25 July 2010

Thread as Art

Alice in Wonderland—considered to be one of the best examples of literary nonsense. What a delightful description—literary nonsense!

Started out with The Rabbit from Wonderland…


The Queen - a figure difficult to please. Her trademark phrase "Off with his head!"


The Hatter.  He is popularly referred to as the "Mad Hatter", but is never called by this name in Carroll's book - one of those bits of trivia I can remember while forgetting what day of the week it is - go figure!


Alice with Attitude completes the set of Wonderland Revisited.

                               
After this stitching I really should rent the movie…

In the chapter "A Mad Tea Party", the Mad Hatter asks a notable riddle: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" When Alice gives up, the Hatter admits he does not have an answer himself. Lewis Carroll originally intended the riddle to be just a riddle without an answer.

One suggested answer — Poe wrote on both.

Wait till you see the Edgar Allen Poe art I am currently working on!

3 comments:

Mary said...

Alice in Wonderland stuff always scared me when I was a kid. But your "Alice" stuff is beautiful and not scary at all!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

i love your work. i always love alice ... so magical. all the colors, textures and patterns were always so beautiful.

joansirr said...

Oh - Wow! If I did not have a wall for this set, I would create one!