Friday, July 11, 2014

A Mad Tea Party, A Mad Tale, and a Mad Giveaway!

Welcome! 

Thanks ever so much for stopping by! Today is the day - Vanessa Valencia over at A Fanciful Twist is hosting her annual Mad Tea Party (a sort of cyber blog-hop and all around *magical* time!)

Grab a comfy chair and pour yourself a cup of tea, as I tell you a very quick little tale about an Artist in Wonderland...


Once upon a time there was a little girl who discovered she could make ART, and she tumbled down a rabbit hole into a world of  wondrous and *magical* things, of whimsy and color and creativity...


The girl grew up, but never emerged from this artistic Wonderland, and never forgot her childhood. She painted animals. She painted people. She painted her favorite holidays. And she painted all things Alice, from one of her favorite childhood stories. 

She painted Alice on canvas...

 

She painted Alice on square things...


She painted Alice on round things...


 

She even painted Alice on birdhouses...



And every once in a while, she painted Alice on things to give away. Because the best part about being an Artist in Wonderland is making people smile. :)


 To enter the giveaway for my original, hand painted ornament, just leave a comment here (and if you don't have a blog that automatically links, please leave contact info!) and I'll draw a name this coming Friday, July 18th, at 6PM eastern time.

And while it's certainly not a requirement, I'd be ever so delighted if you follow my blog here, and/or visit my Facebook page and give it a "like"  (and don't forget to click "get notifications" to stay in the loop with new work and future giveaways!)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee



87 comments:

Irishcat said...

Always love the Mad Hatter!

GOTHAM239 said...

The White Rabbit and Dormouse.....my favorites!

Janet Comby said...

Delightful!

Druid Lady said...

The Cheshire Cat rules the roost! Loved the book as a child and still love Alice to this day. Thank you!

Ina said...

Would love a Mad cuppa tay!

Janet Adkins said...

This is such a beautiful ornament! It would go so great with my Alice in Wonderland collections :)

L Ealley said...

Beautiful artwork and I love anything Alice! Thank you for sharing your talent with others!

Christina Paul said...

Your work is enchanting!
So glad to have found your site through the mad tea Party!
Cheers!

Sarah Coller said...

Oh, how adorable! Your art is gorgeous---I'd be delighted to win! I really do think Alice is my favorite character of all. She tries so hard to be patient with all the chaos around her! Even in her curiosity, she still keeps her good manners!

I hope you'll stop by and visit my party, too!
Blessings,
Sarah

pootersnoots said...

Love, love, love your work, especially the Wonderland ones! <3

Lulu Blue said...

Unfortunately I have no talent for painting but I truly appreciate those who do. Your work is truly lovely.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

as always, absolutely charming - and my favorite story!

louisamay29 said...

hard to pick between the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cats as my favourites in Alice

Tricia-CastlesNcrowns-FairyTalePhotography said...

Love your Alice art! You are quite talented! I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway! FairyTalePhotoArt.com
~Tricia (my tea party link below):
http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

Connie Bromley said...

Your art is so whimsical and wonderful Carollee, I love it all.

Joelle Platz joscarab@comcast.net said...

I love your art and I love Alice too!! Been following you on Facebook for awhile now.

Suzie said...

Hmmm, if this is a duplicate, please delete! I was saying how beautiful your generous gift is, and how much I love how you continue to spread the magic!

Anonymous said...

I'm late!
Michelle Beck
Unrulywwitch on FB

sassypackrat said...

Fabulous! I'd love to have this beautiful ornament.

Fran Huffman said...

Loved reading your story :) I follow you on FaceBook .

DogsMom said...

There is nothing your can not alter and improve with your beautiful magical tlents.


http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

Linda said...

Oh I love it all...mad Hatter is the best. Thank you. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

How wonderful to be able to win one of your beautiful ornaments. Ya gotta love Alice ... and you, for being so generous.

Patricia Moran said...

I love all things that are tea related. And Alice and the Mad Hatter always make me smile!

Kerstin Bulin said...

