Wednesday, September 21, 2011

art | Mad Mad Tea Party

("Mad Mad Tea Party" click {this} link to see detailed information about this painting. Please leave a comment or email me at if you are interested in purchasing this piece.)

A lot of people know about my obsession with "Alice in Wonderland". Well when I began sketching for this painting, I was trying to find inspiration from anywhere besides that book/movie, because I thought about how predictable it would be that I would paint something with this theme.

So I was watching "I'm Not There" (that crazy movie about Bob Dylan) and sketching away, thinking I would start getting influenced by more dark and twisted themes. However, I was sketching hot pink teacups, and orange pieces of cake and finally gave up on trying to be something I'm not - dark.

So since this week is all about embracing the bright colors, I give you this painting. The melon colored background, the dreamlike quality of teacups, cakes, teapots, and saucers floating around in a light pink cloud would be perfect for any girl that lets her imagination run away with her.

P.S. - I was so flattered that an old friend, Andrea, wanted me to create this piece for her nursery! Her son Andrew was born on June 22, 2011 and look so adorbs underneath the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" painting :)

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