Revisiting Alice’s Adventures

Jul 27, 10 • Downloads, Graphic 45, HalloweenNo Comments


    CHILD of the pure unclouded brow
    And dreaming eyes of wonder!
    Though time be fleet, and I and thou
    Are half a life asunder,
    Thy loving smile will surely hail
    The love-gift of a fairy-tale.


    I have not seen thy sunny face,
    Nor heard thy silver laughter;
    No thought of me shall find a place
    In thy young life's hereafter —
    Enough that now thou wilt not fail
    To listen to my fairy-tale.


    A tale begun in other days,
    When summer suns were glowing —
    A simple chime, that served to time
    The rhythm of our rowing —
    Whose echoes live in memory yet,
    Though envious years would say 'forget'


    Come, hearken then, ere voice of dread,
    With bitter tidings laden,
    Shall summon to unwelcome bed
    A melancholy maiden!
    We are but older children, dear,
    Who fret to find our bedtime near.


    Without, the frost, the blinding snow,
    The storm-wind's moody madness —
    Within, the firelight's ruddy glow
    And childhood's nest of gladness.
    The magic words shall hold thee fast:
    Thou shalt not heed the raving blast.


    And though the shadow of a sigh
    May tremble through the story,
    For 'happy summer days' gone by,
    And vanish'd summer glory —
    It shall not touch with breath of bale
    The pleasance of our fairy-tale.


    Lewis Carroll

    Alice-and-the-king-and-queen-of-heartsAren't the illustrations fabulous?  I love all things black and white!  And isn't that a sweet poem?  Thank you, Graphic 45 for reminding me about Alice.

    I worked on this little tag project for CHA using the Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland line and I had to send it off before I took very good pictures of it, but here's what I have.  If you would like to use the little "Wonderland" quotes, here is a PDF to share.

    I love that I was able to tie in quotes to the illustrations!  These are some photos that I took quickly before I sent it off.  I like to do that when I am working on a project for someone else, just in case I need to duplicate it because I don't get the project back…choke!

    Here are a few where you can see the quotes added.
    Well, this has been a great line to work with.  I wasn't sure what kind of a little project I could work up, but then I started remembering some of my favorite quotes from the story, then I found more and I love how they played right into the project.  Maybe you can find something to do with them!



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