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i consider my blog to be my "artistic diary" - so i can recap what i made and which influences i got (exhibitions etc).

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Monday, April 29, 2013

take-a-word: beautiful

last week we had some sunny days and if time allows i spend them in my small garden doing my favorite things: spraying or tinting some backgrounds (here a braille book) and watching the flowers grow (i´m a lazy gardener, i only have perennials;))
going around i found some leftovers from last autumn´s physalis: i´m always surprised how these beautiful fragile skeletons withstand the snow masses! anyway, i saved them and bringing them to the desk with the braille book it was clear i had to take a photograph.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

SPA: mail art

one of my favorite themes at SPA 
(all brushes selfmade)
background: "post card " from shadowhouse creations
illustration from an old book

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

blue moo

for this "blue moo" (> three muses) and moo challenge "spring" i used a blue background (flickr freebee), a scanned old ledger, dead tree brushes (with brown clipping mask from shadowhouse), birds from deviant scrap and font rochester. birdhouse found in the www.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

SPA "taped" / take-a-word "sea"

the photo with the blowfisch (> take-a-word) is taken in the rembrandt house in amsterdam. there is a cabinet of curiosities the artist used for painting, as a lion skin, an armadillo and such on.
i taped (>SPA) the photo (digitally) onto a background from sbg&shadowhouse and added various brushes and elements from sbg and jessica sprague. font: mom´s typewriter

Friday, April 12, 2013

moo-mania: numbers

as said, i´m busy going through my amsterdam photos to make a photoalbum. but how could i miss this challenge, as numbers are one of my favorite themes and i always photograph many of them in the streets of cities.
here i used the "111" together with elements from sbg (cvisions you are worth it & sspar irespectme)
and "184" also with elements from sbg (tangie bestiarybeetliespaper & several from cvisions you are worth it)

Sunday, April 07, 2013

take-a-word: botanical

i´m just back from 5 days in amsterdam - it was a really wonderful trip and the weather was sunny, but the wind was awefully chilly. we felt as wimps, as the amsterdam people sat out in front of the cafés, but we had woolen caps on and were shivering and quivering. anyway, good tourist weather to check out the museums and cafés - and not so overcrowded like it will probably be in summer.
now i will have to deal with the photos for a while to make a photobook... but when i saw the new theme for take-a-word i thought i could at least show some pics... too cold (as in the rest of europe in this long cold winter without spring) for flowers to bloom already, but we were in the botanical garden - photos above. the first photos i took were so misty, until i realized it was the high humidity that fogged up my lens...
and of course, there are flower bulbs to buy everywhere, here on a big market along of a canal.

Monday, April 01, 2013

take-a-word: moon

for the take-a-word challenge
(i thought if we have novembery weather all the time, i can as well make a halloweeny card;))

background: scrapbookgraphics sussie_m: witching hour
my own photo with a tree
moon tinted with sunshine from shadowhouse creations
bat stamp: scrapbookgraphics bg_something wicked
font: blood of dracula
framing texture: shadowhouse

but then, after all it´s easter, so let´s think positive... spring will come...

background and hares border: scrapbookgraphics brand new chicks&ducks kit
bubble wrap dots from maya, whitened with tangie baxter´s gesso styles (both also sbg)
dead tree brush: free from www
moon: private stash
this is a scheduled post - i´m spending this week in amsterdam... wish me luck with the weather, the forecast is this: