Alice in Wonderland :: Alice no País das Maravilhas

I think I have mentioned previously how much I enjoy custom orders. Designing a new piece involves research, problem solving and coming out with a solution, which makes it both challenging and fun!

The last commission I had was for a pair of earrings featuring Alice in Wonderland and the cat Cheshire. As a child I had Lewis Carroll book with the illustrations made by Disney for the 1951 animation film, so when I think of Alice those are the images that come to my mind. However, I confess that although I do like the way Alice was depicted by Disney, regarding Cheshire, I prefer the original illustration by John Teniel.

For my own version, I have played with a few variations for the colours of Alice outfit and hair but I ended up using a blue dress and a blue ribbon. Cheshire came out as a grey tabby cat with a well marked expression. These were so fun to make that I thought of all the other characters from the book that I would like to make: the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts or the Caterpillar.

Acho que já mencionei antes o quão gosto de fazer peças por encomenda. Conceber uma peça nova envolve pesquisa, resolver problemas e encontrar soluções. É desafiante e divertido ao mesmo tempo.

A última encomenda que recebi foi um par de brincos com a Alice no país das maravilhas e o gato Cheshire. Quando era miúda tinha o livro do Lewis Carrol com as ilustrações da Disney feitas para o filme de 1951, e quando penso nos personagens são estas imagens que me vêm à mente. No entanto, confesso que apesar de gostar desta versão da Alice, quanto ao Cheshire prefiro a illustração original de John Teniel.

Para a minha versão brinquei com algumas variações nas cores do vestido e do cabelo, mas acabei por usar o vestido azul e o laço a condizer. O Cheshire é um gato listado em tons de cinzento com uma expressão bem marcada. Este projecto foi tão divertido que fiquei a pensar noutros personagens do livro que também gostaria de fazer, como o Coelho Branco, a Rainha de Copas ou a Lagarta.

Alice in Wonderland and the cat Cheshire, earrings in polymer clay

Alice in Wonderland and the cat Cheshire, earrings in polymer clay

Alice and Cheshire digital sketches, made by me for this project

Alice and Cheshire digital sketches, made by me for this project

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