awesome story.. I love your contest idea. I think the possibilities are endless.. (now lets see if I can come up with something in 2 wks)
such a great story,and the picture is amazing;]first thing i think of when i read the title was this Ernst's collage;]http://billyjane.tumblr.com/post/194880127/max-ernst-sixieme-cahier-vendredi-la-vueIf I come up with something in two weeks,will let you know,those prizes do sound tempting;]
Blogger is having some issues and deleted my longer response.So, short response: thanks! hope you can both contribute! I changed the due date to 3 weeks instead of 2.Billyjane -- love the Ernst. I had considered Masson's Flower-Girl, some Ernst, and Polish kids' books.
I'm proud to have my translation from a while back on this yummy blog!Mary Ann Caws
PS AND THIS IS DEEPLY ENGAGING SURREALISM WITH A VENGEANCE
Oh ho ho! I am going to do my very best to meet this deadline! I actually have a notebook full of illustration ideas for Roussel's writings, as I've been planning on creating a collage animation based on scenes from Impressions of Africa and Locus Solus for a while now. (My plans have been derailed by an intense day-job schedule, but one day I will finish it!)
Sounds exciting, Will! I will do my best to participate.It is interesting how both - seemingly unrelated - contest ideas deal with the realm of flowers.
Thanks again Mary Ann.Denis, I realized this morning my seeming flower fixation. Maybe because I've been reading Proust off and on since October?Myrrh, that would be awesome. I want to see that notebook! What ever happened to Illusory Confections? I miss her blog.
This child-flower reminds me so much of Herbert Read's The Green Child, which I just read a few weeks ago. It's about a pale green translucent girl who surfaces in an English village. (I don't think I'll ruin the story for anyone if I explain that she came from a sort of parallel universe of crystalline underground caves). Very strange book; the green girl would be intriguing enough but the middle third of the book is a flashback about South American revolutionaries. Anyhow, I can't draw very well but I'll try to rustle up a contest entry!
I love The Green Child! I'll have to re-read it, it has been so long that I remember the caves but not the translucent girl. Check out this early Lustig cover for the book.
That's a great cover! My copy is an undated New Directions paperback with a not-terribly-interesting b&w photo by Jean Krulis on the cover.
Sort of embarrassed to say: Have a Rousel book: Impressions of Africa, but never read it. I'll dive in now, I'll dive in deep.
this is an blatant ploy to get sundry obscured Rousselians to break cover and reveal themselves to the hooting mob!I'm game! Just hope my underground glass-lined gin-cum-resurrectine filled tank can hold out for the three weeks needed …
Definitely going to try to crank something out for this if I find the time. That story is rife with inspiration.