Friday, November 6, 2015

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

It's been a whirlwind of a week and I've been running around like a headless chicken or maybe that should be headless that thanksgiving is coming up and soon it will be turkey mayhem. Those poor turkies!!
I had fun getting on with an arts initiative to help kids. Disadvantaged kids at Free Arts Minnesota produced black-marker-on-white-paper drawing. The images were scanned and sent to BoomBoomPrints artists to complete in their own style.

These pieces will later be placed for sale on BBP during the holiday season. BBP will be donating the net proceeds from these pieces during the month of December back to FreeArtsMN. Each child will also receive a copy of the finished artwork.

Here's mine incorporating the child's art about. I call it 'Alice and the Flamingo in Wonderland' because Alice and the Queen used the flamingoes as croquet mallets. Although one person commented 'The white rabbit was a pterodactyl all along!!' which made me giggle.

So maybe the bird is a pterodactyl. After all, everything is possible in Wonderland.

Later on I did a bit of a creepier version of this painting. Who can resist the malevolent grin of the Cheshire cat......reminds me a bit of Tony Blair's insincere mug!

Here's me in the Cleopatra halloween costume in case you were wondering how the frizzy wig turned out. I did tame it.....but of course I glued that crown to my wig with hot glue while it was still on my can see where I am the end of the party the wig was stuck to my head but not too badly!! Only a few bits of hair were sacrificed to looking Fabulous dahling.

It's a nailbiting ending to the race!! My cushions are in the #ohhdeer #pillowfight and we are nearing the finish. Feathers are flying, horses are stampeding and my jockey uniform is definitely chafing. I need your votes people so click the link and share and even buy one if you fancy it - all these things give me more points so be a sport and click:

Here I come!

I might just make it. Thanks for all your support!!

I might just cross the finish line!

Happy Paint Party Friday guys and have a great weekend. Linking up with:

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  1. Lovely work and you make a good Cleopatra! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. You are a beautiful Cleo! Love the Alice paintings.

  3. Love your todays fairy-tale art. You are gorgeous Cleopatra‼
    Happy weekend ♥

  4. you make a fine Cleopatra Emma! I love your Alice paintings-and what a great way to inspire the children too.

  5. Alice in wonderland is wonderful inspiration and I love your cheeky Cheshire cat.

  6. Such great pieces inspired by Alice in wonderland, very magical and striking!

  7. Fabulous "wonderland" paintings!! Love both spins on the theme! Wonderful costume, too :) Happy PPF :)

  8. Beautiful Alice work and you are a natural as Cleopatra. Happy PPF.

  9. Love the "creepiness" of your Wonderland. It is beautifully done!

  10. I love you as "CLEO" :) Love the art too and good luck with the pillow fight :)

  11. The Flamingo in Wonderland is fantastico! What a great way you used the child's drawing, very imaginative. Your other painting is great too - aah , the Cheshire cat's smile!

  12. Oh I like both the versions of Alice, so beautiful wit all the fungus and Alice relaxing there :) lovely colors.
    A cool Cleopatra! :)

  13. I love what you did this week. Happy fun art. Makes me smile and that is a very high compliment.

  14. so love the collaboration with the kids!!!! and i really understand the headless chicken running around bit!!