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Sunday, April 12, 2015

scroll page from old jeans

old, outworn Jeans are perfect for my current Obsession...
Background made with running stitch, very meditative.
cleaning paper for glasses  tinted with denim dye ink;
stamped with Alpha (> take a word challenge) from a capella;
Picture from a free online library (can´t remember which)

Quote (> art Journal journey): “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”  Anne Lamott
another page for my scroll Journal(s)
i will only hoard These so far in a box, as it is easier to work on the single pages then, many of them will be work in Progress for a while...
not sure if i will sew them together according to themes, style or whatever. time will Show.


  1. A great page with great texture and a wonderful quote.

  2. Wahnsinn.. Du hast eine Geduld! Die ganzen Stiche!!!
    Eine tolle Recyclingseite... fantastisch!
    Ich schätze schon, dass Du das irgendwann zusammennähnen wirst...wer so viel Geduld aufbringt macht das!

    Einen schönen Sonntag Abend Dir noch!
    Liebe Grüße!
    Danke für's Verlinken zur Art Journal Journey Johanna!

  3. Sehr aussergewöhnlich, danke fürs Mitmachen bei Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  4. This is just brilliant, Johanna! Bravissima! :)
    Have a lovely Sunday. So very cold and wintery here in Scotland....

  5. Wonderful creative idea you had for this page. I like it much.
    Dear Greetings

  6. This is very beautiful Johanna, I like very much your work, and your blog. hugs from Spain. (

  7. So creative take on the theme, Johanna. Love how you used the jeans and the wods are great,

  8. Hi Johanna! What fabulous idea! This is a fantastic and very very original work. Love the great quote too.

  9. Oh my gosh Johanna!!!
    This one is really fabulous and I am so enjoying each and every scroll piece you've made so far.
    You had me at denim and that quote!!!
    Your stitches are perfectly wonderful too!

  10. Mir gefällt der gequiltete Hintergrund total gut - dabei hast du bestimmt im Garten in der Sonne gesessen...?
    LG Ulrike

  11. I love your creative journeys in your various journals, Johanna. The background stitching on this one is sheer genius, and the quote is one I've never seen and like very much!

  12. I think you were channeling Jude Hill when you made this portion of your scroll. Incredible! Nice way to recycle old denim, too, dear friend.

  13. A fantastic bit of fabric art- love this creativity!

  14. A fantastic bit of fabric art- love this creativity!

  15. Ein großartiges Werk, wie immer, liebe Johana.

    hab eine schöne Woche

  16. Ein großartiges Werk, wie immer, liebe Johana.

    hab eine schöne Woche

  17. This is so original, it is a very different kind of textile, very arty.
    It's a great quote and I also like the picture you've stitched on.
    Top class.

  18. What an amazing piece!! Love the recycled elements. Fantastic!!!


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