I left my home in Sydney at the beginning of May and have slowly made my way to the UK via the Philippines, Spain, and Portugal. We’ve found a place to stay and I am looking for a job. A career?
I want to get some good art made while I’m here. Over the next year I hope to visit Bath and Lyme, and get some good material to work with for this project. We are living in an amazing part of town, very creative and diverse. It’s made me want to shake Persuasion up a bit, and as there aren’t any devout followers here yet that I know of who might protest loudly (and even if there were), I might just do that. I think we need more races, gender identities, roles, voices. More art styles.
And there is my other love to pursue, and that’s printmaking.
I bought a book full of Victorian wallpaper designs knowing full well the Victorian era was 3 decades off Persuasion. Wallpapers weren’t really a thing during Georgian times because of lack of mass printing technologies, unless you had all the riches and could afford sheets and sheets of hand made decorative paper. As Elizabeth had refrained from redecorating the living room, I assume the interior walls of Kellynch Hall would just have been painted.
Here’s something that may work as a wallpaper for your desktop. It is Bath, UK. Click it and it will take you the the hi-res version.
I’ve changed the date for the release of chapter 2 to the 17th of March. I have decided that a long format book such as this would be much better read by the chapter rather than by the page, and so that is how I will be posting them.
Persuasion: Illlustrated will begin posting on 16 December, 2014. In the meantime, follow us on Tumblr for previews and updates.