAVE THE MAD TEA PARTY AND FOLLOWS THE BLACK AND WHITE CHESS BOARD PATH.
SOON ALICE SEES TWO VERY CURIOUS BROTHERS.  THEY ARE TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEEDLE DUM. 


THESE TWO BROTHERS DECIDE TO HAVE A BATTLE AND ALONG COMES A MONSTROUS CROW AND SCARES THE PAIR AWAY.

ALICE DECIDES TO FOLLOW ANOTHER PATH THAT SAYS "THAT WAY".  SHE ENDS UP IN TULGEY WOOD AND FINDS AN EXTRAORDINARY KNIGHT RIDING ALONG ON HIS STEED.  HE HAPPENS TO BE STANDING ON A CHESS BOARD ON THE SQUARE FOR KNIGHTS. 

ALICE IS INTRIGUED BY THE  KNIGHT AND ASKS HIM IF SHE CAN FOLLOW HIM ALONG THE CHESS BOARD  AS SHE INTENDS TO BECOME QUEEN ALICE.  THE KNIGHT OBLIGES AND SAYS THAT SHE CAN FOLLOW HIM. BUT HE TELLS HER TO BEWARE OF THE JABBERWOCKY!!!


ALICE HIDES BEHIND A TREE WHEN SHE SEES THE JABBERWOCKY.  THE KNIGHT IS NOW NOWHERE TO BE SEEN.  ALICE DECIDES TO GO THROUGH A DOOR IN A TREE AND SHE FINDS THE CHESHIRE CAT.
ALICE BEGINS TELLING THE CHESHIRE CAT THAT SHE CANNOT FIND HER WAY HOME.  HE TELLS HER TO BE CAREFUL WHEN SAYING 'HER WAY' AS ALL WAYS HERE ARE 'THE RED QUEEN'S WAYS!'


IT IS ALWAYS 3 O'CLOCK IN WONDERLAND!
ALICE SAYS 'OH! STUFF AND NONSENSE! I HAVE SEEN NO RED QUEEN HERE!' THE CHESHIRE CATS SAYS 'I CAN DIRECT YOU TO THE QUEENS'S GARDEN.  WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?' ALICE DECIDES TO GO TO THE QUEEN'S GARDEN AS THERE MAY BE A PATH SOMEWHERE WHICH WILL LEAD HER HOME.
ALICE FINDS THE RED QUEEN AND PROMPTLY DECIDES TO NOT EVEN TALK TO HER.  SHE SEES THE DUTCHESS AND PLAYS CROCHET FOR A WHILE AS THEY WALK HAND IN HAD.
ALICE IS BEGINNING TO NOT SEE STRAIGHT WITH ALL OF THIS WANDERING AROUND.  SHE WOULD LIKE TO FIND THE REAL MAD TEA PARTY, BUT BEFORE SHE CAN TURN AROUND, ALL OF THE RED QUEEN'S CARDS COME FLYING AT HER.
ALICE KNOWS THAT IT IS PERPETUALLY 3 O'CLOCK IN WONDERLAND, SO SHE KNOWS SHE STILL HAS TIME TO VISIT ANOTHER MAD TEA PARTY.













AS ALICE IS LEAVING WONDERLAND SHE SPIES THE RED KING WHO IS SNEAKING OUT OF WONDERLAND WITH THE CHRONOSPHERE TO TRY AND CHANGE THE TIME IN WONDERLAND BACK TO NORMAL, WHATEVER NORMAL IS IN WONDERLAND!!!



 ALICE FINDS HER WAY BACK TO HER OWN HOUSE AND READS HER MAD TEA PARTY INVITATION.

SHE FINDS HER HONORARY INVITATION TO THE MAD TEA PARTY WHICH SHE HAD SET ON HER DINING ROOM HUTCH.

SO, OFF ALICE GOES! SHE IS DONE WITH THE NONSENSE OF WONDERLAND FOR THE DAY! SHE WANTS TO SEE SOME REAL TEA SETS AND DRINK SOME REAL TEA WHICH DOESN'T MAKE HER GROW TALL OR GROW SMALL.
ALICE BEGINS SEEING MORE CATS THEN SHE CAN COUNT! (THIS SCULPEY SCULPTURED CAT IS MADE BY REKNOWNED CLAY ARTIST, JOHN ANDERSON).

THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT SHOWS UP FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY.  I MEAN, AFTER ALL, ISN'T HE ONE OF THE CRAZIEST CATS AROUND!?

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD IS THERE AND ASKS ALICE IF SHE WOULD LIKE SOME COMFORTING CHAMOMILE TEA TO SETTLE HER NERVES AFTER BEING IN WONDERLAND.  ALICE RESPONDS WITH 'I DO BELIEVE I WOULD LIKE SOME CHAMOMILE TEA!' 'THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!'

A VERY SWEET KITTY TEA POT SERVES ALICE HER TEA.

AS ALICE SIPS HER TEA, SHE BEGINS TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE TEA PARTY.  SHE WALKS AROUND THE LOUNGE, AND DINING ROOM AREA, SEEING ALL OF THE AMAZING TEA POTS AND TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS, AND MANY CHARMING CREATURES AND DOLLS WHO HAVE COME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY.
THERE ARE MANY TEA SETS FULL OF ALL TYPES OF TEAS.


AND MORE TEA SETS.....
AND VERY FANCY JOHNSON BROTHERS ROSE TEA SETS.....

AND TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS ALL OVER THE PLACE!

ALICE IS SO DELIGHTED WITH THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!


ALICE SEES WEDNESDAY ADDAMS, (BY MARINA LENZ) AND MUNCHKINS, AND A WUMBWEE (BY FLORA THOMPSON)
THERE ARE ALSO PRIM AND PROPER LADIES AT THE MAD TEA PARTY.  AND A TINY WHITE RABBIT EATING A CARROT! AND A SMALL TERRIER TO KEEP IT COMPANY.

'OH!' SAID ALICE 'THIS IS MUCH BETTER THAN BEING WITH THE RED QUEEN AND HER 'OFF WITH HER HEAD' SCENARIO! ALTHOUGH IT DOES APPEAR THAT SOME OF THE DOLLS HAVE LOST THEIR BODIES!

THERE IS EVEN A TINY TEA POT AND TINY CUPS AND SAUCERS, AND BIRDS, OWLS, AND CLAY KITTENS MADE FROM PINK, AND WHITE CLAY.

ALICE WAS QUITE FULL OF TEA AND GOODIES BY THIS TIME.  SHE HAD HAD A FULL TIME BEING IN TWO DIFFERENT MAD TEA PARTIES!  (ALICE DOLL BY RHISSANNA, SEE LINK TO HER BLOG ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR).
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR COMING TO THE MAD TEA PARTY! I HOPE YOU ENJOYED WALKING AROUND WONDERLAND WITH ALICE.

PLEASE CLICK ON 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' LINK ON MY LEFT SIDE BAR TO ATTEND MORE PARTIES.

HERE IS A PHOTO OF THE ENTIRE 'ALICE CONTEMPLATING WONDERLAND' MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE' WHICH I BEGAN IN MARCH, AND JUST COMPLETED LAST WEEK.  IT IS NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME, BUT MAY BE IN THE FUTURE.
AS ALWAYS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO (OR ANY OF THE PHOTOS) TO SEE A LARGER VIEW.

TO VIEW A LARGER IMAGE, CLICK ON THE PHOTO.


THANKS EVER SO MUCH AGAIN FOR VISITING MY MAD TEA PARTY MADNESS!!
AND THANK YOU DEAREST VANESSA FOR HOSTING ANOTHER GRAND MAD TEA PARTY!!!

TERESA IN CALIFORNIA








Sunday, July 3, 2016

NEW PHOTOS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND CANVAS AND MAD TEA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT!

