all squares are size 4x4 inches (10x10 cm)

this blog might be a bit neglected at the moment, as i´m working on an altered book quite the same style as these squares... so you better visit my main blog mixedmediafun for more posts... thank you!

Sonntag, 28. Februar 2010

piece of the day...

Samstag, 27. Februar 2010

crazy amigo challenge "insects"

how could i be that late for the crazy amigo challenge this week? insects are one of my favorite themes!!

("metamorphose" stamp from stempelmine, germany)

Freitag, 26. Februar 2010

4x4 friday - mantra

well, what you see here is a frog clinging to a leaf (i saved this scrap because this award winning photo looks great in its unusual perspective)
browsing my stash for the "mantra" theme i stumbled across it... and suddenly imagined: this frog sitting here and rhythmically croaking (--> chose the green music sheet); i´m sitting near a pond and listen to him for hours... croak, croak... silence... croak, croak...; don´t want to stand up and leave... just sit and listen in the warm summer night...
i just would love to know what his mantra is... but is it important?... no... important is that i´m having peaceful moments...
(and that´s what i had by making this;) --- thanks for the theme!)

Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2010

theme thursday - "flourish"

i´m not a flourish girl normally, so i decided to define the head/neck part of the dragon to form a flourish;)

ich hab´s ja nicht so übermäßig mit schnörkeln, aber den kopf/nackenbereich des drachens kann man doch auch als solchen durchgehen lassen;)

the 3 muses - "architecture"

i got a hiatus from the hiatus... surgery deferred because of my cold, probably until next week...

so here a piece for today´s 3-muses challenge:

die op musste hinausgeschoben werden (vermutlich auf nächste woche) wg meiner erkältung...
deswegen bin ich wieder daheim und kann hier noch ein bisschen werkeln...

Sonntag, 21. Februar 2010

there will be a hiatus... / pause angesagt

plan is that i will go to hospital tomorrow to have a surgery on tuesday (i have a little cold and hope they won´t send me home again...). dealing with my crohn´s disease complications again...

so there will be some days without a daily piece...

hope to be back in a few days...

ein krankenhausaufenthalt zwingt mich zu einer pause. werde morgen früh hingehen und am dienstag operiert (wenn sie mich nicht wieder heim schicken, weil ich leicht erkältet bin...).
mein colitis/crohn-theater (ich hätte jetzt gern mal eine komplikationsarme zeit...)
bin hoffentlich bald wieder zurück, dann gehts hier weiter...

Samstag, 20. Februar 2010

lots-to-do-challenges: "use a machine"

the machine i use most is my sewing machine...
here i sewed the angel transparency (layered with ledger paper beneath) onto the square.

Freitag, 19. Februar 2010

4x4 friday - crow lady

well, i chose to take a picture of a green garden, because i´m really longing for spring! we had such a long winter this year with LOTS of snow and i want to see color now!! (the snow is getting dirty meanwhile, so no longer nice to look at...)

Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2010

piece of the day...

the custom made text stamp translates: available in many colors...

Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2010

the 3 muses - "nature"

a dragonfly for the three-muses-challenge...

Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010

crazy amigo challenge "stitches"

crazy amigos ask for "stitches", real or faux...

Sonntag, 14. Februar 2010

mixed media monday: " mardi gras"

tomorrow is mardi gras...

piece of the day...

Samstag, 13. Februar 2010

lots-to-do-challenges: "love is in the air"

we have a postal stamp here with the bleeding heart, one of my (many;)) favorite flowers...
fits the season, doesn´t it? (well, not in the garden, there we have TONS of snow!! can´t remember when we had so much for such a long period...)
for today´s challenge at lots-to-do

Freitag, 12. Februar 2010

4x4 friday - spirit

very interesting theme this week at 4x4 friday: "spirit", open to many interpretations...

i came across this pic and decided to go with the spirit of adventure...
the story is well known: this is the mouth of truth (la bocca della verità) in rome, a marble-carved face, portraying one of several possible pagan gods (probably oceanus). this mouth is said to be a lie detector: starting from the middle ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off. the piece is placed in the portico of a church, which is also home to the supposed relics of the saint, st valentine.

now: would you dare to lie with your hand in the mouth? ;)

Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2010

theme thursday - "flower(s)"

here my rose for theme thursday...

wednesdaystamper "spoil me"

you can ALWAYS (and NOT especially on valentines day, because that would not be a surprise) spoil me with flowers, because
"bread feeds the body, but flowers feed the soul" (koran)

the 3 muses - "postage stamps"

accidentally i had a dyed background paper that matched the colors of the postage stamp. and a rhino i had eraser carved some years ago...

Dienstag, 9. Februar 2010

crazy amigo challenge "arrows"

fossil eines flugsauriers

Sonntag, 7. Februar 2010

mixed media monday: "romance"

can it get more romantic than this...?

This pair of embracing human skeletons was found at a Neolithic archaeological dig site near Mantova, Italy, in this photo released by Reuters on February 6, 2007. Archaeologists believe the couple was buried 5000-6000 years ago, their arms wrapped around each other.

piece of the day...

Samstag, 6. Februar 2010

lots-to-do-challenges: "backgrounds"

for my backgrounds i often use old book pages (preferably foreign language, old script, music notes...) - here from an old biology book. i dye them with thinned refills for stamppads. i dye a lot of them on days when i´m not feeling very creative... so i always have some for instant use:)

Freitag, 5. Februar 2010

4x4 friday - king raven

4x4 friday challenge...

Donnerstag, 4. Februar 2010

theme thursday - "pink and black"

buddha quote: peace comes from within, do not seek it without.

Mittwoch, 3. Februar 2010

wednesdaystamper "the past"

i have one more 4x4 today - this is for the wednesdaystampers:

challenge is to think about the past...
we often get nostalgic about the past - but actually, the "good old times" were not better in general... i think i would not want to live back in time... be it the diseases, the not-existing washing machine &&&... most women would not have had the time to make some mixed media art in their leisure time (if they had any!)

heute gleich noch ein zweites 4x4, diesmal für die mittwochstempler:
gefragt ist nach der vergangenheit, in die man sich hineinversetzen soll...
wir werden da ja gerne nostalgisch - aber ehrlich gesagt, die "guten alten zeiten" waren ja nicht wirklich besser... ich glaube nicht, dass ich in der vergangenen zeit gelebt haben möchte... seien es die krankheiten, keine waschmaschinen &&&... die meisten frauen hatten früher wohl nicht die möglichkeit, in ihrer freizeit (falls sie überhaupt welche hatten) mal eben ein bisschen zu stempeln etc.

the 3 muses - "birds of a feather"

Dienstag, 2. Februar 2010

Montag, 1. Februar 2010