ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT WAS....

'Alice in Wonderland'
'Through the Looking Glass'

through the looking glass beginning

Funny how that happens....You choose a pattern and then as you are getting lost in the painting your mind begins to wander towards a certain direction, often leading to the naming of the piece.  I have become part of the art, it absorbs a part of me, not only physically but my thoughts and I become smitten with the final piece.  

through the looking glass alice

The undeniable pull of your eyes towards the center where your imagination is awakened...the movement in each corner seems to almost dance...and if you take a step back you can appreciate how some of those curves also frame the center along with a square - adding to a quilt like pattern.  There are patterns within patterns.

through the looking glass black lined

The colors that I chose to use are what I think as colors of nature....imagining the colorful world that Alice must have experienced, along with the colors that are written about Alice's dress and hair....

through the looking glass alice 2 color

This piece is based on a design dated to the late 1800's.  The geometric design is what drew me right in.  I often wonder what inspired the original artist...was it colors of meaning like my Parcheesi "Before Me", which contained colors of the flowers blooming in my garden.  And this design is so difficult - what moved them?  Can you imagine what they would think when they heard it was recently auctioned for $10,455.  Smiles from Heaven, no doubt.

through the looking glass final

This is a Limited Edition piece of 10 before becoming retired. 

 19" x 19"
$325.00

I modified the original colors to a large extent falling into the thoughts of "Alice in Wonderland"
16 colors:  shades of blue, shades of brown, shades of green, gold, soft rose, sand, ivory, terracotta, straw, latte

through the looking glass book.png
through the looking glass close up
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life”
— Elsie de Wolfe

ferns from my garden this morning

Alice statue at Guildford Castle

If you would like your game board display to be included on my website for others to enjoy - just drop me a picture, I would love to add it to "Client's Images".  If you have sent them in the past and you don't see them displayed they were lost during my website changes.  I'm sorry!  Please send again!