Saturday, 11 June 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Bat

Yesterday was Mad Hatter Day here in UK, and the Mad Hatter's tea party is the theme for the latest challenge over at Altered Alice.

This is my entry and it's the Mad Hatter reciting his favourite poem;

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Unfortunately we never learn the rest of the words as he is interrupted by the dormouse.

The sky has a starry look, created by using salt (one of the techniques on offer at Marit's Summer camp). Unfortunately it doesn't show too well in the pic.

The DT over at Alice have all brought goodies for the party, but let's face it - it can't really be a tea party without.....

Tea Loaf!

Help yourself to nice thick slice, liberally spread with butter :)


  1. oh I LOVE !!!!!!! I LOVE MAD HATTER and I love your piece... W.O.W !!
    Just letting you know that I had 3 thick slices of loaf with crazy amount of butter ! YUMMY =)

  2. Yummy! We at The Altered Alice would like to thank you for bringing that delicious tea loaf to the party! Love the Mad Hatter song you've illustrated here. A true cultural tragedy that the other verses are lost forever; I am certain they had deep significance and perhaps even the secret of life itself, LOL!!! I love the salt technique so I am imagining how fab that starry night sky must look in real life! Thanks again for being a regular player at The Altered Alice!

  3. It's a good thing you're bringing two loaves of the tea loaf. Please pass the butter :)
    The quote and Mad Hatter image you've chosen go so well together. Is the background of green and blue distress ink? I love the combo.

  4. Lovely colouring and shading Nigel :)

  5. Yummmmmmm, I had a huge slice of bread with butter and some jam I sneaked in :)
    Thats a great piece of the hatter spouting off his favorite verse. He looks like he is truly enjoying himself.
    Thank you for attending the Mad Hatter Tea Party, Altered Alice Style. I hope you join us down the rabbit hole again next month.
    Jess M:)
    GDT Altered Alice

  6. A fabulous piece Nigel. The loaves look so yummy, I'm off to have a slice or two now.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Fabulous Nigel love the colour blending. I was greedy had two slices:))

  8. I do wish I could see this page in real life, ánd have a slice of that bread. YUMMIE!!

  9. A pinch of salt for the sky: and one for the tea loaf? Yes?

    Not quite dark, they are visible really early these little bats. So you got the sky just right.

    Nice one!

  10. Wow that tea loaf looks so delicious, thank you. Love your artwork Nigel especially the sky. Thanks for joining in The Altered Alice challenge. Tracy x

  11. Thanks for the comment you left in my blog.

    Just wanted to answer your question, the pages are held together using tissue tape, a fun and easy way to make an album out of anything!


  12. Nigel
    a nice way to celebrate Mad Hatter day!
    Ana caldatto

  13. That bread looks delicious! My mouth is watering!
    Love your new creation, Nigel. Fabulous colors!

    I wish you a wonderful weekend!
    Gaby xo

  14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat! AWESOME! One of my very favorite pointless poems! Your art, as always, is wonderful! Great colors and your forced perspective is stellar!

    ... mmm ... tea loaf and butter ... yummy ...

  15. Brilliant and those colors are really fab Nigel!
    Tea Loaf...looks and sounds VERY tasty indeed!!!
    Makes me want to grab my traveling tea cup and head across the pond :)

    Happiest of June weekends to you!

  16. Oh! Yummy tea loaf..not had that in a long time.. mmm..fabulous first time visit to your blog!

  17. the bread looks yum! and a mad tea party is always welcome! great stuff...and you always make me smile...

  18. I always look forward to your entries in the Altered Alice challenge. This is such a wonderful piece of art, so cleverly done. And tea loaf too. Yum