Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chapter 43: CHRISTMAS-GREETINGS. [FROM A FAIRY TO A CHILD.]

LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say—
Gentle children. whom we love—
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again—
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!
Christmas, 1867.

Welcome down the rabbit hole once again my friends. This poem by Lewis Carroll was found in the back of a copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In researching the history of this poem I found the All Saints, the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. The 3 centre panels contain verses from this Lewis Carroll’s poem. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb and depicts a Nativity scene, at which both Carroll and Alice are present. This is a must see for anyone that loves Wonderland.

For our challenge this week let's get into the Christmas spirit. The challenge is to use red, green, + one color. You can still use other colors for hair and skin. Just make the main use of color red, green, + one.


Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner will receive your choice of 2 digital images.



Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see the rest of the Amazing DT creations!

7 comments:

  1. The clouds are so soft and pretty and I just love the swirls. The dragons spots are to die for. Great job

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  2. Emma....this is enchanting! I love this, so beautiful. This is just awesome! Love the clouds.

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  3. What a sweet card! Looks like it came right out of a fairytale book!

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  4. Wow Miss Emma!! What a super gorgeous card!! Love love love it!! Dreamy colouring too! *hugz*

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  5. Wow what a beautiful card, love the scen you have created
    love tasha xx

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  6. Wow this is so beautiful Emma!

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  7. Well someone blew this outta the park! What a stunningly perfect scene you have set. I LOVE the Dragon's spots! Everything is perfect!

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