Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Alice in Wonderland Magic

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Gorgeous pics from Niqi Segers.

The teapot below would be right at home at Niqi's tea arty! I just had to share with you these pics of the teapot I made for a swap with Del from DELicious Designz. You might recall the post where I showed you the hokey pokey bangle that Del sent to me. Del collects teapots and she asked if I could make an Alice in Wonderland one for her – instead of my usual anatomical stuff. I’m so pleased she pushed me out of my comfort zone and asked. Here is the teapot – an upcycled white porcelain number – decorated with transfers (linking to the Melange transfer challenge) that I made and red porcelain paint. It was then baked in my oven. I'm so pleased that Del loves her teapot!

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It's easy to love the Alice in Wonderland story. I think it reminds us that we won’t always find logic in the situations that we encounter….that life can be irrational….and sometimes a bit of a joke - both good and bad!

I'm besotted by this fabulous 'Alice' underwater photography from Elena Kalis.

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And to continue the fantastical underwater theme, some film from the iconic Busby Berkeley with music by Magnetic Fields.

34 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, how fun is this? I've got a piece of vintage Alice in Wonderland fabric and the vintage books...you are right, who can resist the story.

As for the USA...many of us are in our rabbit holes because everything is defying logic these days!

Stephanie

DELiciousDesignz said...

Chrisy - I am good at pushing people out of their comforts zones..LOL..Really happy with my teapot and it will be a great prop to use in my photos for "THE little ALICE collection"
http://deliciousdesignz.blogspot.com/2009/08/very-merry-un-birthday-to-you.html

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6528881

xoxo

Jetta's Nest said...

I'm completely and utterly in love with the teapot.

I'm not sure why I love Alice so much. Maybe it's that ability to escape reality that I desired so much as a child (and still do somedays).

I'm doing an Alice series soon which is exciting and scary!!

elsiee said...

I am enamored of all underwater photography - that combined with Alice - it's too much goodness for little post...

michvanetta said...

OMG how fabulous is that underwater photography and OMG Chrisy the teapot is divine, I love it - Del is super lucky :)

xx

Julie Blanchette said...

Beautiful teapot!!! Soooooooooooooo Del!!! :)

Great blog Chrisy!

Julie xox

carmel said...

Great blog post Chrisy!! Love the underwater photos and your teapot is amazing-Lucky Del :)

Sam said...

Teapots are wonderful - what a lucky lucky woman is Del!! ...as are underwater shots and I've not heard of that band before but I'm a sucker for anything Busby Berkley related - gee lady!! Are you a master blogger or what?? :)

Hey Harriet said...

That teapot is amazing Chrisy! I'm in complete awe of your abilities! Lucky Del!!! You should consider doing a small collection of Alice teapots for your shop! Loved the Magnetic Fields magic at the end of the post! I have many of their CDs but have never seen any of their film clips before. I cannot believe Sam hasn't heard of them. Gosh!

Deb said...

What a great teapot you came up with for Del! You really are very creative.

Carl V. said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland story and really look forward to the upcoming film.

Great Alice-related stuff that you featured here, I'm off to explore the sites you linked to.

grrl + dog said...

what is it about bunny hats? I sooowant one...wait..I have one.. only it's more like Frank Bunny from Donny Darko

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Love it love it love it! Alice in Wonderland is my favorite! Such gorgeous pictures and a darling teapot.

FrenchBlue said...

Chrisy~
Always a fun flight over here! Thank you for the walk in Wonderland this morning! Amazing post as always!
xox's

LindaGJ said...

Wow!!! the dishes, the photographs, the video!
Alice In Wonderland theme! All so awesome and fabulous!!!
Linda:)

LindaGJ said...

I'm astonished that you made the teapot!!!
Way cool.....
Linda :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Great little teapot and the underwater photography is superb! You are one talented lady with creating that teapot!

Gabbi said...

I love Alice and I adore your tea pot! It's truly gorgeous. Elena Kalis' 'Alice' photos are so cute! Perfectly inspired.

Twilight Spells said...

Your teapot is so gorgeous! I like the numbers on the lid:-) The Underwater photos are amazing too, so surreal...

Snowbrush said...

Wow, what a teapot! It makes me want to re-read Alice because I enjoyed her so the first time around. While I'm at it, I'll pick up some Busby Berkeley movies. Those grandly choreographed productions were wonderful.

Renee said...

Exactly what I told you entertaining and never boring.

The teapot was fantastic.

Love Renee xoxo

Hot Fudge said...

The teapot is stunning, Chrisy - are you going to sell some in your shop? I recently saw the shorts of the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp as the Mat Hatter and a young Australian as Alice - looks great.

Linda said...

oh thank you for the Alice photos they are all sooo fabulous!!!

Chaton said...

Alice is a longtime favourite...I love the teapot...fantastic!!!

ArtSnark said...

what a fun post!

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh I just adore the teapot too!

Alice is an inspiration to me ......

reminds me I can do anything ...when I forget.

Jo Bradford said...

I am a huge Alice fan too xx Love that teapot!! I once won a fancy dress competition aged 8 dressed as the queen of hearts

kyliept said...

I want that GORGEOUS teapot! Please please please make some to sell - you can guarantee they'll make it to my blog!

Kylie

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A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What an amazing tea pot!

PeregrineBlue said...

I TOTALLY adore your blog; it's so eclectic yet fresh and the videos and music you include, gifts of the unknown. Nothing is trivial here. This video I have played over and over again this morning.

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