Over the weekend I revisited a media that I thoroughly enjoy...children's birthday parties! My daughter and my niece turned eight. One wanted a theme party, the other a costume party. I combined the two and created a costume party based on the theme - Alice in Wonderland. It was fabulous!!! The majority of the guests dressed up as various characters: a couple of Mad Hatters, a few Tweddles, the White Queen, the Red Queen, and a couple of Cheshire cats. (Sorry if I left anyone out)
I had a ball coming up with different sayings for the invitations. I designed a funky White Rabbit to place at the end driveway to mark the house. I also painted some small sheets of tin into playing cards for us to play croquet with. I found some great pink flamingos at the party store for mallets. It turned into quite a magical afternoon...mother nature even helped us out!
I've been pondering words that start with the letter "P"..... Parties, planning, payment....
Currently, I'm the coolest mom around, and I'll take that and frame it for when my children hit their teenage years! The party was such a hit, between the theme, costumes and rented bouncy house that it turned into a slumber party! Why not! Who said the fun needs to stop at a certain time, I say, keep the good times rolling as long as possible! Bottle them up and store them for when the rain pours down.
I always enjoyed making people uncomfortable with my art. This has resulted in two of my pieces being set on fire and burnt to a crisp by the people that were the most affected by the artwork.