Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fat Book Entry #2: Classic Writers

Since I have a master’s degree in English, I’ll admit to submitting the topic for our second entry. And of course, since all my literature courses were in Southern literature, I had to go with a Southern writer. I was initially thinking of Eudora Welty, but then I thought it might be more fun to do something with Margaret Mitchell for Gone with the Wind. The first quote that popped in my head was Rhett’s “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn” but when I was telling my friend KT about it, she reminded me of all Scarlett’s “Fiddle-dee-dee’s!”. That’s much more fun! That's a corset hanging off the edge there in case that's not too clear. I just thought of all the scenes of Mamie tightening up Scarlett's corsets. I’ve seen a sneak peak of a few other entries and I’m really excited about this project. It’ll be really fun to see all the final pieces (100 of ‘em!) all together to see how everyone interpreted the topics. Yeah! The back of this one gives a little info about the faux postage again, this one at $19.36. Though the film was released in 1939, the original book was published in 1936.

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Carmen said...

Kelly! Another fantastic piece! You are a closet mixed media artist!




Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh I am just loving this swap!!!!! Super fun fat book page and I love your story!!!
So.. I need more info on the whole faux postage thing... how are you making these babies?????

Regina said...

I can just hear Scarlett saying "Fiddle-dee-dee" when I look at your page.
Your style is so fun!

{S} said...

what a fun page! I love it! I can't wait to get the book back, it's going to be such a treasure.