Paintings: Trust Me

"Trust Me"
9 x 5"
Watercolor on watercolor paper
Professionally framed & matted
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"Trust Me" ~ Dreamy/filtered version
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My personal Cheshire Cat grows more diabolical with every new portrayal. The bottle's label may say "Drink Me," but it's the purred "Trust me" that has Alice most concerned!

I was once given an Alice in Wonderland coffee mug that featured Sir John Tenniel's original illustration of Alice gazing up at the Cheshire cat. When you poured a hot beverage, the cat would disappear. Silly, yes, but I adored that mug to the point that I wore the image off. Replacing it would be easy enough and will likely happen, but I thought there was no harm in creating a mug-friendly design of my own.

Alas, my scanner absolutely devoured Alice's delicate flesh tones. Gone are the roses in her cheeks, much of the natural tones in her hair, and all of her softer shading. While I was attempting to remedy the contrast in Photoshop, I accidentally clicked on a filter I didn't mean to, only to discover that I rather liked the resulting dreamy effect. I'm making both the original and the "dreamy" version available, and happily, they both look rather spiffy on mugs!

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon