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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

three-muses-challenge: two

isn´t this hungarian postal stamp of a pair of storks beautiful?
i used it for this week´s challenge "Two" at the three muses
(and good for ajj, too;))
it went into my next spread in the teeny-tiny altered prayer book:
 gesso, stamps from 100 proof press (stork), claudine hellmuth (houses) and ma vinci (cancellation stamp); writing with molotow acrylic pens

on my search about the symbolic meanings of the stork i found out a lot of interesting things... 
one good site is here: storks in mythology and literature. obviously the stork is very popular in poland.
i like this one especially:
an old polish folktale tells that frogs, lizard, snakes and other similar animals became so numerous and caused so many problems that god put them all in a sack to get rid of them. he gave the sack to a human, with instructions to empty the sack into the sea. curiosity overcame the weak human, who opened the sack to see what was inside. all of the animals escaped and hid, so god changed the man into a stork to hunt them and clean up the mess.

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous spread and idea. Strokes really are symbols on fertility and pairs.

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  2. Wow,was für eine großartige doppelseite,gefällt mir sehr.

    GLG Jeannette

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  3. A fantastic journal page, love the postage stamp with storks, they are a rare sight here in Denmark.
    Anni

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  4. Eine zauberhafte Doppelseite, grossartige Idee mit der Briefmarke! Danke, dass du wieder mitgespielt hast bei AJJ! GLG, Valerie

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  5. I love a lot the fun way your give us some pieces of general knowledge Johanna! :)
    Your work around the stork is really beautiful and enlightening. Thank you! :)

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  6. What a lovely stamp, and you've used it beautifully in he teeny tiny prayer book. Thanks for sharing, Johanna!

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  7. Eine schöne Fabel mit passenden Buchseiten in JohannaArt!
    LG Ulrike

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  8. Störche sind wirklich etwas ganz besonderes... ich liebe es wenn sie hier bei uns ihre Nester haben
    - sie bevorzugen ganz hohe Schornsteine hier im Waldviertel ... neben unserem Gmünder Penny Markt war heuer eine Familie und in Schrems auch eine . Leider haben wir sie hier direkt in unserem Ort anscheinend vertrieben, seit bei ihrer angestammten Brutstätte das Dach renoviert werden musste , man hatte ihnen zwar eigens einen neuen Platz ( so eine Vorrichtung wo sie ihre Nester bauen sollen) erschaffen -aber das wollten die Störche offenbar nicht!
    Du bist richtig zuhause in Deinem neuen Journal!

    Gefällt mir sehr - auch dieser Eintrag wieder!
    Lieben Dank für's Teilen mit uns bei der Art Journal Journey Challenge !
    xxx
    Susi

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  9. A lovely, lovely interpretation on the theme of two, Johanna, and beautifully recorded in your teeny tiny journal. A standing ovation.

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  10. Exceptional work and a wonderful story to go with it! xx

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  11. This is a wonderful take on the theme! Storks are adorable!Have you ever seen gypsy cards( it is also known as Lenormand cards? Card number 17 is a stork and it stands for all kinds of changes and new beginnings.It is a blessed card.
    http://mlb-s2-p.mlstatic.com/cigana-sara-e-mini-baralho-cartas-tarot-cigano-14474-MLB3758213738_022013-F.jpg

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