Sunday, August 17, 2014

You've Got Something in the Post

RATTUS:

Tea Rat, a tube has arrived for you in the post. Crikey, what have you ordered on-line now?


needle felted animals penny white


TEA RAT:

OH! FINALLY! I ordered that about six months ago!

HAND IT OVA!


penny white


 Thank you.


penny white


TEA RAT: 

RATTUS, COME AND LOOK! She's a peach and she's finally mine, all mine and...



penny white


...and she even signed it so fondly and...


"starlet" needle felted mouse penny white!


RATTUS 
(yelling from the other side of the cottage):

TEA RAT! Your mobile was ringing; someone left a message...something about, "I followed your detailed instructions and wrote what you wanted and did you get the pin-up?"

What has he done now...









All felted animals by Penny White
Image of "Starlet" used with permission by Penny White
based on illustrations of Tea Rat and Rattus by Anita Rivera




Sunday, June 29, 2014

OK, On the Count of Three....



Everybody take a deep breath

Tea Rat by Penny White Cake by Violet Skiles



WAIT!  WHO'S OFF KEY?

listen to ME and follow suit...







One, two, three...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

All animals by PENNY WHITE!


Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, dear Penny!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!





With my love and admiration
for making the blogging experience
unforgettable.

anita

Friday, May 9, 2014

Open Audition


Tea Rat:

I say old thing, do come down to the theatre with me.

I have my paws full with the open auditions 

for my next production. I could use your help 

in finding the right musicians.




Rattus:

NOW? 

It's tea time. You mean to tell me you don't mind cutting in 

on our tea?

Tea Rat:

I really could use your good ear for music old fellow. 

Come on - we'll have our tea when we get back, besides,

you've been stuck behind your writing desk all day.


(IN THE STUDIO WITH RATTUS)



Rattus:

NEXT...



Rattus:

Lovely. NEXT!




Rattus:

Thank you. Don't call us

WE'LL CALL YOU!


Tea Rat:

Well then, compadre - have you made your selection?


Rattus:


YES. I've selected YOU to do these auditions!

ENOUGH WITH HAMSTERS!

Tea Rat:

No worries old man,

I GOT MY ONE MOUSE-SHOW LEAD!

None other than BEBE the on the sax!

Bring it home, mouse!


bebe by penny white!





Videos by STAY DRENCHED

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The way home...



          We all have a compass...in our heart... we will always know the way to Nowhere...
                                                                     

                                                                      xoxo

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary

RATTUS:
I say old thing, have you done 

something 

jolly with your hair?




TEA RAT:

No dear sir, what I am donning on

my genius crown is called a 

TOQUE

(that woman took a piece of paper and taped it to my head...shhhh)


the official headgear 

that is the mark of a 

-PÂTISSIER-


pastry chef.

RATTUS:

A PASTRY CHEF? 

And why, pray tell

have you taken up this occupation,

and why must you wield such 

a large knife?



TEA RAT:

Because it is a very special weekend

and I have been commissioned to 

create a three-layer cake 




of 

grand proportions 

in order to mark 32 years of 

marital bliss. 




RATTUS:

Splendid job old fellow,

but for whom?




TEA RAT:

Well for Ruben and Anita

of course,

those two "peeps" 

SOMEWHERE

OUT THERE

who love to live 

in

NOWHERE

with their dear friends.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

TEA RAT:

Bebe dear, thank you for

lending a helping paw!

You and I are a team...can you

imagine the cakes we could make together?

penny white creations!


OH UH.....the orders are coming in...

BEBE...WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY!


 

All felted animals by



Original illustrations of Tea Rat and Rattus

Anita Rivera

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rattus is Home from Hospital



Oh how I love freshly washed linens.

Rattus will love coming home to 

his own bed.




His fainting couch just needs some fluffing up




and he will just adore

this new English translation of Molière;

Rattus is not fluent in French like MOI. 




I better get his cheese and crackers soup started 

before he arrives - this will get him in a good mood.




I better tune my harp so I can butter him up with

the Smooth Tones of Tea Rat.




KNOCK KNOCK!

OH good heavens, he's here...

Entrez, s'il vous plaît!





Rattus:

Old man, the cottage looks splendid...what have you been up to?

Tea Rat:

Son, I've been preparing your homecoming. I have baked you 

puddings and..




Rattus:


(He's up to something)


- Witsend hasn't been this clean in years.




Rattus: 

WHAT IN BLOODY 'ELL

am I looking at?




Tea Rat:

Oh that...

I've have this goose for years and





Rattus:

Have you gone mad, sir? Another one of your animal rescues?

