Sunday, February 3, 2008

Last (but not least!) fantasy tip in page

Recyled white mesh, National Geographic images, thread, hand painted paper, XL paperclips, foil snowflakes, lunch wrap.

The last of the reciprocal tip in pages that I have been making.
The front page illustrates the following verse that I found in a children's book about Maori tales and legends.

a cold south wind blows across the land
as the stranger leaves-
never to return to that valley.
From far away a thin, plaintive wail rides the wind
to places high and low.
A lone patupaiarehe fades away,
becoming lighter than cobwebs,
dissapearing into thin air.

patuapaiarehe- white skinned fairy folk that come out at night.

A bit of paint helped to turn a bronze statue into the patuapaiarehe or so I think!

Back page
Pockets and tags. The tags have the above verse written in the back and appropriate images on the front.

I havn't done a fantasy theme before but I have had fun thinking outside the square and trying to find topics that I wanted to spend time on. Each page has taken 3-4 hours to make, with the exception of the mermaid who's scales alone took around an hour to cut and glue into place. I think they are worth it though:)


John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

I said it once, I will say it again - great job, Lisa.

The birds are Canada geese - lovely large birds that sometimes no longer migrate and coat our soccer fields with their greem tootsie roll droppings.

I have removed much green matter from all my kids soccer shoes.

Honestluy, I can tell you are inspiured and on a roll. I lobe them.

womann in glass said...

great works Lisa, great imagination

Bobbie said...

Wow, these pages are great. As nice as the previous ones. I love your imagination and play. My favorite thing you used is the red and white fringe, but truly I love it all.

Bev said...

I love the look of them, the way the colours blend together and the fantasy aspect of them. I suppose that is the beauty of creating things like this from things which you have - you can do anything you like and make them your own fantasy. I like the way they are 3D too.

Neda said...

patuapaiarehe...can't stop repeating that lovely word...patuapaiarehe..lovely lisa...lovely lisa..patuapaiarehe..lisa

dianeclancy said...

Hi Lisa,

these are also lovely!! Really engaging .. fun story too.

~ Diane Clancy

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Thanks John! Yes I have been inspired! Definately no green tootsie rolls on this page...

Nice to see you your latest glass works! Well actually I love all of 'em but you know what I mean!

Bobbie, I agree that the thread lifted the whole lot. I love to play around with diffent colours and threads..sometime my imagination's working so hard I can't sleep! lol

Yes Bev, the world is my oyester so to speak! It helps if the oyester has lots of interesting colours, threads and trinkets too ofcourse!

A beautiful word it is inspired my whole page!

Thankyou Diane, nothing like a bit of free play!

Too all of you who visit and don't comment- thankyou for visiting my blog! It's great to have you here also:)