Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's the Celebrate OZ blog party!!


Hello everyone, I mentioned in my last post that I would take part in the Celebrate Oz blog party, hosted by Linda. There are many other blogs participating, so if you click the banner on the side of my blog it will take you there. Some are even having giveaways, woohoo! So grab a coffee and muffin, and join us in our celebration of all things OZ.

The above painting is my whimsical take on Dorothy, when she runs away with Toto in her basket. Originally I had a tornado in the background, but decided to paint over it.
I will be giving away a print of this painting to one winner, whose name I will draw on Monday March 21st, so if you are interested, just leave a comment on this post.


The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite classic movies. I watched it again last week, and it is still charming and sweet, a feel good movie - for me at least. 
Needless to say I have been humming  'We're off to see the Wizard'  all week, and almost started skipping along, haha!
As a child I used to be afraid of the flying monkeys, now I think they are adorable, lol!

Thank you for stopping by, don't forgot to visit all the participating blogs

31 comments:

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

I love your painting of Dorothy and would love to be included in your drawing! Thanks for the chance to win ... it is really very lovely!

K said...

You painted a great Dorothy :D

sassypackrat said...

What a fun giveaway! I love The Wizard of Oz! I have to admit the flying monkeys STILL freak me out!

Heather said...

Oh She's adorable! I have been showing my kids all the oz art and they just love it( the movie is their favorite) nice job, i love your take on dorothy! xo

Sophia said...

Your Dorothy is smashing. :) Like it alot.

So Dark So Cute said...

I really like your painting style! Dorothy is looking so sweet!

claire barone art said...

love it !!! cute nose thanks very much for your comment on my page they mean alot to me thanyou xx

audrey said...

Your Dorothy is adorable, Betty. Everyone seems to be really enjoying the Celebrate Oz Parties!
Happy Saturday!
♥ audrey

Robin Larkspur said...

Cute Oz drawings! You are talented. Those flying monkeys were very scary!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty! Happy Oz Day! Very good post ;o) You know,there is alot of scary things about the movie, when you think of it! But, now that we are older, like you said, you laugh ;o) So do I! Love the painting and I would be honoured to have a print ;o) May I ask, your painting called "Worn", is it gone, it looks really cool! Take Care!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the fact you removed the tornado, I need some happier spring(ish) feelings ;-). Dorothy looks precious and the entire painting is amazing.

Would you consider participating in my upcoming Witches in Fiction blog party? You can paint that tornado (fire and even some lightening) behind a wicked cool fictional witch!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite classics too. My daughter loves to watch it with me too. :) Your painting is adorable. Love her big brown eyes.

Mina said...

Your painting of Dorothy is wonderful. I would love to be considered for your giveaway!

I think the flying monkeys are cute myself.;-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy Oz day! Your painting is really awesome. :) The Wizard of Oz truly brings back great memories - it was my favorite movie to watch on tv over and over again. Then, as I grew older I discovered Gregory Maguire and loved his amazing book "Wicked." Then, of course, I saw the musical, too. Just today, we went to visit this really odd gift shop, where the facade was painted with all different types of pop culture phenomenons - and guess what was over the welcome sign - you guessed it The Wizard of Oz! :) Theresa

maddyrose said...

I wanted a flying monkey when I was little and would have settled for any type of monkey but the flying kind seemed like the best. Your Dorothy is sweet and I would love a chance to win her.

Boom said...

Ha..Ha...ahahahahaha...I love it Pink. It is always a great idea to paint out the tornado in the background. Here in Kansas we try to do that every spring. Your paintings are fantastic. I see Dorothy's feelings reflected very clearly.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow your Dorathy is perfect. I love the Wizard of Oz, and what a fun blog party.

angelself said...

Cute, cute, cute painting =) Please include me in the drawing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have finally finished the post, so you can see the WIP of Glinda ;) Happy Oz Day! Kathryn

Kimberly said...

Good evening! I am a huge Oz fan and have a room dedicated to the movie. I would love to be included in your drawing and would be honored to add it to my collection. Have a wonderful weekend, Kim

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love the painting of Dot. She is wonderful. Thank you for participating in Celebrate Oz. You and the other participants have made my dream of a celebration for Oz come to be. Thanks so much, The Olde Bagg, Linda

Sharon said...

I love your painting of Dorothy and would live to be included in your drawing. Thanks for participating in the Oz party.....such fun.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

She's wonderful!

slommler said...

Love the painting!!
And those flying monkeys still make me squirm!! Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Marlene said...

Better late than never, I came several times yesterday before you posted then had company. I want to win, pick me, pick me. LOL, your painting is so cute, really love Dorothy and Toto.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your painting and I would love to win !:)
Blessings,
~Myrna

Tammie Lee said...

I love your piece, really wondeful!

Deborah said...

I love your style of painting...I would have liked to see your Dorothy with the tornado in the background...but I know what you mean..sometimes when you are painting you just have to change it when it doesn't quite feel right!
I would love to have a chance at winning your giveaway and if you get a minute please come to visit me..I have 3 original pieces for the Oz giveaway!

Julia Christie said...

Oh Miss Pink she is sooo cute and perfect take on the Celebrate Oz theme! Great job!

Smiles

NatashaMay said...

Awesome! Love her nose.

Art whispers by Adriana A. said...

I love your blog and your artwork too ! ^.^

Art whispers by Adriana A. said...

Your blog is so beautiful! and your artwork too ! :) ADY