Monday, January 4, 2010

Pulp Redux Update

Pulp Redux is an altered book collaboration between five artists.
You can read all about the project here.

 For the last month I have been working on Debrina's extraordinary and brilliantly crafted altered book titled "Through The Looking Glass." For a peek at her book click here. 

Deb has set the scene in her book through a journal entry written in January 1896 by Maude who is leaving London to meet her paramour, Damien. Her husband recently passed away and left Maude a substantial fortune. With this inheritance Maude has purchased herself an eyeglass (not considered a fashion accessory in her day) and is on her way to see the world with her not so secret lover now. Each of us will have a
chance to tell what Maude sees through her eye glass on her journey....

Keeping in mind Deb's love of tiny details, I have designed a page 
influenced by the end of the Victorian era and
dedicated to the passion of the lovers...


 the page is fairly thick with a few secrets



styled to resemble old luggage

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inside reveals a removable calendar from the year 1896






she in all her glamour...



her locket...



with her secret inside...



Soon to follow...the flip side of the page
as the story continues...

36 comments:

layers said...

how wonderful to come back to the blog world and find your rich thick textures.. I missed them over the holidays

alteredbits said...

i do apologize for my bear bones honest comment here but i'm just sitting here stunned -- haven't even read your email yet. i'm just staring at every photo saying "oh my fucking gawd" over and over and over. you, my sweet friend, are amazing beyond words... beyond anything i have ever said before. your work is so amazing and so gorgeous and so detailed and so perfect -- it has me weepy and it's not even my book! you should be traveling the world teaching very expensive workshops! this is just beyond phenominal!

Dorthe said...

Oh Lisa,

this is breathtakenly beautifull,
-What a love story, and what an exeptional beautifull side you made.
All your layers filled with beauty,and wonderfull quotes, pearls, strings,old papers, -all the wonderfull materials.Lisa it is so much more than beautifull,-fantastic.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

alteredbits said...

i'm sorry for swearing in your comments. :(

and i wanted to add... i have made little bits and pieces for each of the books already and gathered a whole cigar box of goodies, and it just occurred to me that what i started for deb's book is in the same hues as what you've done here! i shouldn't have shown her, but i did. how funny and sweet we all are, doing so very different things but still so similar.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Oh WOW!! Wow! Wow and freaken WOW!
I am so utterly impressed and amazed and blown away I don't think I can come up with a more intelligent comment than that right now...this is flippin AMAZING Lisa! Your details, your layers, your vision...WOW!

Kim said...

Absolutely awestruck I am! This is really outstanding Lisa, what a wonderful page! Love all the details and the textures are just drooly! I can't wait to see this in person as the size is quite deceiving I think. It looks huge but then it must fit the page! Great job, I LOVE this!

alteredbits said...

i keep coming back to stare... i'm still in total awe... and shock. rang debs and she is now (FINALLY) coming to look. :)

Debrina said...

here I am...
i'm so sorry I missed this just when it came up! OMG, omg, omg. omg, omg (which is what I've been repeating to Alicia since I've been on Skype!). Lisa - I don't deserve this!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SO PHENOMENALLY, MIND-BLOWINGLY, INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! I bawled as soon as I saw the first photo (just ask Alicia). I can't get over this...the detail, oh the detail...I wish I could give you a big, slobbery fat kiss! I can't believe you've never done a book before! Omg, Alicia and I can't stop talking about! I love you, you brilliantly clever woman!

Ottilias Veranda said...

I so agree with all the comments here.Absolutely amazingly gorgeous! And so well done! The story brings tears into my eyes, perhaps it striked a note in my heart...You are sooo good! Puh!...
hugs
Liisa

Pretty Things said...

That is the most AMAZINGLY beautiful piece. I'm dumbfounded.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh wow! ... and ditto to everything Lucky Dip Lisa said! Wondrous work Lisa! I'm totally bowled over.

Debrina said...

Ok, I'm back. I've composed myself since my last comment, as I was a bit too blown away to make any real sense, lol! Well Lisa - I think this is the most stunning thing you've ever done (and that's saying something, because all your stuff is so bloomin' stunning!!). What's more, this stunning thing is in my book! You have totally brought alive the love story. I can so see the Victorian love elements and I'm just dying to know what Maude's other little secret is! I guess I'll have to wait for that wee surprise.
Alicia's right - you have surpassed anything I ever expected and you should be the one running workshop camps now! We NEED to get a hold of a publisher (am I beginning to sound like a broken record??).
Love you, Lisa!
Debs

ger said...

This is marvellous...!!! - + thanks a lot for your birthday wishes...!

Elizabeth said...

This is over the top drop dead gorgeous!!! You should be very proud of this piece!! I do so so love how you put things together. Reading Debrina's comments is also incredibly funa as well! I do believe That SHE LIKES IT!!!!
Happy New Year Girl!!
Can't wait to see more!!
Hugs !
Elizabeth

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was totally blown away when I saw this incredible Pulp Redux entry. Debrina is one lucky gal, that's for sure. I am nearly as speechless as she was!

Kerin said...

Oh YES!!! I definitely share in really being completely blown away by this masterpiece, Lisa!!! Alicia told me about it yesterday morning and I kept looking at it all day just in awe but didn't even have the words. And today I still am speechless so I just had to write to let you know how much I love this.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lisa,

I was so impressed with your blog, I have featured it as my blog pick of the day for today (Jan 8).

Brian K said...

Lisa such wonderful work! I love it! Amazing! I love your blog! So expressive!

Diane said...

Your work is amazing!! I'm glad I found you :)

La Dolce Vita said...

I left a comment on the pulp blog, but had to come here to tell you this is just MAGNIFICENT!! so many layers and bits, it holds me in awe!!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Lisa, this is INCREDIBLE! The detail is astounding. I can read Deb's excitement in the post above. Absolutely wonderful job - I want one!!!!

Seth said...

WOW. This is a complete and total work of art. Just amazing.

sukipoet said...

gosh this is just gorgeous. first time visitor by now will "follow." extrodinary work.

KV said...

Oooooooh, this piece is to die for!


Kathy V in NM

Thespa said...

Once again you've made me want to crawl into your pictures and explore. I love all the textures and layers you put into your projects. So Beautiful!

Judy said...

This is simply fantastic! Lucky Debrina!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Liek everyone else who left a comment I can only say Wow, Wow, Wow! Oh my gosh Wow! I've loved yoru work through workshops we've shared but I think this is the first visit to your blog. I'm now a followers. YOu're so inspiring Lisa. And ditto...lucky Debrina!

Gaby Bee said...

WOW Lisa, this is breathtaking!!! It's so beautifully made that my hands want to touch every detail! Love all the textural elements and different layers. You have outdone yourself!
Debrina is one lucky gal!

kecia said...

this is SO unbelievably beautiful!

Lawendula said...

Wonderful stuff, how intriguing!
I really like it.

Debrina said...

Hello Lisa - just popping on by to say HI and I so love you!! Hee hee.

Studio Sylvia said...

First time to your blog and I am blown away. Lost for words that have not already been written. Exquisite!

Laurie said...

You've done it again. Just stunning!!

Minxy said...

more total awsomeness... girl you so rock!

Antonella said...

wow! this is incredibly intricate... beautiful hugs, antonella :-)

Tracey said...

Wow... really beautiful nesting and materials that feel so ancient and familiar. I love your work.

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