Tell me, who will pick up after her? You

know how quickly food goes through a goose?

I absolutely refuse to share my home with 

a goose - UNDERSTAND?




Rattus:

Hmmmm.....he did go to a lot of trouble getting my 

smoking room in order...




Tea Rat old thing - you can keep the goose.

Tea Rat:

OH GOODY! 

Can I keep the large white owl too, huh

please, huh?





The wonderful felted creations by

PENNY WHITE of Angelsdoor!

Photographed by Anita Rivera

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lovely Flowers

Penny White felted animals

PRESENTLY

Tea Rat:  Where is he? Where is my friend? WHERE HAVE YOU PUT HIM?

Nurse #1:  Calm yourself. I'll sort it out. Where is who? (Lovely flowers by the way.)

Tea Rat:  Don't play coy with me. WHERE IS HE?

Nurse #1:  Sir, I assure you, I'm not playing coy with....

Tea Rat:  WHERE IS...? Oh, really? Why not?...I mean...WHERE IS HE?

Nurse #1:  Who?

Tea Rat:  You know who. Rattus Scribus, my dearest friend in the wide world. I was told he was in hospital. I've come with flowers and an ocean of sympathy. Now where is he? If anyone's harmed him....

Nurse #1:  Nurse #2, call the doctor. This rat is getting out of control. (Lovely flowers notwithstanding.)

Nurse #2:  I'm on it. (Yes, lovely flowers. I can see that.)

LATER

Doctor:  Calm yourself. May I help you? (Lovely flowers by the way.) 

Tea Rat:  What is this? Tales from the Dark Side? I already told Nurse #1. I'm here to see my friend, Rattus.

Doctor:  Yes, yes. "With flowers and an ocean of sympathy". But Rattus who?

Tea Rat:  Cheese and crackers! This is a small village hospital of at most 10 beds. How many Rattuses can you have here? RATTUS! RATTUS! Look it up, you bureaucratic clot?

Doctor:  Nurse #2, call security. This rat is getting out of control. (Lovely flowers notwithstanding.)

LATER STILL

Security:  Calm yourself. May I help you? (Lovely flowers by the way.)

Tea Rat:  Cheesus! Is this a hospital or a looney bin? RATTUS!  RATTUS, WHERE ARE YOU...?
Rattus:  I'm here old fellow, right here.

Nurse #1:  Yes, he's right there. (Lovely flowers.)

Nurse #2:  (Yes, lovely.)

Doctor:  Right there. (Lovely.)

Security:  Calm yourself. (Lovely flowers by the...)

Tea Rat:  Will everyone please stop? [Enters room] Rattus, my dear rat, I've found you at last. The most logical, level-headed fellow I know. Are you all right? If they've harmed....



Rattus:  Calm yourself. (Lovely flowers by the way.) 





Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day from Bebe

Thank you, dear friends of Nowhere, for always being there for me, and giving me years of love and laughter here in Nowhere..  A place where the heart is always happy!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love and kisses
Bebe

 
 
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Masterpiece

Tea Rat: Rattus....RATTUS, OLD MAN! I need more water for my paint pot and more importantly, my tea pot. Hurry! I think I'm on to an idea here...


penny white felted animals

Tea Rat: Hmmm....I'm not quite sure from what angle I should begin...


penny white felted animals


Tea Rat: RATTUS! For the love of Earl Grey, where are you when I need you? I need my tea pot filled, as any good artist sips on a either a glass of wine or a cup of tea as the muse begins to flow!


penny white felted animals


Tea Rat: I've GOT IT! I know exactly what to paint!


penny white felted animals


Tea Rat: I guess I'll have to start without a fresh pot of tea. Here goes...


penny white


Tea Rat: Right. The overall appearance is excellent; there is a sensitive harmony of hues and the value mass balance is most fascinating. However, I am a bit concerned about the flatness of the background. There needs to be a bit more irregularity without compromising the linear perspective of the piece...




tea rat (anita rivera)


Tea Rat: Ahhhhh....Finally! The curves are most balanced with the mass of the subject and the color composition does not compromise the overall perspective of the subject. A MASTERPIECE!


tea rat (anita rivera)

BUT!

Thanks to Penny White, I am the best masterpiece of all. 


penny white

Saturday, December 14, 2013

There's No Place Like Nowhere


Once upon a breath

in time

Tea Rat by Anita


A little mouse was inspired 

to invent a place

 
 



and invite her friends  across "the pond"

to join her 

Travelin' Show...
 





Castles Crowns and Cottages

Miss Moussie by the Dutchess

Many years have passed

but the memories will never leave.

Never.

There's No Place Like Nowhere.

Happy Christmas dear friends!