10 de mai de 2011

Wonderland


Julianne.hide


've always been more of an “Alice in Wonderland” girl, never was able to see anything good in the Wizard of Oz. I can remember hating the later and loving the former as a child. I also remember watching Alice with my best friend in childhood and thinking how cool it was for Alice that she could fall into a dream world with such interesting characters. I read the story is filled with allusions to Carroll’s friends and if that’s true, he must never have been bored. The story easily satisfies two things that I love and have always been drawn to, dreamers and eccentrics. Basically, people like myself I guess. I have never really considered myself eccentric although some version of that word has been used to describe me at one time or another. I think it’s just because I move in the direction that feels right to me, even if it doesn’t always make sense to others. At any rate, I will always come down on the side of dreamers, the unique souls who add to the worlds color, not to blend in but rather to stand out.

The following is a stanza from Lewis Carroll’s poem, “All in the Golden Afternoon” – where he tells of the afternoon boat ride when he improvised the tale which became “Alice” for the 3 daughters of Henry George Liddell.

Thus grew the tale of Wonderland
Thus slowly, one by one
Its quaint events were hammered out ~
And now the tale is done
And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun

Alice! A childish story take
And with a gentle hand
Lay it where childhood dreams are twined~
In memory’s mystic band
Like pilgrim’s wither’d wreath of flowers
Plucked in far-off land

Found HERE


11 de out de 2010

3 de out de 2010

Alquimia do verbo por Rimbaud


Brian Dettmers



"ara mim. A história das minhas loucuras.

Há muito me gabava de possuir todas as paisagens possíveis, e julgava irrisórias as celebridades da pintura e da poesia moderna.

Gostava das pinturas idiotas, em portas, decorações, telas circenses, placas, iluminuras populares; a literatura fora de moda, o latim da igreja, livros eróticos sem ortografia, romances de nossos antepassados, contos de fadas, pequenos livros infantis, velhas óperas, estribilhos ingênuos, ritmos ingênuos.

Sonhava com as cruzadas, viagens de descobertas de que não existem relatos, repúblicas sem histórias, guerras de religião esmagadas, revoluções de costumes, deslocamentos de raças e continentes: acreditava em todas as magias.

Inventava a cor das vogais! - A negro, E branco, I vermelho, O azul, U verde. Regulava a forma e o movimento de cada consoante, e , com ritmos instintivos, me vangloriava de ter inventado um verbo poético acessível, um dia ou outro, a todos os sentidos. Era comigo traduzi-los. Foi primeiro um experimento. Escrevia silêncios, noites, anotava o inexprimível. Fixava vertigens."


- in Delírios II, Alquimia do Verbo, de Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) - trad. Paulo Hecker Filho



21 de set de 2010

Esmaltes encantados


uase sempre escolho os esmaltes que uso pelos nomes que eles têm. Podemos então associar uma sequência de três ou quatro camadas e formar frases curiosas e divertidas. Sonhava em criar esmaltes de contos de fadas, com um branco para o coelho da Alice, outro para Branca de Neve, um vermelho para a maçã envenenada, outro para os sapatinhos enfeitiçados de Andersen. Recentemente, como o filme da Alice do Tim Burton, comprei uma coleção de esmaltes inspirados no filme e seus personagens bizarros.

Acabei de descobrir que já existe a coleção de esmaltes que eu tinha inventado em sonhos. Se divirtam vocês também inventando nomes mágicos para as cores.




Prince Charming Blue
Dragon's Breath
Maleficent Magenta
Poisoned Apple
Kiss of True Love
Briar Rose


Happily Ever After, a berry red
Pixie Dust, a shimmery glitter
Enchanted Forest, a green
Mirror Mirror, a silver/grey
Poison Apple, a red
Prince Charming, a milky brown


Encontrados AQUI

4 de set de 2010

Cartas à Lobato


onteiro Lobato trocou centenas de cartas durante sua vida. Entre elas recebeu muitas cartinhas de seus leitores mirins, que comentavam suas obras, elogiavam, questionavam, davam sugestões, mandavam desenhos. Aqui estão pequenos fragmentos desses tesouros da juventude.












