Donnerstag, 21. August 2014

HYBRID ART - an attempt


I joined a watercolor workshop recently on experimenting with an abstract way to use watercolors.
I have to practice a lot I think ... but I found a way to make my testruns and exercises more attractive for myself by  taking a photo from the piece and alter it a bit digital. So done above. It's a lot of fun to  paint intuitive and just let go.


I call this abstract piece : A HOT SUMMER
and link it to 

Moo Mania  &  more

Obiges Bild ist ein abstrakter Versuch eines Aquarells - digital bearbeitet und ich linke es zu

Mittwoch, 20. August 2014

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

Frida Kahlo

 A spread in my Altered Book for  the current theme, what is FRIDA KAHLO over at

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and for  HOT SUMMER  at

Moo Mania  &  more


And I say HELLO  to Julia  and all the WOYWW bloggers this week !

I hopefully will bring this canvas to an end soon...



Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very good rest of the week!

Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Frida & my favourite Photo - Challenges


  I  came up with another entry for our FRIDA KAHLO theme over at

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 it's a watercolor portrait on watercolor paper


and a big Hello to ELIZABETH and the T - Stands - For - Tuesday Bloggers and to 
all the lovely people which join MANUS MIFOC August week 3

Today I can offer you just a cup of lemon balm tea to my spinach - feta strudel.
When I noticed that my "cuttlebug" fits perfect to the color of my cup and jug
 I put the machine  to my arrangement just that you can see - here lives a crafty girl!

Thank you for visiting froebelsternchen today!
Have a happy Tuesday!

♥♥♥

Montag, 18. August 2014

Fridamania goes on

I honestly admit that I'm trapped in Frida fever and I suppose this fever will probably not get  better  before the end of the Frida themed month over at Art Journal Journey.  
Valerie from Bastelmania infected me with it. Thank you Valerie that you have chosen such an attractive theme for our Art Journal tour group. I am so glad that I could talk  ♥Valerie♥  into hosting  the 
more often in future .

Here I have made a quick collage with a cut-out from a Frida Kahlo art calendar (the face) and a Frida  rubberstamp (the little head) printed  several times on tissue paper. In addition there were glued on pieces of self-designed paper and used several stamps on the background and I also used gesso and acrylics to bring all elements to a compositon I like.
+++++++Ich gebe zu, dass ich im Frida Fieber gefangen bin und eine Besserung vor dem Ablauf des "Frida" Themen Monats bei Art Journal Journey nicht zu erwarten ist! Valerie von Bastelmania hat mich damit angesteckt . Eine Danke an Valerie, die dieses attraktive Thema ausgesucht hat und ich freue mich, dass ich ♥Valerie♥ überreden konnte, hinkünftig öfter unsere Art Journal Challenge Themen auszurichten .
Ich zeige heute eine unkomplizierte und schnell gemachte Collage. Ich habe hier einen von Frida Kahlo gezeichneten Kopf aus einem Kunst Kalender ausgeschnitten und mit einem, einige Male auf Seidenpapier gestempelten Stempelabdruck ( Frida Kopf) , kombiniert. Um die Komposition interessant zu gestalten  wurden selbstgestaltete Papiere aufgeklebt , Acrylfarben und Gesso verwendet und ein paar zufällig wirkenden Muster- Stempelabdrücke gesetzt.

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I link this collage also  to ART JOURNAL EVERY DAY and AUGUST heART

Sonntag, 17. August 2014

VIVA LA VIDA - Altered Book Page



 Eight days before Frida  died,


 she wrote the  title “VIVA LA VIDA”, in large capital
 letters on her last painting what  can have two meanings
 in Spanish, either "Long Live Life" or "Live the Life".


  I came up with a spread in one of my 
Altered Books as I was thinking about this quote. 

  
Did you know that Madonna owns the "My Birth" painting ? And it is also thought that Madonna owns Kahlo's 1943 work "Roots" purchased for
 $5,6 million at a Sotheby's auction.

Acht Tage bevor Frida starb schrieb sie auf ihr allerletztes Werk in großen Buchstaben den Spruch
VIVA LA VIDA das bedeutet so viel wie "Es lebe das Leben" bzw. "Das Leben leben".
Ich hab diese Altered Book Seite zu diesem Spruch erdacht. Wusstest Du, dass Madonna Frida's Bild 
"Birth" besitzt und auch das  1943 entstandene Bild "Roots", das um 5,6 Millionen Dollar bei Sotheby's versteigert wurde, soll sich in Madonna's  Besitz befinden.

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Freitag, 15. August 2014

Mixed Media Collage Canvas Video - FRIDA KAHLO

For our FRIDA theme over at
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I made a video tutorial on You Tube .

Also linked to Art Journal Every Day   -  Paint Party Friday  -  

♥♥♥   Happy weekend to all !   ♥♥♥

Donnerstag, 14. August 2014

SUFFERING - Frida & Diego

A new spread in one of my journals for AJJ (Frida) - AJED -and August heART


 I painted this  after watching a great Frida documentary at YOU TUBE 
and took the  photo shown below as a kind of reference.


Thanks for visiting froebelsternchen!
♥♥♥

Mittwoch, 13. August 2014

MOO MANIA & MORE

 

As you certainly know  MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge  accepts all other formats and even three-dimensional artwork beside the MOO size as long as it matches the respective themes.  From time to time I like to play with the MOO format ... a kind of personal challenge for me. It's a great way to explore composition ! This cards are made with selfpainted papers ... and I had so much fun by creating them!


