Thursday, 29 September 2011

Alice and the White Rabbit

Dear Alice was in for a remarkable adventure, the minute Curiosity twinkled in her spine...

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural).
But when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.  

~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter I ~

Well, as you can probably see, I have been revisiting one of my very favorite books lately and getting all sorts of urge to spill the characters back into life. This duo is actually something I created on a very, very hot and boring day (ask Alice how excruciating that is!). But instead of just drawing them on paper, I decided that it would be more interesting to make miniature paper dolls to play theater with! So here they are, and now already happy frolicking in The Wish Forest, going down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.

Have you read anything inspiring lately? Do tell! :)

Amalia, oxx


  1. Gosh, these are GREAT. What an excellent idea! Is the Mad Hatter next?

  2. oone of my favorite stories. these are amazing. they look so nice and sturdy!! hope you are well!

  3. oh how lovely!!:* The White Rabbit is sooo Cuute!! (very excited) :)

  4. Oh, Amalia, these Alice and White Rabbit paper dolls are WONDERFUL. They are so well made, so colorful, and they look so sturdy. You are SO creative. I'm sure they won't be in your shop very long.
    I hope you are well these days.
    ♥ audrey

  5. Alice changed my life as a child-- I might have known you were a fellow AAIW lover! These are just wonderful!

    Curiouser & curiouser!!

  6. Greetings Dear Amalia,

    well I love your venture into these paper dolls. They look like wood from where I sit. But who would want to be a wooden doll I ask? All those splinters you'd get while doing something so innocent as chewing your fingernails....

    Feel like a diorama or two? I can see something wonderous happening along this path.

    these sisters have a studio across from ours have a look at their dioramas - they make them out of wood and stick pictures on them (copies of old magazine people etc)

    Nothing as good as yours mind you. !!! Not long now?

  7. stunning - how sweet to display your art like this -

  8. Love love love these, Amalia!!!! How fun to be able to play with them!!! :)

  9. You've created something wonderful, sweet Amalia! The child in you wants to play!:-) I also think the idea is great and am looking forward to see some other characters from "Alice...". I thought the dolls were wooden, but since they are paper ones, the child could cut and draw his own props and sets, while playing! By the way, what were the reactions of your little ones?:)
    I hope everything's going well with you!!
    Many kisses!

  10. your white rabbit it wonderful Amalia, well they are both wonderful, I am just partial to white rabbits :) They are lovely.

  11. you are just magic.
    i think you come
    from a wish forest.

  12. oh how wonderful! I can only imagine that you share these with your children. How lovely. I thought they were made of wood.

  13. Cheeking een to say heeelo. (In a mexican accent) Don't laugh, I have a big moustache, with spahgetti stuck in it for later 'ron.

    Oh that should be a tacco. A tacco sounds like a mexican dance that is danced very quickly.

    Okay enough nonsens.e Hope you are well and w e have good news soon

    hugs from oz

  14. Holy MOLY! Fantastic!!! These are just paper??? You are just brimming with creativity!

  15. Your Alice characters are wonderful and look great in 3d. What a fun exercise too.

  16. gosh your work is more and mroe amazing...
    xo sandra

  17. greetings Amalia, hope you are well :)


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