Monday, July 06, 2009

It's a Mad, Mad, World....

Hello! :) I hope you are all recovering from the holiday weekend! We hung out at my mom makes a great sloppy joe! :) I'm so lucky in that they are my parents, but also my friends too. :) How was your holiday?!

A big thanks to all who came to our Mad Hatter Tea was so great to have you! :) This painting of Alice is *finally* up on ebay...I'm hoping to have the story doll finished soon as well.

Last night while I was reheating said sloppy joes, I heard a song that gave me an idea for a painting. More like the idea slapped me on the head and screamed, "Paint Me!" I love that! I've got some things to do first, but I can't wait to get to it! :)

This painting is also hanging out on ebay. She was one of those, end of the day, everyone's asleep, just have to create SoMeThInG kind of paintings. Those are don't think ahead, you just start grabbing and glueing and smush paint around. This is my first time piecing the background together...I think I might just be hooked. :) The blues are mostly scraps of wallpaper that I use to package my prints, with bits of sewing from when I make them envelopes. The pink floral is from a past painting and the bottom was the ringmaster's hat from the circus video. I loved the way the paint went over the embossed pattern...that is definitely my kind of fun! Oh! And this painting is sealed with beeswax too...another new favorite...I love the feel of the wax over all the pieces, threads...

It's fitting that this painting was a combination of all things "These Are the Days" and the quote about friends. I'm grateful for your visits and support and definitely consider you my friend. :)

Thank you for that!

Oh! And the winner of the Alice in Wonderland tassle is.....Tumbleweed Trails! Email me girlie! :)



Kelly said...

Alice is so sweet. And I love the way you did the background on the other little girl. I have all these random bits and half rolls of wallpaper that I brought from my mother's house when we were cleaning it out. I just knew there'd be some cool way to use them!

By the lovely little painting of the square girl arrived. I adore her. And what a lovely way to do her was all very pretty and fun to open. She isn't hung up yet but, as soon as she is I will post her picture on my blog. :^)


MagicMarkingsArt said...

Your cupcake alice is so sweet, and how much fun to watch her develop through your video!

Flor Larios Art said...

Your paintings are sweet! love the one with the girl and the horse.

Mary said...

Hi, nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog. I wonder whats up with my flickr badge, it worked when I tried it. My flickr screen name is maryfreeman -thanks for asking.


slommler said...

Your paintings are wonderful!!
Sloppy Joes are one of my favorites. Glad you had a good holiday. So did I!!

NeereAnDear said...

I just adore your paitings... so whimsical... and I must say that I am sorry that I missed your tea party... what a riot that video is... LOVED every single second of it... way too fantastic...

Hope you are doing well


Cre8Tiva said...

alice is adorable...your art is such fun for the eye...blessings, rebecca

Jason said...

Recipe for sandwich -

1/2 cup egg whites
1/4 cup shredded cheese
2 whole wheat pitas
a generous dash of Tapatio

It's really quite simple -- I hope this helps?

~ Jason