Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lisa J's contribution to Deb's Book


For the past month I've been working away on Deb's brilliant and imaginative book "through the looking glass." Along with her amazing artwork, Deb has composed a charming love story in the form of a journal entry written by Maude to accompany her book.

Maude's story begins in January 1896 with her leaving London to meet up with her secret lover Damien in the city of romance. Her husband has recently passed away leaving Maude a substantial fortune. With this inheritance, she purchases an eye glass and sets off to see the world with Damien. Maude's pretentious husband never would have married her had he known of her impediment. What Maude sees on her journey is up to us...

For my part, I've created a page inspired by Victorian style that portrays passionate devotion between soon to be united lovers...



photos of Maude and Damien



reveals a removable calendar from 1896
and a secret desire...



her locket...


her desire...



letters..travel plans..more secrets?




19 comments:

  1. i still cannot get over how stunning and utterly gorgeous this is. you are impressive beyond words, lisa. this is an awe-inspiring masterpiece and i await the day i can see this in person! i love every little detail -- the photos, the opening trunk, the calendar and scrolls... the locket... all the little pearls and fibers and secrets. beyond perfect! you have so outdone yourself, you talented genius, you!

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  2. Alicia, Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your heartfelt comments. Though from what you've told me of your plans for Debs book I can't wait to see your spectacular addition!!!

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  3. I'm still reeling over this, Lisa. The calendar is just awesome - I can't believe you sourced a calendar from 1896! Holy crap but that is just such a special thing to do and I will treasure this till the end of my days...and then this book wil lbecome an heirloom piece.

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  4. oh there are so many delicious components of this work! everything is more amazing than the last, just incredible work!

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  5. you are so very welcome, lisa. and sorry for being MIA yesterday -- i was trying to work and catch up on emails but i sewed instead. i made a bonnet! ;)

    and yeah, how/where did you score an 1896 calendar!? you are a clever thing! i am still just in awe... and probably will be forever.

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  6. Alicia.. You have to post your bonnet! I am dying to see it! I bet it's spectacular!

    I found the calendar in digital form on Etsy. I'd actually found another on Ruby Lane but the Etsy one was better as it contained all 12 months.

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  7. i did post my bonnet :) it's on my blog, sweetness. it's not that great but it's ever so fun to me anyway. i was surprised it even resembles the shape of my head.

    that so totally rocks about the calendar! that is a hugely fantastic score! you rock!

    i'm off to reluctantly spend some gift cards we got for christmas. i wasn't going to buy anything other than used or handmade, but i guess technically we aren't buying it. i think i'll be really boring and go for organic cotton napkins or a recycled material doormat. ;)

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  8. Been off in another world again, can you believe it Gastro straight after I go back to work again! Now that I can actually get out of bed and focus on something this wonderful post is up! This really is the most amazing piece Lisa! Love everything about it! Ruby Lane has some fantastic bits, and I do love that old calendar, what a find!

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  9. Thanks Kim and Deb.Ruby Lane is awesome..i love that you can save your goodies on a wish list and then they send updates. Sorry to hear you've had the muck Kim. I torched a tortilla in my oven yesterday and had to use a fire extinguisher to put it out which means a new oven and a week of cleaning out my kitchen...note to self.. never blog while cooking!

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  10. Ha ha...and oh dear...
    Tortillas and blogging are a dangerous mix by the sound of it. I'm making a note to myself in fact! Ooooh and I must go and check out Ruby Lane...I figured it was a digital (my god, I would have flown over to you and personally hugged you if it had been the real thing, lol!!

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    God, I should just stop writing...my grammar sucks the big kumara.

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  12. oh no, i didn't know you had to get a new oven, too! yikes! still sounds like something i would do.

    i hope you feel better soon, kim! and debs, you need a nap when you guys get back from your adventures -- that should fix your grammer right up. ;)

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  13. apparently i need a nap too -- my spelling is atrocious!

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  14. If the calendar was real...I wouldn't be anymore.HA.

    The oven disaster just reconfirms that my husband did not marry me for my cooking...which is something he frequently reminds me. I really couldn't care less about food..it's very low on my list of priorities...obviously.

    Kim...I hope you're feeling better by now!

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  15. Exquisite! My eyes roamed and roamed, like searching for a treasure which there are many at every turn. Lovely work.

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  16. Wow! Words can not describe this delight for the eyes...if only the textures could be felt!

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  17. i agree -- this is just amazing beyond words!

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  18. This is beyond incredible. So much detail, so many layers, and just wonderful to look at! Must be even better in person.

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  19. Dear Lisa, now being on tour here, I have to comment on you wonder of a book, even I know I did so on your privat blog.
    What you did is so stunning, , a treasure of wonderfull little stories ,with the most fantastic materials used, to end up in this beyon beautifull creation, and love story.
    I admire so much your wonderfull talent, you are a master in creating.

    Love and hugs Dorthe

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