If you read my last post, then you know that the beautiful Ginnifer Goodwin bought my snow white painting and that she had a request from a certain cast mate to paint Prince Charming. Of course I did a double "squeal" quietly to myself and said YES! yes!!! so as I searched for reference material to paint the Prince, I came across these beautiful stills from the Show. This is Once Upon a Time. and i'm so excited for it to start. set your dvr's folks. i know its gonna be brilliant. Welcome to Storybrooke! (starts oct 24th)
the charming and handsome, Josh Dallas
the kiss that can awaken beauty and release evil spells! (love this)
Thursday night we arrived back home from our LA trip to DisneyLand and the Tim Burton exhibit at Lacma.
We normally go to Disney World every year this time to hit EPCOT's food and wine festival and to see all the amazing Halloween decor. But the Land did NOT disappoint! here are some photos of the trip. if you follow me on facebook....you may have seen these photos.
when we check into our hotel....we open the curtains to this spectacular view.
view of Disney's Califonia Adventure park
we watched the world of Color show from our
window the first night.
the first full day, we visit laguna beach. a cool, foggy morning but still so breathtaking (and on this trip Tim and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. time sure flies!)
when we are strolling through Downtown Disney, we
spot these darling Jack carmel apples being made.
This is the Tim Burton exhibit entrance. this was the only thing we were able to take photos of. the exhibit was AWESOME....chock full of Tim's concept drawings, paintings, little scribbles and some neat stuff like things he'd written in high school and a funny letter to Johnny Depp.
famous light post sculpture at Lacma entrance
Pier at Disney's California Adventure Park
Tim and I both did the Disney's Animation Academy class at California park. of course i had to do my own little tinker bell drawing off to the side.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
OMG.....the haunted mansion is all decorated up for Halloween!!! Jack Skellington greets you atop the entrance. we rode it 3 times a VAST improvement of the normal mansion. they pulled out ALL the stops. new vincent price track as you go through the mansion, lots of snow, presents, and candy canes.
so this is when you sit in your buggy. all blacklit and breathtaking. this is a must see times 3!!!
a few weeks ago, i received an order from none other than Ginnifer Goodwin for this snow white painting!!! I even mailed it to the "Once upon a time" set that is going to air on abc next month. oct 23rd i believe.
I also sent her this pendant so that she could carry her painting around with her. She has since emailed me wondering about a Prince Charming painting. and of course i did another ^squeal^......how much fun. i love doing disney characters and to do them for these actors has me really blushing. (and doing back flips!!)
Mail art monday has come early......because i am leaving town on sunday morning headed for DisneyLand and to see the Tim Burton exhibit. i know that i will come back all inspired and ready to paint again....
my mailbox has been so so happy you guys.....and SO HAVE i!!! i am still being blown away at the creativity and beautiful art that has graced the old tattered mailbox lately (the mailbox door has broken off...yikes)
you guys have out done yourselves again!!! (and no, .....no complaints from me)
here are last weeks gatherings:
mail art by Tonya Turvold
I love the crimsons, browns, and pinks.
those little wings and face are so darn cute!!
Mail art by Jonna Barnett
oh how i love birds and he has truly captured my heart!!
Ok guys......my mailbox has been filled to the brim with beautiful art. I am so excited and thrilled with all the amazing art i'm getting. I decided to do another post because i have lots of art to feature here. so fun!!
Micki and Kim, i sent your mail art out to you yesterday so keep an eye out in your mailbox..... :-)
Magda and Katie, i will send yours out to you tomorrow.....
(and christy, i believe you already have yours.)
thanks so much ladies......!!! these pieces of art are so beautiful and inspiring. I am so proud and honored that you participated in this little project.
If you haven't sent yours in yet, do not fret......there is no cutoff time (as of yet). just know that i will be sending sporadically MY mail art back out to you in the month of October. I have a craft show, 2 retreats, and one local workshop that i'm doing all next month. i foresee my favorite month of the year will past fast.
So, I've decided to feature the mail art I receive on mondays on my Blog. I'm so so excited about this little project because what i'm seeing so far has blown me away. Here are the first pieces of work that landed in my mailbox over the past week..................
I have been working on some paintings to take to Gallery 26. I haven't worked this big in a while. and by big i mean 14"x18" which is not huge but quiet a nice diversion from the tiny canvas i normally work on.
These are the paintings at a couple different stages. Its only about 1/2 complete at this point:
I put a call out to the Magically Mixed media fan page on facebook to participate in a little trading of mail art. I'm so so excited about this. I am asking anyone who is interested in sending me your mail art. you can send it to:
123 Detonti Drive
Maumelle, AR 72113
and i'll send you one back!
the premise is very easy. there are no rules. only to have fun, no stress, and be yourself.
the mail art pieces that i'm sending out are simple paintings made on a cheap substrate - chipboard. nothing special, just quick and easy. this is the fun about mail art to do quick sketches, drawings, paintings, or collage and not have to worry about messing up an expensive canvas. just let LOOSE!!
you can send small standard envelopes with a little collage or painting or drawing (whatever you want and feel most comfortable doing) or you can do something on one side of a postcard and send it along. your options are limitless. if you work with fabric, you can stitch till your heart is content. just do what you LOVE. this is not a competition nor does it have to be elaborate. just a fun, relaxed quick piece of art.
i may be featuring the mail art i receive in a blog post sometime in the near future.
here are some wonderful places to get inspiration: