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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

solstice & christmas week

solstice is over... celebrating the light...
 
three Young men in the snow (old ebay photo) are adoring the sun (sunrise photo i shot last week), Frame is a snowflake texture from siennaphotodesigns. Fonts bleeding Cowboys and arial.
 

the same snowflake texture ("jack frost") is framing my drink of the week (t/tuesday),
though:
 
not a single snowflake in sight here... but
i wish you a very calm and peaceful Christmas week
(or whatever you celebrate).
 
if you are a sky gazer: 
 
 
the only Christmas Cards i made were for the munich stamping Crew:
 
(15 x 15 cm)
  moose is from a napkin, the embossed snowflakes (in three different sizes and powders) from Flamingo artstamps.
glimmer mist spray doesn´t shine in the scan...
(Card fits the mm&m theme "Christmas")
 
we were 17 participants in the Project this year, so i got 16 Cards in return and here you see the wonderful variety of all Cards together:
 
 
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the Colors of my newest Journal spread are a bit contrasting to the winter season,
and the tree is not a Christmas tree, but reminds more to the garden of eden:
 
 
(linked to the Collage theme at ajj)
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no Christmas tree this year? ... wait...
i have one:
 
 
it is 6x6 cm in size...
and part of a work in Progress i started about two weeks ago
[i should dedicate the year 2016 to all my UFOs...!!!]
 
well, i went through my old cloths on the attic (some fabrics i just can`t throw out, no matter how big the rips are or how oldfashioned the design... they all will revive in some way - if i live Long enough;))
 
 
i cut 6x6cm squares (+ seam allowance) and will Hand-Piece them to a blanket.
the blanket will be thin, with just a blue sheet on  the back, no battings...
(at least that is the plan now)
 
i already started sewing some blocks
 
 
and that is how the backside Looks:
 

i do this the way i learnt by jude hill:

21 comments:

  1. Du warst wieder sehr fleißig. Schöne Winter Bilder, und danke dass Du wieder eine Cillage für AJJ gemacht hast. Du hast viel Stoff zugeschnitten, ich bin gespannt auf die fertige Decke. Happy T day, ein frohes Fest und Alles Gute, Valerie

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  2. Deine Wiehnachtskarten sind superschön.Der Elch ist klasse.

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  3. Love your solstice collage and esp. the snowflake effect! Beautiful Christmas card you made along with those received. Your quilt blocks are a wonderful color combination but I must say that your journal page colors are my favorite! Happy T day and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your time with your "boys"!

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  4. Die digitalen Arbeiten sind schon klasse, aber von der handgemachten Doppelseite bin ich ganz besonders angetan! Toll! Danke für's Zeigen bei Art Journal Journey! Deine Squares sind immer toll! Du bist eben eine Squarekünstlerin allererster Güte! Die Weihnachtskarte mit dem Elch find ich wunderschön und natürlich auch all jene, die Du von Deinen Stempeltreff-Freundinnen bekommen hast - und Deine Stoffverwertung ist wunderbar kunstvoll--wieder Squares..lol!
    Inspirierend auch der Link (hab ich letztens schon rumgeguckt auf ihrem Blog- toll - danke) ... meine Güte.. wir müssen echt 200 Jahre alt werden um alles zu machen was uns inspiriert und was auf der To do Liste steht, oder?
    Ich wünsche Dir wunderschöne Tage mit den Männern! Genieße Deine Zeit mit den Söhnen!
    Verwöhne sie schöön!!!
    Wir haben es ganz ruhig .. wie immer... Gott sei Dank!
    Herzlichst Susi

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  5. Another chock full of wonderful post. Happy Christmas and enjoy your merry making. xox

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  6. What a fun and exciting post, Johanna. Your solstice collage is gorgeous, and I was in awe of the moon trivia. No matter how cold it is, I really must get out and see this one.

    I was in awe of the cards you made. And you are part of a very talented group, too.

    I was in awe of your fabric squares. I agree that using old clothing for your fabric is both economical and refreshing, since it provides new life to unloved and often forgotten clothes you used to wear. Very impressive start, too.

    Of course, I was in awe of the T shot. Thanks for sharing such wonderful art, which included paper, digital, and fabric, as well as your beer/ale with us for T this Tuesday.

