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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mad Sea Party and Giveaway!

 Oh Alice....
Hurry along now child,
you're very late already.
Ocean currents make it much too hard
to keep the teacups steady!
Your place was almost taken
by a sneaky moray eel,
willing to venture from his hole
to find a savory meal.
So please take a seat.
They've nearly begun!
Stop splashing, keep still
and put your octopus on....
There now, isn't that comfy?
We saved this fellow for you.
He makes wondrous treats
and the tea's his special brew!
You need not lift a finger
he'll attend your every need.
And, I see that he likes you....






....he's included extra seaweed!




Welcome Fellow Tea Party Revelers!
I hope this bit of silliness brought a smile to your face.....
Please be sure to visit Joyce's Blog for more Alice in Underwaterland fun.....(a project we are working on together :D)

I had so much fun painting this piece and bringing to life such a strange scene....
If someone told me I'd actually want to create a painting of a girl with an octopus on her head serving tea...I would have told them they were mad...heeheeeheeehee!!!!
....And now, so am I!
I fear it is catching....but, if you have found yourself this far down in the post.....chances are you have already contracted this insanity already.....
Feels good doesn't it?!  Hahaheeheeehoho!!!
When my little girl saw the painting....she immediately broke out into giggles...and promptly spread them everywhere.  From her enthusiasm, an Undersea Tea Party was born :o)

We invited Jellyfish....
...and Mermaids....
....and surrounded ourselves with ocean goodness.....like these wave-y cookies :)
....Mermaid treasure...
...and booty...literally....haha!
We planned on Sea Cucumber and Cream Cheese sandwiches, but were most unfortunate to be out of cream cheese....
So we had Tuna instead...haha!
Ssshhhh...don't scare these little guys away before we get our mouths on them :)
It all came together swimmingly!
I'm sending huge hugs out to the wonderful Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist for hosting another year of teacups and mayhem! 

Hugs to you, as well, for coming to my party! 
To show you how much I adored your company, I'm offering a token of appreciation to one Party Guest.  I wish I could give a favor to all of you, but, alas....tis not possible :(
This Sea Glass Hair Ornament in the color of Black Tea and swirled in copper will, I hope, remind you of our time together.....
...and perhaps Octopus Hats, too...heehee ;-P
So, please leave a comment here along with any contact info you think necessary...and I will draw a winner next Friday, July 1st!
Hope to "sea" you very soon,
Cameron....still a bit giddy...tee hee! 

75 comments:

NatashaMay said...

What an awesome underwtaer adventure! :) Thanks for the tea! :)

Raven Moon Magic said...

ewww I had to do a close up on the mermaid treasure, I love love love tangled piles of jewellery!
what an awesome spin you have done for your party my fair maiden, I love the painting, like nothing I have ever thought of before. Thanks for the fishy cake, Im still chewing on the jelly.

much love to my first tea party visited.
we have the same jelly fish in Indis room, so easy to make, I love it!!

xxx
sheree

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful post/adventure and party!!!


http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html

The Weekend Artist said...

An underwater treat! I love your tuna cupcakes and all the treasures! Thanks for the tea! Hop on over for a cup or two?!

http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

Six One and Then Some said...

Well I never thought I would see a fish on a cupcake, and now I have... AND I LOVE IT!!! Happy tea party-ing :)

michelleK said...

fab party and lovely artworks!

lillycottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous paintings!!
I have never seen such tasty fish cakes before...perfect for a Mad sea party.
Thank you for letting me in...you are welcome to visit me also if you wish and are ready for another cup of tea.
Kiss Noises Linda
http://lillycottage.typepad.com/lilly_cottage_a_shop_of_o/

Incipient Wings said...

you are awesome!!!
how fun and original!
love the octo-hat:)

Clare said...

what a magnificent grand tea party - what a glorius idea to have a sea party. you must have had such fun planning it and putting it together. glad i could attend the splashing event!

Micupoftea~ said...

SO unique and fun...love the fishy cupcakes! Thanks for the tea :)

Come to my tea party...I have cupcakes too~
http://poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

rachelsmith133 said...

An underwater tea party was a fab idea, I loved it.

Your octopus painting is wonderful, I'm not surprised it gave your daughter the giggles.

Diane said...

Oh Cameron!! I wish I was there!!

Pabkins said...

What a unique idea I love it - two of my favorite things! Octopi and Alice in Wonderland. A job well done my dear!

I hope you'll stop by for a visit! and a chance for my giveaway as well!

Tabitha of
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/

KathrynAntyr said...

My mermaid tail is wagging. I'm enchanted and love all that you did to make this party so special. Such talent!

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

Sweet day to you!

dogsmom said...

Had a splashing good time. Mermaid booty! Ha!

http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/dreaming-madly-of-tea/

Pixie said...

Love the paintings! Love the silver mermaid and the jellyfish! So creative. Thanks for inviting me to your party! Please feel free to visit my tea taste testing if you get a chance.

http://pixiepages.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-tasting-extravaganza.html

Bourbonnatrix said...

