Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Her Majesty's Boudoir Scepter




Ahhh...the Queen needed a new powder puff scepter for use in her boudoir. She commissioned one in pink rayon velvet with silk satin flowers, vintage rhinestones, vintage crepe paper and silver lace. May it grace her beautiful face in preparation for many fanciful soirees to come!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keep Your Head On!!! A New Crown for the Queen of Hearts




Ahh....I have been journeying to Wonderland lately. My first find there was this millinery confection. I made it for another Mad Hatter, Tristan, over at http://tristanrobin.blogspot.com/. It was one of the inaugural swaps for the Mad Tea Party Mail Art site I have recently started. I am sure he will be the King of many hearts when he dons his crown! Tristan~ require all of your humble subjects to bow and scrape and to address you as Sir King of Hearts, master string puller and judge of tarts!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

TAG~! You are it! 6 Uninteresting Things About Me

I was recently tagged by Cassandra at My Artful Adventures . I must now list 6 uninteresting things about myself and tag 6 more friends. I don't know if I have 6 blog friends to tag...
Ok, here it goes.
1. I LOVE the colors pink and sage green.
2. I like to watch old sitcoms on dvd, a LOT!
3. I try to go to church every Sunday and Wednesday.
5. I am obsessed with gastropods, land and marine snails for the uninitiated.
6. I have two cats and 1 Keeshond Dog: Ninjinsky, a 17 year old kitten, and Cinny, a SPICY orange critter with a major attitude problem, she is actually my 12 year old daughter's cat...go figure on the spicy attitude part! Our dog is Chewbacca, and he is chewy right now, as he is a puppy.
Now I am off to tag a few unsuspecting persons....enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Crown for the Queen and Beautiful Flowers From Her Crepe Paper Garden



The Queen needed a new crown, so she turned to her realm's most inspired milliner. Here is the clever concoction the milliner produced! Complete with vintage crepe paper, glass buttons, vintage fabric scraps, vintage glass pearl strands, glass glitter, antique sheet music, hand dyed Ostrich feathers, luscious ribbons, fancy silver metal trim, and sweet polka dot papers.
She also asked her gardener to cut her some tiny crepe paper roses. They are frosted with some beautiful gold dust glitter! Won't they look pretty adorning some of her more worthy art projects?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Mad, Mad Blog Event


Vanessa, over at Fanciful Twist, is hosting a fabulous, most wonderlful, Mad Hatter Tea Party on June 27th! DON'T BE LATE! Check out the party for yourself by clicking on the above blog button. We will have a wonderful time...switching seats, getting clean cups, spreading butter on our watches....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Queen Sits for Her Portrait


This afternoon, I was privileged to paint the Queen's portrait. She looks stunning in her lavender wig and cloud of blue silk. This little jewel is acting double duty as a card from a secret friend gift I will soon be mailing out!
Original watercolor based on an extant portrait of Marie Antoinette.