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ETA — an update from Anita: Well so far I have only 2 confirmed skin grafts. My my my, scared of such a 'little' thing heh hehheh. And I do not NEED a distinguishing mark, only if you would like to 'share' such a marking and be able to point to the book cover and your original 'mark' and say 'There SEE! That's from ME!!! I wish for as unique a variety of skin tones as possible. They will be lovingly stitched together and quaint buttons applied. Drop me a note and I'll send you the particulars- almost any fabric will do and I only need a small amount. Each book cover will be unique. No 2 the same. I cannot guarantee being able to put such markings on ALL the books, but I will do my best! Its just going to depend on how the fabric wants to be sewn together. If you ever saw the pictures of me w/ my patchwork skin costume, that's the look I'm going for.







I'm pleased to announce that Erzebet Yellowboy Carr of Papaveria Press plans next year to create a limited (18-copy) special edition of "The Quiltmaker," my novella that's a direct sequel to my Nebula Award-nominated horror story "The Button Bin."

And she'll be working with my wife Anita to create these handbound volumes. This is really exciting ... the last time Erzebet and Anita colluded, the result was the "Honey Corset," created from the pages of Amal El-Mohtar's The Honey Month for the author to wear.


The Honey Corset, side view

In that instance, a book got repurposed for wearing. In this instance ... the books will wear you.

Here's what Anita has in mind: she needs 18 people to send her fabric that matches their skin tone as exactly as possible. If you have a distinguishing birthmark, tattoo or other visual feature that marks your skin as distinctly yours, she'd like photos. She'll recreate said mark on the fabric and use it to create the buttoned-together "Quiltmaker" book covers for Papaveria.

If you're twisted enough to want in on this (and surely you must be if you've read this far) contact Anita at anita[dot]d[dot]allen[at]gmail[dot]com (replace bracketed words with corresponding characters) to get the finer details.


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On November 2nd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC), snowy_owlet commented:
COOL
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On November 2nd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
You in, Miss Mohlere?
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On November 2nd, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC), snowy_owlet replied:
This is my chance to determine whether I am in fact the same color as unbleached muslin.
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On November 2nd, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
This is a very important moment, Miss V. Don't mess it up. ;-)
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On November 2nd, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC), j_cheney commented:
Ew!
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On November 2nd, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
*g*
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On November 3rd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC), Anita Allen replied:
Skin grafts
Well so far I have only 2 confirmed skin grafts. My my my, scared of such a 'little' thing heh hehheh. And I do not NEED a distinguishing mark, only if you would like to 'share' such a marking and be able to point to the book cover and your original 'mark' and say 'There SEE! That's from ME!!! I wish for as unique a variety of skin tones as possible. They will be lovingly stitched together and quaint buttons applied. Drop me a note and I'll send you the particulars- almost any fabric will do and I only need a small amount. Each book cover will be unique. No 2 the same. I cannot guarantee being able to put such markings on ALL the books, but I will do my best! Its just going to depend on how the fabric wants to be sewn together. If you ever saw the pictures of me w/ my patchwork skin costume, thats the look I'm going for.
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On November 3rd, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Re: Skin grafts
I will update further.
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On November 14th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC), upstart_crow replied:
Re: Skin grafts
I'll see what I can do! I'd love to do this, but don't know where to find fabric stores in Florida.
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On November 14th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC), alankria replied:
Re: Skin grafts
I am interested, although I will probably take a few weeks (or more) to track down fabric.
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On November 2nd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC), csecooney commented:
BADASS!!!
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On November 3rd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC), samhenderson commented:
Hmmm...
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On November 3rd, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
You know you want to.
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