Monday, April 19, 2010

Pulp Redux Chapter #3 Alicia's book

I've been busy working on my blue 'Charlotte' page. When I last posted about this page I said it was unfinished and I needed to work out what it needed. I sensed it was somethingewhite..but it turns out it was white, blue and brown! Here's how it's looking now....

I created two fabric pockets that fold back like doors.
The cross lifts up to reveal a pocket which contains some 'exhibits' from Hesters life...and loves!

Exhibits: buttons left behind by a Military lover Hester gave shelter too, a pen nib, a piece of chain from a necklace given to Hester by the Military man sits along side the dolphin teeth (yes those are real dolphin teeth...strange but true!) he gave her.....who is that boy? That secret's still to be revealed!


The flap on the pocket lifts up to reveal some diary pages and the secrets they contain.

Both flaps fold back to reveal Charlotte who you no doubt remember as being Hester's secret daughter!

The following is an entry from Charlottes diary, whose just discovered her real identity. Charlotte's diary pages are kept in bottom pocket (visable in the 4th photo.)

Dear Diary, the reason for my lack of entries here is most unexpected. I recieved a telegram telling me of my Aunts passing. This however, was not a great surprise to me as she was old and some-what unwell.When I heared that Aunt Hester had passed on I set off to take care of her affairs. My own mother was poorly and unable to do so herself. I noticed her great reluctance for me to attend to the estate and I was left with the feeling that there was something I didn't know...as if for a moment she wanted to tell me but then pulled back and could not. I know now what it was she would have said had she found the courage to do so. I was in for a great shock. A surprise of the most confusing type. It was the most unexpected thing and I am still reeling from the shock of it! Oh, diary! What shall I do? I don't know who I am anymore! It would appear my life is a lie! What is it that could cause me such unrest? Oh diary, I write this through my tears for I've just foiund out that my Aunt Hester is not my Aunt, she is my mother! I was a secret child, born from an affair! The shame, dear diary! I cannot begin to describe. Me! Born out of wedlock and hidden away for a year! How could she? Oh faithful diary, if there's any hope that I cling too now it's that I will discover who I am through the exhibits left here, in the house that has become a museum  of forgotten things...

Next pulpy posting I will reveal the secret of the boy in the photo, as discovered by Charlotte. Watch this space!

There's a lot more pulpiness to come as we near the final weeks of round three. Debrina's ahead of all of us and has finished her spread in Lisa J's book. She even managed a video clip of it so we can all see how the pages fold and reveal and change and move...it's great! Please click on over to the Pulp Redux blog to check it out! Way to go Deb's! My book is now in her hot little hands but if you wondering what's been going on with it and didn't catch Kim's posting here it is! I can't wait to see this in 'the real!'

8 comments:

Debrina said...

Hey Lisa - Charlotte really comes across strong in these pages...well done. It's got a real homespun feel to it...especially with the hand-stitching! Very reminiscent of the time. Love the continuing saga too...you've spun up a great story!!! It feels so real and alive!

Jasmine said...

Beautiful. You have given me some ideas. Thank you xJ

Mick said...

A wonderful mystery, Lisa ... I wait, on the edge of my seat, for more. :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful! I also really like the blue.

Nora Ibsen said...

It's fantastic, Lisa. You have done a wonderful job.

alteredbits said...

hiya sweets! wow, this is just great! i am loving the diary entry and the mystery behind the boy! how fantastic this all is!!

i totally agree with debs! and i love the little treasures -- particularly the teeth! how fantastic they are! and so "me"! woohooo! can't wait to discover the secret of the boy! loving how naughty hester is becoming too!! a girl after my own heart. :)

this whole story is starting to feel like a true bit of history. i love it!

Kim Palmer said...

Wow Hesters a bit of a gad about isn't she? What a dark horse she was! Ooo, now there's another wee someone in the picture! Great ideas and execution Lisa, lovin how this story is just growing!

ArtPropelled said...

HOw intriguing! I love a good story and the way it is presented is the cherry on the top.