Monday, December 6, 2010

Kim's final contribution to Deb's Book

I have finally finished my contribution to Debs book for this collaboration and it has been nice to branch back out into the metals again!

The piece centres around a late 1800's love story provided by Deb.
Enter her heroin, Maude, who after years in a loveless marriage has thrown off the shakles and finally taken up with her true love, Damien. The two have been off sailing the globe on the holiday to end all holidays but you know the story can't end there!

Ah yes the idyllic blissfulness of new love must finally be put aside as life has intruded (as it inevitably always does) on our lovers.

When we last left them (curtesy of Alicia's contribution and diary records for the pair) our two starry eyed lovebirds were enjoying the sights and sounds of Egypt.
(Half their luck! Do they need a baggage handler, I am available, LOL!)

Enter life, sigh!

Fear not intrepid followers, all is good, no really it is!

I'm not going to ruin Maude's hard fought for happinesss now am I? Naaa!

I thought it might be fun to find out a bit about our Damien though, after all the man had some sort of life before Maude's entry...

and so...

(Yes I know you saw this pic before but this is a wrap up folks! Stay with me here).

Okay, now young Damien has a job... of sorts, he's an up and coming anthropologist with an interest in cartography and archeology...

so there! All in all a rather exciting career in up and coming sciences for the times!

I decided that we needed to hear what Damien had to stay at this point of his life so the piece focusses on his viewpoint.

Damien has been offered a position in South America (as you probably guessed from the previous post!), and so the two lovers are off on a romantic sea voyage to Yucatan.

Now here is one side of the piece for Debs book. Its a brass book structure attached to what will be the page of the book. The pages are quite a heavy duty construction not paper as of course they wouldn't hold up to this sort of abuse.

There are hidden pockets... I love creating things in unexpected places!

On the reverse side of the page...

Damiens journal which picks up the story threads and relates his side of the tale.
Each item on or in the journal is discussed in the journal and relative to Damien's tale.

There are secret niches here too!

If you want to know more you will have to pop over to my blog to see the rest, ha!
(Just click on the highlighted writing it will whisk you right over!)

Gotta leave ya hanging folks, LOL!

So now it will be posted away to the lovely Lisa Sarsfield for her final contribution. I can't wait to see how she will finish off the story.
Wow Deb, it's almost home!
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  1. HI girls just letting you know I have posted the piece for Deb's book, all finished at last!

  2. Kim, this is beyond belief! I stopped breathing, I'm sure, as I read through everything you wrote here! OMG, I love hidden compartments and secret little things to discover. You've made my day on this one, Kim! Happy Xmas to me! Gawd almighty, I can't wait to play with my book when it finally comes home!
    P.S. work on your book has started but gets under way, proper, tonight.
    Love you, my Aussy friend. One day I'd like to pop on over at give you a big hug for this lovely, amazing contribution to my book. :-)

  3. Wow. This is so impressive. Definitely a piece to see in person.

  4. Debs, So glad you liked it! Of course I had to give the lovers a nice steamy marriage in the jungle to go with their torrid steamy relationship, LOL! Isn't interactive art fun! I think the hidden elements really lend themselves well to book structures and I had so much fun making them! Come on over anytime, I'd love to have you over for some art and girly fun!

    Seth, thanks for the lovely words. Maybe one day we can all get together and drool over each others books! Wow how inspiring and creativly charging would that be!

  5. This is so awesome, I can't wait to see it in the real and I promise to try very hard NOT too drool on it!! lol. I left you a real comment on your blog. Geez it's good to be back on line!
    Alicia did I read somewhere you have your book home??? OMG! Lucky you! I vaugely remember reading something about you getting it home somewhere but all the info is on the old computer...along with pretty much everything I have pulpy related! Will have to spend some time burning to disk...
    Hope you are all well! I miss everyone!
    L x

  6. Simply fabulous!! what else can i say?

  7. What an amazing collaboration. It just gets better and better. The textures, the objects, wow. Breathless. Congrats. Riki And again, I could be a baggage girl!!

  8. ooh kim, i cannot believe how much i've missed in the almost three weeks of being in bed. this is just stunning and gorgeous! as i'd mentioned before, i have a deep adoration for the mayan culture and art so this to me is just absolutely divine. i so wish that i could see this in person! someday, ladies... someday. love you, sweet kim -- thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous work and wonderful inspiration. i've not arted since i fell ill on the 4th so think that maybe i will do something now. thank you. :)

  9. Really awesome! Love your blog! Have a great New Year!
    Take Care,