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Monday, March 10, 2014

take-a-word: blackbird

a sad thing that happens once or twice a year: the cat kills a bird. last week this poor blackbird was the victim...  a magpie´s noise caught my attention and i found her in the garden, feathers all around.
the layout is made with a paper from sissysparrows_greymatter (scrapbookgraphics) blended (screen mode) over a background from 2 lil owls (jewel chalks);
stitching: missvivi (sbg)
fonts: black night + candara
feather brushes free from the web

diese tote amsel ist auch mein foto für manuelas wochenthema "vögel"... ich dachte eigentlich, ich hätte diese woche keinen beitrag, denn mit meiner canon powershot komm ich normalerweise nicht so gut an vögel ran...


  1. Very effective collage, Johanna.
    Love the background with the text.

  2. OOOh, love it Johanna, love the talon and the creepiness of you piece, different fonts - very effective!!

  3. This is SO gothic, Johanna! Love everything about it!

  4. This is terrific and, I agree, so Gothic! xo

  5. Dein Blackbird-Layout ist einfach perfekt, genau mein Geschmack!

  6. Love your take on the theme, Johanna!

  7. This image is perfect in its composition and colors. Very strong feelings and beautiful job Johanna!

  8. Wonderful Johanna! There are so many cats around here I don't see as many birds as I used to. xx

  9. Ja, diesen Anblick finde ich auch immer wieder traurig und bin froh, daß ich ihn schon lange nicht mehr ertragen musste.
    Deine digitale Collage gefällt mir total gut, sehr ausdrucksstark.
    Alles Liebe,

  10. Heute machts Du Dich in Richtung Makaber auf...
    sieht genial aus Deine Collage!


  11. Eine supertolle Collage, Johanna.

    Der arme Vogel.

  12. Ein wirklich trauriges Amselfoto - bist du sicher, dass es nicht dein Kater war?...
    Aber deine Blackbird-Collage ist irre, wie der Fuß so hoch ragt! Echt cool gemacht!

  13. Sometimes the ways of Mother Nature are not pretty to see. The cat was doing what is its nature to do, but the result is difficult to see. Graphic and unique, Johanna!

  14. Ein tolles digitales Werk, die Kralle ist klasse.
    Arme Amsel.

  15. Oh, such a shame for the blackbird, Johanna. But what a tribute you made with your art. Applause.

  16. The laws of nature. I really like how it inspired your art - quite a gothic feel.


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