Inside back cover. I don't know which magazine I found the picture in or even when I cut it out. And I certainly did not know it would end up in an art journal on Alice in Wonderland on my blog no less!
I say not only can we. But we should. After all the queen did - and as many as six - seamingly impossible things before breakfast no less! Today I believed I won the lottery and sailed across the oceans, that I ate dinner in the flower garden where I take long quite walks, that I rode my bicycle with a flower basket along the seashore and the sun shining, I danced in a meadow, sipped lattes on the deck over looking the mountains with not a care in the world and swam in my pool under the moonlight.
This is how the page looks in the finished journal. It is the center fold of the book with a smaller book within a book. The photo is by ellemoss. "a very merry unbirthday to you."
We've got a snow day. Yes I know I'm in Arizona but I live in the mountains so sometimes we get snow. And we got it yesterday and last night. So I thought I take sometime this morning to post another page to the Alice journal. This is a favorite picture. I'm not sure what you would call them. The wire croquet "baskets" but I love the way Natasha Burns uses them. I found this photo in Artful Blogging winter 2009. I have played croquet since I was a kid. And still love it. Although never with a flamingo. But it would be fun to give it a try.
The quote reads
“Tis so,” said the Duchess: “and the moral of it is –
‘Oh,’ tis love, tis love,
that makes the world go round!"
The facing page. Another quote goes on:
“I quite agree with you,” said the Duchess;
“and the moral of that is
‘Be what you would seem to be” or,
if you’d like it put more simply –
‘Never imagine yourself
not to be otherwise
than what it might appear to others
that what you were"
Having never really read Alice in Wonderland before, either as a child or as an adult. It was just to crazy or should I say mad to read. But having spend some time studying it for this journal I have found that once you sort through the madness you can begin to glean the truths from it.
Alice in Wonder-
I feel so lucky to have them in my very own garden.
The Cheshire cat is one of the symbols I wanted to include in the journal.
Because this quote is worth
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
" I don't much care where."
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go."
So often just like Alice we look to someone else to tell us where we should go, who we should be, when, or how we should do something. We truly are lost, to ourshelves, and to this most enchanting world we live in.