HERE IS THE LATEST IN MY ADDED EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND MIXED MEDIA CANVAS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER IMAGE.  THE BLACK AND WHITE CHESS BOARD PATHWAY REALLY MADE THE IMAGES TO STANDOUT.  I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE LARGER CHESS PATHWAY TO THE HOUSE AT IT CAUSES AN ILLUSION OF THE WHITE RABBIT'S HOUSE TO 'MOVE FORWARD'.
I HAVE ENJOYED CREATING THIS CANVAS AND HOPE TO FINISH IT SOON.  MAYBE IN TIME FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY!




THIS CANVAS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN CREATING.  THE BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSIONAL CHESS BOARD PATHWAY BROUGHT ALL OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE CANVAS TOGETHER.

TO SEE OTHER WORKS IN PROGRESS BEFORE THESE PHOTOS, PLEASE VIEW MY PAST BLOG POSTS.  THANKS SO VERY MUCH! 
I AM STILL ADDING MORE EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE TREE, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE I HAVE ADDED MORE CHESS PIECES TO THE BOARD, AND ALSO ADDED THE BLUE CATERPILLAR IN HONOR AND THE MEMORY OF ALAN RICKMAN WHO WAS THE VOICE OF ABSOLEM THE CATERPILLAR.  THE KING IS TRYING TO ESCAPE 'TIME' ON THE LEFT OF THE CANVAS HOLDING HIS OWN VERSION OF THE CHRONOSPHERE. VARIOUS IMAGES OF ALICE ARE PORTRAYED FROM MANY WONDERLAND SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE STORY LINE IN THE ALICE BOOKS.

I ALSO HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE AS VANESSA VALENCIA'S MAD TEA PARTY EVENT AT HER BLOG, WILL BE HAPPENING ON JULY 23RD.  PLEASE JOIN ME HERE AS I PARTICIPATE, AND ALSO JOIN VANESSA WITH MANY OTHERS WHERE THE LINK BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO HER BLOG FOR YOU TO SIGN UP, IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO DO SO.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW LEFT.  THANKS!
A Mad Tea Party link July 23rd, 2016

OKAY GUYS AND GALS! I HOPE I DID THAT RIGHT WITH THE LINK TO THE PARTY ON THE MAD TEA PARTY PICTURE RIGHT ABOVE.

THIS IS THE 9TH YEAR OF THIS WHIMSICAL, OVER-THE-TOP MAD TEA PARTY! I WOULDN'T MISS IT FOR SOME STOLEN TARTS FROM THE QUEEN OF HEARTS!!!

PLEASE DO COME, AND IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR THE PARTY GO TO THE LINK ABOVE!

HAVE A SAFE AND SANE FOURTH OF JULY!

NOTE: ATTENTION!!!
IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY ACCESSING THE MAD TEA PARTY LINK, PLEASE TRY AFTER THE JULY 4TH AS VANESSA VALENCIA IS OUT OF TOWN, AND WILL ACTIVATE THE LINK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 

love and blessings
Miss Teresa

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ALICE IN WONDERLAND MIXED MEDIA CANVAS UPDATE...IN PROGRESS

IT HAS BEEN A LOVELY SPRING HERE IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.  OUR LAKES ARE FULL,  THE DROUGHT IS NOT AS BAD, BUT OUR WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN EFFECT.

I HAD BEGUN THIS POST OVER A MONTH AGO, SO THE WEATHER HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY SINCE I POSTED THE FIRST SENTENCE.  AND, IN THE MEAN TIME, I HAD THE HARD DRIVE IN MY COMPUTER UPDATED.  ANYWAY, THE THING IS, TODAY IT WAS 105 DEGREES!  SO OUR LOVELY SPRING WEATHER HAS TAKEN A HIKE! 

ON WITH THE SHOW!!!

I HAVE BEEN SLOWLY ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS, AND LAYERS OF COLOR TO MY ALICE MIXED MEDIA CANVAS.

HERE IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF UPDATED PHOTOS.

OH! AND REMEMBER TO 'CLICK' ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW. 



I ADDED A DOOR TO THE TREE FOR ANOTHER ENTRANCE INTO WONDERLAND. I PAINTED THE FENCE TWO SHADES OF PINK WHICH MATCH THE WHITE RABBIT'S HOUSE. I ADDED THE CLOCK, AND THE KING AT MIDDLE LEFT, AND TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEEDLE DUM, AND THE VINTAGE BLUE FLOWER LACE ACROSS THE FENCE.  THIS PIECE WAS A JOY TO CREATE! AND IT ALL TOOK UPON A LIFE OF ITSELF AND KIND OF CREATED ITSELF TOO, AS ARTWORK MOST OF THE TIME DOES!

THIS IS AFTER I HAD PAINTED THE BACKGROUND RED.  SO THE CANVAS WAS WHITE, THEN I ADDED A BASE LAYER OF BLUE, AND PAINTED THE RED FOR THE TOP PORTION AND GREEN FOR THE CHESSBOARD PORTION OF THE CANVAS.


This photo is the next in the progress of the canvas. The red splotch of paint was me trying to figure out what I wanted the background color to be.  
THIS IS STILL IN THE VERY ROUGH STAGES OF THE CANVAS.  I AM JUST GETTING THE 'FEEL' OF WHAT THE PLACEMENT OF ILLUSTRATIONS WILL BE. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN ABOUT A MONTH AGO.


THIS NEXT PHOTO WAS DONE THIS PAST WEEKEND.  I WAS ABLE TO GET A LOT MORE COMPLETED ON THE CANVAS THIS WEEKEND, AS I WON'T BE CARING FOR MY GRANDKIDS ALL SUMMER. 
OKAY...LOOKING A LITTLE BETTER HERE. I HAVE DECIDED UPON A DEEP RED, WHICH I HAD PUT A LAYER OF TUSCAN RED, BUT WHEN IT WAS PAINTED ON TOP OF THE BLUE, THE COLOR TURNED OUT BROWN. SO,  WHEN I WENT TO A GARAGE SALE, I FOUND A LARGE BOTTLE OF BRIGHT RED, DECO ART PAINT.  SO I APPLIED THAT PAINT, AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY RICH RED.  
STILL MOVING RIGHT ALONG.  I REMOVED A PORTION OF THE BOTTOM OF THE TREE TRUNK, AND NARROWED DOWN THE CHESS BOARD TO MAKE IT LOOK MORE REAL, AS A CHESS BOARD HAS EIGHT ROWS ON ALL SIDES.  IN THIS PHOTO I HAVE PAINTED THE MAD HATTER'S HAT BLACK.
AND HERE IS THE CHESHIRE CAT WHICH I ADDED COLOR TO HIM TODAY.  AND BILL THE LIZARD COMING OUT OF THE CHIMNEY OF THE WHITE RABBITS HOUSE. I STILL HAVE SOME TOUCHING UP TO DO ON THE CAT.
I HAVE ADDED ORANGE HAIR TO THE MAD HATTER, (IT LOOKS LIKE REAL HAIR BUT IT IS JUST PAINT!) AND ADDED A 'TICKET' ONTO HIS HAT WHICH READS 'LONDON' AND HAS A CLOCK FACE ON IT.  I HAVE ALSO ADDED A FLOWER BED TO THE FRONT OF THE WHITE RABBITS HOUSE IN THE BACKGROUND.  OH! AND ALSO EMBELLISHED THE TIE ON THE FRONT OF THE MAD HATTER'S CLOTHING. THE DOTS ARE TINY CLOCKS.
I WORKED ABOUT SIX HOURS ON THE CANVAS TODAY.  I ADDED THE WHITE KNIGHT ON HIS HORSE WITH ALICE WALKING BESIDE THEM ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT.  I ADDED THE JABBERWOCKY, THE ORIGINAL ONE FROM TENNIEL'S ILLUSTRATIONS NEXT TO THE TREE ON THE LEFT.


THE RED QUEEN AND WHITE RABBIT IN HIS ROYAL GARB, AND ALICE WITH THE WHOLE DECK OF CARDS COMING DOWN UPON HER SAYING 'OH! YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A PACK OF CARDS!'



