Hello and Welcome!!!
I am super excited to kick off the new linky party at Make It Monday because we have the talented Rick St. Dennis as our sponsor this week. I'm an Alice in Wonderland fan so naturally I chose Alice and Company to create with. This image was so much fun to play with and I found myself adding layers of colors to it with Copic's, Spica atyou markers and glaze pens. If you're wondering what's up with the funky flowers at the top I'll try to explain my thought process. ;) I love Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland with the magnificent Johnny Depp and yes you really need to watch it in 3D. ;) Well, in the opening scene where Alice enters Wonderland there's amazing and beautiful flowers everywhere. I had this roll of pretty ribbon on my desk and thought how can I incorporate this into my project. A light bulb went off and I decided to roll it into a flower and try to replicate the gorgeous flowers in the movie. Leaf stick pins were used for the leaves because they've gone unused for far too long in my stash. I'm not sure the interpretation came out exactly like the vision in my head but I decided to go with it anyway. Bottom line is I LOVE this image and I'm so grateful to Rick for supplying the design team with fabulous images!
Rick St Dennis is a designer of over 100 theatrical productions and is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art.
He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle.
Currently living in the quiet beach community of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows.
St. Dennis has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others.
He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sold his artwork nationally through galleries and shows.
Among numerous awards he won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND.
Rick is generously offering our winner 2 digital images
of their choice from his store.
Now for my PICK OF THE WEEK which is...
I love the designer paper she used on this creative marker bin.
Thanks Carmen for the fabulous inspiration!
Okay, that's all for me today. I do hope you'll pay my fellow teamies a visit too and leave 'em some blog love. Click HERE or you'll find their links on my right sidebar.