1 de set de 2010

The witch bottle


VER THE LAST few days this Witch Bottle will have been crossing some of your house thresholds. So I thought it time to introduce her, and tell you why her crossing your threshold might have been quite a horrifying thought had you been living centuries ago. She is painted with oils on burr walnut wood and the idea is based on an old English folk magic, evidence of which has come to light in the rebuilding and renovating of old buildings in recent years. The practice of making witch bottles dates back at least to the 15th century and is a form of apotropaic charm (i.e. one that wards off evil).


If someone believed that they were the victim of a witch's spell, they would take an old pot-bellied bottle, often made of blue or green glass, or a stoneware container known as a Bellarmine (named after the rather dreadful bearded face that decorated the side of these bottles, which reminded folk of Cardinal Robert Bellarmine who was a persecutor of protestants and labeled a demon), and fill it with various curious ingredients...


First the worried spell victim would drop in some bent iron nails or pins, then some of their own hair, and lastly their urine. Sometimes other items like thorns or pieces of wood, nail clippings, stones, bones, ash, menstrual blood, oil or coins were added to this. Then the bottle would be corked and buried in a significant place. Many witch bottles have been discovered underneath the hearth stone, hidden in walls or at the threshold of the house.


The idea behind this was that if a witch was sending her spirit to harm you, she would most likely try to enter your home through a doorway, chimney, or other entranceway. If there was a concoction made from your own bodily fluids in her way, she would turn her attentions on that, presuming it was you and get herself caught on the bent iron nails. It is thought that in the case of bellarmines, the frightening face on the side of the bottle would further ward off evil.So if there appeared in the nearby vicinity someone with a dreadful sudden affliction or who experienced terrible pain whilst urinating, then it was likely to be the witch!


Archaeologists have found only four bottles still completely intact with evidence of urine and hair and all sorts of other delights within. In fact, these witch bottles were often thought to explode on the death of the witch, so perhaps these are cases where the charm did not work. If you are interested in learning more about strange popular superstitions, dried cats, old shoes and other Things Hidden In Walls, there are some excellent articles here at Apotropaios, where you are invited to send details of any odd things found hidden in your walls and under doorsills.


Found HERE
The amazing blog THE HERMITAGE.



Baba Yaga por Adrienne Segur







onheça o trabalho encantador de Adrienne Segur que ilustrou inúmeros contos de fadas e nossa amada Alice no País das Maravilhas AQUI

Elas existem...

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"Só me verá
Só me tocará
Aquele que coração puro mostrar." Alzira


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"O mundo precisa saber da nossa existência e que não somos pura fantasia." Alzira


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"Quase não acreditei nas palavras doces sopradas por esta boca verde e estranha.
Porém, ao beijá-lo, uma recompemça ganhei.
Do amor verdadeiro eu provei."

Ayla D.

25 de ago de 2010

Little Red Riding Hood




Lewis Carroll, Agnes Grace Held as Little Red Riding Hood, 1857







Henry Peach Robinson, Little Red Riding Hood, 1858


Krista Steinke, What big eyes you have, she said. 2006 - 2008.

Guillermo Mora. Mummy Knows Everything series, 2005.


Guillermo Mora. Mummy Knows Everything series, 2005.


Guillermo Mora. Mummy Knows Everything series, 2005.


Guillermo Mora. Mummy Knows Everything series, 2005.

Miguel Angel Tornero. Caperucita Woolf, 2006.


Adriana Peliano, série passagens, 2010.



Adriana Peliano, série passagens, 2010.

Adriana Peliano, série passagens, 2010.



21 de ago de 2010

Kooky Returns


ere is a trailer for ‘Kooky Returns’ – a film due out later this year. The puppet design is by Jakub Dvorsky, who designed the games – Samarost and Machinarium.

Middle Street school - shadow puppets

Year 1 - February 2009


atherine Grimaldi has been working with Year 1 children on a shadow-puppet project. The children created their own shadow-puppets and plays and wrote about the characters they made. They also watched a Lotte Reiniger shadow-puppet film. Many of Lotte Reiniger's films are viewable on Youtube here











Found HERE

Play HERE