Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrate Oz 2013 - Altered Oz

The fabulous Oma Linda is hosting a Celebrate Oz blog party and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to join in the fun!

I remember reading the Oz books as a child but I don't remember many details other than the absolutely terrifying illustrations...

Illustration from my childhood copy of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Scary stuff! But I also recall that land of Oz extends far greater than that classic film with the rainbow song.

This March break, the Pixie family went to see the new Oz flick which explores more of that world and the great wizard himself. One of the best parts of the new film was the fantastic balloon ride our hero goes on. Because I've been admiring the light bulb hot air balloons I've been spying on pinterest for a while now, I decided to make one as my contribution to the blog party.

And so, here is my vintage Wizard of Oz in his altered hot air balloon...


AND because I kinda like munchkins and wee folk of all sorts I'm giving away a set of my new "Winged Things" Mini cards. Just comment below and you'll automatically be entered (just make sure I can contact you). I'll pick a random winner next Friday, March 22nd.

 

Now, hop over to Oma Linda's Olde Baggs n' Stuft Shirts and check out the rest of the fabulous  bloggy fun!

27 comments:

  1. Stunning! What a beautiful piece, perfect for the wizard!

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  2. Oh what an amazing project!!! Fantastic! :D XXX

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  3. Oh I just adore your Oz hot air balloon, it's gorgeous! Happy Altered Oz!

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  4. Love your altered Oz balloon!

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  5. Oh stars, I love the hot air balloon art. What a great call on your part. The gentleman in the basket is quite a looker for his age. I'd guess he's about my age by the looks of him. This is so perfect. I am so pleased that you signed on to be a part of Celebrate Oz. I'd say you done Oz proud indeed. I appreciate you very much for being part of the madness. I haven't been to see the new movie yet, but will beginning of this coming week. Looking forward to it.
    Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda
    and absolutely I'd love to be entered to win your cards, I love all that you do.

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  6. Fantastic Oz hot air balloon! It's gorgeous! Happy Altered Oz!

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  7. What a beautiful project...love the balloon!!

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  8. Very cool! What a great idea! As always, I love your vintage/whimsical/magical look that is always part of your work!

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  9. Your balloon is amazing! So perfect!

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  10. :) your work always makes me smile!

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  11. I would be thrilled to take a ride in your wonderful aLtEReD oZ 2013 balloon. It looks incredible! As for me, I loved the tornado and Oscar's ride thorugh the malestrom! Very nice!!!

    James C. Wallace II
    Royal Liaison of Oz

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  12. Oh my word.. LOVE your hot air balloon! I had thought of doing something along that line, but with what was on hand, and the time I had, I went with the cigar box instead! (0; Nice meeting you via Celebrate Oz! ~tina

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  13. Your balloon creation is amazing! Wow! I haven't seen the movie yet! Please enter me into your giveaway ;o) Happy Altered Oz ;o)

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  14. Look at all the textures and layering, it's fab. Up, up, and away...

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  15. Love the Altered Oz, the hot air balloon, fabulous and the munchkins have never looked better :) so pleased I popped on in, and thanks for the chance of throwing my name in for your great giveaway :)

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  16. Awesome! I'd take a ride in that balloon!

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  17. You do the most amazing creations, Nichola!! I love your sense of whimsy and beautifully crafted artwork. Your Altered Oz balloon is fabulous!! And I'd love to win one of your delightful "Winged Things" mini cards!
    annrnye@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh my Gosh!!! That Hot Air Balloon is AMAZING!!!! But then, Everything you do is Fabulous!!! I would love to win your Mini cards..Thank-you so very much!!! I am attending the Party as The Angry Gnome.

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  19. Talk about luck...been so busy have not had a chance to check out your Blog in a couple of week and the first time I check it out a giveaway!!! YEAH!!! Love all the posts you have made over the past few weeks and absolutely love the Hot Air Balloon.

    Thanks so much for a chance to win your fantastic art!!!

    Take care,
    Diane

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  20. That is a fantastic balloon, indeed. And you know what? I've always said that there was something mildly dark about the original Oz tales, but I could never put my finger on it. I think you are right and the illustrations are it.

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  21. Beautiful! Such talent! What I wouldn't give to be so talented! Combines two of my favorite things Balloons and anything Oz!

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  22. Loving the little winged ones :) Very sweet

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  23. I LOVE your light bulb hot air balloon! Wonderful work. Mina

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  24. Fabulous, stunning, so much fun! Like all your work...

    Sorry it is taking me so long to get back to you I have been ill. I just love your hot air balloon! I'm pretty sure I pinned it in my ill stupot...will have to go double check, heck who cares, since when did pinning something twice hurt :)

    Hugs to you
    Caroline

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  25. Love you take on Oz! Thank you for the chance to win so fabulous art!

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