Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
How amazing this handmade house? Originally from the book, Homemade house, a guide to wood butchers art..by Art Boericke and Barry Shapiro. It's kinda spooky (okay, really spooky), but in the best way possible (if that makes any sense at all!)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
he Cheshire Cat is the cat of the Duchess. Alice meets it when she leaves the Duchess house, and finds it in a tree. It constantly grins and can disappear and reappear whenever it likes. Sometimes it disappears and leaves its grin behind.
The Cheshire Cat is the only character in Wonderland who actually listens to Alice. With his remarks, he teaches Alice the ‘rules’ of Wonderland. He gives her insight in how things work down there.
It is not 100% clear why Carroll named this character 'Cheshire Cat'. "To grin like a Cheshire Cat" was a common phrase in Carroll's day. Its origin is unknown, but it may have originated from a sign painter in Cheshire, who painted grinning lions on the sign-boards of inns in the area.
Another source may be the following: when you take a good look at the 'Alice window" in Christ Church, Oxford, you can see 3 grinning animals at the top of the Liddell's family arms. Perhaps this is what inspired Dodgson.
Also, at one time, Cheshire cheeses were molded in the shape of a grinning cat.
Finally, the Cheshire cat could have come from just plain imagination, or maybe even a family pet..Kinda remineds me of my cat Opie! hmmmmm ?