Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Hand Drawn Art Wallet I have been a devoted Alice in Wonderland fan ever since my grandmother handed little-girl me two tattered, yellowed copies of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. After diving headfirst into the crazy adventures of the books, I spent hours staring in mirrors, kittah at my feet, wishing for something extraordinary to happen. Nothing ever did, but I still feel pangs whenever I glimpse a white rabbit scamper past. I can vividly recall my favorite moments from the books: painting the white roses red, the knitting sheep in a drifting canoe, the Jabberwocky poem, the tiger lilies, a river of tears. I was inspired to make an Alice in Wonderland ink drawing, which I sprinkled with images from the books and then turned into a wallet.

Needless to say, I nearly died after hearing about the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland remake. Tim Burton is one of the most amazing modern artists and his work is IMPECCABLE. I know he'll do Alice justice. Personally, I hated the original Disney version of the book. It was crass, trying too hard to be funny, and visually unappealing. I was never a fan. The books, however, paint a magical world of fantasy and adventure which has been represented for years by various artists but never brought successfully to life in a film. What I've seen of Burton's movie thus far gives me excited chills. I can't wait until it comes out (3/05/2010)! For anyone who's ever quoted The Jabberwocky from heart... this movie, and the wallet I was inspired to create... they are for us.

7 comments:

Tizzalicious said...

I sooo can't wait to see the movie!

Sophia said...

I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!! Definitely my favorite children's story when I was young, but really it's not a "children's story" at all! I want to read the real, long Lewis Carroll version (no, I still haven't read it!)

Ashley said...

I love Alice In Wonderland and I too can't wait for Tim Burton's movie! I bet it's going to be AMAZING. This wallet is amazing! I love your drawings. I'm going to show my sister I know she will go crazy over it!

Omg Lia said...

Sophia you MUST read the book, it's SO good!!

Thank you Ashley :)

Sabine said...

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your blog and shop is really cute!
Have a nice weekend-
Sabine
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Mellz said...

I can't wait until it comes out! Tim Burton is amazing!

Twin XL said...

Very cool - love it :)