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How could we have known
when we were young
that verbs have a temper,

not like docile adjectives
hanging like ripe fruit
to be picked and used… 42 more words


ON THIS DAY: February 28, 2017

February 28th is

Pączki Day/Pancake Tuesday

Chocolate Souffle Day

Fat Tuesday

Rare Disease Day *

World Spay Day *

Tooth Fairy Day *

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Down the rabbit hole with John Tenniel

It’s just over one month into the New Year and the world of politics is thrashing from one extraordinary tweet to another and here in the UK a notable Member of Parliament has even suggested some of our politicians are living in… 436 more words

Art History

Trial by Jury -the "Tenniel" style

Just getting to the point where the judge can be coloured.

The 19th Century woodcut illustration industry was very peculiar. So while Leech, Tenniel, Phiz (Halbot Knight brown), Dore and co produced very fine and very quick drawings, these were then copied by craftsmen called “woodpeckers” and turned into prints. 324 more words

Tim Wilson

'Twas Pterodactyl, Sauropod

Original pencil drawing of the sleeping Gryphon,
John Tenniel (1820 – 1914) 


“Jabberwocky” is a poem of nonsense verse written by Lewis Carroll, and was a part of his novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1872). 891 more words


Alice in Wonderland


Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

The Lyceum’s Alice is a sumptuous affair, with a gorgeously decadent design aesthetic. Of course, the imagery is all there in the source material (by which I mean both Lewis Carroll’s novel and John Tenniel’s original illustrations), but it’s beautifully realised here by designer Francis O’Connor, with a set and costumes that are at once familiar and completely new. 243 more words


If Trump’s Ignorance Mirrors Our Own, Who's the Fairest of Us All?

Donald Trump in the White House?

I can’t even.

Ok, yes I can. We all can. Baby steps.

For nearly two weeks since the election every writing pen in this house felt dry. 744 more words