Like your little mad tea party...happy unbirthday to you
Kerstin from germany
Cobblestone Prims

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole!
How nice of you to have a give away!! Healing prayers for john. XOXOX celeste

Ms Misantropia said...

What wonderful art you make! The Cheshire cat is my favorite. He's a purple cat - it's a win win :)

Donna Shields said...

Love your art and the Alice theme. I can see me running after the white rabbit..LOL!.. I should as my Grandchildren call me Grandma Bunny. I am master of 7 great bunnies. One bunny is black with a touch of white. I call her Coco Chanel after the designer of the little black dress.LOL!

Witchy J said...

All your art is wonderful, your Alice creations are full with whimsy and heart. I've followed you for a while but didn't realise you had a face book page so now I've like that too. :)

Kelly said...

Your art is adorable!! Please stop by or a cup of tea @ http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

Anonymous said...

Oh Carolee I love your work. Thanks for the chance to win one of your amazing pieces.

Carina said...

And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen's off with her head
Remember what the door mouse said
Feed your head,

Or perhaps pour yourself a spot of tea!

Nicole said...

Your work is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it here on this magical party day! Please visit me as well if you have time!

Susan said...

What talent you have I LOVE the birdhouse :)especially!
Thanks for the invite.
I like your FB page and am now a follower.
Susan

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Came over from FB. I wasn't able to participate in the party this year, but I am glad I followed you over. Have been a fan of your work for awhile. I am guessing my favorite character is Alice. Thanks for a wonderful party and generous giveaway.

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Carmen said...

I always love to see your creations. Thank you for the Madness...
~Carmen~

MelissaClyde said...

I love your Mad Hatter and all of your magical pieces. Your Alice is the best.

Anonymous said...

I love anything you do, your talent is amazing! Alice was always a favorite of mine, and I love anything Wonderland to this day.

Lucy Theena (Facebook friend),

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http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Caroleeeeee, you are a magician of magnificent arts!! Everything you make/paint leaves me gasping with gleeeee!! My gooooodness, you have outdone yourself, you are amazing!

Thank you so much for joining in the Mad Tea magic!
A very merry unbirthday to you!

<3 Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Tammy said...

I so love your artwork! Thank you for the contest! Best of luck to all!

Narrator said...

Such wonderful art. A real treat. Thank you for showing it off to us, and for making a wonderful place to visit during the Mad Tea Party. Happy Un-birthday to you!

Dennis said...

Fantastic art. I absolutely loved it.

Dennis Higgins
Author of Steampunk Alice
http://www.timepilgrims.com/blog

Rachel Gallagher said...

Love all your Alice pieces, you have such a talent. :-)

Susan said...

Have always loved Alice too! My first watch was an Alice in Wonderland. I still have it and the Alice statue that came with it.

Kelly said...

You truly have a magical talent! IT brings a smile to ones face, especially today with our fabulous Vanessa's MTP celebration! Thank you for sharing! Cheers! ;)

jann said...

Love love your work and all things Alice...❤️

AlieC said...

I love your Cheshire cat!

Jess said...

Your artwork is,beautiful!

http://scrapsavings.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful piece! You are such an amazing artist, and most especially of Alice themed art. Followed, liked, all of those lovely things :) With pleasure! Have a lovely day!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2014.html

Kitty Nikolai said...

This ornament is especially sweet Carolee, I would love to win it! Thank you for offering her as a giveaway!

~Kitty

Art and Sand said...

Oh my! What wonderful artwork.

My middle name is Lee and some of my cousins have always called me Carol Lee.

Lutra said...

I love all your work, but I love the Alice things the most! This would be a really great piece for me, and the timing would be wonderful, because the day after is my birthday! I love following your work, and your family, all your trials and trimphoughs . I look forward to the next installment!

Jennifer Hepler-Takens said...

Wonderful Carolee! I love Alice and would love to win! <3

Jennifer said...

Got to go to the Mad Hatter Tea Party in London last month on vacation! Love the Cheshire Cat!

Anne Berbling said...

Fabulous Carolee!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
Hugs,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

candycemv said...

