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Saturday, September 1, 2018
Flying Pigs and Salute to Lewis Carroll
" 'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings."
Of course, that's the famous passage from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and my DT card today for the newest challenge at SheepSki Designs salutes the author with this darling image called "Pigs Can Fly."
From the time I was a young child and first read (or had read to me) the 'Alice' book (as I called it), I was fascinated by the idea of pigs having wings. As a teen, hearing the old adage about something happening "when pigs fly," I was just as intrigued. So, when Andrea first drew this image, I knew I had to use it. Since the optional twist on this month's usual "Anything Goes" challenge is "For Kids," it seemed the perfect time.
I colored with ProMarkers and added gold and white gel ink on the wings. I die cut the image with a die from Die-namics. The scalloped frame is cut with a Memory Box die which is also stitched.
I found a scrap of dp in my basket of leftovers which had stitching and it seemed perfect. I printed and hand cut the sentiment, inked the edges and added it. Finally, I tied a "bowtie" bow and added it below the sentiment. Voila', finished! And it makes me happy - like being a child again and dreaming of magical things like pigs with wings. :-D