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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

art journal journey: flower power

only one week left and this wonderful challenge will be over... so far i did not find the time to participate - incredible, as this is one of MY themes... the music of the flower-power era totally influenced me.
so i made a spread in my long neglected braille journal with the title of "where have all the flowers gone" (by pete seeger), in the vietnam demonstrations often performed by joan baez.
i think this anti-war song has much actuality (near east, ukraine...)

the making:
i started stamping the letters (heindesign, no longer availabe)

the "flowers" i made at the sewing retreat recently: 
layered circles of various tinted papers, stitched with colorful yarn

then the "flowers" were enhanced with neocolor II

stamped these dylusion leaves with my beloved vivids

glued on the circles with doublesided tape
...and called it done!
(now i have to work myself through more than hundred entries so far... phew! that might take another month;))


  1. Ooooooh, I love your flowers Johanna! :)

  2. Boah Johanna.. diese Blumen sind an sich schon Spitze..und dann hast Du sie noch so ecellent einsetzen können bei dieser Doppekseite!
    Ich bin absolut angetan von dieser Arbeit ...ach was vom kompletten Post!
    Danke für's Mitmachen !
    Ach seh das nicht so eng mit dem Durchschauen aller Beiträge..klick einfach das Pinterest Board an und da hast Du sie zumindest alle auf einen Blick...♥

    Einen wunderschönen Mittwoch !

  3. This is mega-fabulous. I love to see your art/crafting in your journal and I loved seeing the stages. These cut, coloured and stitched flowers are terrific, that must have been an enjoyable sewing retreat.

  4. Deine 'flower-power' Seiten sehen klasse aus, Johanna. Deine Blüten sind wirklich sensationell. Tolle Idee, die Papierteile zu vernähen und dann zu bestempeln....echt Johanna:)

    LG Gaby

  5. It IS a wonderful song and your Braille pages are the perfect background to symbolize the lyrics and feeling of the song for your super pages Johanna.
    Fun flowers you made at your sewing retreat too!
    Keeping up with visiting everyone over at AJJ is almost a full time job ♥ so much creativity!

  6. Was für eine traumhaft schöne Doppelseite - da gefällt mir mal wieder alles.... das Lied natürlich auch :)

  7. Wow Johanna,deiene flower seite ist der Hammer,total schön die genähten blumen,fabelhaft.

    XXX Jeannette

  8. Simply fabulous ♥ you are very creative, Johanna! :)

  9. Tolle Seiten und die genähten Kreisblumen sind eine wunderschöne Idee dazu.
    Schönen Sonntag und lG Anja

  10. Johanna, your journal spread is Brilliant! I love your wonderful creative flowers and how you used the different mediums together for these pages! xo

  11. Deine Blumen gefallen mir so richtig gut und sie geben der Seite wirklich das gewisse Extra. ... und ich habe jetzt einen Ohrwurm.
    Alles Liebe, Manuela

  12. Da hast du dir aber ordentlich Arbeit gemacht - schöööön bunt!


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