Thursday, February 25, 2010

Alice Totem


Playing around with paper cuts...some of it was cut, but a little reconstructive surgery had to be done, and of course it was only half-done to begin with, I flipped it over in photoshop. Mina and I met yesterday, this is one card design for when Alice takes over her store in March. Then I got to thinking,this would make a nice tshirt, so I went ahead and put it on redbubble.

Oh, I'm well and truly immersed in Alice - at the cafe yesterday, I saw a mad hatter, a middle-aged Alice, and one of the crew from The Hunting of the Snark. Have you spotted any escapees from Wonderland lately?

22 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

That's cool, and ought to be popular with the movie coming out.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh susan, this will be a perfect birthday present for my alice!!! you are the best for fueling/supplying my lifelong (er, only 35 years) propensity to give alice themed gifts for my best friend alice!!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks Mouse - Isee you stopped at redbubble just after posting the comment.

Steve said...

My eldest boy is definitely the Cheshire cat...

Tammie Lee said...

fantastic design and expression of these characters.
I love the lines that your cutting makes.

Needle Woven Studio said...

I love your Alice Totem - and it looks excellent on the t-shirt! (how cool, that site, where you can see all the different colors on the tee). Lately I've spotted a well contained escapee - the cheshire cat- in the form of a Bergamot Brassworks belt buckle that performs paperweight duty on my desk!

California Girl said...

Charles is right. You will probably do very well with Alice themes now that the Burton/Depp movie is about to premiere.

Very nice design.

Kay said...

oh i can't wait for that to come out!!! you did an excellent job on the photo

Ginga Squid said...

I used to like the caterpillar sitting on a mushroom. Did he have a bong? I can't remember - I must reread the book. It shouln't be quite so over-my-head anymore...

ArtSparker said...

GS- the caterpillar is smoking....something. And as documented in the song, Alice eats some of the mushroom to make changes in her state (one side makes you smaller, and one side makes you larger...)

rosedale's 4head said...

the facial expressions take the cake!

ArtSparker said...

Renee- Do NOT eat those cakes.

Cobalt Violet said...

Great work. Loving your Alice pieces!

I am working at an art studio/art school right now so ... YES! Lots of escapees from Wonderland! ;)

Eva said...

This is great! I used a technique in illustrator: made a black shape and cut the white parts out. The effect is much like a real paper cut.

femminismo said...

Love this. Incorporating the best characters into a totem. You are some snazzy artist!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Oh, that is wickedly good!

I'd like to do a similar one of the staff here at the Castle, a kind of factotum pole.

ArtSparker said...

TFe - with Jimmy the Butler at the top, I presume.

Fiona said...

That is indeed a fab T-shirt.

Jessie said...

It's lovely, so clever! I can't WAIT to see the film!xx

Celeste Bergin said...

now that's a cheshire cat that I can get behind

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful again!

donny* said...

ooh! i love this interpretation.