Saturday, 5 March 2011

Pulp collaboration comes to an end...

Debrina's Pulp Redux book covers
Well, it started a bit over a year ago and now, for me at least, it's over.  My final contribution to the famous  five's Pulp Redux book collaboration.  It's a sad day.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the way in which the collaboration has extended my skill set: challenging me to experiment in a more disciplined way with my fairly newish entry into the world of mixed media.  Before Pulp Redux, I was mainly into painting, illustration, mail art and ATCs.  Now I'm moving in all sorts of mixed media directions.  And with each book I got to work in, the more inspired I got by my fellow artists' contributions. 

My contribution to Kim's book, the last book I was allowed to play in, is here in just a few "choice" shots - as most of the final work needs to be kept under wraps for an online exhibition next year.




Final contributions to Kim's Pulp Redux book - D.Price-Ewen
So that's it: the end of an era.  One day, I hope to meet every single one of my online collaboration friends in person.  For now, the experience of participating with them in this fantastic collaboration has been a soulful experience.

27 comments:

jill zaheer said...

Wow, I can't believe it's a year. I've been following the books everyone has worked on- and this has been an amazing process and project. Although you may feel it's a sad day- it's also a blessing- for the friends you've made, techniques you've learned, collaboration and how you've changed within your art style. So cheers and congratulations- it's time to celebrate all that you have accomplished!

Deborah said...

It's been an incredible collaboration and I've enjoyed following it!

MrCachet said...

Sorry about the mishap with my Blog Roll, Debrina. I did indeed miss changing it when you started the new one, and didn't realize I had to change it not only as a follower, but also the blog roll. It's fixed now!

Debrina said...

I know - a whole year already! I can't believe it myself!!! Thanks Deborah for your following and Dave - yes, I would never have changed it had I known I would lose connections with all my friends. So I'm slowly going around to everyone to let them know. :-)

Cathy said...

An amazing collaboration. It must have been a great deal of fun for all the participants. I agree we all need to stretch ourselves outside our comfort zone now and again.

azirca said...

It's a shame that all good things must come to an end, still you have some fabulous work to look back on.

I love the cream figurines that you have shown here. They remind me of those plastic figures that you used to get years ago in the cereal boxes.

lyle baxter said...

sorry I'm late to comment! you are lost according to my mean computer but by devious means you are found! love your final pics in the collaboration. you've come a long way since the beginning! and good luck in your further adventures. you are a talented lady!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

OMG. Thankyou for reminding me about the blog change! I need to update my blog roll thingee! My bad!
That ornament is fantastic for this book, with the little girl and her hoop and their period dress. I love the theme you went with for this book and really wish I could read the whole thing NOW!! This looks lovely, powerful, wonderful..lucky Kim! Yes, a bitter sweet day indeed. It will be for me too. I have totally loved this collab and I am so glad you said yes when I asked you! I had no idea how fabulous it would be. I am looking forward to our collab:) xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have kept you in my prayers after the earthquake and I am so sorry about the incredible loss and damage to your beautiful country. I tried to connect but somehow I could not make the correct connection. I so love this new collaboration...your work is so incredible...how are you and your family? Is your little son traumatized by the earthquake? Take care and let me know how I can help from afar. Peace but with you, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

alteredbits said...

it's been more than a year, girly. we started in october of '09 on our own books. i only know because i had to look it up today as someone was asking. so, a year and a half almost!

love the peeks (and the others you showed me). i'll send you some peeks if you'd like, too, of what i'm working on. but shhhhhh.

miss you heaps, lady. hope all is well and that you've been able to get your papers done. i'm working madly on the zine, lisa's book and lots of other things.

and i suck! i never changed your blog on my site, either... or my reader for that matter. eek!

xxo

La Dolce Vita said...

well here you are, wondered what was going on!! I have been so out of it, working waaay to much!!! got you on the side bar Debs!! cannot believe Pulp is over!!! loved it so much and yes we should have a bloggers convo someplace cool like Paris!! xo

Debrina said...

Hello lovely friends, I have missed you so!!!! Yes, this is what happens when you change your blog url. Grrr. Still, I'm glad i did - it's very much in keeping with all my other web 2.0 sites. Debrina Altered is it from now on in! Yeah!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog; I really appreciate you taking the time to do that and leaving your lovely comment. Congratulations on year's artistic accomplishment; where did the time go? So quickly at full-speed ahead.

I will be visiting here often. Best to you always.....Marilyn xxoo

Nicks said...

I dont completely understand it, but I do completely love it!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is an astonishing collaboration ...I love the baby in the womb about to be born...my niece is due in about four weeks and I can hardly wait to hold little Mason James. Have a great weekend and I am still praying for the Kiwis after the terrible earthquake. I wish you Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Seth said...

It has been such a pleasure watching this extraordinary collaboration start, continue, and now end. All of the participants have created masterpieces in this project and I just hope that one day I get to see some or all of them in person. Congratulations

Debrina said...

Thank you Seth, from you that is the most wonderful of compliments. Hello everybody else - I'm so glad to be back in the "fold". AND to have you all back too!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

happy St. Patrick's Day! I am praying the rebuilding is continuing for your beloved New Zealand...you remain in my prayers. Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Lynette (NZ) said...

Found ya ;-) Looking forward to following your happenings again and hoping we can meet in person sometime soon.

Debrina said...

Yay! Glad you found me! I'm still doing the rounds to try and find everyone too!

watching kereru said...

Look forward to following your blog and getting inspired with some collaborative projects. Thanks.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I LIKE your new blog :) and all the pics.

hangs head in shame :(
Haven't started peg doll
BUT
I have thought about it and what to do

Terri Kahrs said...

Debrina, what a wonderful project! I'm in awe of the results! Thanks so much for your blog visit and your sweet comment! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

A wee pulpy peek on my blog:)Your books is coming along well!

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for reminding me about the blog change, Debrina!
I'm so sorry that Pulp is over, it was a gorgeous project!!! It was a pleasure seeing all the awesome creations...no...masterpieces!

Cheers,
Gaby

Candy said...

What a treat to have you pop in. So happy that you love what you see and hope you come back whenever you think about it.
I love the journals with all the delicious detail. In a couple weeks I will be crafting with KC Willis a wonderful mixed media momma! and hanging out with kindred spirits.
Tuesday Blessings ;-)

Elizabeth said...

What a huge success thais was ans so fabulous that you all shared it with us!! I so wish that I could see all of the books in person. It must have been so very rewarding to ahve everyone treat the project with such devotion. A rare thing indeed!!!!