Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What became of the baby?

The baby turned into a pig and trotted off into the woods. Alice then proceeded on to join the Tea Party hosted by the Mad Hatter...

Here's a family story on The Oort Cloud, evidence that real life is stranger - and sometimes more merciful- than Wonderland. I don't think it was a treacle well...

18 comments:

Titus said...

Fabulous! And the drooping bud lamp-post is as sublime as Alice's two expressions.

Tom said...

how odd. Is this a commonplace occurance?

Needle Woven Studio said...

So that's what happened to the baby!
And thanks for sharing the fantastic life-tale about the rescue of the girl in the well.

Celeste Bergin said...

it is really fun to look at these two, side by side, to see the differences. They are nearly identical! You even placed them in the same place..exactly! I am impressed.

California Girl said...

As a child, I pondered the scene of the baby turning into a pig over and over. I just couldn't imagine it!

Read the story on the other blog. It recalls one of my own grandfather which I wrote about in my comment to them. People are so cruel to one another. It's beyond belief.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I see into too two Alice's expression

very good really

Clowncar said...

thanks for the link up! I'm hearing lots of old, oddly moving family stories over at my place.

ever done drawing for The Snark? I think you'd make nice work of the Bellman, the boojam, et al.

ArtSparker said...

Celeste - It's photoshop. I did take two pictures of them in the same place, then I transferred one with its shadow to a third shot of the landscape, and repeated the process with the second, while retaining the shadow from the first one.

ArtSparker said...

CG - It's strange. though - without the initial cruelty, the little girl would not have escaped into her new life.

Cláudia said...

Last night I was (like California Girl said) pondering "the scene of the baby turning into a pig over and over."

I couldn't get my mind of a cousin whose mother always repeated her son was very, very stupid. It turned out he was unable to finish his studies and had a very unhappy and unfulfilled adulthood life...

Such a shame my cousin didn't find a treacle well to make his life sweeter!

California Girl said...

AS: You are right in the case of that little girl. Not so sure about my grandfather's life which continued with his terrible step mother. Nobody spoke of child abuse then tho' my aunt always said her great uncle, my grandfather's uncle, was incensed by the cruelty shown by his brother's wife to the sons.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

love this current alice extravaganza going on AST!!

have you heard about the new book by melanie benjamin 'alice I have been' - a historical novel of sorts about charles' friend & muse, alice liddell hargreaves - sounds very promising

ArtSparker said...

Mouse - I was looking at it a couple of days ago in the bookstore. I think I may have made blog contact with the author eight or nine months ago.

Clowncar said...

@ c girl - oddly, the experience of Bessie (the little girl) partially mirrors the experince of own own adopted daughters, who were raised in a rather neglectful environment prior to coming to live with us

Jasmine said...

I love the it with the baby. I can see where he got his inspiration from with this section :)

ArtSparker said...

Jasmine- I think Carroll must have taken a rather jaundiced view of motherhood.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Technical wizzardry. And I love pigs I want some saddlebacks but I could never eat them.Only other people's pigs. Hypocrite no 1 !

ArtSparker said...

TFe- a sentimental carnivore's dilemma.