Friday, March 12, 2010
The Tea Party has Begun...
I have always loved this story and all the amazing characters it brought to life for me. I decided that I wanted to bring some of those characters to you in some of my ooaks. I have a love for rabbits. So my muse decided that is where I should start. Some might be guessing that it is the little white rabbit that runs around, poor dear, always saying to himself "I'm late...I'm late" but my favorite rabbit of the story is the March Hare from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party chapter. Such personality....so charming and yet so stuffy at the same time. To let you read just how his personality was, here is a short portion taken from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party:
"There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and the talking over its head. `Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,' thought Alice; `only, as it's asleep, I suppose it doesn't mind.'
The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: `No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. `There's plenty of room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.
`Have some wine,' the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don't see any wine,' she remarked.
`There isn't any,' said the March Hare.
`Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it,' said Alice angrily.
`It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited,' said the March Hare."
Without any further hesitation here is Southern Ooaks version of the March Hare.........................
He comes with a antique Colclough English made Bone China cup and saucer. A lovely sweet pea pattern with purple and green hues. The edges on both the cup and saucer are slightly scalloped and rimmed in gold.
March Hare is being so kind as to bring you a cup and saucer of your own to enjoy the Tea Party but be quick for his mischievous side will take over and your cup will end up as his seat!!!!
I am very excited by the fact that I have been contacted by Susan Yaranon, curator for the Art and Soul Gallery located in Bothell, Washington. They want to display and promote my whimsical characters. March Hare is one of many that will be making the journey to this awesome gallery. It's located in The Country Village and looks like an amazing place where my ooaks will be right at home. Well, that is until someone wants to actually take them home with them. Go take a peek at her gallery....click on the Country Village in green above and then click shops and then click Art & Soul gallery link. I'm so excited!!!
Until next time....