Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome to the Wizard of Oz Party and Give Away!

 Hello everyone and welcome to my version of the Wizard of Oz Blog Party! I am giving away 3 original paintings... Dorothy is a 5x7 and the other two are ACEOs....all you have to do is  leave a comment saying you want a chance to is that easy!

-Kitty Cat Dorothy is a 5x7 and she is the first give away-

-Dog Cowardly Lion-

-Bunny Tin Man-

 I wanted to share with you some info that I thought was out of the ordinary about the Wizard of Oz...all from the Official 50th. Anniversary Pictorial History Book!
Munchkinland sequence of music written by Roger Edens.

Judy Garland modeling 3 potential dresses and wigs.

Little Oz books 1939

I never heard this story before...this is about Margaret Hamilton..the Wicked Witch...they were doing a take of her exiting the tiny village...she was severely burned when the fire effect surrounding her trapdoor/elevator was set off a couple of seconds too soon...her hat, broom, and hair caught fire..her face and hand were also burned....thank God she recovered and returned...she was the absolute best Wicked Witch there could ever be!

So scary yet so cute...close-ups were made of the monkey make up and nearly 30 years later it became the forerunner of the make up used in the movie "Planet of the Apes"

 I hope you enjoyed your time here and please don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win...also... I would be honored if you become one of my followers...and remember.."THE DREAMS THAT YOU DARE TO DREAM REALLY DO COME TRUE."


  1. Fantastic Deb! Wow, alot of interesting facts you got on The Wizard of Oz! I never knew about the fire, for the lady who played the wicked witch! The dresses for Dororthy! How cute! And, the flying monkeys, used for the Planet of the Apes! Excellent stuff, thanks for sharing! Oh, and of course, I love all your giveaways! I would be honoured to have anyone of them! Happy Oz Blog Day! Make sure you go to the other blogs too! Have fun at the party!

  2. Hi Stacy...I loved your Oz blog also...I sang the whole time I was visiting! It's party time!

  3. Loved reading some facts about Oz I did not know. I would love to win and would love for you to stop by and visit and have a poppy seed muffin.

  4. Hello - I did enjoy your post and it's a pleasure to meet another blogger during this fun OZ blog party. Your drawings are lovely - I got a kick out of the kitty Dorothy Marilyn Monroe look-alike (woo-hoo) and your lion is absolutely adorable as is the tin man...nice work!

    Enjoy your day and the party!

  5. Thanks for all the wonderful info about Oz! Love your versions of the characters, Deb :^)

  6. interesting facts about the Wizard of mean Judy Garland wore a wig?? I thought it was her real hair.
    Your artwork is darling, thanks for a chance to win one of them :-)

  7. Wow, wow, and wow. I love facts like this about the whole Ozzie thing....but I bet you already knew that. This is a super duper posting. And your paintings are fabulous. I am so honored to have had you be in the first annual CELEBRATE OZ party. I hope you will consider coming back next year and doing it again. Thanks for helping to make my wish come true. The Olde Bagg, Linda

  8. What absolutely fascinating information! Your painting are wonderful and I'd love an opportunity to win. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. It is a pleasure to meet you.

  9. Today, I've visited every Celebrate Oz participant. Everybody has done lovely things, but I must admit that this is the first time I've laughed with pure delight. Dorothy's shoes and dress are so wonderful. And the expression on the cowardly lion's face is priceless. You rock!

    I just started following and can't wait to have time to browse around and check out all your goodies. Oh, and I would SOOOO happy if you join my Witches in Fiction blog party and bring a big to your magic to my blog.

  10. Interesting facts on the movie. I do remember hearing about the fire and of course the tornado was made out of a silk stocking. Isn't it just grand celebrating OZ?!

  11. Love your paintings. I would love to win.

    Wow that is scary about the wicked witch being burned. Yes I am glad she continued too, your right she was the perfect wicked witch!

  12. Love reading your blog. Thanks for participating in the Oz party. I am also interested in your drawing.

  13. Hi! Thanks for dropping by Martha and Jane! I won't enter your giveaway but it looks like fun!

    Is it possible you live in Wallingford? Me, too. How crazy is that!?

    Tante Helen (Martha and Jane) and

  14. Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it! :-)
    And thanks for become my follower. I'm following you also! Very cute aceos!

  15. Love reading your OZ blog! I did know about the terrible fire episode, but didn't know that the monkeys were used for Planet of the that I know, I can see the resemblance! I love your drawings and would relish winning one!

  16. Fascinating post Deborah..and such cute paintings =) I just love them! I liked the closeup pictures of the monkey make-up, too. Kathryn

  17. Oooh, love your paintings, and what wonderful facts you found

  18. Hi Deborah! LOVED your paintings, and liked the photo showing the various outfits Dorothy should wear.. I've never seen that one before! Please do count me in for your drawing, and I'll cross my fingers! Thanks, and nice meeting you today! ~tina

  19. Your paintings are UNIQUE AND FABULOUS!!!! Sign me up, please, to be in the Hopes of Winning!!! Yes, I had heard that about Margaret Hamilton burning..and I also have read she was a Wonderful, kind woman in real life. I have always portrayed the "Witch" in plays and puppet shows and have always had The Wicked Witch of the West as my Perfect Model!!! Thank-you for a fun stop on my journey down the Yellow Brick Road! Oz Hugs from Gramma (Martha and Jane)

  20. Hi ,
    I love your creative paintings of the OZ characters , you are very talented ! I would love to win one of the paintings. Great OZ info, also !
    ps I wish I did have a Glenda Gown ,
    but I don't :)

  21. I just received my prize Dorothy and blogged about it. Thank you so much for her (and the lovely card and the Poppy Seeds!) ... she's beautiful and really makes me smile!