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Using my lockdown time wisely I decided to go down the rabbit hole with Alice. I’ve always enjoyed the way different illustrator’s depictions add depth. I even designed a collection of Alice cards appropriate for many occassions – graduation, forgotten birthdays, arguments and reconciliation and just plain living. After discovering this image of Very Large Alice crammed in the White Rabbit’s room it was obvious 2020 called for a deeper dive!

The first cards below are specifically “Because…2020,”  and the rest are quite appropriate, too.

I hope you enjoy Lewis Carroll’s very germane commentary on current shenanigans and find the perfect card to expess your experience.

This is from Lewis Carroll’s (then Charles Dogson, mild mannered math teacher at Oxford) original self illustrated book Alice’s Adventures Underground.

 White Rabbit

Ain’t that the truth?

 

Humpty Dumpty

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty,‘ which is to be master — that’s all.’

Illustration by Maria Kirk

Verbatim


Jabberwocky for 2020

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my child! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Covid bird, and hide from the frumious Viralsnatch!”


Illustration by Peter Newell

Changed: son to child, Jubjub bird to Covid bird, and Bandersnatch to Viralsnatch.


Madhatter’s Tea Party!

‘At any rate I’ll never go there again!’ said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. `It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!’

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

Verbatim

Font derived from Lewis Carroll’s handwriting.


Alice Considers…

Alice considered “whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies”

Illustration by Mervyn Peake

A perfect expression of lock down ennui.

How Late?

‘Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!’

Illustration by Mabel Lucie Atwell

Hope it’s not too late…


Alice said to the Pig

“If you’re going to turn into a pig, my dear,” Alice said seriously, “I’ll have nothing more to do with you.”

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

Always appropriate!


 Alice to the Cheshire Cat

‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ 

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

This is the question.


Alice on Change

‘At least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

Illustration by Arthur Rockham

Not just for graduation anymore.


Lewis Carroll Logic

‘Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t That’s logic.’ Tweedledee

Font derived from Lewis Carroll’s handwriting.


I wanted to end on a positive note with my favorite card combining Joseph Campbell’s, “Follow your bliss.” admonition with Lewis Carroll’s storyline. 

Illustration by Millicent Sowerby.

Recommend more quotes or illustrators  to me at Willow@WillowDraws.com. The art must have been created prior to 1927 to be in the public domain.

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