Its such an honor to be a part of Kim's spring time event in California! Her parties are intricately planned and gorgeous down to the smallest of details.
And what a great theme!! Snow White is a lifetime fave of mine. When I was little, I re-read Snow White and Rose Red over and over. And of course, Sugarwings and I love the Disney version, we often re-enact the apple poisoning part of the story. She is always the heroine, I am the cackling witch. The dogs play the part of all the dwarfs, because they rush to her side and circle around her when she lays on the floor. Whoever is the first to lick her face is the handsome prince who awakens her.
When she was three or four, we could play this game for hours on end.(oh my gosh, i can't believe she is SIX now!! The time has flown!!)
We love the story so much, I made a magic mirror for her room. I have a tutorial for it here.
The last year in media was filled with Snow White fun too. Two movies that I adored, plus a TV show that I can't get enough of. I'd have to say that this is my favorite fairy tale character. Maybe its the house she moves into in the woods? That little cottage is my dream home.
So, I was beyond thrilled when Kim asked me to paint a portrait of the fairest of them all for her button to advertise the Enchanted party she was throwing.
Then, later when she asked me to be a teacher?!? Woo hoo! I was dancing a jig and singing around the room like my favorite dwarf, Dopey. (yes, I know, he is silent in the movie, but I am sure he whoops it up when the cameras aren't on him)
For the class, we will be making a book of enchantments, filled to the brim with the old wallpapers that I love best. I've been buying tons of OLD, OLD fairy tale books to (eeks) rip apart to use the pages of too. If you are a librarian, please avert your eyes, because I am about to confess to chopping up a beautiful book more than 120 years old.
Ooooh, but it was so fun to tear up!! There is something about old papers that you can't replicate with the new stuff. It just feels better. Even when its crumbling.
Since my papers are all vintage, and not just something I can order more of, my kits will all be individual and unique. We will be using lots of millinery blooms too.
Only The Good Stuff.
And did I mention that the classes would be at the Happiest Place on Earth? I am such a fan of Disneyland. I went for the first time last spring, and fell hard for it. I've always enjoyed Disneyworld down in Orlando, but there was something more intimate about the original California park that drew me in.
Kim's events are always the most fun. I've been to a few and loved every one. Great times, great friends, great projects, oh, I could go on and on. Please just tell me to shut up if I gush too much as I make plans over the next few months.
I hope to see you there!