    And of course, I wish you and your family a truly wonderful, safe, and happy Christmas.

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  7. Wonderful post again Johanna!
    Those guys with your sunrise are super.
    We saw a girl doing that on top of the snowy Matterhorn (I even snuck a photo that is somewhere among the millions that we take).
    Fun to see that fine array of handmade cards and your moose is excellent.
    Your hand stitched blue blanket is already looking so beautiful and special....another great project.
    That bottle of Black Forest water looks delicious and fresh.
    Happy Solstice.
    Wishing you a Christmas that is merry and bright.
    oxo
    p.s. Mr M takes some of the photos but I do the arranging into mosaics...thank you for your nice visit today! Happy T Day

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  8. Hallo liebe Johanna, bei Dir vorbeizuschauen ist meistens wie der Blick auf eine total spannende ART Journal Seite. Du vermittelst mit Deinen verschiedenen Arbeiten viel aus Deinem Leben und ich bin immer wieder total begeistert, wie vielseitig und kreativ Du bist und dass Du auch mich immer wieder inspirierst. Ich freue mich immer darauf. Hab ein wundervolles Weihnachtsfest, muggelige Feiertage und einen tollen Rutsch ins neue Jahr! Liebe Grüße sendet Dir Gabi

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  9. We aren't likely to have snow here anytime soon, so I was glad to enjoy the snow in your art :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

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  10. Fun digital collages. Handstitching a quilt!! wow! My fingers would be a bloody mess. I look forward to seeing it as it progresses.
    Happy T day and Merry Christmas!

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  11. Merry Christmas Joanna!
    LOVE the wintery art....all of them.
    Yes, I am making sure I'm out to see the full moon on Christmas night too.
    Hand stitching a quilt is a large project...or is that just me. With 4 sewing machines I doubt I would be doing it by hand.....LOL

    Thanks for the earlier visit and the nice comment.

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  12. Charming collages and I like how your quilt is coming along! I miss being creative that way, but I guess I´ll have more time later on... Merry Christmas & Happy T-Day!

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  13. Oh what a lot of fabulous things. Love the young men in the midwinter sun, and I hadn't realized we are going to have a full moon at Christmas.
    Happy T day and wishing you a very happy Christmas,
    Thanks for visiting me earlier,
    Lisca

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  14. What a wonderful post! I hope it isn't too cloudy to see the moon! Love your collage and I am impressed with the start you have made on the quilt! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. Very busy creating! I didn't know about the full moon. I hope it's not another cloudy night.
    Happy T-Day and Merry Christmas! :)

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  16. Hi Joanna! Absolutely wonderful post! Love the images, the fabulous pages, the beautiful card...

    Wishing you Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!

    Mar xx

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  17. I had the hardest time trying to visit yesterday--your blog kept disappearing and going to an ad. Anyway, here I am today. Those blues are going to make an awesome quilt! Thanks for the link which I will check out after the holidays when time is free. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy T Day, too!

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  18. Love the colors for your new fiber piece :) Love your photos this week too. I'm looking forward to catching some good moon photos this month. I will be at my parents so we'll see if there is much difference in the appearance. Merry Christmas!

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  19. Goodness, Johanna, what a lot of marvellous art you are making.
    Your top two digital artworks are fascinating - three young men in the snow - something quite different!
    Thanks for the tip about the moon, will watch out for it and your moose card would be so lovely to receive, meanwhile I'll just admire it here.
    There's something special about fabric squares, that's a nice size, and I love your blue fabrics, especially the little tree.
    Happy Christmas and I hope 2016 is a great year for you.

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  20. Merry Christmas my friend!Much Love!

    Karla

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  21. In diesen Post hast du wieder so viele unterschiedliche Dinge untergebracht, dass ich gar nicht weiß, wo ich anfangen soll.
    Wenn du nicht dazu geschrieben hättest, woher die 3 Sonnenanbeter stammen, würde ich deine 3 Männer vermutet haben... ein großartiges Bild!
    Ja, der Vollmond war schön zu Weihnachten, bei uns gut zu sehen, hat er noch zusätzlich zu den vielen Kerzen ins Fenster geleuchtet.
    - Ha, eine Schlangen-Collage, super!(Meine scheint tatsächlich zu schlafen, auch bei der Wärme)
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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