This seems to be the week of Alice .... . . and Tim and Johnny.
Everywhere we turn there are fantastic images of Johnny Depp and
Helena Bonham Carter as envisioned by Tim Burton in the current
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
This classic story has enchanted and inspired many versions and many
illustrators to create visions to accompany Lewis Carroll's romp
We all carry memories of our childhood books and their illustrations.
I must say, my memories don't look anything like these remarkable
characters created by Blanche McManus.
My Alice didn't have near as much style !
What a sophisticated palette of magic she created ... .
quite the jazzy storybook.
Love the multiple top hats on the Mad Hatter.
Love Alices' fan.
Love the perspective on the checkerboard croquet court.
Love the perfect dollops of R E D.
Thanks again to Diane & the ever enlightening Finsbry Collection.
if you'd like to read more about Blanche, go HERE.
She was a fascinating woman , born in 1870 on a plantation
in Louisiana -- - who married, moved to Paris and traveled
the world. She wrote and illustrated childrens' books as a
means of introducing them to other places & cultures.