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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alice in Wonderland...jUsT pLaIn sCaRrRy


One of my doll clubs is having an "Alice in Wonderland" challenge.  Sounds great, doesn't it?  Yeah, well, not so much for me.  I wouldn't be entering this time around anyway due to my studies; but, that's besides the point.

What is it about this story that scares me so much? I have never been able to get beyond her falling down that narrow, dark, constricting hole that surrounds her from making any escape or the images of the Mad Hatter who just looks downright crazy. See...he looks crazy...


Yet many people are so inspired by it. I guess it is one of those story-lines that can really conjure up these very exciting, creative images of offbeat characters, which I am all for. Yet, somehow, I have never been able to relate to any of it, at all. I actually feel myself backing away inside from them.



Perhaps, they're all really demon-like monsters living below the surface...


... just waiting to snatch us up and drag us down, like in the "Carrie" movie or the pleasant looking aliens that came to prepare us for dinner like in "The Twilight Zone" or keep us caged like in a zoo with no way out, just so they can gawk and point and stare at us for their enjoyment. GASP! I need air...it's too restricting...that one was from "The Twilight Zone", too.


See, there's something not right about the cat, either.  He looks like he's going to swallow you up.  Although, after coming back to check, he didn't come out quite so scary on this background.  Okay, he gets a pass. 

Why can't they look like this...


...non-threatening and silly, out in the open where you have room to breathe and swing your arms!

Perhaps my imagination has gotten the best of me.  I know I should read the story to see what it is all about; however, instead of that, I will thank Johnny Depp because he has been the only one to get me to come close enough to these characters in the first place.   Who knows, by the end of it, it just may become one of my favorites!

4 comments:

Juliette Crane said...

hello! thank you so much for visiting my blog and for buying a print of my painting Moon Belly! you are so sweet, and i can't wait to see your new creations as well. especially the octopus. so fun! best wishes to you! xo, juliette
juliettecrane.etsy.com

About Me said...

Thank you so much, Juliette, for stopping by and leaving a comment. I can hardly wait until Moon Belly arrives.

FYI, I found you and Moon Belly through
http://caterinagiglio.blogspot.com/

Regarding the octopus, I'm kind of stuck on the eyes which is why I haven't finished them yet. I've gone through so many and still haven't found a pair that appeals to me.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello!

it was nice of you to stop by. I can't wait to see Alice in wonderland movie - I'm in love with Tim Burton.

I understand about the scary part I can see why it is scary, for me too but it is also so dreamy and dark which I love.

About Me said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I wasn't sure if anyone else saw it that way, too. I still can't get through the story. Tried again last night. The movie will be better; and, I do love Johnny Depp's acting.