Friday, March 15, 2013

aLtEReD oZ

aLtEReD oZ...

Today we're off to see what's on the other side of the rainbow, what 'Oz' may have been with slight aLtERations, let's face it that freakin' tornado could have whipped Dorothy & pals off anywhere... so with apologises to L. Frank Baum and thanks to the wise & wonderful Oma Linda for coaxing me out of my bloghole (crap that sounds like a toilet) we will continue to follow the yellow brick road...




OK there's really only one Oz, it's a land of kangas, koalas & 9 outta 10 (or was it 18 out of 20?) of the world's most deadliest creatures... maybe it's better those dudes didn't land in this Oz, looks like they didn't even pack sunscreen!

I have always been a little perplexed about this roving organ challenged (heart & brains anyone?) group of misfits... and as a kid I was sure there was going to be a romance between the Scarecrow & Dorothy (I had no idea she wasn't a 'grown-up' back then she looked it to me... wonder if anyone's done an X-Rated aLtEReD oZ(?) mmm, maybe not... that could be worse than me thinking Charlton Heston & that female ape scientist would make a good couple in 'Planet of the Apes'... being young can make you stupid... sometimes.

Hearing "Somewhere over the rainbow" has always made me sad, l'm not really sure why, but in this 'aLtEReD oZ' post it was the inspiration for my little painting... (that & the fact they were looking for BRAINS)... so here we have...



aLtEReD Dorothy... Sad, Alone (Memphis my daughter was horrified Dorothy may have eaten Toto!) and searching to quench her desire for... well probably not Lemon drops!

I also aLtEReD Dorothy again, made her a Kansas kid, now it seems pretty obvious why oh why she'd never fly 'over the rainbow' like those Bluebirds... (sans wings)... but then it doesn't stop us from dreaming about it :)



Thanks so much for partying with me! There is a HEAP of fun to be had at Oma's Blog Party & to help celebrate please visit the other aLtEReD Participants and one more favour, please (pretty please) leave a comment here to go in my random draw, winner gets to pick one of my 2 original pieces of aLtEReD Oz art posted here...

and now I'm off...

along that yellow brick road, perhaps we can travel together(?) and have a wonderful adventure :)

25 comments:

Gina said...

HAHAHAHA.......Oz meets the Walking Dead! Awesome!!! (I too thought something dodgy was going on with Dotty and the Scarecrow) :D XXX

Kim said...

Love love love your altered Dorothy's, so cool. Happy Altered Oz!

maddyrose said...

Fantastic! Love your altered Oz art, especially zombie Dorothy and I don't even like zombies. Happy Altered Oz. :^)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Super! Love Dorothy's big blue eyes!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I think you got it perfectly right. I don't know why others haven't caught on to the illegalities that that tile the Yellow Brick Road. Drugs, people trying to buy organs, gene work (winged monkeys) Dr. Frankenstein would have been right at home, until Dorothy ate his brains that is ;-)

P.S. Someone already did the X Rated version of Oz. by Alan Moore in Lost Girls... these forward thinkers, go all the way.

Nichola said...

LOVE the zombie painting. Absolutely fantastic!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh my stars.....Shelle you are a genius. Brain eating or duck faced Dorothy is absolutely wonderful....but the kanga just made me bust a gut....fabulous.
I love your sense of humor, I love how you added such a lovely bit of humor and gore all in one spot to Celebrate Oz. I just love every bit.
You (being from Oz) have done Oz proud in many senses of the words. Thank you so much for adding so much to Celebrate Oz. You're a bad goodie or a good baddie..... Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda

Kim said...

I LOVE your altered Dorothy!! and di she eat Toto :) ...well it looks like she did!! Brilliant!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, you always amaze me! I love the way your mind works! Your sexy kangaroo is too cute ;o) Wish I could bring him home ;o) Your zombie Dorothy and big blue eyed duck Dorothy are fantastic! I would be honored to own any of them! Big Hugs and Happy Altered OZ ;o)

Lynda B said...

Oh I love Zombie Dorothy - and picturing her unsuccessfuly trying to bite the Tinman. I also thought Taylor (Heston) and Dr. Zira would have been a great couple if only she didn't find him so unattractive!

Lynda B said...

Oh I love Zombie Dorothy - and picturing her unsuccessfuly trying to bite the Tinman. I also thought Taylor (Heston) and Dr. Zira would have been a great couple if only she didn't find him so unattractive!

mxtodis123 said...

I love your altered art. Awesome talent.
Mary

IrelandBrady said...

As always, so terribly creative you are! Zombie Dorothy scared me too!

James C. Wallace II said...

Wowsers!! That's about as altered a view of Oz as I have ever seen! I love it! Should you ever decide to part with the Evil, Bloody Dorothy, please consider me as a recipient. After all, dog makes a fine meal!!!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz

So Dark So Cute said...

How cool! I wanted to make a zombie Dorothy, but i ended up with a Tin Dorothy ;-)

Gloria said...

You're so practical working out the logic, it's cracking me up. About the lounging kangaroo- what's on his mind? lol Enjoyed Your Frida Dorothy, too.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, wow!.. LOVE your paintings, and seeing the two different takes on Dorothy. I think everybody can relate to the song; and doesn't everyone wish that troubles could melt like lemondrops?! I know I do!.. Nice meeting you today, via Celebrate Oz!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

Ann said...

omg...i love them both!!!!
my dark,demented side adores your 1st Dorothy!
my love of the unexpected and absurd is in love with bird Dorothy!!
i really think they are spectacular!

April said...

I Love Walking Dead Dorothy..she does look a bit green around the gills! I'm afraid she ate Toto AND the Lion! Maybe a Monkey or two and The Witch! I can just see the Munchkins with their clubs and knives and razer-edged poppies fighting off the Oz Zombies. I think you're On to something here!

Natasha said...

Love, love, love the zombie Dorothy. Funny you mentioned about the scarecrow because I imagined them as a couple too!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Walking Dead Dorothy is great - I know quite a few people who would get a kick out of that!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Shelle, your art is always amazing and unique! You always take me just to the edge of the cliff (altered Dorothy) and then fling me back with an evil laugh (duck Dorothy)! Love them both!

Mina said...

Shelle, you have single handedly convinced me that nobody, not no-one, not no-how, can party like an Aussie! You crack me up with your creatively wonderful creations. I LOVE zombie Dorothy. Oh, poor Toto!

Oh girl, I thought "Charlton Heston & that female ape scientist would make a good couple in 'Planet of the Apes". Still do. Just a couple of romantics, aren't we? lol

Sending you and the beautiful Memphis Southern hugs. Mina

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

You are a very good artist!Love the blue eyes!

Sarah said...

Oooh. Love Zombie Dorothy, and now I'm gonna have to google the x-rated version (get the blue pill ready, Hubby!). I watched an x-rated Frankenstein, and it was beyond disturbing. Shiver. And yes, I know I'm strange, but that Kangaroo is kinda sexy.