jeudi 27 mars 2008

Lulu's Got the Blues

"Lulu Leloup was feeling blue. So blue that the wooden chair she was sitting on became ultramarine, the brick floor transformed into cerulean, and a white daisy on a vase had its petals turn all indigo. At noon the window panes shimmered and took on a sapphire tint. Soon blue Lulu Leloup was hungry. Look at what happened to the cherries she found in the fridge."

So goes part of my description for Basket of Blueberries, now for sale at my shop. This is not the first time Lulu is making her appearance.

Earlier, writing about my gingham apples: "The seamstress's daughter Lulu Leloup again skipped school. In the hills she ran into a queen in disguise and carrying a basket of apples, asking for directions to the seven dwarves' cottage. Lulu told the woman to chill out, buy a ticket for the fast train, and head to Brussels, where she can flirt with the Flemish while drinking great beer. First making sure that Lulu was not a princess in hiding, the old queen handed her the sole fruit not dipped in toad's piss and arsenic. Then the lonely widow made her way to the train station humming a Jacques Brel song."

I do like playing around with words and the images they conjure; and I am developing a fondness for the school-hating Lulu. I think we are going to see more of this girl!

10 commentaires:

Katrina a dit…

How cute! Love the wordplay, it begs to be read aloud. :-) You ought to turn these Lulu tales into a children's book. Though, some parents may not appreciate the school-skipping character! ;-)

Kreativlink a dit…

Yeah, what Katrina said. Bring Lulu alive in a book!

StaroftheEast a dit…

I wanted to say that too, you should write a book. I think more a fairytale book for (child) adults :). I always love your stories, you write in such a fun and beautiful way!

ingermaaike a dit…

I love lulu and the playing around with words. You may write fun stories for my toys on etsy, maybe then they will sell ;0D

Heli a dit…

Your stories are lovely, I love words too and the word games, how some words mean many different things, or you can make them mean different things :)

Your blueberries are so cute and as I have told you before this picture with 3 blueberries is just super! I love it so much that I had to feature it in my blog today too :)

glasfaden a dit…

I can only second all the comments here. Write a book - I love your new toys and the stories (and of course... your jokes :))!

ArtMind a dit…

Love Lulu! :)

Wendren a dit…

I love your blue-berries. They are gorgeous! Your story is very cute too. I agree with so many of these comments - you should try writing a book. :)

JK a dit…

Lot's of cuteness here, love it, Lapomme!

MARICHELLE a dit…

Oooh I really really LOVE these.