If I’m honest,the mad hatter as a character never pushed any of my buttons. I like insanity if it’s presented in a quieter,wittier,okay, less deranged way.
The Mad Hatter kinda spooked me in the Disney cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland which was my first experience of Wonderland. Later in high school I read Lewis Carroll and liked the story even more but the mad hatter still didn’t seem for me.
It took Tim Burton and Johnny Depp to make the Mad Hatter interesting to me. (And honestly of that duo doesn’t have the power to make someone interesting to me than no one does.)
I did not want to paint the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version of the Mad Hatter but I did want a mad hatter that I could love just as much. I came up with this:
If he reminds you of a song about a babe with the power than you’re my kind of people.If not then he’s original and straight out of my head. I’m not sure if I will work into him more. My husband says to leave him and I like him so maybe I’ll just do other versions of him. I’m sharing this with Paint Party Friday as my thing I painted this week.
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And I’m also sharing this movie clip with you all in just in case. :)