Thursday, April 1, 2010

White Rabbit from Alice...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Lewis Carroll

"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 too 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 was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge."  Read more.

The above is of course a paragraph from the original story written by Lewis Carroll. When you have the time you should follow the "Read more" link and rediscover this wonderful tale...just make sure you don't drink or eat anything found along the way. ^_^   The first whimsical character that Alice discovers is the White Rabbit. He of course doesn't bother to take the time to introduce himself for he has other matters on his mind and doesn't even seem to notice Alice. Alice does see him though and so begins her journey.....

This is Southern Ooaks version of the white rabbit. I have always loved the tale of Alice and all the amazing characters she meets on her wonderous journey down the rabbit hole. Rabbit in my mind was a stately fellow. Sharp dressed Englishman rabbit in his fine woolen coat...leather vest and beautiful gold pocket watch.

Rabbit being the perfect Englishman carries his umbrella faithfully with him wherever he goes. Of course he might lay it down for a spot of tea or a bite of carrot cake.
His woolen coat is hand sewn from a vintage piece of fabric. His buttons are vintage pearls. His vest is made from an embossed piece of brown leather and has a tiny vintage burgandy glass bead as the button. His pocket watch is a real time piece that has stopped at preciously 6:15. Do you think he is late for the Tea Party? Mad Hatter and March Hare would surely have a fit if he showed up late. 

Rabbit stands at 8 1/2 inches tall...he does tend to be a bit shorter when he puts his ears down to duck under the brush.  He has a strong wire armature that is covered in wool white yarn and then in a faux white fur. His face and paws are sculpted with clay...baked and then detailed using acrylic paints. His eyes are bone beads that have been hand painted and sealed.

Rabbit will be joining the Mad Hatter and March Hare at the Art & Soul Gallery.
(once you click on Art & Soul you will be taken to the Country Village site...simply click on shop then Art & Soul)
I am very excited about this series of ooaks being in such a wonderful gallery. I know that they will whisper to someone to take them home.

As always, thank you for dropping in to see what's been going on in my whimsical world. I hop hope that you will come again real soon.

Until next time....



  1. Awwwwwwwwwwww he is just adorable and perfect in every way WTG Regi xxx

  2. I love him! The Gallery looks great..again, good luck!

  3. He is perfect, love your white rabbit.

  4. Regi, you have got to be the busiest rabbit of them all! Scurrying around, running amuck with all the dust bunnies, and meeting the Mad Hatter for the tea party. Next thing I know, you will be looking at your watch like the white rabbit and late for an important date! Do you ever sleep my tireless friend? Your white rabbit is fantastic!


  5. He is quite simply the most wonderful thing EVER! Really. I am so in love with him!!! He is my favorite from your Alice series!!!!