Day 2 of AEDM – Alice and the Bluebird

November 2nd, 2007

This piece is 9"x12" with collage and acrylic on watercolor paper. I had a sketch on the back of a receipt that was the inspiration for this image, although it took on a new feel when I collaged a page from an old copy of Alice in Wonderland into the background. Other collaged elements included a foreign stamp, instructions for a children's game and a page from an old girl scout's guide book (books purchased at a flea market in Maine) and a page torn from a recipe book with lovely handwritten script.

I kept fussing with the background, adding elements and wiping them away, but it made a nice texture at least. The bird turned blue at the last moment. In the detail you can get a better look at the rabbit. Cute, isn't he?

I had a productive day today, getting some art out the door and making updates to the website. More on that tomorrow, perhaps. Have a fantastic weekend, every one!

24 Responses

It’s wonderful, don’t change a thing. xoxo nita <3

I just tumbled onto your blog. This is a very beautiful piece of art! I love it!

I love This! She has such a stong gaze. It makes me wonder what she’s overcome and left behind. Her gaze seems to be looking one more time, just to be sure she isn’t being followed around by the daemons that lurk off the page. Its really interesting.

I can’t wait to see more!

Is it possible for me to participate in Art Every Day month even though I’m a couple days behind (fashionably late)?

*hugs* I’ve missed you. I read all about the wedding. I’m so happy for the two of you. Your Dress was amazing! Memories to last a lifetime!

Bodhi Girl

(once known as L.B.)

I think I’ve felt like this before.

is it too late to join? i just read about this today…. i love this piece its awsome….
my blog is

Nice tension in this piece, and I mean that compositionally though there is some emotionally as well. Can;t wait to see what the rest of the month brings!

That is absolutely wonderful!

I love the background. I’m always so neat about my collaging and I need to let that go so it can just become what it’s going to be. I really like the swirly knots in the tree too.

WOW! This piece is incredible!
Fabulous work, girl, as always!
I Love it!

THIS IS FANTASTIC. I am impressed. Not sure what all the process is but it sounds complicated. And yet you make it look simple. well done for day two.

Leah This one is fabulous. Love the perspective. And the mood. And the background!


this is gorgeous!! just gorgeous!

you need to write a children’s book and illustrate it!

First your art is WONDERFUL…I so love the trees..and the people in the trees…I can’t stop looking at it.
I was so not sure about joining art every day of the month…because I just was not sure about what I create would be good enough…but Here I am and I am hoping it is NOT too late…if so that is okay…I have linked to your blog from mine!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

I really love the blue you’ve used in this piece and how it ties both the bird and the girl together. The handwriting in the background just completes it I think. Very, very nice.

I come here by way of Tammy Vitale, and though Im a little late, I want to play toooooooo. Pleeeeeez.
~Sue O’Kieffe

I love this one… LOVE the Alice in Wonderland theme and the background with the rabbit. Such wonderful work!

I love this painting! It is so magical!

I love how you really conveyed a feeling of wonder!

looks wonderful!

I don’t know how you come up with incredible stuff…DAILY. You astound me.

Very lovely. I esp like your background. You are good at melding the different background sources together, uniting them with the gesso(?), leaving just enough revealed. I keep trying to do with but endlessly mess up esp by going to far in blotting things out.

I am in awe of the way you put these things together. I like all the found objects/pieces used so artfully…the girls expression worries me, she’s worried, I hope she’ll be okay, get out of the forest unscathed, etc. The rabbit will help, I’m sure of that. Whew, I feel better already.
All your pieces here and up are wonderful Leah. Thanks for creating the Create Everyday. I get so much inspiration from ALL of YOU.

I love her face. She is You!

What an exciting series! The texture and colors of the background work so well with Alice and that lovely tree. The curls and swirls of the branches are great fun and remind me of the magic of nature and storytelling. I am so glad I am not the only one who uses my receipts as an impromptu journal or sketchpad. I guess we take green to the next level, huh?

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