Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea and welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!

Alice and I have much more in common than I thought. I think I have a lot of Alice in me. :)

Sixteen TRUE things about Alice.
1. She was always ready to talk about her pet.

2. She found it very confusing to be so many different sizes in a day.

3. She was definitely not a serpent.

4. She did not like to eat raw eggs.

5. She did not want to go among mad people.

6. She could not remember much about ravens and writing-desks.

7. She did not live much under the sea.

8. Her favorite phrase was "Let's pretend."

9. She didn't like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn't make something out.

10. She would most like to be a Queen.

11. She was rather afraid of insects, at least the large kinds.

12. She liked birthday presents best.

13. She didn't like belonging to another person's dream.

14. She was always rather fond of scolding herself.

15. She was always ready for a little argument.

16. She got very used to queer things happening.


  1. Bea you have such a way with whimsy...don't you love what is happening in Seth's beautiful process? We are so blessed to have these small whispers of conversations with such gracious kind artists. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Thank you Mary Helen. Seth's work is amazing. :)Bea

  3. There was a little girl on Halloween who was the Queen of Hearts. She was about 12. She began telling me of things in Alice in Wonderland that I didn't know. I think her class was studying the book and Lewis Carroll. First thing she told me is that wasn't his name and I didn't realize that. She also told me about all the controversary about the book. I think the book was written for pure entertainment, sort of like Peter Pan. I love it myself! Like many have said he wrote like a surrealist creates art.

  4. Have you seen the Queen of Hearts art doll in my art coolaberration project? I have not worked on her yet, but she started in Oregon with Jeanne and is with her 4th participant in Canada right now I believe. Go to to see her if you like. I thought you might enjoy seeing her. She has the coolest face and headdress. Gail did that work. Let me know what you think if you go see her.

  5. Thanks Yvonne for the link, I'll go check her out.
    Charles Dodgson wrote poetry throughout his life. He was only 12 when he started writing magazines for his family and friends. He called them The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmash (which if I didn't already have a title for this blog I would borrow)Dodgson had a wonderful mind. He did parlor magic, game theory, mathematics, symbolic logic, photography, recreational games and puzzles. :)Bea

  6. You are so clever Bea. Great post.