Friday, April 24, 2009

William, Jane & John: Another Eden




ANOTHER EDEN


For some time now, I have been pondering how I might create a layout that shares a particularly intriguing story that I have uncovered whilst researching my family history, and I have finally decided to begin by exploring it in a series of ATCs. Each card will give clues to events but I won't be creating them in chronological order as I want to feel free to explore whichever episode interests or inspires me at a given moment. The cards may serve as provisional sketches for a final page or I may decide to let them stand alone as a "book". I don't know how many cards there will be or how long it will take to do them all as I will be making other things alongside them, but when they are all done, I will post them together in chronological order and perhaps provide some background information.
The story took place mainly in England from the mid nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth. Not all the facts are known, they probably never will be. Feel free to invent your own interpretations and post them here. Remember, this first ATC is not the begining of the story...

9 comments:

Seth said...

Creative and fascinating project. And this ATC fits the mustery of it all!

sherriejd said...

oh wow! very intrigueing and i will defintely have to come back to follow the story. love the ATC!

malacima said...

wow!!great project!!and very interesting!!lve ATC too!!

lynne h said...

oh lumilyon, this is such a cool idea... i know it will be wonderful! thank you for your nice words at my place. it makes me smile to see you there. : )

xo

Jude said...

How intriguing! The image is so gentle, so evocative. I thought of Adam and Eve in the first instant, before I read the title.

Kimmie said...

I'm so intrigued! What a brilliant way to present a story that is only known in part ... this first piece is very dreamy and mysterious!

BLACK AND WHITE said...

What an interesting idea! Eva (and my son Adam):)

Alberta and Ava said...

Oaky, you international woman of mystery, you've got MY attention. I cannot wait to see how this unfolds; these are amazing and lovely, as your work always is!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Such magic you create - visually and with the telling of a story! I am already on the edge of my seat with intrigue! What a brilliant idea. I love mysteries (but I also like getting the answer in the end when I can't figure them out!) An artistic image mystery will be most fun to follow! Bravo!