Thursday, 17 September 2009

Alice and Elizabeth

Here are Alice (Alice in Wonderland of course!) and Elizabeth (Bennett, Pride and Prejudice), two of the literary heroine silhouette pictures I made. I put them in little frames so that I can group them together on the wall. I'm pleased with the way they turned out. Behind each silhouette is text from the first page of the novel and below a quote from the heroine. Alice's reads Curiouser and curiouser, and Elizabeth's I am the happiest creature in the world. I think I shall make a start on Pippi Longstocking next. Who do you think I should include? Any ideas?

Saturday, 5 September 2009

"I wish I hadn't cried so much!" said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. "I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That will be a queer thing, to be sure! However everything is queer today."

I'm working on a literary heroines project starting with dear Alice. Here she is as a silhouette I've drawn. And below are some of the other appearances Alice has made through the years.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

' the sea that was lying down still and green as grass after a night of tar-black howling and rolling...' Dylan Thomas

Today last week I was staying just a stone's throw from Newquay in West Wales, which is one place the poet Dylan Thomas lived during his beautiful but short life. If you've seen the film The Edge of Love it's the village where , close by, Dylan and his wife Caitlin kept a house. Beautiful film, such eye candy. Woolly jumpers, silk kimonos, knee socks, victory rolls, dance halls, poets, afternoon drinking and windswept beaches.