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Saturday, January 31, 2015

memento mori: mors certa, hora incerta

and a last post for this month´s ajj challenge...
inspired by medieval bookpaintings
for this spread i chose medieval pictures, as these latin terms go back to these times...
("death is certain, its hour is uncertain" & "remember to die")
starting point were gelli Backgrounds (with stencil xoxo from crafter´s Workshop on the left and bubble wrap on the right page)
further materials:
left side... stencil "time travel" from crafter´s Workshop, Alpha teesha moore;
on the right side selfmade tape and Alpha from ma Vinci + white molotow acrylic pen:
neocolor II for framings


  1. Sehr schöne Seiten hast Du gemacht! Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Art Journal Journey, LG, Valerie

  2. schöne seiten dau gemacht,toll!!!
    sschönes we.

    xxx jenny

  3. Death haunts. It's a taboo.We have Day of the Dead here on nov 2nd. It used to be a sacred day but now people see it as holiday mostly.I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of suffering and making my family suffer too. But it's part of the game called life. I love Medieval Times. It is inspiring as your art. Great job, my friend!

  4. Das sieht wieder toll aus! Die Farben und Motive sind super.tja bin noch krank...lieg schon den sechsten tag.bronchialvirus.Schönes Wochenende.

  5. Wuhuu gruselig Johanna, aber ganz wunderbar die Farben und es gibt mal wieder so einiges zu entdecken! Klasse :)

  6. Such mystical creatures to accompany the words, perfect. xox

  7. Very cool Johanna!
    I am always fascinated with medieval times and really like your take here.
    It is a shame in our society that death is often looked on as a failure instead of part of the circle of life.
    Happy February!

  8. Wie gut, dass wir unsere bunten Farben haben, die die Tristheit des langen Winters ausgleichen!
    ... ich sehe die guten, alten Vivids bei dir auf dem Schreibtisch... was machen wir nur, wenn die letzten Nachfüller leer sind?
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

  9. Your pages look so good. i love the Gelli print backgrounds. Fab! Jx


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