Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mad Tea Party

Somewhere in Katlandia an entire group of characters live in a mint green house. They have been waiting since last year for another mad tea party.

The painting is so large, in fact, that it hasn't been able to be seen until today. She's waited and waited and waited to be introduced into the world.


I made a tea pot especially for the occasion, because I don't have my own. (Out of gourd, of course!)


I do, however, own a tea cup, mug, and saucer.

Everyone can share! I have a lovely flower tea...
Would you like a cup?

Or two?

How do you take yours? With Cheshire or without?

Getting here is sort of difficult. There is an enchanted forest you have to travel through, just to get to the mint green house in Katlandia.

It is dense and humid, it will *wreck* your perfectly styled hair.


Dangerous creatures lurk around every branch.

Or maybe not so dangerous, just your friendly neighborhood floating Cheshire cat head. These guys give terrible directions, and don't care at all about the frizz situation. You wanted to get to the Mad Tea Party you say? Eat some of this mushroom.

Yeah, I wasn't born yesterday, buddy. Would you trust a cat with a grin like that? Oh well...


Well, what do you know. The crazy cat was right.

Tea party time!


I hope you enjoyed your little stay here in Katlandia! Be sure to watch out for crazy Cheshire cats as you are traveling to other bloglands, you never know if they are going to trick ya.

Thank you Miss V for hosting such a fun event. ^_^ I love being silly.

68 comments:

Pretty Things said...

The painting is LOVELY! Such soulful eyes.

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Maggi said...

Wow, that painting is gorgeous! Thank you for a lovely party, I enjoyed the tea very much!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

msartist said...

Lovely mushrooms! Thanks for the party fun~ Theresa

T=ME said...

Isn't it fun to party amongst the creatures of the wods? Loved your party!

Cindy said...

i enjoyed your tea party so much! very nice! :)

TattingChic said...

Look at that Cheshire cat! Such fun and whimsical creations!

Deborah said...

Beautiful blog! Beautiful art! LoVe the painting! Stop by for tea with Alice and me! We have a little give-away too.

DellaRae said...

What a lovely story. Your painting is beautiful and I loved the Cheshire Cat.

Nicole said...

Cool mushrooms! And that cat is awesome! I love your paintings too!

Shell said...

I enjoyed being in Katlandia for your tea party. Your painting is luminous

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your cheshire cat has stolen my heart. So many lovely creations. Your painting is beautiful.

Happy Mad Tea Party,

Karen

Chrisy said...

Gorgeous painting! Thank you so much for letting me stop by your fanciful party! Please come over and visit at mine...if you haven't crept in quietly already!

Runako Designs by Dee said...

beautiful painting! I did enjoy my stay, thanks for having me.

You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The painting was beautiful. Thank you for inviting me to your lovely tea party. I would like to stay, but I must go. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Gabrielle Krake said...

I love your art, WOW! Great tea party, I'm glad you weren't sent to take a nap. :)

apparentlyjessy said...

What a beautiful painting! The tea party is lovely, I shall have my tea WITH Cheshire thank you! :)

Jessy

Natalie said...

I'm so impressed by the handmade teapot! Thanks for stopping by my Mad Tea Party at Hina's Aprrentice.

Sarah said...

Hi Kat! Your party is such fun! I love your painting and your little characters. THe chesire cat is scary! Thank you for visiting my party to, it was great to meet you!
I did add clay onto the cloth to make Alice's face-just put gesso on first then use air dry clay or paper clay(these may or may not be the same-I can't get paper clay in the UK so have tried various kinds)
I learnt the technique in a class last year with Jane Des Rosier-Gritty Arts studios)
I enjoyed looking throuhg your blog too on my visit. Your paintings are lovely and your little elf baby is just adorable!

Coastal Sisters said...

Kat...your artwork is AMAZING...just BEAUTIFUL!

Thank you so much for visiting me :)

LuLu~*

moaromigboyles said...

Thank you for your visit...Solange and I are having a wonderful time at your tea...Please without Cheshire cat please.
Love you art...the painting is amazing and your gourd tea pot is brilliant

Renee said...

I see that Katlandia is the place where many beautiful women come from.

Your blog is lovely.

Renee xoxo

Christina said...

Great party! Your art is very beautiful!

kayellen said...

Such a fun party!

May I have a little more sugar?
Just one more lump....

Clink clink our teacups to sweet Vanessa!!!

Staci said...

What a beautiful painting. Thank you for letting me drop by your party. I love being silly too. :)

roostreehouse said...

The painting rocks, and I loooovvveed your story-I know, right? Why would we trust a cat who looked like **that**? :)
Thoroughly enjoying myself at your tea party- thank for stopping by mine!
PS-I take my tea without the cat, please! ♥♥♥♥♥ xoxoxox Roo (also not 15 anymore!) ☺

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Your painting is stunning! Thank you for posting it! And thank you for visiting my tea party also! Have a great day!

SpiritMama said...

What a great post! That teapot is amazing, so beautiful. And Alice and the cat and mushroom are adorable too!

dubuhdudesigns said...

Hi Kat! Your doll is really beautiful! And that Cheshire cat,he is incredible :o What a fun tea party/picnic~your tea pot is really beautiful to. Off to mingle with the other guests:)

dragonflydreamer said...

