Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Please don't psychoanalyze Alice & co.!

I can't believe I forgot to post the card I made with one of my Alice stamps! Alice Who??? Alice of Wonderland fame, of course. Yes, I know, the caterpillar is smoking a hookah, which is traditionally loaded with some version of pot, and is, moreover, sitting on a magic mushroom. Enough said! I prefer to focus on my childhood experience of the scene, which, for me, was sheer delight at the thought of talking to a caterpillar.

In the 1950's Walt Disney film version, instead of disappearing into the surrounding grass, the caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly. I like to think of the possibility of transforming myself, by dint of the struggle to improve my virtues and conquer my faults. No magic mushrooms needed for that!

This was also the ink-stains weekly challenge/mingle for March 6-12. I'm including the card sketch/map for it. Site administrater Kim gives credit for the sketch to The Square Studio. Here's the link:


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