Saturday, April 16, 2011

The colors of blue and yellow: The Altered Alice

The third chapter at The Altered Alice is Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow, which suited me beautifully as I'm feeling the need to incorporate some bright colors into life.

After all, as much as I adore winter and throughout July, August and September my greatest desire is a snow day, this year's succession of grungy-skied Spring days in Northern Nevada has been cheerless. Depressing. Freaking dreadful.

As I said though, no more of that lusterless talk: Let's dive deep into the well of sunshine yellow and clear sky blue!

My Altered Alice Blue and Yellow piece also wandered through the garden at Bugaboo Stamps and Alice's tea party at Octopode on Etsy.

Don't you agree that the Bugaboo flower cups, which are originally designed as coffee cups, make a brilliant Alice-esque tea party background? And isn't the Octopode March Hare a perfect and wonderful representation of that moment before your first cup of caffeine in the morning?

The tinsel-embossed phrase hanging above, You Warm My Heart, just had to be added on it's own little wire spring dangling above the March Hare because he really does warm the heart with his one crazy eye, droopy ears and scruffy clothing!

Later today I'm going to make a holiday card on which I'll let the Octopode March Hare dress up as the Easter Bunny after a long morning delivering colored eggs. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.

But not nearly as ecstatic as he is to be joining the fun at The Altered Alice! You can also sign up for this Artistic Outpost-sponsored party, just so long as you link up before 8 p.m. April 22!

13 comments:

  1. Its terrific, love this. So recognise his look, I too suffer from droopy ears first thing in the morning......lol Annette x

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  2. I thought I was coming over for a tea party! That is my look these days in the AM and it ain't pretty! This is just so fun and would be perfect hung in a kitchen!! Hope you day is full of real sunshine. I think your weather is like mine, little to no Spring or Fall! Hot or Cold with a ton of wind for fun!

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  3. Yes he looks just like me before I have had my coffee. Wonderful creation and I really hope it has the magic needed to bring us something other than rain. Coffee and sunshine..Donna

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  4. Hahaha! Poor thing. He really needs that cup of coffee...quick! Love the bright colors and your background is awesome! Love the diamonds and the coffee/tea cups are perfect! Great piece of art!! :)

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  5. Your card rocks! Love the bunny. Looks just like me in the a.m. Ha ha ha. I really like your new blog look. Perfect for Spring :)

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  6. Those cups are so perfect for Altered Alice, looks like bunny was in bad need of a cup of coffee instead of tea, must have been one heck of a party! LOL
    Lynn

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  7. Love your fun tag, think I recognise the look as well, now where did I leave the coffee pot? xx

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  8. Definite summer colours going on here but what exactly is in those cups? Someone has been partying! XOXO Zoe

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  9. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much for playing again with The Altered Alice! I am in love with this WACKED March Hare, Lily has an absolute genius in the way she draws these characters. LOVE the flat color and brilliant graphic nature of your piece, totally, totally FAB!

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  10. Love your piece....especially how you outlined it all...that makes it all pop.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

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  11. OMG!!!!! This is FABULOUS! Are you telling me you've got some Octopode I DON'T have? MUST shop IMMEDIATELY! xxD

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  12. Where did you get that photo of me from?

    Brilliant :)

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  13. Wow, this is a wonderful blue and yellow Alice composition. Thanks for the smile on my face.

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