Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Many Faces of Alice in Black and White


From a Fairy to a Child 
LADY dear, if Fairies mayFor a moment lay asideCunning tricks and elfish play,'Tis at happy Christmas-tide. 
We have heared the children say -Gentle children, whom we love -Long ago, on Christmas Day,Came a message from above. 
Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,They remember it again -Echo still the joyful sound,'Peace on earth, good-will to men.' 
Yet the hearts must child-like beWhere such heavenly guests abide.Unto children, in their glee,All the year is Christmas-tide. 
Thus, forgetting tricks and playFor a moment, Lady dear,We would wish you, if we may,Merry Christmas, glad New Year.
--Lewis Carroll, Christmas, 1887.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice and to our other readers. 

We do not have a sponsor this month, so we are just sharing for the joy of Christmas in Wonderland, and we hope that you will share too. We will have honorable mentions, so play along for the glory if not a prize!

To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?
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The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb,  a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. The Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:
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Echo still the joyous sound, Peace on earth, Good will to men. Merry Christmas to one and all, with great love from The Altered Alice!

Merry Christmas to all of you from Wonderland...  

This month is a free month that we can do and use anything that we desire... so I made an Alice book... one that I have been wanting to do for a LONG long time... (In Wonderland years... that is of course a flash of time...  like a minute in our world...but I still have wanted to do this for a long long long time... )  

So here it is...  

The Many Faces of Alice...  Actually when studying them... Alice always seems to be upset or frowning... but you have to look beyond that... and realize that she is being a very sincere little girl...
So because of that... I wanted the book to be of the original pictures... and so I also used a black and white theme of the colors I used...  

The book is made from a childs board book...  and the last page was actually tall... but I had to make it a little bit larger... as I wanted Alice to be HUGE...   




 The front of the book...  
AS you can see, Alice is sitting reading a book...  with a little kitten...  
And you can also see the last page... with Alice towering over everything...  

 I used a very old piece of lace on the front of the book...  



 I think I got the lace in a Lace swap I did about 6 years ago...  

love it...  



Then I had to add a few of the pictures with Alice and some Critters...   
 Some of the papers have a golden tone to them... but they are actually all black and white...  

Adding ribbons, buttons and bows in black and white are just dimensional additions... 
 Love the Spoons and clocks that are in these papers... 
 And some of the papers are black with white prints...  so unique... love it...  

And then finally the end of the book... 

I love this little book... the smaller pages are only 3.5 x 3.5... and the tall one I made 3.5 x 8...  so much fun... 

Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS... and a wonderful year in Wonderland...  

Come on back in January... as we are starting off with a GREAT Sponsor...  love this one...  
Can hardly wait to share it with you...  

Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie  

3 comments:

  1. Bonnie, your book is just delightful! so clever and unexpected to make the last page tall like that. Fabulous! Happy belated Birthday and have a wonderful holiday season. xxD

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  2. Hi Bonnie! You've done a wonderful job on your long awaited Alice book. I love that you decided to do it all in black and white. Sending Christmas Greetings from my house to yours :)

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