Monday, July 30, 2007

TMTA - Lovers


"Lovers" is this week´s theme for TMTA - and as I´ve just received this book page from Linda today, I thought it would make a great background for my stamped couple in their honeymoon. Thanks, Linda, hope you like it!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Counting Crows

Do you remember the 4 x 4 inch page I´ve done for a Counting Crows book swap? Now here´s a complete set of ATCs with the same theme, six for the swap and the seventh for the hostess.

Bird Watching

A little box made from a chocolate box.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Gaga

I just couldn´t stop with those bird pages before I had used these words by John Ashbery: I immediately fell in love with his silencing rose and gaga flowers when I first read them.

Fragile

This page (about 6 x 6 inches) has been made just for fun after the book project has been finished. I´ve found the chicken today and couldn´t get it out of my head (of course it isn´t speckled, it´s just the mood my scanner is in when I feed him with magazine paper ...).

Friday, July 27, 2007

Just playing around ...


... tonight with some new stamps, pics and ephemera.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Found


This is an entry in a journal themed "Found". My pages started with the little green ticket on the right page which I found at Berlin, Alexanderplatz, on August 3rd, 2005. It´s a ticket for the Montreal transportation service. This led me to thoughts about Alfred Döblin´s great novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1929) and his life, his exile in so many places (which I´ve listed on the left page), finding and losing your luck and searching for it all the time.
Döblin himself used collage techniques in his novel, blending in newspaper scraps, advertisements, and so on.
And I´ve found a friendship with the owner of the journal via internet in March 2006, but that´s another story and not illustrated here ...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Women



Two ATCs for a "Women" themed swap.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

All together now

So here´s the whole bunch.

Nature Swap II


... two more ...

Nature Swap




Here are my first two ATCs for a Nature themed swap.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Lover of Nature


This is an ATC sized Cabinet card.

Maps

Some ATCs for a swap themed "Maps". It´s a bit strange making ATCs again after all those book pages.

Monday, July 16, 2007

No Answer

Here´s the last (?) page: Another sad woman who needs to get some good advice, and singing without a reason maybe would be an answer to her questions!? The words are by Maya Angelou.

A Good Advice

Does anybody know the "They Might Be Giants" song "Birdhouse in your soul"? It´s on their 1990 album "Flood" and inspired me when I heard it again today. It has a very different atmosphere than my tenth Bird page, but isn´t it a good advice for this sad lady anyway?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hope

No. 9 is about Hope, the words are by Emily Dickinson.

Faith

Book page No. 8 is about Faith, the words are by Tagore.

Early Bird

We have the same saying in German, but only the first part of it: "Früher Vogel fängt den Wurm" - I love the second!

Why?

The sixth page, words by Pablo Picasso.

Bird and Fish 2

O. k., I REALLY liked that book, so here´s a second version of the same quote ...

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Where?

Have you read Richard Powers´ novel "The time of our singing"? Its about black and white people living together, and the key-note is: "The bird and the fish can fall in love. But where do they build their nest?"

The Cuckoo

My third Bird book collage using the words of a well known song.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Caged

The second page for the bird book came out quick - the words are by John Webster.

Bird page

This is the first of my pages for a book about birds and nests, 15 x 15 cm (about 6 inches). The words are by P. B. Shelley.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Crow


The sixth Gothic page illustrates a text from Schubert´s "Winterreise" written by Wilhelm Müller. The story goes on: Well, it is not much farther / That I wander with my staff in hand. / Crow, let me see at last / A fidelity that lasts to the grave.

The Architect



Of course this man painted by Memling wasn´t an architect, but he is in this collage, proudly showing what mankind is able to create.

Rays of Light


... and the fourth.

Fear


... and here´s the third page ...

Two Gothic Pages





The first two pages for the Gothic Book, "The Raven" and "Boredom".

Friday, July 06, 2007

Buttons

This card for the Wednesday Stampers´ theme "Buttons" is quite traditional - it´s not one of my favourite themes normally, but I wanted to give it a try. And the Paperartsy Buttons stamp sent to me some time ago (thanks, Gisele!) fits perfectly here. The other stamps are Creavil and Inkadinkado and another one from Ebay again, don´t know the brand. The scan is bad because of the real buttons ...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A new challenge


Probably you all have seen the new weekly challenge blog TMTA!? This week´s theme is children, so here´s my ATC.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Gothic Deco Book Project

These are my covers for a Gothic Deco Book Project at Paper Traders. For me Gothic is architecture, Gothic type, height, light, blue as the sky and a bit purple for shades of mystery. I´m not sure if the covers are ready, but I think so - and I have to do six pages and six charms also, so I shouldn´t meditate on it too long ...