I ALSO ADDED THE CATERPILLAR SITTING ON HIS MUSHROOM, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BEGINNINGS OF A FENCE, AND ADDED SIGNS ON THE TREE.  AND I ADDED A GREEN PIECE OF CORDED, VINTAGE TRIM TO THE TEA PARTY TABLE. I AM FAR FROM FINISHED YET.  STILL LOTS AND LOTS OF EMBELLISHMENTS AND TOUCH-UPS TO GO!

ALSO, THE FENCE AT THE BOTTOM IS GOING TO BE PAINTED IN ALTERNATING POSTS, WHICH WILL BE DARK PINK, EVERY OTHER ONE, LIGHT PINK TO MATCH THE WHITE RABBIT'S HOUSE.  YOU CAN JUST SEE A PEEK OF THE WHITE RABBIT ON THE LEFT, UPPER SIDE BY HIS HOUSE CHECKING HIS TIME PIECE.

AND IF YOU ARE AN ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAN, BE SURE AND CATCH THE LATEST MOVIE OUT IN THEATERS  'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' WITH ALL OF THE SAME, MARVELOUS, CAST OF CHARACTERS PLUS A FEW MORE NEW CHARACTERS.  I HEAR IT IS QUITE A FASCINATING MOVIE.

I HOPE TO WATCH THE MOVIE WITH FAMILY NEXT WEEK! YAY!

I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE POSTS WITH MY WONDERLAND CANVAS.  IT'S BEEN LOTS OF FUN CREATING IT.

love to everyone!

Teresa

HERE IS A PHOTO OF MY SON AND HIS DAUGHTER (MY GRANDDAUGHTER)
AND HERE IS MY DAUGHTER'S SON AND DAUGHTER (MY GRAND KIDS).  LITTLE SISTER WEARING HER SUPER GIRL CAPE, AND BIG BROTHER GIVING HER A KISS.  HE WANTED ME TO DELETE THIS PHOTO FROM MY CAMERA, AS HE HATES HAVING HIS PHOTO TAKEN, BUT, UH, UH, IT WAS TOO PRECIOUS!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

ALICE IN WONDERLAND BLOG LINK

HELLO EVERYONE!

I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND ALICE IN WONDERLAND SITES ON THE INTERNET.  I JUST DISCOVERED ONE TODAY, ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE...JUST LIKE NEVERLAND...YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT FIND A TUNNEL TO A HOLE UNDERGROUND ON THE INTERNET YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

THE LINK IS ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.  JUST CLICK ON THE ICON FOR 'ALICE NATIONS BLOG'.

PLEASE ENJOY PERUSING THIS ALICE SITE.  THERE IS A WORLD OF LINKS ON THIS SITE ALL ABOUT ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
I AM STILL WORKING ON MY ALICE IN WONDERLAND MIXED MEDIA CANVAS, GATHERING EMBELLISHMENTS, AND GETTING IDEAS TO CONTINUE CREATING THIS WONDERLAND PIECE OF BLISS!!!

PLEASE SEE MY PREVIOUS POST FOR THE ROUGH DRAFT OF THE ALICE MIXED MEDIA CANVAS I AM CREATING. 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, AND ENJOY THIS GLORIOUS AND FRABULOUS DAY!!!

posted by Miss Teresa

Saturday, February 27, 2016

WONDERLAND FUN! MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE'

I DO ENJOY CREATING MIXED MEDIA CANVASES.  ONE OF MY FAVORITE THEMES IS 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'.

I HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY CREATING A CANVAS WITH COPY-RIGHT FREE GRAPHICS OF VINTAGE ALICE ILLUSTRATIONS.  I AM ALSO ADDING MY OWN EMBELLISHMENTS.

HERE ARE SOME VERY ROUGH DRAFT PHOTOS OF THE BEGINNING OF MY ALICE CANVAS.  I HOPE TO TRANSFORM THIS MIXED MEDIA CANVAS SO THAT IT WILL NOT BE RECOGNIZABLE FROM THIS VERY PLAIN BEGINNING.

THE SIZE OF THE CANVAS IS 16" BY 24".


BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW.

THIS FIRST PHOTO IS AS FAR AS I HAVE PROGRESSED.  THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE VARIOUS PHASES IN CREATING THE CANVAS.

