Friday, April 17, 2009

Impossible/The White Queen as the Thinker


The White Queen in Through the Looking Glass made it a rule to try to imagine impossible things before breakfast. Am I the only creative person who identifies with this woolly-brained creature (she is essentially the same character as the sheep who owns the peculiar shop)? Difficult to know which are the useful (inspirational) woolly thoughts and which are mere puffy clouds of distraction. And speaking of inspiration/distraction, I saw this post this morning on the fabric of meditation blog, which makes me want to start saving laundry lint again.

15 comments:

paulahewitt said...

wonderful picture. I dont think much at all before breakfast, but i do have lots of puffy clouds of distraction. I saw the same post of Sara's - i enjoyed it very much

Katherine said...

i totally get it too.

grrl+dog said...

I love Sara Lechnr's stuff... so wooly thoughts..fluffy thoughts..linty thoughts?

The poetry gets lost in lint, but it could have it's uses.. I'd stash mine next to the dog hair I have saved up.

Bella Sinclair said...

I love this! And I think that is a very good rule to have. I think she's got some good impossible thoughts brewing, judging by the happy look on her face.

lettuce said...

"again" ?? hmmmm

fabulous link.
my heads been very linty lately

Sara Lechner said...

Thank you for having me here! I just bought one of your T-Shirts (and my daughter will buy the gargoyle one for her son!), the one with the nest. Loved it! You have the most beautiful ones.

California Girl said...

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a favorite. The White Queen as depicted by Tenniel is evoked in your drawing as I'm sure you already know. Did you ever see the old "Alice in Wonderland" movie from the early Thirties with Gary Cooper? The White Queen in that is very much like the original Tenniel and your drawing. She's what the Brits call "doughty".

Jocelyn said...

I love her little feet and Mary Janes. I want to take her feet and prop them up on my knees, so we can hang out that way and imagine.

Amy C said...

this is such a wonderful concept and I really like how she looks so deep in thought.

Tomás Serrano said...

I like your wonderful line. And the text.

Coreopsis said...

When I was a child, I didn't think of them as "impossible things" at all--using that term makes the whole process a little bit self-conscious, because it's aware of what the rest of the world is thinking yet still clinging to the imagination (which is a good thing). I never did read through the looking glass (I never did have any patience for that kind of stuff, always preferring the children in Francis Hodge Burnett's Little Princess and Secret Garden who just BELIEVED.

But what wonderful things to be greeted with on Sunday morning to think about.

I also like the poem in the above entry (and the drawings of both!)

justdoodleit said...

Maybe impossible things before the breakfast weren't so hard to digest for the White Queen ;) She's striking a nice pose too.

Sandra said...

This is just great. I can totally identify with her as well as my head is often in the clouds dreaming of things that are impossible.
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Alice said...

I usually do my illo Firday work on Saturday morning before breakfast, so I think Ican identify with you here! Such acute picture. also love your Kim J cut-out :o) And thanks for sticking with my blog!

Donna Gotlib said...

this is charming, and I understand. Thanks so much for your very kind words. It's nice to be back. I am enjoying catching up.

I've missed you all.