Alice in Underwaterland - AWESOME. Loved this post! Made me smile :)

Teacup Mosaics said...

the giggles are contagious!
Underwater Alice in wonderland how devine, Thanks for your visit.

Joyce van der Lely said...

Cam, you made it magical !! I love how you make time to make it all fit with te theme so well ! Gorgeousssssssssssss Alice and the Octo-hat ♥♥♥
Thanks for having me at your party, please come and visit my Tea Party too ?
♥ Joyce
http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Gorgeous painting! The underwater spin on the tea party theme is genius! I also love the way that you spread the magic by collaborating with your artist friend and daughter. Thanks for sharing!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That is SO totally clever!!!! :) Loved every minute of your Mad SEA party! The painting is awesome - and look at those treats (must have breakfast now...hee hee hee). Enjoy the festivities! :)

WrightStuff said...

Ooh look at that, an underwater party, but I have to tell you... I found sand in my sandwich!

Hope the mermaids behaved themselves, they can be naughty little scamps at times - especially when they drink too much seaweed wine and start singing!

Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Cameron,
such a delightful sea party. Im sure you invited my realitives the mermaids! tee hee.Loved yr painting!!!Thanks for your sweet comments on my little garden painting yesterday. take care, gerri

Teresa said...

Wonderful party! You put so much work into it!

Jen said...

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but your daughter is SO LUCKY to have you -- her imagination must be without limits. I love the tea party and the poem! I even love the octopus, and I don't like underwater creatures!

Carousel Dreams said...

Lots of underwater tea party fun to be had here...your painting is delightful! Thankyou so much for having me...I did enjoy my visit x

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

I had to get my floaties but I am glad I jumped right it! Those cupcakes and cookies were so well worth it! Your new painting is madly cute! love it!

Thanks for inviting me to this Underwater adventure!

xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

MJ Ornaments said...

Thanks for the party, I especially love your mermaids. Pop over to mine when you get the chance!
Take care,
Martha

http://mjornaments.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Oh my,I love your idea of the under water tea party.What a talent you have.I have become a new follower.Please if you will include me in your givaway.God bless your day-Denise

Kathy said...

Cameron!! glug, glug, glug - phew! Salt water in my mouth. Let me swig down some tea...ahhhh..much better.
LOVED THIS Girl!!!!!!!!!!! That freaky picture is wonderfully weird! I'm going to have to run through again and get a better look at all the pics. Beautiful tea party and I really loved those fishy cupcakes.

Ta-ta! - Kathy

Sara said...

Wow, such a delightful party. And that mermaid treasure. Such a wonderful plan you had here. xx

BLISS angels said...

Stunning under the sea or is that under tea party .. magcial post and the giveaway stunning!.. here's hoping wishing and dreaming it comes my way...
now pop over I'm waiting you see .. with good treats and teacups ..Hugs wendy at http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Aurelia said...

An Undersea Tea Party! What a great idea :) I love it although I think I'll skip the extra seaweed in my tea thank you hehe.

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

Terri said...

Delightful fun! I enjoyed your Octopus tea party! I have been to Joyce's blog and enjoyed her under the sea party too! Fantastic paintings!
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Cassie said...

How fantastic! How unique! I love love love all the undersea treats!

Scrap Vamp said...

Beautiful treasures and cupcakes! Thanks so much for inviting me to tea. Please visit my tea party as well: http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

Que Bella said...

What a wonderful underwater tea party! Love the octopus on her head! Thanks for having me, Michelle

laurie said...

well you're just having too much fun,,, ha ha ha,, this is amazing,, what a beautiful job you did of EVERYTHING!

EVA said...

Fabulous and fun post! I love Alice and the Octopus and especially your who;e Alice in Underwaterland theme. Excellent!

Samantha said...

What a wonderful idea! So glad to see mermaids, one of my favorite things ever :) That hair ornament is absolutely gorgeous. I'm crafty, but I could never do something that beautiful. My email if I (hopefully, fingers crossed!) win it: shinsgirl@yahoo.com

Sylvia Smiser said...

Your art work is beautiful!
Thank you for having me over.
I do hope you will also visit me
http://www.anaboocreations.blogspot.com
Sylvia : )

Denise said...

What a wonderful party! Be sure and save one of those fish and a cupcake for me!

Alisa said...

Yes! A most definite smile is now on my face!!
Thank you for having me!

Róisín said...

Great party post, love your painting. Hope you enjoyed the festivities!

Roisin x

http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/2011/06/running-behind.html

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your picture, Cameron! Just imagine how many cups and cupcakes you could hold with an octupus hat! : ) What a great theme to do for your Mad Hatter Party. Thanks so much for visiting mine!

Melanie Statnick said...

I love this party! Under the sea, fish mermaids, so much fun!

JessiVille said...

