Freedom salutations,from Barbie,Skipper,and Brad! Happy birthday America !
Malibu Francie,Fluff,and Ken would also like to join in on the celebrations."Whats that you say,celebrations?".Yup,July, the same month that brought you the signing of "The Declaration of Independence",also brought you the birth of Jungle Dream Pagoda!I have lots of fun planned for my blog-o-versary month,but 1st,some long overdue thankyous and sharing of goodies!
Look at what came in the mail from Jennifer of the wonderful Martha-esque The Felt Mouse! Do you see the pagoda? She was unsure of what this lovely hand-painted piece of silk was but felt it belonged with me.
I must say ,as I unwound ,and continued to unwind the this amazing piece of art,I thought I might be stumped as to what this was too.The images seemed to be telling a story.Suddenly the paintings changed directions.It was a sari!
Somehow,this beautiful garment is telling someones autobiographical tale.Do you see what the mommy is doing? You may click to enlarge.Thankyou Jennifer!
Another long overdue thankyou,I owe,is to thoughtful Maryann of A Very Mary Design. She sent this wonderful tee awhile back. Isn't it groovy?!!?? You may see an adult tee,but I see a little girls dress. You will when I am finished.Thankyou again Maryann,and sorry it took me so long!
I wanted to share some of the artwork that goes on at the Pagoda. My girls are prolific.Doesn't this cupcake girl (by my oldest)remind you of Vanessa's work?In a very simplistic form ofcourse!
My Littlest Blossom is into drawing girl vampires! Where did this inspiration come from? Could be big sisters daily dose of "Buffy",could be ,could buzz(gratuitous Bard quoting)!
Look at these pagoda-fied paperdolls I found!
...and this tiny pagoda was a gift from my own big sister!
For my birthday my talented sister gave me a Dawn that she had turned into a mermaid. Hmmmm,puts me in the mood for A Dollie Doppleganger Story....
STEP RIGHT UP GENTLEMEN,AND DON"T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO COMMIT TREASON !
On Americas special day I ask you to take 8 minutes and watch our fore-fathers sign The Declaration of Independence,in "1776". This beautiful scene never ceases to bring a tear to my eye,and oh yes,thats a future "Mr Feeney",playing John Adams!