Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alice in Wonderland or Me in Aliceland

Marie who? Seems my Marie Antoinette kick may have taken a back seat for the moment to Miss Alice herself and her wacky friends, like M. Hatter, Esq., pictured here popping out of the house I made for him. Doormouse, Cheshire Cat, Duck, Dodo, Lory and Eaglet are in the back window (not seen here) along with Alice. So many strange characters in that book! Isn't that where one finds Toad the Wet Sprocket? I think someone besides the Caterpillar may have been smoking the hookah when writing. Of course, that was Lewis Carroll back in 1865.

Meanwhile, I was inspired to create a Baby Alice art doll (Linda and Opie O'Brien Who's Your DADA?-style), Alice as a Young Girl art doll/canvas assemblage (inspired by Lisa Kaus) and a Zettiology-style (inspired by Teesha Moore) Alice skinny book page. Small doll head from Kris Hubick of Retro Cafe Art. The black framed pieced is a 3D collage under glass with vintage silhouettes. I think that may actually be inspired just by me. Maybe that's the author explaining his book idea to a comrade. March Hare/White Rabbit (who is whom?) winks knowingly on the front of the piece.


malin said...

Besides Marie Antoinette, Alice in Wonderland is my biggest favourite too, both to create and to collect. You´ve done some beautiful art here!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh my! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your doll! The birdcage body is SO cute. Thanks so much for the shout-out too! I always appreciate that!

Bryanna Lenan said...

WOW! These are awesome! Are you submitting to Somerset? AlW submissions open until the 15th of October, you so should!! XO


Definitely belongs in Somerset!!

- Teresa

PeregrineBlue said...

Gina, just stopping by and what do I find? The most beautiful minis ever by you. the doll is outstanding. now i know why you like those doll heads so much. yes, alice in wonderland is the greatest, timeless as is the wizard of oz.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Gina! Your site and art are fabulous! Magical AIW creations! Love the Mad Hatter House. Can't wait to see them all in Somerset. Have a great day!

Creative Blessings,
Lisa :)