What an original and fun idea! Love alice's underwaterland! I'll have a fishy cupcake with my tea please! Your art for your tea party rocks! Very cute and spectacularly silly - hee, hee...
Jessi xox

Lillian Keenan said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea party1 I just discovered your blog and Vanessa's this week, so I'm planning for next year.

Rinni's Playground said...

I'm an official follower! I can tell I'll have have hours of fun exploring your posts!

Fair Rosamund said...

What an amazing underwater tea party adventure, I had so much fun!! Thank you so much for inviting me Miss Cameron, and I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway!! :) ~Lauren

Lisa said...

what a beautiful mermaid tea party! i love the chest of treasures!! and your octopus painting is really beautiful! thank you for having me
lisa

Bill said...

I love your painting! I love mermaids and fish and all kinds of underwater things, especially sea fans and seashells. (Hmm. That sentence is not quite in proper sentence structure. But this is a mad tea party, so who cares?!) How wonderful to party with such colorful jellyfish. Thank you so much for letting me attend! By the way, a little extra seaweed never hurt anyone.

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Yay mad sea party! So much fun!

Emile said...

oh, oh my goodness! how magical! the mermaid treasures and sea-treats are oh-so-swoon-inducing. and what lovely paintings! thank you for inviting us to your wonderland party. :D

Susan said...

what a SPLASH of a party! Good wavy fun was had by all, I assure you!
Did the giggley one make the jellyfish?
ADORABLE!!!
I have a couple of pictures in my post that may make her goggle as well, and my post is a party sprinkled inside a short story called the Tea Kettle, she may enjoy
Please do visit.
:)
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

fairiemoon said...

What a delightful post! Thanks for inviting me.

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

Deedra said...

Oh my goodness! I love this whole whimsical post!!! Love love love!! You're so amazing :)

Rhonda Roo said...

how very clever! i love your "fin" ciful twist on the Alice story, and the giggling is indeed contagious. Clearly, you're a treasure
;0

Geri Centonze said...

Your blog looks amazing! And I loved my time at the Mad Sea Party!!!! You are so creative - what a delight ♥

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your under-the-sea tea and enchantment!

Though I'm running tardy, I hope you'll come visit my party!
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/fawn-and-goat.html

SaraLynn said...

What a fun, beautiful painting!!! Also, those cupcakes are AMAZING! I want to make some new, tehehe...

vvb32 reads said...

ha! love the octopus hat!
i enjoyed your wonderful sea theme.
vvb32 at yahoo.com

AlphaBetsy said...

I love it, an underwater tea party. It makes me think of the Octopus' Garden by the Beatles. Lovely.

Thank you for letting me visit. If you get a chance come by and visit me
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3
Betsy

A Magical Whimsy said...

Absolutely spiffing underwater tea party!!!
Loved your poem! And all of your art work is so vibrant and whimsical.
You put a smile on my face for sure!
I love your blog, by the way, and I will visit you Etsy shop too.
And thank you for visiting my blog too.
Cheers!
Oh, and please do enter me in your sweet giveaway.
Teresa in CA
tscat@sbcglobal.net

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I JUST LOOOOOOOVE your mermaid treasure fest Mad Tea party!!!

It is beyond wonderful, and puts me right in the fantastical summer mood!!

Such a precious wonderland of yours!!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

faeriebootsandfoiegras said...

My comment didn't take yesterday, so I stopped in again to say that I really love your SEA party theme! Magical ocean sweets and treats! Thanks for having me!
~Kim
Bonne Nuit Designs
http://faeriebootsandfoiegras.wordpress.com

Maria - Greece said...

Great paintings and cute storie!
Thanks for your invitation!

Magic Love Crow said...

Cameron, this was a perfect tea party! Thanks so much for having me ;o) I have such a smile on my face and I had a good laugh too ;o) I had a wonderful time ;o) The octopus is so cute! The wave cookies and fish cupcakes, yummy! ;o) Please enter me into your giveaway ;o) July 1st, Canada day! Hopefully the strike is over with! LOL! Or I will be going mad!!! "Stacy"

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so beautiful...and as much as I love the sea, I feel right at home! I need to make a treasure chest like yours! heehee! Thanks for the fun party! ♥

Sarah said...

Oh, what a lovely seaside Mad Tea. This is so clever of you! Love the mermaid and all your special details. Thank you for stopping by for my Mad Tea. Nice to meet you! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

I got quite soaked but really enjoyed myself at your mad sea party! Most fun and unusual!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party!
Happy UnBirthday to you !
Blessings;
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

agreyeyedgirl said...

What a lovely party! I love your 'ocean' mad tea party--what a wonderful idea! And your painting definitely makes me smile :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Now THAT is imagination !
how wonderful to create such memories.

Carmen said...

Alas, alack and lordy me - I do concur that you are one prawn short of the full cocktail *g* Completely off your hostess trolley... and that's just how we love ya!

Gorgeous Alice creation - what a lucky(?) daughter you have for her to grow up with such a bonkers Mummy.

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