Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Dodo: The Caucus Race"

There just aren't enough hours in the day at the moment - with taking care of Ari (she's nearly 2!), wedding planning, and lots of painting to do. Yesterday however, I finished the 7th piece in my "Mini Alice" series. It's called "Dodo"!

After Alice finds her way out of the Pool of Tears, she happens upon a Dodo who suggests they have a Caucus race to "dry off". "However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out, 'The race is over! and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking 'But who has won?'" (-taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll).

The original is currently on Etsy and eBay. First in gets him. :)

I was tossing up between two quotes to use in the painting - either "The race is over! But who has won?" or "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes!". I decided to go with the first one because of another quote that I read recently that has stuck in my head....

The other day on twitter, Kat Von D's sister Karolyn posted: "When the game is over, the King and the Pawn go into the same box".

It's so true. We're all kind of heading towards the same thing...it's just up to us what road we take to get there. So when the race is over...who has won? The richest? The kindest? The prettiest? The most adventurous?

What do you think?


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