Monday, June 29, 2009

Still Immersed in Wonderland....

Well, the Mad Tea Party was (I mean IS!) soooooooo much fun, I just had to paint it....

These hand made wooden tea chests are one of my absolute favorite things to paint, but this is the very last one! The wonderful artisan who designed these is no longer making them. Needless to say, I wanted to make this last one truly special....

It took DAYS and DAYS to paint all the detail, and to be honest, I toyed with the idea of keeping it here (especially since I LOVE the Mad Tea Party theme)- but sell it I must....

It's listed now on eBay, with a buy it now option. :)

I'm still visiting all the Mad Tea Partiers, although at the rate I'm going, it may take the rest of the week, hehe! Many thanks to everyone who's dropped by my little party the last couple of days - I do hope to reciprocate!

That's about it for tonight...It's shaping up to be a busy week, so stay tuned for more wicked and whimsical art....

Until next time,
♥ Carolee

21 comments:

TattingChic said...

THat is absolutely darling! It's too bad that they won't be made anymore, but the Mad Tea Party on top sure is a perfect image for a tea box! :)

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Kathleen Coy said...

Wonderful job, Carolee! I hope you find another source for these tea chests so you can continue to paint them.

Julie said...

This is truly so fabulous! What a great idea! i just love it : )

fawndear said...

It's magical - as always!!!

Cottage Way of Life said...

Still trying to get from tea party to tea party and surely enjoyed yours! If I wasn't a little late I might have missed your divine tea chest, how lovely your Mad Tea Party painting is atop that chest!!!

Micki said...

That is just gorgeous, I love it.

Micki x

Mica said...

I love it... that is surely something fun to have!!!Too bad they are no longer being made. I would love a chest like that. Thanks for popping over my tea party. How are things with you??? Miss ya, Mica

Karen said...

Love the box!
What fun this Mad tea party idea is. I think I will take part next year if its on again!
x

William Bezek said...

Nice work, It is amazing how quickly you paint, in the last post that was bare wood!

Carolee said...

Thanks, all....Not all that fast though - three days, a couple of them fifteen hours. :)

~ Carolee

Sonia ;) said...

Carolee....

OMG its Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Had to come over n see this one, Carolee.. just fabulous! It was fun to see the WIP on Facebook, too! It's easy to look at art, and not realize the hours that go into it - cause you make it look effortless. (Like, one big swipe of Carolee's magical brush!) lol

Going to visit Tea Party-ers now..
hugs,
Brenda

Zan Asha said...

I know what you mean about the hours and hours on an art piece! Gah, I wish I were more prolific, too! Your tea chest truly does like you've spent much time and love on it, I am sure someone will snag that lovely up! :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Carolee! It's beautiful! Fun and functional too.

Girl Interrupted said...

I've loved all the recent "Wonderland" themed posts, it was such a big part of my childhood. Sometimes, when I've had a hard day of grim reality, I like to come to your blog and look at all the beautiful art when I need a shot of nostalgia to take me back ... it always works :)

I love that you put so much detail into your work, it's what makes it so special. It must be so rewarding for you.

Renee said...

Carolee it is beautiful.

Really fantastic.

Love Renee xoxo

Michelle said...

Hi Carolee,

Your work is so magical, I love your Mad Tea Party! I just am crazy about your work!

Michelle :)

Michele Lynch Art said...

Oh wow that tea chest is fabulous!!! I don't blame you for wanting to keep it!!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Beautifuller, and beautifuller. In my world there would be nothing without pictures.
:)

Lisa Oceandreamer said...

This box is breathtakingly beautiful and beyond any tea box I have ever seen! Oh to own it! I hope you find someone else who makes the tea boxes because one day I hope to own one of yours!