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now i have 9 pieces of old Jeans stitched Journal pages which i can collect under the theme of "sea" and it is time to think about a binding...
the original plan was to sew them together and make a scroll.
now i realized rolling them all together would make a very thick scroll, and: the stiffened papers do not want to be rolled so easily.
hmmm, the pages are all of the same height (approx.), but of different length.
i stashed them from Long to short:
i could make the Long ones shorter by bending them:
this is possible to all of the longer pieces except the penguins on the iceberg, where i sewed the papers overlapping and so can´t bend...
but maybe... i could bind the pages by Setting big eyelets / grommets on the left and join them with yarn, fabric etc.
the large one might become part of a Kind of back cover, which i could sew to a front cover ~ still to be made ... no real Details in my thoughts so far...
but maybe i could add a stenciled title ("the sea") and stitch around.
and add this octopus (printed onto glasses-cleaning-paper):
i LOVE this old style octopus...
it is part of a font i bought at designcuts.com - titled "microbrew ornaments"
that´s what is brewing in my mind...
but first i have to make a Little break from stitching (my saddle-Joint of the left thumb is complaining a bit)
will Show you when finished.
when you read this scheduled post i´m spending a few days in Dresden with "the usual suspects" (we are a Group of four women making a city-travel every year... prague, Stockholm, Heidelberg, Amsterdam, Edinburgh already visited)
Quote is printed with font microbrew four onto old ledger.
i made the sashiko stitches in Colors according to the Picture.
all Pictures i use here are direct cut Outs from magazines (not copies)...
i had subscribed to photo magazines quite some years ago (like Olympus Magazine etc) and one day i decided i had to "slaughter" them due to space issues... i often only kept the photos (without the names of the photographers, which i regret sometimes).
the challenge theme for this month at ajj is the sea...
this is what i came up with: a Quote from Vincent van Gogh, printed on a teabag withfont fueled by schlitz (aren´t These font names sometimes funny?)
the Picture (seychelles) i used is from a travel brochure. i cut it out in oval shape and stitched around it with the running stitch.
for the Picture itself i used the blanket stitch.
(pre-sewed with machine without thread; pic strengthened with laminating foil on the back)
my camera isn´t really good for bird Pictures, the zoom is not effective enough.
but yesterday i suddenly watched a tit frequently flying to our terrace. there is a chair with an old lambskin, a leftover from my childrens´ baby-days, which is used for our cat now (he can sleep there when he is out in the night). the tit had detected this as good nesting stuff and picked bits out of the fur. i hope it wil get lucky with it:)
i think this Quote is so common that there is no origin to be found.
once again you see sashiko stitching, in a light rosy colored yarn.
i trace the shapes for the places to leave unstitched with a pen that will vanish by itself.
the words are printed (font: microbrew four) on a paper that i collected from my glasses cleanings. i Think they are too good to throw out just after one use. and they have a somewhat leathery Feeling when laminated (on the back only). they are good to be dyed, too - but here i took a pure one.
and as all These fishes are Swimming in the deep sea, this scroll Journal Piece is linked to art Journal journey.
on thursday our monthly stampers´ Meeting in munich was due... but: the all-week-Long Train strike (the 8th now!!!) Held me off going there... i was really disappointed and angry actually (People loose understanding for this strike meanwhile...)
as the weather was fine, i tried to find an alternative for my plan to visit the botanical garden in Munich... and decided to go to the botanical garden in Augsburg (the local Train went like scheduled:))
i had heard several times that it should be beautiful - and it is!
different to the one in munich, with lots of small niches to sit and recreate.
and with one of the biggest japanese gardens in europe (4.200 m²)
don´t These branches look like japanese signs?
(not that i have any knowledge about These...)
it was a day with beautiful clouds - happy guessing...
(i see a raven skull in the upper one and falkor [dt: fuchur], the luckdragon from "the neverending Story" in the lower one)
the purple magnolia "nigra" seems to be one of the late bloomers among the magnolias
frogs in spring mood...
actually i wanted to take some pics of ferns to turn them into pngs, but it seems impossible to get them focussed in my camera:(
anyway, it was a beautiful sunny day and i felt Content in the evening...
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my name is johanna and i´m a paper & fabric junkie, a mixed-media-artist living in germany. i also love photography and got hooked on digital photo-editing, too. married for 34 years, 2 grown up boys & 1 cat.
of course i try not to breach the copyright of others! not on purpose, at least! but: errare humanum est. so: if i might have used something you think you have the credits for (i´m a bit of chaotic in my book-keeping) - please tell me. i will gladly add the credits or delete the piece. within the blink of an eyelash, promise! i do not sell any of my work. i have no interest in that, it is pure leisure. so don´t send me a lawyer;) all i could give him is a handfull of stamps:)
natürlich versuche ich, das urheberrecht auf bilder etc. einzuhalten! ich würde nie mit absicht und ohne hinweis material von anderen benutzen. allerdings würde ich bei meiner chaotischen "buchführung" und vergesslichkeit nicht ausschließen, dass auch mir da mal ein fehler unterläuft. bitte direkt bescheid sagen - ich schreib dann sofort die urheberrechte dazu bzw. entferne das teil, je nach wunsch. innerhalb eines lidschlags, versprochen! ich verkaufe meine arbeiten nicht. hab daran keinerlei interesse, was ich mache ist pure freizeitbeschäftigung. schickt mir bitte deshalb nicht gleich einen anwalt;) alles was ihr bei mir holen könntet wäre eine handvoll stempel:) -----------------------------------------
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. (A. A. Milne)
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