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Hi, My name is Irene Owens. My greatest passion in life is Art. I love drawing portraits, painting whimsical pictures and illustrating for children. I also collect children's books and hope to one day get one of my own picture books published. I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my prints, hand painted pendants and mirrors. In this blog you will find artists that inspire me, brilliant handmade creations and my own art. I hope you enjoy my posts.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Alice Through the Looking Glass illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Alice in Wonderland has got to be the most illustrated book of all times. I think only lazy illustrators haven't done Alice. However, I haven't seen that many different Through the Looking Glass versions. That made me think, is the second Alice story not as good as the first one? I'm almost ashamed to admit that I haven't read it. Could it be that the overwhelming popularity of Alice has put me off?  Maybe so. When I saw Helen Oxenbury's illustrations for the Looking Glass, I fell in love with them and actually wanted to read the book. I'm half way through it now and enjoying it very much. But I think I'm enjoying the art more than the story. Have a look at these illustrations from the book. Can you judge me?