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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)


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

penny white


The Dutchess said...

MARVELOUS...Just MARVELOUS my dear friends..I must dash but wil be back later...with my spy kit and glasses.

Back in a jiffy..xoxo

your Miss Moussie.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MISS M.! YOU CAME! Oh dear, I must paint a portrait of my divine mouse! teeheee

THANK YOU dear one for stopping by! Do come back and give us your artist's critique. (isn't Penny's Tea Rat just fantastic????)

Ruben Rivera said...

Tea Rat: Well, my dear Rattus, what do you think of my masterpiece of me?

Rattus: I think you, ah, look, um, how would my American friends put it? Ah, you look HIPS. That it, you look HIPS.

Tea Rat: Don't you mean "hip" as in "cool", "tops," the "pinnacle of what a thing can be"?

Rattus: No, I mean "hips" as in your plump heinie, butt, buttox, backside, shank, rump, behind, fanny, tush, derrière, posterior, cheeks, buns, kiester, tush, can, caboose, bum, gluteus maximus,, wazoo, arse.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Well then, allow me to retort.....

you speak of my arse, caboose, kiester, etc....let's see. Time will tell. When your are delivered on the snowy doorstep in a few weeks, and as we unpack your likeness, let's see what you have to say about being "hips!" I gave Miss Penny your exact measurements that I took whilst you were sleeping. YES...whilst you were sleeping...from snout to toe, I GOT YOU GOOD! teeeheee

Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: Well, all I can say is that anyone who uses words like "retort" and "whilst" cannot be trusted to report the truly magnificent proportions of my bodily measurements which are brawny.

Tea Rat: I'm sorry, I didn't get that. Did you say "bulky"?

Rattus: I meant brawny as in pumped.

Tea Rat: Oh. Well I meant bulky as in plumped.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

OH MY WORD! My dear Tea Rat, I had no idea you were an ARTIST of this caliber! Your painting is MAGNIFICENT!
Love and kisses,

Anita dear, how very sweet of you to share dear Tea Rat..
The painting! It looks JUST LIKE Nowhere! Beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Yes, I meant bulky as in plump but the more of you the better old fellow - it is mahhhhvelous in our eyes...teeehee

PENNY! BEBE! How lovely of you dears to come to my art show! Thank you dear friends, for shaping me into 3-D!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How fun was this. Let's have an art walk here in Nowhere!

Palomasea said...

I haven't even opened your e-mail, I ran right over!!!
What a JOY this is....
I can't stop smiling!!!!
BRAVO!! :))))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teee heeee....dear friend up above, thank you for coming to visit us. Isn't Miss Penny a hoot and a half? Her ability to capture every line and bump and bend...so perfect! Tea Rat loves to paint you know...perhaps you can give him lessons this summer on the balcony!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh how delightfully exciting and spellbinding to engage in such a refreshing sense of play. Anita your whimsical drawings of Tea Rat being born into reality in the creative hands of Penny brings huge smiles to my face. What a magical visit. My grandfather used to tell me a smile is not worth having unless felt. Gosh I hope you feel my smile big and wide.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I can feel the smile. :)

Jeanie said...

Absolutely adorable! Who knew little tea rats were so artistic! This is adorable -- I needed a happy face today -- this one does it for me!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So Rattus, you say you are brawny? Tea Rat seems to think you are a bit bulky. teeheee.
I think you are a handsome looking Rat!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Rattus: Yes Miss Penny, I am a brawny rat! But you know how HE is....he has this "little rat" syndrome! Thank you kindly for your compliment and I know you are going to capture me down to every wonderful bump and bulge! eehehehe

The Dutchess said...

I;m back...sitting in my birdsnest with my spy glass in hand....flabbergasted,overcome with astonishment; amazed; astounded!!
Dazzled with such beauty and pose!
But..I knew it,I knew it, because RAT is just another word for ART..:)

With love and admiration..regard, surprise, wonder, respect, delight, pleasure, praise, approval, recognition, affection, esteem, appreciation, amazement, astonishment, reverence, deference, adoration, veneration, wonderment, approbation YOUR Miss Moussie..xoxo

The Dutchess said...

Ow..and before I forget I believe its FLUFFY...not fat...ehm ..sorry bulky..oeps..Delete that..

Christel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE This! Pennys Tea Rat, your beautiful tiny paintings! Amazingly talented duo...err trio!Awesome artwork Tea Rat, Penny, and last but certainly not least, Anita! xoxoxo Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well hello there, friends! Tea Rat here....I had no idea that Miss M. and Miss Christel even came back to play!

Oh the words here to describe my form, my ART (RAT just mixed up!) I am soooooo pleased. But thanks to Miss Penny, my form is not immortalized!

Stay friends, and take a cup of tea with me.

Eliza Beth said...

Dear Anita,
I love your marvelous illustrations, so delicate, complex and enchanting!

I had an Aunt who died last year, irene haas, who illustrated children's books with a style very similar to yours, and she got awards for her work back in the 1980's.
I always admired her talent and imagination.


Barbara Fisher said...

Penny White & Tea Rat are adorable. A masterpiece indeed! Nowhere is a lovely place to be. xx

hi-d said...

Okay...you guys have me hooked! I MUST visit this place more often!!! "For the love of Earl Grey!" THAT phrase cracked me up!!!