Monday, June 13, 2011

♥ The Mad Tea Party ♥

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we take a tumble down the rabbit hole, and become quite lost for several days...Time stands still, and we find ourselves immersed in fantastical tales and inspiring images, as they demand our full attention...

Which is exactly what happened this week as, inspired by an upcoming event (which I'll get to in a minute) I became lost in the magical world of Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland" again, painting the Mad Tea Party...

On a tea tray of course. ;)

This one is very similar to a tea chest I painted last year. It's funny - sometimes I finish a piece, and that's that. I'm done with it, and ready to move on to the next piece. Other times, I can't help but revisit an old design, changing and reworking it a bit, the same, yet different.

At any rate, this one is listed on eBay now, and I truly hope it brings the winning bidder as much enjoyment as I had painting it. ♥

Now, as to that upcoming event...

Some of you may know Miss Vanessa Valencia (blogger, photographer, and artist extraordinaire) of "A Fanciful Twist". Well, every year she hosts the most wonderful blog event called "The Mad Tea Party", where bloggers from all over the world are invited to "attend", by posting something Tea Party themed, and visiting other participants blogs. There's wonderful photography, lots of commenting, and even some giveaways...

Readers also attend, blog hopping and leaving comments. It's always great fun, and I plan to be there with bells on, and hopefully have a little giveaway too!

In the meantime, there's other work to be done, and next up is a trio of teacup mouse paintings, to be listed on eBay and/or Etsy, not sure yet. Wherever they end up, I'll be sure to post them here with a link. ♥

On the home front, I'm finally getting over this summer cold, and very much looking forward to brunch in the city (Philadelphia) with Courtney and John this weekend, and a cookout at my niece's house the following weekend. And of course, Ghoultide Gathering prep continues...

So I'll be off now, and wish you a *magical* and cReaTiVe rest of the week!

Until next time....

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ ♥ Carolee

5 comments:

Sylvia Smiser said...

OH Carolee! I absolutely LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!! this piece! Wish me luck ; )
Sylvia

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

You are a gem dear one...a gem, and so is all your artwork...oh, would that I had pennies to spar....but I have only praise!

maddyrose said...

This is a wonderful piece Carolee. I can't wait to see what you have to offer for Saturday's event.

LuLu Kellogg said...

BEAUTIFUL work Carolee!

dogsmom said...

You see, I was having so much fun I just could not leave!