Friday, December 18, 2009

Pulp Redux Update # 2 Lisa J's book.

It's that time of year again where being busy seems to take on a whole new definition! End of year everythings, christmas celebrations, school finishing and 7 weeks of school holidays just beginning!
One thing I like about working with fabric and in particular hand sewing the fabric is that it's easily picked up and put down again. Even 5 minutes in the car while waiting for kids can be used effectively, or should I say can be used to provide a few minutes of 'me' time before the inevitable busy afternoon!
Here's what I have been up too...



The second piece of my addition to Lisa Jurist's book is now complete. The lace tie is undone to completely remove this fabric 'scroll' and reveal what's inside...

The scroll opened up reveals a pocket which holds another piece to remove and open...


...and the 3rd element of the scroll is revealed! I love the way the fabric maintains some of the shape it's been given from the process of rolling it up and tying it, it is ofcourse suitably nest like! I could hardly believe my luck when I found these embossed egg shape beads while out Christmas shopping, I wasn't even looking for beads but they were certainly a nice suprise. In my labyrinth book I started playing around with the idea of moving pieces in my book. Being able to physically interact with the pages and to touch, feel the textures and hold them in your bare hands really appeals to me. I've added net curtain material to the selection of fabric's I am using as well as pieces of a 2nd dismantled doily, it's a little bit squashed after being rolled up but when you gently unfold it, it reveals a little crocheted flower. How sweet is that?

So, now you've seen what I have been up too and now it's my turn to go and visit you all, I am looking forward to catching up with blogs over the next few days so *see* you soon!


11 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

I love the way the fabric retains the shape, what a great piece and the crochet flower is adorable.

Debrina said...

Sigh...really beautiful and oh so delicate Lisa. You are a dark horse! So multi-talented!! I see Seth's got you up on his blog as a favourite now too. Well done - you are climbing the heady heights of excellence!

Debi said...

I subscribe to your blog and read it faithfully in my reader, but it's been a while since I've been over here "in person." Lisa, I LOVE your banner!

Poetic Artist said...

This is so wonderful. So much pretty details. How many 5 minutes did it take? LOL

Mick said...

Hmmm ... a little turn of an old phrase may fit here, Lisa: "It's not what you see, it's what you don't see."

Lisa said...

Lisa, This is so lovely..the fabric scrolls and the hidden elements..so intriguing! You are incredibly talented and i love what you've done!

ArtPropelled said...

How sweet is that indeed? Gorgeous layered, wrapped wondrousness. Love the eggs so much!

John M. Mora said...

Although I am a canvas or print guy, I can see the beauty on this colloboration.

Big Santa hug for the warm sunny southern hemisphere. Two feet of snow here...

layers said...

I am intrigued by the idea of a scroll and the layers wrapped in mystery.
happy holidays

Kim said...

Loving all the tatty bits Lisa.The scroll, the hidden and unfolding bits, all just perfect! I'm now getting out all the bits for your fabulous book for some play time, woohoo! Much buried cat in the studio, LOL! I'm sure he's in there somewhere!

alteredbits said...

oooh! lisa, this is so very lovely! such gorgeous and delicate and intricate work you are doing here. i LOVE it! this is sooooo fantastic! i cannot belive that i let myself get so caught up in life that i didn't check posts for nearly a week! i am horrible... but right now, these photos are such an AMAZING holiday gift. lovely, lovely eye candy!