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.

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





11 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Teresa, you are so talented! I love what you have done to the canvas so far! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Those Cheshire cats you made are so cute! I love them all! Love the cat from next door too! Big Hugs!

Lady of the Woods said...

lovely crafting Miss T....and the cat next door Zoey! is adorable~ I really want another cat, but am waiting for it to come to me as the others have.....Stay creative! hugs. S.

Jeanie said...

Michelle, I will really look forward to seeing how this evolves. What I see so far, I like very much! Alice is such a delightful subject. (And Zoey is really touching my heart this morning!)

What a treasure from your son!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TERESA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello! It is wonderful to see you again! First of all, CRAFT ON! There is nothing more satisfying than following in the footsteps of our maker, to create and be pleased! And the ultimate, to love, non?

Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. Though I intend to stay and blog only once a month, I am finding that is even more difficult. But dear friends like you, Penny and many others make it all worth while. I hope you are well, and yes, our temperatures out here are fluctuating. We had snow yesterday, but this weekend promises sun and 50+ YAHOOO!

Darlene said...

Your are so talented. I love the Alice In Wonderland Collage and can't wait till you finish it. The scuplture and the drawn card from your son I love them all! My daughter likes to collage and usually around mother's day or birthdays I get a collaged card from her. Take care, Darlene

Rhissanna said...

Oh, wow! I love the canvas. Beautiful work! Also, just thrilled to see little Alice there in your cabinet, with all her wonderland friends.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Teresa,
It was so kind of you to come for a visit and leave such a sweet note.
I love the drawing your son has done for you, he is very talented.. And your CATS! Beautiful work!
Wishing you a joyful week
fondly,
Penny

Gina said...

I don't know why I missed this post, but glad I found it now...can't wait to see the progression of this canvas *and the cheshire kitty is awesome* :D XXX

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I love this post! When I was young I adored the Cheshire Cat. You have shared some great ones here. x

Janice Petty said...

Greetings my friend! I love what I see so far! I love Alice too and am the proud owner of an original Alice made by Nicol Sayre. God is good to me Teresa inspite of my emotional and psychological struggles. I continue to take one day(moment) at a time. I hope you're in a good place and invite you to stop by my site to get a big Alice fix. I do see you on Maida Facebook although I haven't been to your lovely site for a while. It is in my heart to do so but don't hold it against me if I don't visit regularly. I think of you often and of the bond we have made over the years on the web. Hope to hear from you soon. Love, Jan

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your canvas is looking beautiful!