Thursday, 7 April 2011

Beware the Jubjub bird

and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!

Wise words indeed, from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" which appeared in "Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there".

This is also my entry for the latest Altered Alice challenge, where the theme is Yellow & Blue. Blue was easy - Alice, but what to do for yellow? I had originally thought of sunflowers (no idea why) but decided to go for a bird instead. Unfortunately that limited things slightly; dodo, duck, eaglet and lory. Then somebody reminded me of the Jubjub bird and that was it :)

Backing papers by Crafty Individuals
Bird by Stampotique
Diamond flowers by Magenta


  1. Too FUNNY!!!!! I never thought of the Jubjub bird as needing therapy, lol! Alice doesn't look very sure about it either! LOVE your composition, so quirky and interesting! Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice!

  2. So funny .... I love that bird!

  3. Trust you LOL great entry...Alice looks like she thinks the bird might just peck her!!

  4. What a fun piece of art. This is a very creative depiction of Alice. I just love it. Oh yes, the background is so cool. Thanks for sharing your art in the Altered Alice challenge.

  5. Hello fellow blogette, love your piece for Altered Alice :)

  6. Oh this is just so fun and perfect for the challenge! Love this! We both used a bird!!!!

  7. My previous comment was rather thin.

    Too thin for such a lovely piece of art.

    I like the mushrooms...good shading of the stalks and they look rather piosonous; which is a compliment as most mushrooms are considered to be so. (Though there is some doubt.)

    I had forgotten about this Jubjub creature...thanks for the reminder!

    Nice one!

    Sue x

  8. Now, this piece really made me chuckle ;) The bird is cool and I love the mushrooms! Beautiful background! x

  9. always fun to see where your creativity takes you Nigel...magical and fun creation!!!

    happy rest of your weekend

  10. LOL great piece Nigel, thanks for joining in the challenge. Tracy x

  11. formidavel criação!

    e obrigada pelo comentario no meu blog!

    tenha uma excelente semana!

  12. How beautiful, love the coloring of the mushroom.

  13. Nigel, conceiving the Jubjub bird as talking to Alice about being a misunderstood character is outstanding!

    Coupled with your wonderful mix of colors and images ... a truly beautiful work of art!

  14. Fab use of the Altered Alice challenge - love those giant colored shrooms and the Jubjub bird!

  15. Nigel Parabéns pela menção Honrosa!