Welcome and thank you for joining me today. Anna from Frosted Petunias is hosting this marvelous blog party and I'm thrilled to be one of the participants in it. I hope you enjoy what I’ve prepared for the occasion. I just finished baking some pumpkin muffins with walnuts and chocolate chips and they're waiting in the kitchen so go on in and help yourself.
This has to be my all time favorite kitchen. I love the dark plank floor and beams and the open shelving and tile work. I'm not sure I'm as crazy about the stove as I am about everything else in the room but I could make myself love it if I could have the kitchen and the house to go with it.
“Practical Magic” has been one of my favorite movies for over a decade. This is one of the few times that I liked the movie better than the book only because the movie has such lovely visuals. I love the story and the characters in the movie but most of all I love the house. It is my dream house and although I can never live in it nothing is stopping me from drawing or painting it. The house is beautiful inside and out and the grounds surrounding it are wonderful as well. My love of this house is why the drawing at the beginning of this post is my first offering for the party. The drawing is done in colored pencil on Bristol vellum. It has been double matted and will fit into an 11" x 14" frame.
Since I love working with paper mache clay I felt a need to make something with it for the party so I’ve made a small figure of each of the Owens women. The tallest of the four is Fran who is 8 1/2" while Gilly the smallest is just over 8" tall.
Shown left to right are Bridget, Gillian, Sally and Frances.
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman were perfect in their roles of the Owens sisters and Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing did an equally wonderful job portraying the aunts Fran and Jet.
The first piece I completed for the party was this portrait of the sisters Sally & Gilly. I used the cover of my DVD as a reference for the painting. This piece is acrylic on canvas board.
You can't fault Gilly for being attracted to Jimmy, played by Goran Visnjic. The man is sinfully sexy, too bad his personality needed a makeover.
Now you see what I meant about the visuals. Alice Hoffman wrote a wonderful book, I loved every word, but don't you agree the movie has some terrific visuals?