We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Breaking News: Dormouse takes a respite from the Mad Hatter's tea party .....

The next Craft Barn Q&L Challenge words are PATIENCE and BETTER.

I have used a verse from a poem by A A Milne "The Dormouse and The Doctor".

The Dormouse looked out, and he said with a sigh:
I suppose all these people know better than I.
It was silly, perhaps, but I did like the view
of geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue).

But whenever I think of a dormouse, the Mad Hatter's Teaparty (from Alice in Wonderland) comes to mind, so I've taken the liberty of combining the two and found a piece of clipart of a dormouse in a teapot.

I quickly brayered an ink background, then printed the verse onto it. I painted some impressionistic delphiniums and geraniums with acrylic paint, and coloured the clipart with Copic pens.


Time for a nice cup of tea now!



18 comments:

  1. What a lovely verse - nice doormouse too.

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  2. Adorable Kay, simply adorable. The colours you chose are s lovely. I think Doormouses(?) Doormice(?) - anyway, I think they are so sweet, but I like mice anyway. Not rats tho'.... *shuDDer*...The verse is lovely too. Good choices Kay :o))

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  3. Love how you've put this one together. A great verse and great art to go with it!!

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  4. Fun piece - great idea to merge A in W with Milne too :) Great page and quote Have a lovely evening

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  5. Great page, the mouse is very endearing!

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  6. This is such a fab page, I love it!

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  7. Hope you checked there was no dormouse in the pot before you made your tea lol. Love your page the flowers are beautiful.

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  8. That's amazing, such a fabulous page.

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  9. This is just adorable! The background is really well done , and the mouse has the sweetest expression!

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  10. Beautiful impressionist flowers which work well with your wonderful Door Mouse, great quote and beautifully interpreted :-) xxx

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  11. This is cuter than a dormouse in a tea pot. Oh no, that's cuter than a bug in a rug. I get these things mixed up (grin). I love it all!

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  12. A great fun page, love this and the verse.

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  13. What a great page! Great quote and I love how you matched the flowers to the words and of course the cute mouse peeping out! xx

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  14. Lovely page. The flowers are beautiful :)

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  15. Your hand painted flowers are wonderful. A fabulous page.

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