Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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
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
Until next time....