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Romantic choices by hogret Romantic choices by hogret
Altered Book spread.

This book is work-in-progress ~ an alternative re-telling of the Bluebeard fairytale.

Spread 1:
Young and idealistic, she flirts with possibilities. Who will she marry? (She doesn't know, yet, that she has the choice not to marry at all, and she will not know this until she is a much older and wiser woman.) But today she is young and beautiful, and more than a little giddy, and the suitors cluster around her.

She looks like quite an assertive young woman - note the tie and the riding crop. Perhaps she will make a sensible choice. But I doubt it, somehow. Shall we warn her? Who should she pick instead?

On the other hand, if she picks the accountant, we can be pretty sure the fairytale will run out of plot twists rather rapidly. So perhaps we should just watch, and wait, and see what happens next.

Spread 2, the next instalment, is here [link]

Collage: acrylic glazes; transparent lace packing tape; Leyendecker 1920s Arrow Shirt collar ad; Japanese polka-dot masking tape; dymotape; brass filing cabinet brackets fixed to the page with brads; filing labels typed on an old typewriter, aged with soya sauce, beeswax and brown wax crayon.

Supplies: Great selection of Japanese masking tapes at PrettyTape [link] and decorative packing tapes at RetroNaNa [link]

A more traditional version of the Bluebeard story is here [link]
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   General Artist
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hogret Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
This has been featured here [link] :peace:
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hogret Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thank you!!!
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! :D
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hogret Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
The whole book was a total gas - I got the giggles at myself with almost every page!
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ab-insula-Avalonia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I really like the captions.
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lakrimoza Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
This is really cool. I love everything in it :)
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myroski Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   General Artist
The creepy one is such a hilarious touch :D
I don't know tho, the sugar daddy will die, the poet will burn out(passion) the creepy one will never be truly honest. But the accountant has stability and patience.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
But he probaly plays golf :-(
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myroski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010   General Artist
:(
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modeen19 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is TOTALLY cool. I love it!
So, for those like me who don't know the story...does this collage reflect part of the story in the book it is made on?
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Not really. Bluebeard is a gruesome fairytale, where a young girl marries a seriously creepy nobleman, and discovers terrifying things about him. I have always been fascinated by the story, but I thought I would give it a twist, and give her the choice to marry someone else!

A more traditional version of the Bluebeard story is here [link]
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Athalour Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   General Artist
I just noticed that The Creepy One has a seiously silly hat! :lmao:
Have to agree with Weedlace - the accountant is probably the best of the bunch...
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
At first the only label I noticed was "the creepy one" which gave me a chuckle... And it suits him because my eyes went straight to him and stayed there. Sticks out like a sore thumb.

I second that she looks like an independent type. Her manner of dress is masculine and she carries a riding crop. She looks like she is commanding respect while standing in the front with the men watching the race track horses. Every man, friend, and day brings new possibilities and adventure.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
He looks deeply strange ... that hat!
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doches Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Oh my. Oh my oh my. Where on Earth are you going with this? Only time will tell, I suppose -- I'm making a note to listen.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Where should I go with this? The bluebeard story has its own inevitable messy ending, but I'm tempted to quirk it up!
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AeliaNaqwiDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful..:hug:
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object000 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That looks amaising!
Can we have it over in :iconbook-arts:
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
What a great group! Thanks for the link.
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object000 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:confused: coulda sworn you were there already...
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Her hairstyle tells me she is the independent type. But she appears to be charmed by the accountant. Don't write him off so quickly! His togs are quite fashionable--reference the nipped waist of his coat. He also is the only gent to sport a flower, and a pink carnation at that! Were she older and more experienced, his smug look might be a complete turn-off, but I don't see that wisdom in her yet. I suspect she is susceptible to charm!
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