i. hart london (dumortierite) wrote in pigeon_post,
i. hart london

i was still a child when you caught me

So I was on holiday in Denmark directly after mailing the book off on it's next great adventure, thus, it is only now that I present y'all guys with:
pigeon press final

So I had nooooo idea what I was going to do for my page, and time was running out. I went through like six different incarnations and songs and lyrics....they just weren't very inspired (and they were all blue, which is lovely but what allll the previous spreads had been centered in) AND THEN -
I opened to a spread totally totally blank except for the little black words in the center THE CHILD ALONE
et voila, inspiration.

The Childcatcher is the song that has always made the most impression on me of Patrick's. It's so, so disturbing, and horrible, and unflinchingly and harrowing - and when he does the different voices! - shivers.
I wanted a lot of red and black, very dark, so I scavenged about my room and then started off with a wash...
pigeon press in progress
In progress....

pigeon press injury
The kiddie scissors turned out to be much sharper than previously imagined. I ended up slicing a huge bloody gash right down the middle of my thumb :0(

Various bits:
Crying woman: I absolutely since childhood have loved this tragic illustration from the kid's book Catkin where the queen learns she's going to lose her child, and I thought it very fitting with the song as well.

Red stripey viola cutout: I scrapbook everything so I had a lot of nice papers lying about, and I also play the cello and so adore the fact that/the way that Patrick plays his traditionally classical instrument.

Scaredy-Patrick: This was actually a roller print from a set of woodcuts that I did with a sort of Little Red Riding Hood/Peter and the Wolf theme for my art class (guys, woodcuts take FOREVERRR) and had lying around. Colored with colored pencils, chopped off the wolf and forest.

Vellum words: Have definitions of 'Child' and 'Passage'. Right next to each other on the sheet, too, which was a rather creepy coincidence. I really wanted to keep the original "The Child Alone", so the translucent vellum was prefect.
The hearts came from the back of a Tegan and Sarah postcard thing.
The stained glass is from a photo of Le Sain-Chapel in France (I am probably mutilating that spelling).

pigeon press final
FINAL PRODUCT!! I am actually very proud and pleased with it, which is good :0)

sorry it took so long to post ...
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