Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pulp Redux Chapter 3

I was on my way to drop off the kids to school today when I passed the courier...and guess what he delivered? Alicia's book! Yaay!  I had a feeling he would and could hardly wait to get back! It's hard to open a parcel slowly and carefully when you're just about beside yourself with excitement and joyful anticipation!

Above: One of Alicia's pages. Below: One of Debrina's spreads. You can see posts on all the books on the Pulp Redux blog.

Below: The pages that will become my spread in Alicia's book. Watch this space!
The theme for this book is "The Museum of Forgotten Things." Obviously I don't have anything done in it just yet but I have been madly brain storming and I think I know where I will go with this already.Alicia started a story with characters (the main character Hester, is woman scorned, she does something terrible and then spends her life riddled with guilt and burdened by the secret.) and Debrina has carried the story on (Hester died at the grand old age of 97 and Deb's has revealed one of Hester's other secrets and displayed some of the treasures kept by Hester until her death...she was a soft hearted romantic behind the guilt...) and that's where I come in! But first I t have to be disciplined and get back into my collage groove! The ICE deadline is not far away and I certainly don't want to miss out!


Today has been a GREAT mail day...not only did Alicia's book arrive but so did these lovely artworks from Moon Mama! Jen was my partern in the Cards swap organised by LaWendula. You may remember the altered cards I sent her? These are lovely wood and paper creations about the size of an ATC. Just lovely! (No pun intended!) I need to go and find a link for Jen's blog...

I've also been sticking to my art goals for the year, the top pic is my bead stash, some  are hand made by moi, the rest are mostly  gifted or gleaned from a second hand shop. The silvery-grey pendants and beads were made from modelling clay last night while I spoke on the phone. Easy as that! I got bored very quickly rolling balls for beads hence the heart pendants! These will look great dressed up with a little paint or threads and fibers. I think it's something to work on anyway:)

8 comments:

LaWendula said...

Nice stuff and so glad, you and Jennifer did make it in the end!
Enjoy your art! :)

layers said...

such wonderful collage and assemblage in this handmade book

Mick said...

I know all about Hester, at the end we'll discover that her whole life was a series of lies. :|

Lisa said...

looking forward to how you carry on the tragic tale!!

Kim said...

How exciting Lisa, another book to play in! Can't wait to see what you do in it either. Just catching up with your posts. Love the red cabbage dye! In fact love it so much I'm going to get me some this week to play too! Been hard at work in the studio resolving the book. Wait till you se it now! Well soon. Not quite finished it yet.

Debrina said...

Oooh...such potential with all these juicy things, Lisa! As you no doubt know by now, Lisa J's book arrived today! I just loved opening it up. I wasn't slow about it, I'm afraid, lol! I was like a kid at xmas. I have the same feeling as you with the anticipation of the next creation! Such fun!!!
And I just love your beads! My favourite (well, they are all pretty darn gorgeous) has to be the flower bead! Love it!
Have fun in creating Hester and Charlotte's stories!!!

pink said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

alteredbits said...

ooooh, i'm so behind in blogs with this dumb flu turned to dizzying head cold! i already knew you had the book, but it's even more exciting to see photos proving that you have it. :) i'm ever so excited to see what you do!

i'm finishing up last bits (there are incidentally lots of rounds of "last bits") to kim's book, then i'm posting it off and diving right into deb's book. i'm so very excited!

your flower bead is my favorite too. :)

talk soon, sweets!!