I’m at it again….the Altered Alice
I’ve once again decided to submit a project to the Altered Alice. The April challenge is as follows:
“Mr. Tenniel is the only artist, who has drawn for me, who has resolutely refused to use a model, and declared he no more needed one than I should need a multiplication table to work a mathematical problem! I venture to think that he was mistaken and that for want of a model, he drew several pictures of “Alice” entirely out of proportion – head decidedly too large and feet decidedly too small.”
— From a letter by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Although the stories were written for and inspired by the brunette Alice Liddell, when it came time for Tenniel to create the illustrations, Carroll sent him a photo of blonde Mary Hilton-Badcock as his image of what Alice should look like. Early color illustrations of Alice show a girl with long blonde hair, wearing either a blue dress with a white pinafore, or a yellow dress with a blue and white pinafore.
Therefore, our challenge this month is to create something that is predominantly blue and yellow, the colors associated with Alice! Although it is not required that you use Wonderland in your project, those that do feature Wonderland will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one! Enter by Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and the winner will be posted sometime on Sunday, April 24.
My project is done on a 8×11 canvas board, and is an Alice in Wonderland theme. I call it “Perspective”. The graphic I am using is taken from my copy of Alice in Wonderland, and includes Alice looking into and out of the looking glass. Life is all perspective…how you see things…how your minds eye sees things, don’t you think? I’m pleased with how it turned out.
Speaking of Alice in Wonderland, I’ve been published in an online magazine called Altered Arts. There was a call for projects with an Alice in Wonderland theme, specifically, Through the Looking Glass, and I couldn’t pass it up.
I called the piece, “Let’s Pretend”. It was an altered chipboard box, and opened up to reveal several items relating to the story. I guess I can’t show you any more pictures of the piece, as I signed an agreement with Altered Arts. Guess you’ll have to buy the magazine…lol.
This is the second time that Altered Arts published one of my projects. I had a shadow box published in their freebie Christmas issue back in December.
If you want to look through the Christmas Projects issue, feel free….click this link
That is the same format they publish their regular issues with. It may take a few seconds for the graphics to load.
I’ve also created a few cards for birthdays and such. I’ll share them now before I sign out.
Thanks for stopping! Until next time, Peace