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Friday, October 17, 2014

wonach siehts denn aus? ;)

what does it look like?
(more about it in ca 10 days...)








Monday, October 13, 2014

take-a-word: umbrella


brick background: artistry, framed with a texture from shadowhouse;
brushes self made

Saturday, October 11, 2014

still life: fruits

among the classical still lifes you can often find fruits.
so i made these two simple pages in my tiny altered book:


linking to mixed it monthly

stamps: pears toomuchfun, smaller letters teesha moore, bigger letters ma vinci

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

three-muses-challenge: game boards

the lewis chessmen are are a group of 12th-century chess pieces, most of which are carved in walrus/whale ivory. they were discovered in 1831 on the isle of lewis (outer hebrides, scotland) and are known as the best-preserved medieval gaming pieces in the occident. 
well, i knew of them before i went to edinburgh two months ago and i had in mind to buy replicas of these pieces (in the shop of the national museum of scotland), because i totally love their look! i bought a set of them (without the board; too big and too expensive...) and i´m so happy with them!
in my digital piece you see a map of the isle of lewis and two of my chessmen (knight and queen).
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and i made an entry in my tiny altered book as well: 
right side two overlapping maps (below a more detailed one with the region of the find):
and above it a piece from my old atlas:

Monday, October 06, 2014

take-a-word: insects

stamping on gessoed and bistre´d background
the word "libelle" (german for dragonfly) was chosen to be the "most beautiful german word" (in the year 2004) in the category "suggestions by children"

Sunday, October 05, 2014

nachschlag: oktoberfest

heute abend geht das oktoberfest zu ende. jetzt muss ich doch noch einen kleinen nachschlag bringen, den ich erst gestern auf dem flohmarkt gefunden habe. ich habe ein fotoalbum erstanden mit u.a. diesem bild drin. (1928, von denen lebt dann heute keiner mehr...)
[weiß zufällig jemand, in welcher vergnügungsbude die karl valentin-statue rechts steht oder stand?]
well, i´m coming back for a little more: yesterday i bought an album at the flea market with this photo inside: octoberfest back in 1928...
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i found another treasure on the fleamarket,
an old leather map with a beautiful embossed ship on the front:
inside a map for holding papers

Saturday, October 04, 2014

oktoberfest: finale

das oktoberfest geht seinem ende entgegen,
und dafür habe ich die bayrischen flaggenfarben blau/weiß gewählt

for the final photos i chose the colors of bavaria: blue and white



und da darf dann auch der "münchner im himmel" nicht fehlen
(film auf youtube)
well, you won´t be able to understand the bavarian dialect... there is a short film about a man from munich, who came to heaven after he died. but actually he didn´t like it there and was sent back to earth, to munich to be exact - because there was his heaven...



das wars gewesen...
nächste woche gibts dann für die mo/mi-challenges wieder was im kleinen journal
that was the rest from octoberfest...
next week i will have entries in my tiny altered book for the monday/wednesday challenges

Friday, October 03, 2014

mix-it-monthly: still life

"difficult theme" was my first thought... but then, house&garden magazines come in handy for collages of still lifes;) - here the bellflowers, for a simple spread in my tiny prayer book;
alpha from teesha moore + a skin tattoo ornament

Thursday, October 02, 2014

art-journal-journey: deep in the forest

deep in the forest there are lots of plants (green pepper press) and mushrooms (rubber dance). 
the sun rays actually are a skin tattoo...

oktoberfest: essen und trinken

ein oktoberfest ist natürlich nix ohne die entsprechenden 
brauereien, ihre zelte und die essensbuden
letztes jahr waren 6,4 mio besucher auf der wiesn. eine gelddruckmaschine für alle, die einen der begehrten stände dort haben. mir ein ewiges rätsel, wie der mensch für eine mass bier bis zu 10,10€ ausgeben mag. (können ist offenbar für viele kein problem... ein irrsinn, an dem man die soziale schere wieder mal deutlich merkt.)

über dem ganzen thront die bavaria

von dort oben blickt man über die ganze wiesn. 
hier käfer-zelt, riesenrad und olympialoop:
 
steigt man wieder herunter, kommt man links in den bereich der verschiedenen zelte der brauereien:








und gegessen wird natürlich auch, vegetarisch eher weniger...