Monday, July 23, 2012

Just So Bossy ...

Measurements
(girl by Hidden Vintage Studios, all other images by Tumble Fish Studio)

... is the title of the latest image kit by Hidden Vintage Studios at Deviant Scrap. I´ve made two digital collages using their images, but you can also print out their images and make some cut and paste stuff!
Innocent
(children by Hidden Vintage Studios, other elements by Holliewood Studios and Krysty Scrap Designs)
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alone

Do you like being alone, or are you afraid of being alone? Personally, I feel the need to be alone very often. It´s like taking a rest from everyday work. When other people go and take a walk, I like to sit down and enjoy the silence. This digital collage was made for this week´s Three Muses challenge, and I´ve exclusively used a free Deviant Scrap kit that came with a Somerset Digital Studio magazine last year (with elements by Sherrie JD, Totally Wild Dezinez, Crowabout StudioB, Downunder Studios, and Holliewood Studios).

Sunday, July 15, 2012

CCC 2: Spritz & Flick Distress

This week´s Compendium of Curiosities Challenge theme at Linda´s blog is Tim Holtz´ "Spritz & Flick Distress" technique. Once you´ve started, you can´t stop, so here are three pieces I´ve made with this technique today. I´ve added a little white pen on the tag and bleach on the fish card. This week the challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and you can win a shopping spree from them!
(Stamps by Paper Artsy and Green Pepper Press.)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

dOCUMENTA (13)

Here´s where I´ve been last week: In Kassel at the dOCUMENTA (13). This international art exhibition takes place every five years, but this has only been my third Documenta. I´ll show you some of my favourites in this post though my photos don´t do justice to these pieces of art - so if you´re able to go to Kassel during the 100 days of the Documenta, you shouldn´t hesitate ...

You won´t miss this tree holding a stone by Giuseppe Penone ...
 but you´ll have to come close to see that it´s made of bronze.
You´ll notice this shop window showing a fashion collection by Seth Price and Tim Hamilton based on an envelope´s shape ...

 and yes, you´ll be able to buy these clothes at the store!
You´ll see some phantastic journal pages by Charlotte Salomon ...
 and Anna Boghiguian:
There are fantastic giant pieces by Julie Mehretu, based on architectural plans ...
and moving motors combined with murmured prayers by Thomas Bayrle:
At the old main station, you can see an installation by István Csákány,

and a wonderful video installation by William Kentridge called "The Refusal of Time": 
One of the most impressive installations for me has been Nalini Malani´s "In Search of Vanished Blood" (you really have to see and hear and feel this installation yourself!!!):

And I also liked Yan Lei´s room filled with paintings taken from the internet:

On your way from building to building don´t miss this piece from Stephan Balkenhol that isn´t a part of the dOCUMENTA ...
and if you´re like me, you also like the things you can find aside:
 There´s a booth in the Karlsaue where you can buy fresh vegetables and fruit to eat ...
and the vendor in this ice wagon is fed up with questions from Documenta visitors who don´t want to buy his ice cream.
Sometimes watching the other exhibition visitors is more entertaining than taking a look at the art itself ;-)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Still Life

Today you´ll find me featured in Seth Apter´s The Pulse, in the Still Life chapter. I just love letters in any form, so my still life is made of them.


Sunday, July 01, 2012

My Body is a Cage Blog Swap: Done!

You all know that I waited for the last envelope to come, but it didn´t arrive yet, so I´m afraid it got lost in the mail. So I swapped out all other cards yesterday, and they will all go in the mail first thing in the morning on Monday. We´ve been 20 participants from Germany, the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, and the Philippines in the end. Thanks to all of you, I´ll send out one last email blog newsletter to all of you.

Imagination

This week´s SPA theme has really been a challenge for me because "Sepia" is a very unusual colour for me ;-) Hope you´ll like my digital card nevertheless!
(Credits: Hidden Vintage Studios, Beth Rimmer, Krysty Scrap, Finecrafted Designs, Lauren Bavin, Rosey Posey, and Tangie Baxter)