Thursday, November 19, 2009

Labyrinth AB- Finished!



I'm all done! I've completed the last few things I wanted to do in my book and now it's in a box waiting to be posted later today (to Kim of Merlin's Musings in Australia.) It's quite exciting on one hand to look at this formerly unloved book and to see what it is now but on the other hand I feel a little sad to see it go! It's been a big part of my thinking time and art time lately! However, this books journey has only just begun and not only will 4 other fabulous books make there way into my home over the next 7 months or so I will also have the excitment of it coming home again! I am very sure it is in good hands!




Above: The sign in pages on the left were created using vintage photo album pages and the the collage I kept from the series shown last post. This pic helps to put the size of them into perspective and helps me to see how they tie in with the rest of my book, the colours etc are very me! The right hand side of the top photo shows a partially bound signtaure and my note to the other artists. The copper piece is actually a plant name tag on a wire 'stake' of sorts. I picked up a packet of 6  in the supermarket for only $3.00! I love finds like that!


Above:  My visual diary pages for this book. I've just realised that I have completely missed photographing one page...opps! I  like this page because it really shows the difference my h.a.t print makes to the final look.( The h.a.t print is almost a Ghost print but not quite! thanks Mick for the info!) The actual cut is quite plain and not all that clever, it's the transformation that it undergoes with the h.a.t proceess that makes all the difference. Most of the library issue cards have poetry in the background. The words of the one shown here are in a pic below which you can enlarge to read if you wish!


I was never quite happy with the blank area above the nest on this page but a few lines of simple writing took care of that! I'm happy now:)


The company was gathered, and Life the auctioneer, stands up before the bidders, his hammer lying near.
"Lot One" he cries 'I offer is Time that's passing on, an Time my friends remember, is going, going- gone!
Two bidders fight to buy it, but not with Gold Accurst, they offer all their effort, their hunger and their thirst.
One means to use it  nobly, the other for his boast. The hammer falls, he had it, who longed to get it most.
Click the photo if you want to read the rest of the poem, it's a a lovely poem I found in a child's encyclopedia and didn't want to cut up!


So that's it...I hope to put a slide show of my section together when I have a little more time (ironically) and ofcourse you can always see more of this book and the others on the Pulp Redux site. Check out our new banner too...created by the clever Alicia of Altered Bits!

12 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

this is just awesome! your nest is wonderful, the textures are so gorgeous! I love everything about this project!

nancy neva gagliano said...

totally incredible...that nest again, and the pearls, and loving the pages/words popping...great project.

Annie said...

I'd love to be turning these pages....

Lawendula said...

Wow, Lisa, such a great work! I love this!
Thanks for your nice comment!
Btw: more about the bags tomorrow...

Gaby Bee said...

Just fabulous, Lisa! These pages are tremendous. You have done a wonderful job!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

John M. Mora said...

The art above the poem is simply wonderful.

Belongs over your mantle.

It is great Lisa.

My best - big pat on the back. Good to see ya skinny, dipping.

123 123 said...

Cool post you got here. I'd like to read more about this matter.
By the way check the design I've made myself A level escorts

Mick said...

It's already been said for me by Annie...

The Green Stone Woman said...

I can only agree with all of the above and say, bravo!

ArtPropelled said...

An absolute feast for my eyes!

John M. Mora said...

happy usa thanksgiving, mum....

Seth said...

Just amazing. What a great book!