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The Fiction Project: Red Fuzz

Red Fuzz Cover © Kristin Chapman, Creative Bleed

Last year, I bought a red shag area rug for our living room. Shortly after rolling it out onto our living room floor I experienced the wrath of the shag rug...it sheds! Red fuzz can now be seen rolling down the hallway like tumble weeds. It accumulates in the corners of the house and even transfers itself on to other area rugs throughout the house. The worst is when it adheres itself to your socks, pants, shirt and even your hair. My family and I walk around with red fuzz on us, and sometimes our house guest take souvenirs of red fuzz home with them. After finding red fuzz one morning in my coffee it prompt me to write and illustrate this little poem called Red Fuzz.

Red Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative BleedRed Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative Bleed

On Monday I submitted it to the Art House Co-op’s Fiction Project, under the theme Adhere to me. I am hoping it makes it to New York in time to go on the last leg of the West Coast Tour of the 2011 Sketchbook Project. If not it will be sitting at the Brooklyn Art Library in the narrative collection. Which reminds me next month the Sketchbook Tour comes to San Francisco!

Red Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative Bleed

Red Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative Bleed

So here are a few pictures from the actual book submitted to the Fiction Project. (Sorry about the camera shake, the light was low and I had one foot out the door to get to the post office before 5pm). The book is done on 80lb Strathmore recycled drawing paper in red and black ink. Its hand bound back into the original Moleskine cover issued by the Art House Co-op. The right page folds out as well. I hope to get a digital version of the entire book up soon, till then here is a peak! k

Red Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative BleedRed Fuzz Book Page © Kristin Chapman, Creative Bleed