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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Humpty and Alice

HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL...

 HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL...

 When I went to the Alice exhibition at the TATE in Liverpool recently I picked up this postcard of Humpty Dumpty.........I've used it as the starting point for this journal page. 
I also used the exhibition entry tickets and some digi Alice images.

 Did you know that although Humpty appeared in Alice Through the Looking Glass (he even explained the meaning of the Jabberwocky poem to Alice!) the rhyme is much older?
It was first published in 1803 and then again in 1810 with slightly different words than we use now
Humpty Dumpty sate on a wall,
Humpti Dumpti had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before

 I also bought this slightly strange postcard!

 This Alice peeping round the curtain was on the What's On guide I picked up.

ALL THE KING'S HORSES AND ALL THE KING'S MEN
COULDN'T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

What a special remember Sue.
This is wonderful. All the little details. Perfect work.

Wendy said...

Amazing work Sue, all your saved bits and bobs make it very pertinent to you and your day.
We used to say, as kids,
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the Kings horses and
All the Kings men, said
Oh No, not scrambled egg again!!

Sid said...

Fab pages as ever Sue !!

Nigel said...

Great page, and an interesting collection of images.

Sarah Anderson said...

I've never read Alice through the Looking Glass, I shall put it on my 'to read' list lol :) Love how you've put such an eclectic mix of imagery together which really works, full of memories of the day xx

Effie said...

Love your Humpty page....

JoZart said...

Great pages and so inspiring, especially as I'm off to the Tate to see the exhibition tomorrow with Olive. There's also another exhibition of Alice Art at the Liverpool Academy of Art in Seel St... bet you missed that one??!!
Jo x

Photocat said...

It sounds a bit like a vague explanation against war. He fell of the wall and nobody - not even the king's horses or men - could fix humpty Dumpty. Words with a lot of meaning for me... Call me daft. ;o))