April has the most fertile mind I have ever known. She builds whole worlds for her gnomes and creates the most delightful stories and vignettes out of paper mache and whatever else "tickles her fancy". She and Kim Cowley have been friends for a very long time and I love the banter that goes on between the two. So even if April didn't mean for you to eaves drop on her comments to me about the Tinman that she created ....... I have to let you in on what April made first for the celebration and how it is now going to live with Kim.... so we will begin by being the proverbial fly on the wall. Enjoy what April does best. Oma Linda
I have done two things for Shadow of Oz...the first is a Tin Woodman but he is not a Giveaway. He WAS going to be but a certain little British woman called “DIBS!” when I showed her his photo. So, I did a second item for my Giveaway. But I would like to show the Tin man.
Here is the background on the Tin Man, who was a normal man by the name of “Nick Chopper”.
And here he is, with his love, Nimmie Amee
Even though the Wizard gave the Tin Woodman a heart, he was too late to claim his lost love. For me, The Shadow of Oz was his lost hope of ever being loved again...who would love a Tin man and HOW could he love, completely, as when he was a flesh and blood man. I believe his heart exploded...
My second Oz item is one of my favorite wicked characters, Princess Langwidere. (Re-named “Mombi” in the movie, “Return to Oz”..played by actress, Jean Marsh.) The Princess has 30 heads and can wear a different head every day, if she pleases. To me, she is a Shadow of Oz. I decorated a box in her honor and will fill it with home-made Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge for the Winner of my Give Away. I am NOT Responsible for any Lost heads upon eating the fudge! Shadows are dark, as is my fudge, made with dark bittersweet chocolate. Here are the photos of the box, as well as the fudge (Which will be made fresh after the Oz Celebration!)
The small glass bottle is the “Powder of Life”, which was stolen from Princess Langwidere by Dorothy Gale
this is the Favorite Head of the Princess! The most beautiful and Powerful head of all!
|for those of you who do not know.....this is Oma Linda's head|
The inside of the box.
This is the type of fudge which will be made especially for the Winner of my Princess Langwidere box!
To win this box, please leave your name saying that you would like to Win! Drawing will be Thursday, April 16th.
THANKS, GNOMA!!!! I HAVE LOVED THIS!!! I told Kim that I always ADORE your Oz party because it pushes me to make something I would not ordinarily create..it is SO GOOD for me and I ALWAYS LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE YOU, Gnoma!!! XOXOOXOXOOXXOOXOXO, April.