Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Mad Tea Party - Alice in UnderWaterLand


You're late, You're late
Why did you make us wait ?

Come quick, come fast
We're gonna have a blast

Follow me, flick that tail down and up
The party is starting, they already poured you a cup...
The invitation was sent
through the recommendation of an arty friend
It all started with a blogpost
one of despair rather than art, like I do most
She saw my little Alice spiralling down and away
and told me about this Mad Tea party - play

A larger idea emerged, a joint venture...

but first a little more about this adventure
My Alice loved water and one day stared down the pond
she dreamily watched the fishes and felt a strong bond
One day she jumped in, 'cause the fish seemed to speak
A funny fish it was, it almost had a beak
Or like a rabbit, it had two big front snippers

and Alice herself ... suddenly grew flippers
The fish took her down to a field in the deep blue sea
there was a table full of cakes and cookies and cups of teaShe partied all afternoon and well into the night
The creatures in this world were quite a sight
She wanted to stay forever to get to know them all
so she wished upon a (sea-)star by late nightfall
Let's hope she'll have her wish come true
so we'll get more stories of Alice in the deep Blue
Mad Tea Party - a Fanciful Twist

51 comments:

kattyg said...

oh... love it! :-)

Terri said...

Gorgeous art work to tell a fantasical story! Alice is so lucky to have an under the sea tea party! Thank you so much for inviting me too!
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Pixie said...

Such a fun party! Thanks for inviting me over. I do love your watercolor paintings, they are wonderful.

NatashaMay said...

What a delightful party! :) Thanks for the tea. :)

Little Lovables said...

so lovely!! what wonderful artwork :) and thank you for visiting my party as well!

http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweet-treats-mad-tea-party-2011.html

The Weekend Artist said...

Your paintings are very whimsical ...i love the fish expression! the treats look yummy! thanks for having tea at my place and I enjoyed yours very much!

K
http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How fun! I am loving all the underwater Tea Parties. So mystical and magical!!!! Thank you for hosting such a sweet fete! :)

Feel free to pop on over for a tea party with me:
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-mad-tea-party.html

Enjoy all the fun!!!!

Pabkins said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for inviting me over I enjoyed it so much. Curiouser and curiouser!!

Tabitha of
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

rachelsmith133 said...

Your paintings are beautiful, it was such a lovely tea party.

Please visit mine when you have a minute http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderings-on-tea-party.html

Lisa said...

such a fun party! and beautiful artwork!
thank you for having me
lisa

Two Crazy Crafters said...

What a cool and total unique approach to Alice! I love it! Your work is lovely!

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Lindsey

Julie-ann Bowden said...

What beautiful art and photos! The mermaid and the huge cute fish, love how you've shared these two.
Hugs!
Julie

Sara said...

Such a lovely party. Your artwork is beautiful. Thank you for inviting me over.xx

Melanie Statnick said...

Your party was lovely and your art is beautiful. thank you for sharing!

Róisín said...

What a lovely creative post. Love the idea of an underwater Alice! And your art is wonderful. Hope you're enjoying the festivities!

Roisin x

Kelly said...

What a great collection of elements. You paintings are gorgeous. I love that you collaborated with other artists on the theme. The photos are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Cameron said...

I've been waiting for this wonderful post!!!
Love that painting....Alice's face is just so sweet....and the fish is just perfect, you were absolutely right!!!!

I am so happy and excited that we could inspire eachother like this....what a great feeling....to be united in our love of Art, and now, in Friendship, as well :D

Blowing kisses,
Cam

Fair Rosamund said...

What a lovely tea party, with such delicious treats and beautiful artwork! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Tina said...

Beautiful artwork and a wonderful story...the tea party was divine...thankyou so much for having me x

Six One and Then Some said...

I love the pastel wash over all your pictures. Thankyou for having me and thanks for stopping by :)

Aurelia said...

I love you're little rhyme and really lovely pictures :)

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

Shell said...

I love your ocean inspired Tea Party. Your Alice is quite enchanting.

michelleK said...

oh such a spectacular party. Happy tea party day. Your artwork is beautiful!

Linda said...

I had a woundrus time at your Tea Party. there was so much to see and do. I hope that you will come to my party:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

fairiemoon said...

I love your artwork, especially Alice and the mermaid. I have a kid friendly blog and post if you're interested.

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

Micupoftea~ said...

what whimsy and fun~ I enjoyed my visit! :)

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

I love your whimsical art!! Loved the tea party! Beautiful tea set. I will make sure to stop more often!

xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Thank you so much for the invitation to your lovely, whimsical tea and for visiting me at The Tearoom as well!

Wishing you a Happy Mad Tea Party Weekend,

Betty

Only Cute Things said...

WOW! I lovbe your art!

so cute


xoxo

visit me anytime...

spiceblogger said...

Oh! Your art is so beautiful and creative! I love it!
You are so very talented. :) Thank you for sharing!

The party continues....
http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Geri Centonze said...

What a beautiful tea party - I feel refreshed and relaxed! Such a creative person you are! ♥

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

Your Alice is new
down in waters of blue
and yet she is lovely to me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So sweet and whimsical, Joyce! I loved visiting your tea party!

A Magical Whimsy said...

This was an absolutely charming party!
I love your artwork/watercolors?
I went over to see Cameron's blog too...what fun you both had planning the event.
Cheers!
Teresa in CA

A Magical Whimsy said...

P.S. I forgot to tell you that I am participating in the Mad Tea Party too!
I am having three giveaways so come on over!
Ta, Ta!
Teresa

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment!

Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/fawn-and-goat.html

Tammie said...

Your Alice is so wonderful, I love her face. wonderfully creative that you have her in the ocean also.

Scrap Vamp said...

I loved this underwater tea party adventure! Thank you for inviting me. I hope you will visit my tea party as well.

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

AlphaBetsy said...

Beautiful artwork!! A gorgeous party!! Thank you for letting me come.

If you get a chance please stop by
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3

Betsy

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

What a treat to come to your underwater Wonderland, filled with art and confections too!!

Thank you for sharing the magic!!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much !
Happy UnBirthday !
Blessings,
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Kia Ora! My god mother had that sign hanging above her front door when she lived in Vancouver, Canada for a few years. She moved back to New Zealand and almost took me with her. This was in 1967. Your painting is really special. So clean and lovely. Thank you for inviting me to your fabby party; I enjoyed myself immensely! *smiles* Norma

Que Bella said...

What a lovely tea party! I love your artwork... especially Alice falling. Thanks so much for sharing!

lightninginastarrysky said...

What a beautiful painting! Made me want to do some now :D I love how delicate Alice's face is, and the interesting fishy :)
Lovely twist to the story too- i've seen an underwater version featuring a few times... maybe there is something we should know? :)

Thanks for the invite to your beautiful blog- off to look at your other posts :)

Alisa Noble said...

What a fabulous tale!!
Thank you for having me!

Susan said...

lovely tale and party! great art :)
thanks for the invite. :)
Please come to mine!
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

dena miller said...

Beautiful artwork and photography...Thank you for visiting me and inviting me to yours.

Bourbonnatrix said...

love the underwaterland :) great post!

Jen said...

What a lovely twist to the story. I love any kind of under the sea adventure and you've creative such beautiful artwork for the occasion! Thank you for having me over :)

Kathy said...

Wonderful! What a great watery twist to the story. This was fun. - Kathy

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

I'm late in visiting but it was well worth the wait! What a sweet undersea twist on Alice. Thanks for sharing!
http://www.wanderlustnpixiedust.typepad.com