Friday, May 27, 2011

roots beneath the layers: a peek at alicia's contribution to lisa j's book

i am finally nearing the end of the first half of my last book, "roots beneath the layers", in the pulp redux collaboration. this is lisa jurist's book and i have LOVED working on it. thankfully i'm not done yet, but felt i should post a few photos to satisfy our wonderful viewers' expectations (we've been WAY too quiet in pulp-land)!

because i was the last person to work on lisa's book and will not have to send it overseas, i took the liberty of including lots of natural bits that i collected from around my yard and neighborhood, and some farther corners of the state of oregon and washington. all bits and pieces have been hand-picked and hand-dried by me, with the exception of a few of the twigs. AND, i hand-stitched every little bit of this -- not a single machine stitch included.

think of my contribution of alice in wonderland collides with nature, a sprinkling of steampunk, a potential hint of taxidermy and many, many secrets. looking at the sides of the pages reminds me of walking through a forest as a young girl.

"alice", the girl in this image, is on a secret door. i've been working on this for a very long time and just last night my husband realized the large compartment under her image was there. i thought that was pretty funny that he didn't notice it until now. other secret nooks and crannies hide in the pages too. i hope lisa can find them all.

to see more photos and some of the secrets, check out my blog:


Monday, May 16, 2011

Lisa Sarsfield's contribution to Debrina's book

A fossil find for Debrina's book. How exciting to find this at the local rock and mineral club rooms! More pics on my blog.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Pulp Redux Collab had bitten the dust given how quiet it;s been around here! Things are not what they seem! We're all busy in our own corners of the globe but we've decided to keep the last chapter under wraps..for now! So here's a few peeks of what I've been up too and there's a few more peeks over on my blog. This book is nearly finished so watch this space!!