f There's something about Alice... - Art Eye Candy

There's something about Alice...

There is, isn't there? 
 There is something about Alice.

  I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, it's on my list along with The Wizard of Oz and The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe as my favorite children's books.  Perhaps it's because they were read to me at school, or maybe it's the escapism into the fantasy land that appeals to me.  Whatever it is, I love them all.  Classics that all children should read/watch and be aware of. (that's my teacher's head talking)

Of course, now that I'm a mum to a little lady, it means that I get to indulge in these favorites quite often (nifty plan hey).  It was whilst watching the Disney version (animated) of Alice this morning that I painted this little Alice Paper Doll Chick.

She went a bit smudgy, but I kind of like it.

Cutie close up.

I thought that whilst we are on the Alice theme, I would show you some of my favorite Alice books.
 So here's some Alice Art Eye Candy for you...

The illustrations in this one are fabulous, almost 'gothic' in style.  The student's in my class (10yr olds) used to love this one.

I like this one because all the illustrations are done in pencil crayons and you know how I love those.  :)

This one is completely different, the images are really cool with a couple of pop-up pages too.

And this one was given to my Mum in 1953 and passed on to me when I was 16.

Here's my little 'Alice'.

If you want the book details, just leave me a little comment and I'll get back to you.

On a serious note: I just wanted to mention the troubles that are going on around the country (including Croydon, where I used to live).  These riots by the youth (thugs, teenagers, and even children) are so sickening to see.  It's just mindless violence and destruction.  What is the world coming to?

There's only one thing we can do besides pray, and thats...

Rachelle x


Sandra van Doorn said...

i am a great fan of Alice too; (as a matter of fact i love all children- and not so children's books !!)
i think your painting is fantastic, the smudge works well as if it was done on purpose.
(As for violence, i often wonder where is all this anger in our world coming from? can you imagine putting all that energy into creating something beautiful rather then violence and destruction? i sure can.)
xo sandra

Rachelle said...

Thanks for the comment Sandra,
I agree with you about the 'troubles', another crime filled last night in parts of the uk. Such a shame all this pent up 'youth' energy isn't being channelled into something productive or creative.
Hopefully peace will soon be restored, it's raining again today, fingers crossed it dampens their will.

best wishes Rachelle x