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Alice Pleasance Liddell (4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Her family surname Liddell is pronounced /ˈlɪdəl/.

There are at least three direct links to Liddell in the two books. First, he set them on 4 May (Liddell’s birthday) and 4 November (her “half-birthday”), and in Through the Looking-Glass the fictional Alice declares that her age is “seven and a half exactly”, the same as Liddell on that date. Second, he dedicated them “to Alice Pleasance Liddell”. Third, there is an acrostic poem at the end of Through the Looking-Glass. Reading downward, taking the first letter of each line, spells out Liddell’s full name. The poem has no title in Through the Looking-Glass, but is usually referred to by its first line, “A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky”.

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July—

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear—

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die.
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream—
Lingering in the golden gleam—
Life, what is it but a dream?

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Liddell

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Alice Pleasance Liddell as a beggar girl

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    lovely!

  • KINDLY THANK YOU DEAR CHARMIENE…:)

    – Tammera

  • Marilia Martin
    Marilia Martinalmost 4 years ago

    Love this!

  • THANX EVER SO MARILLA…:)

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well done tamaera !LIZ

  • THANK YOU LIZ…:)

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work with enchanting colors and very nice digital effects Tammera

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  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing work – love the use of colour

  • THANK YOU MICHELLE..:)

    – Tammera

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 4 years ago

    I love everything about this. . . fabulous…. I learned something too!!
    Faved!

  • SWEET…
    I LEARNED SOMETHING TOO…
    I JUST LOVE LEARNING DONT YOU??

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU KIDNLY DEAR FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Tammera- this is such beautiful and captivating work- I love what you have done here. Your notes have been very interesting to read too. xx

  • AWW…THANK YOU SO KINDLY ROSIE..;)

    – Tammera

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago


    September 2010

  • FEATURE!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…:)

    – Tammera

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    PLEASE make sure that your entry has been submitted to the group. If your entry is not in the group it will be removed from the challenge and you will forfeit your win.

  • OOPS…SORRRY…
    WHICH GROUP HON??

    – Tammera

  • OOPS… FOUND IT…THANX FOR THE REMINDER HON…;-D

    – Tammera

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