Tuesday, March 18, 2014

YIKES!!!!! I'm late!!!!

I'm Late
From "Alice in Wonderland"
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard

I'm late!
I'm late!
For a very important date!
No time to say "hello", goodbye!
I'm late!
I'm late!!
I'm late!!!

No, no, no, no 
I'm overdue!
I'm really in a stew!
No time to say "goodbye", hello!
I'm late!
I'm late!!
I'm late!!! 

I probably shouldn't be smiling! 
My apologies for my extreme tardiness
but it seems that I have been bogged down by a variety of obligations
 and unexpected circumstances... 
and I'm almost out of gas!!!

I have to admit that I did get a (very) late start 
(my days of punctuality seem to be a thing of the past!)
and after pondering...
 and hemming and hawing a lot, 
I went with an idea that Brigitte had suggested (in jest?!) in an email exchange we had
 after this challenge was announced!

It was really a literal translation of "artistic license".... 
as in that which you might have on the license plate of your automobile!

(I still have to add some brads and perhaps "New York" to the license)

while my piece is late,  
not done,
 and seems to be never-ending,
it was time to reveal what I have to the group.

"I'm Late!" is a  true mixed media work..

watercolor crayon/pencil on canvas
with free-motion stitching
Transfer Artist Paper (TAP),
hand embroidery,
rubber stamping on painted Lutradur
 and more!

And thanks again to Brigitte for the idea!!!


  1. Lisa, you crack me up- this is a hilarious interpretation of the theme! You have a gift for thinking outside the box that I envy. And who could be cross with you for being late after reading that poem and seeing your smiling face in that car!

  2. I agree with Beverly. What a fun, unusual interpretation. Right on!! I am still smiling!!

  3. second go - Google is really playing up It really makes me smile. You always have such creativity and no fear! Love it. I think this is the best ever. certainly worth a wait!

  4. this is fabulous Lisa! I love it! so much creativity, wonderful!

  5. What a great way to start my day, seeing your incredibly 'artistk' post! Love it!!