Wie Du sicher weißt kannst Du bei MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge mit allen Formaten und auch dreidimesionalen Werken teilnehmen,  sofern sie zum jeweiligen Thema passen. Ich spiele gern von Zeit zu Zeit mit dem Moo Format - es ist eine Art persönliche Herausforderung an mich- man lernt so viel über Komposition, wenn man dieses Format gut zu kombinieren versucht! Diese Karten hab ich mit selbstbemalten Papieren gestaltet - ich hatte enormen Spaß dabei!


Our new theme at MOO MANIA & MORE for the next two weeks is called
HOT SUMMER
Und unser neues Thema für die nächsten zwei Wochen bei MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge heißt
HEISSER SOMMER

special therefore I made this below card out of an older painting exercise in acryl.
speziell dafür hab ich  diese untere Karte aus einer älteren Acrylübungsarbeit gestaltet.


And  a "Hello" to Manu and all the participiants of

where the current theme this week is SUMMER.
And this week  I will also join the  amazing





Thank you for stopping by and I hope to meet you at 
Danke für Deinen Besuch und vielleicht treffen wir uns ja  bei 
Moo Mania  &  more

I also link my pieces to the great challenge at OCC : SUMMERTIME !

And I can't stop with Frida - completely addicted to the  theme I played with one of my drawings  in PhotoFiltre StudioX again and came up with this collage for  
ART - JOURNAL - JOURNEY


Thank you for visiting froebelsternchen
♥♥♥

Dienstag, 12. August 2014

Frida Mania and the most simple and easy cake recipe from a very lazy baker of cake

 
 For ART JOURNAL JOURNEY" FRIDA KAHLO" - I just altered an older
Mixed Media Page of mine in Photo Filtre Studio X
NUR ein bisschen digital verändert kommt dieses ältere Werk von mir daher!

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And now for my new Tuesday passion !

♥♥♥Hello Elizabeth and all the dear bloggers from T-Stands for Tuesday!♥♥♥
This week  I want to share my most used recipe for 
making a quick and easy cake. I use this with any sort of fruit the season offers me.
Or with pickled fruits also.
This time my dear neighbour gave me a basket full of cherries fresh from his cherry tree


 1 cup sunflower oil, 2 cups sugar , 3 cups plain flour ( or all-purpose), 4 whole eggs,  1 package vanilla extract, 1 package baking powder (approx.3 teaspoon full) , optional a bit of soda or mineral water -all just good mixed with the hand mixer and filled in a  medium sized baking tray(covered with baking paper)garnished with your choice of fruit  - for about 35 minutes in the middle of the oven 180-190 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit)-circulating heat.

Für T-Stands- For - Tuesday teile ich heute mein ganz besonders schnelles und einfaches Kuchenrezept mit Euch - ich hab von meinem Lieblingsnachbarn einen ganzen Korb voll Kirschen geschenkt bekommen. Ich nehm dieses Ruckizucki Rezept für alle Sorten von Obst und auch mit eingelegten Früchten gelingt es prima.
 1 Tasse Sonnenblumenöl, 2 Tassen Zucker, 3 Tassen Mehl, 4 ganze Eier , 1 Pkg Vanillezucker, 1 Pkg. Backpulver, nach Bedarf einen Schuss Mineral- oder Sodawasser. Mit dem Hand-Mixer vermixt und auf  ein mit Backpapier ausgelegtes Blech ( mittlerer Größe) gestrichen, mit den Früchten belegt und für ca. 35 Minuten bei ca.180 ° Umluft auf mittlerer Schiene gebacken - Lecker!

♥♥♥ 

Montag, 11. August 2014

the CREATIVE BLOG TOUR - me & Frida



 I am again - as so often in recent months too , addicted to the ongoing topic 
 at 
ART JOURNAL JOURNEY 
which this month is : FRIDA♥♥♥
there are so many truly amazing entries yet - it's just awesome and so inspiring!
I made a very quick spread in my Altered Book with a free stencil from spraypaintstencils.
 

Also sharing this with Art Journal Every Day
& 
AUGUST - heART

And now for the exiting part of this post !

 The lovely Donna 
 


tagged me to participate in a tour around 
to discover how others create. Donna is such a creative and talented blogger
She runs   ARTFULLY CHALLENGED
and I really
adore her work and creative style.
Be sure to hop over to Donna  and say hi ...

I have to answer some questions - here they are:

What am I working on? I am going to construct a new cover for loose Journal pages.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? What, indeed, makes my work recognizable as mine and how does it differ from many others? I don't know I think I'll ask you to answer that one.
Why do I create what I do?
Because I can't not. You might as well ask me to stop breathing.
I do what I do, because Art Journaling and Mixed Media Art is something that I love and that I am passionate about. You know that old saying, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Yep, that’s exactly how I feel about creating Mixed Media, Art Journaling and blogging.
How does your writing/creative process work? My creating process is only when I’m inspired. But I am inspired the most of my time- lol .
Every morning I make sure to have my quiet time to work in one of my Journals, Altered Books or on loose pages . It’s not always easy to make time for this but I need this quiet time for my spirit and creative process. The most inspiration comes to me from other bloggers, Pinterest ,You Tube and from the two Challenge Blogs I am running. So there is always something to create.



I  managed to get at least one  new blogger to continue the chain yet - 
please visit my very talented Mixed Media Blog friend 


 
 She will post next Monday!