Your painting is gorgeous! I very much enjoyed my visit to Katlandia. I'll take my tea with Cheshire, of course ;)! I love your creations; the teapot and Cheshire and Alice. I've enjoyed your Mad Tea party so much, that I will surely be coming back to Katlandia for a visit.

xo dragonflydreamer xo

Dajon said...

Thanks for sharing
and for visiting our blog - glad you liked our garden xx

Barbara Jacksier said...

Your gourd tea pot and backdrop painting are exquisite. Thanks for inviting me to your party.

Bella Dreams said...

I actually like a lot of color too! Very unusal for me to do anything in neutrals! Thank you for visiting my party. Thank you so much for inviting me to yourlovely party

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh how fun!! Your painting is beautiful. Such a haunting face. I had a cup of tea with cheshire of course!

fairiemoon said...

I love your doll! She's beautiful!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

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

rochambeau said...

Oh Katlandia is my kind of place. Thank you for letting me join you!!
Your painting is beautiful Kat!

xox
Constance

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet little characters...the ones I LOVE! Your banner is wonderful, too!

Bobbi Jo said...

I am just loving the paintings you are very talented. The party was fun and that silly cat I wounder where he is now?
Thank you for the kind Birthday wish.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Jorgelina said...

What a lovely story.
Beautiful art!
Hugs

Jenn said...

oooh such FUN! I can't believe your amazing tea pot!! It is beautiful! Thanks for being a lovely hostess:) xox...jenn

mendytexas said...

I am so excited to be here at your party! Your painting is beautiful! I am having so much fun! :)mendy

Stepping off the edge said...

Your painting is absolutly stunning! and how clever of you to make your own teapot!
Madly talented!
>:0)
Tracey

*SHeRRy B* said...

WONDERFUL! Thank you for visiting with me!

javajune said...

Everything was just too cute. Loved the beautiful painting and your gourd pitcher. I'm growing gourds this summer and have given me some project inspiration.
xo-junie

Sabii Wabii said...

Sweet illustrations! Lovely party over here! I'm getting fat eating all the food.
`grin`

mosaicqueen said...

Your characters are just Fabulous!!

Hugs!

Michelle

fawndear said...

So sorry I'm late. I just escaped from my own mad party.

Had a truly enchanting time visiting with you. I shall be back because I find your place to be magical and restful.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I sure did enjoy. I also enjoyed meeting those quirky characters :-)

Have to say, your painting, she's very beautiful and that creamer container with the purple swirls is just something.

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Kat

Thank you for dropping by my party. I was so pleased to see someone that late because I was starting to feel lonely!!

LOVE your party here - what at amazing painting. I am off to visit you on Flickr right now!

Carol :) xoxo

LW said...

A very enchanting tea indeed.
The painting is wonderful and so is your teapot..

I am so happy I stopped by…

Louise

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Your tea party was very sweet!! I loved the rest of your blog too! Your baby is very dear and I admire you for still fitting in time for your art in between caring-for-the-baby time!

Thank you for coming and visiting my tea party too! I'm glad my choice of music caught your attention!

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Betty

Betzie said...

Great painting and I love your gourd teapot!!!
Nice blog, thanks for visiting me! :)

Moonfairys Dreamland said...

Beautiful painting and a wonderful tea party :)

labonnefemme1 said...

Thanks for stopping by my tea party! Those photos you have of driving from Florida into Georgia...That's my homeland! North Florida and South Georgia....it makes me homesick!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Hello fellow belated tea party goer! Thanks for your note. It looks like you had a great Mad Party yourself :)!

turquoise cro said...

Thank YOU for visiting my lil tea party! Phew! I finally made it here! LOVE the painting and the lil gourd teapot!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

thank you for everything. what a treat!

aforestfrolic said...

A bit late, I am, you see...my clock decided to let me be...and of course I have no sense of time, as I have been partying since early 2009. Thanks for visiting our little 'Mad' Adventure though and so glad I came by to see yours too!

Jamie :)
p.s. I'll take mine without the Cheshire kitty, thank you...he makes me sneeze ;-)

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Kat. I'm so sorry I'm late to you party. It was a rough weekend...but I made it! Your art work is just lovely. Thanks for coming over a having tea with me. Great party!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

ostrich girl said...

I love your painting! She is beautiful!!!! And I am guessing you also did the wonderful little sculptures! Loving your Cheshire cat!Hope we visit again soon!
xoxo Sheri DeBow

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole before life goes back to mundane!

Cottage Way of Life said...

I'm late, I'm late! Still trying to make it to all the parties. Yours was wonderful. I especially like that Cheshire Cat ... he looks whimsical and threatening all at the same time, in short ... perfection!

HurricaneKassi said...

NICE painting!
-HurricaneKassi

tunibug said...

What a nice tea party and the teapot you made is lovely!

Happy Party Hopping!
Stacy❤

Mélanie said...

The painting is lovely. I love my stop in Bloglandia ...See you next year

Robin said...

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

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

I am happy to see
That you're still here for me
And you’re so worth the trip, I insist

And happier still
You're not some run of the mill
But a delightful blogger I haven't missed.

Hope your day has been beautiful

BunnyKissd said...

What a wonderfully mad tea party! Thanks for having me! ^-^

Chrisy said...

Just poppin back for more silliness!!
ps There's a giveaway for a couple of my anatomical plates that you, or somebody you know, might like...head over to http://aussie-handmade-giveaway.com

Clarity said...

Gorgeous party and I adore the painting.