Always crazy mad in love with your gorgeous unique crafts - your painting is just my favorite style - here ia to many more to come from you and for me to buy

yours, candyce volkommer

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Carolee
Ahh! What a lovely, lovely pastime to create Alice In Wonderland goodies! One of my favorite books of all time!
What a special treat you are giving away!
Thank you so very much!
Add my name to all of the other 'mad' people who have come to your party!
XO
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hello Carolee,
First want to tell u how great it is that we are reconnected! Second, my thoughts and prayers are with you and John, hoping he receives healing and strength. Third, it would be awesome to win the ornament for my daughter! She loves Alice in Wonderland! The ornament with Alice and that darn cat would be a surprise to her! Keep up the great work!

Deb Sheaffer said...

No I did not want to be anonymous! This is Deb Sheaffer!

beverly e said...

I love the White Rabbit! Your art is sooo gorgeous... thanks for the chance to win! I follow you on GFC. (dixienites at gmail dot com)

Marilyn said...

Lovely paintings of Alice and tea.

Rhissanna said...

Oh, gosh, your Alice painting just get more and more wonderful! This is such an exciting giveaway I could squeal! And you're on facebook, too! *rushes off to press the 'like' button!*

Loren Morris said...

I love, love, love your Wonderland paintings so much! <3

Janette Dixon said...

Love your beautiful work the practical magic pieces and the black cats are among my favourites but I think all your work is amazing and completely unique FB follower Janette Dixon

Stacey H said...

Wow! That has to be one of the most fantastic Alice ornaments yet! Love it! Fabulous work once again Carolee!

Wendy said...

Alice in Wonderland is endlessly appealing. Love your work and getting to know you!
XOXO
Wendy

Laura said...

I love your art! It is so beautifully whimsically fantastic!
blessings
~*~

Audrie Anton said...

Such unique pieces! Looking forward to having one of my own!! :-D

Laura Morrigan said...

Your art is really lovely! That birdhouse is so whimsical, my bird would probably hang off it upsidedown, it's so like him!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love your work!

AngieArmadillo said...

A wonderful and deserving friend(my daughter) would adore this to put on her very first Christmas Tree in her very first proper home! Your work is a gift and it's lovely that you share it. Irrespective of whether I win or not; Thank you! <3

AngieArmadillo said...

A wonderful and deserving friend(my daughter) would adore this to put on her very first Christmas Tree in her very first proper home! Your work is a gift and it's lovely that you share it. Irrespective of whether I win or not; Thank you! <3

C. Sparks said...

Beautiful artwork!

darbella said...

I absolutely love your work. It amazes me at the details and ideas you have and that you work so fast, yet they look like they took years to make!

Taloula said...

You are Mad Talented!! Everything you create is AMAZING,!!

Tamara Comerford said...

It's always a good time for a Tea Party with Alice! :) Hugs, Tamara (stcomerford @ att dot net)

lexx1818 said...

I love your work...it brings a smile to my face when I come across your posts on FB.

Barbara D'Angelo said...

I love your work, it brings me a smile every time to see the cat sign you painted for me earlier this year! It is a great thing that you did not grow up lol!

Anonymous said...


You have a magical way of bringing subjects to life. Love your artwork. How nice of you to have a giveaway! Alice seems to agree with you.

XOXO

Kelley said...

Your interpretation of cats and "Alice in Wonderland" art is supreme!

Donna Antill said...

"The Queen is dead and gone. Well, at least she's gone... for now. Long live Alice! Long live Wonderland." - The Cheshire Cat >^,,^< I adore all your work, Carolee! The pieces that I own are priceless to me! My signs have hung out season after season, and have remained gorgeous for years!

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Linden Bird said...

Love Alice and love the artwork. Whoever wins will be very lucky. Have liked you on Facebook and always enjoy the notifications. Cheers Linden

Jackie said...

Carolee, Love Alice and all your whimsical creations. And I am fortunate to own some of your wonderful artwork. Please keep creating, it makes the world a better place.

Thanks for a chance to win!

Jackie