THIS IS ACTUALLY AS FAR AS I HAVE PROGRESSED WITH THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND MIXED MEDIA CANVAS.

I HAVE BEGUN WITH THE WHITE RABBIT'S HOUSE IN THE CENTER OF THE CANVAS.
BELOW THE HOUSE IS THE MAD TEA PARTY.
AT THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS THE CHESHIRE CAT IN THE TOP OF A TREE.
AT THE BOTTOM LEFT I HAVE ALICE CONTEMPLATING HERSELF IN WONDERLAND.  I HAVE ADDED A CHESS BOARD BOTTOM LANDSCAPE.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF MOST OF THE CANVAS.  AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAVE BEGUN TO FILL IN THE CHESS BOARD WITH A CHARCOAL PENCIL. THE TREE NEEDS LOTS OF FILLER AND PAINT AND MORE LEAVES UP AT THE TOP WHERE THE CHESHIRE CAT IS SITTING IN THE PREVIOUS PHOTOS.
THIS IS A VERY ROUGH DRAFT OF THE BEGINNING.  I WILL BE ADDING A STEAMPUNK THEME TO THE CANVAS.  I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE PHOTOS AS THE CANVAS PROGRESSES. I WILL BE CHANGING ALL OF THE COLORS AND ADDING REDS AND BLACKS IN A MORE STEAMPUNK GOTHIC STYLE.



ALSO, ON THE THEME OF THE CHESHIRE CAT.  I HAD BEEN WORKING ON A PAPER CLAY CAT, AND FINALLY FINISHED HIM.  IT WENT TO MY SON WHO COMPLETED ARCHITECT COLLAGE LAST FALL.  HE HAD DRAWN ME A CHESHIRE CAT WITH A UNI-BALL ROLLER BLACK PEN, AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH, SO HE RECEIVED THE CHESHIRE CAT FROM ME!

FRONT VIEW OF THE CHESHIRE CAT
BEFORE I FORGET! THIS IS THE CHESHIRE CAT CARD MY SON DREW FOR ME FOR MOTHER'S DAY LAST YEAR.  THE SMALLER PURPLE AND PINK CHESHIRE CAT IS WHAT HE MADE WHEN HE WAS NINE YEARS OLD. HE IS NOW TWENTY-FIVE.
'SITTING IN AN ENGLISH GARDEN WAITING FOR THE SUN'... A LINE FROM THE BEATLES...ACTUALLY IT'S IN A CALIFORNIA GARDEN!
THE TOP SIDE OF THE CHESHIRE CAT.
HE FITS IN THE PALM OF MY HAND.

ANOTHER SIDE OF THE CHESHIRE CAT.  I ADORE GINGER CATS, SO THAT IS WHY I PAINTED HIM ORANGE AND BLACK.  THIS IS MY FOURTH CHESHIRE CAT TO CREATE. BELOW IS MY FIRST CHESHIRE CAT.


THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE VERY FIRST CHESHIRE CAT I CREATED. 
AND HERE IS THE FIRST CHESHIRE CAT SITTING IN MY DOLL CABINET OF CURIOUSITIES.

A CHESHIRE CAT MURAL PAINTED IN THE ART'S DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES, WHICH WAS ONLY FIVE STREETS AWAY FROM WHERE MY SON'S ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE WAS WHICH HE ATTENDED.
AND A PICTURE OF OUR BACK-DOOR NEIGHBORS GINGER CAT ZOEY.  HE LOVES TO COME VISIT US!
AND HERE IS A COPY-RIGHT FREE ALICE ILLUSTRATION WITH THE SHEEP FOR YOUR OWN DOWNLOADING ENJOYMENT.  THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALICE DRAWINGS. 

I WILL BE ADDING MORE EMBELLISHMENTS TO MY ALICE CANVAS. SO BE SURE TO PEAK IN ONCE IN A WHILE TO SEE HOW THE CANVAS HAS PROGRESSED.  YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE IT ONCE I AM FINISHED.  AND I HOPE THAT IS A GOOD THING!


HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEK AND THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!

posted by
Teresa in California