Friday, November 06, 2009

End of the week - notes for you.

"Dear, dear! How Queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've changed in the night? Let me thing: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Dodgson invented "Lewis Carroll" in 1856, when he was 24 and contributing to the Comic Times. He offered the editor, Mr. Edmund Yates, four alternative pseudonyms. They were:

Edgar Cuthwellis or Edgar U.C. Westhill (both anagrams of Charles Lutwidge)
Louis Carroll or Lewis Carroll (derived from Lutwidge=Ludovic=Louis, and Carroll from the Latin name for Charles, Carolus)

Six years later, on June 10, 1864, after he had completed his first Alice book, Dodgson wrote to Tom Taylor about possible titles. "Here are the names I have thought of," he wrote:

Alice among the (elves or goblins)

Alice's (hours, doing, adventures) in ( elfland, wonderland)

Question: Would Alice have had the same magic if it had been known as Alice's Hours in Elfland by Edgar U.C. Westhill?
Linda Sunshine, All Things Alice

I'm going through my notes I made this week and here are some things I wanted to bring to your attention. Teesha has done some free videos, on art journals, that are short and to the point.
"I am so happy to announce that artist and instructor, Chris Cozen will be joining forces with me to teach in my online network! Chris is the author of the books “Altered Surfaces” and “Transfers and Altered Images” as well a member of the Working Artist Team for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Chris travels in the Southern California area teaching painting techniques to students using Golden products and she will now be able to take her classes worldwide!"


  1. Very interesting info Bea. I guess we'll never know but I imagine it would have been just as popular.
    Thanks for the links also. Will check those out.
    Hope you are getting your studio in order a bit.

  2. Oh, btw, interesting big old tree for your header today. Is that corn for the squirrels sticking in the tree? Is the tree still alive?

  3. That's an Oak tree and I'm getting ready for tomorrow's post for Julie's Tree update. We took a picture of a tree back in September, I think and now we take another picture of the same tree. There are a ton of people doing this, their sites are listed on her blog. I used this tree for my header because it isn't the tree I'm doing but I love it. And, yes those are corn cobs and it's alive and HUGE. REALLY HUGE! :)Bea

  4. Great links Bea, I've just been pottering around!