Monday, March 12, 2018

2271 - SPRING and more from froebelsternchen

I am nearly ready with all the "mindful" spring cleaning at froebelsternchen's house and studio.


  My mindfulness and hard work  has been rewarded with the awakening of spring. Unfortunately there is a new load of snow forecasted. But we will see if they are right!


I was able to make a little collage spread in one of my Junk Journals - some time ago I introduced the  Journal  HERE.

  
It is appropiate to Rosie's SPRING theme over at 
and also meant for

Thank you dear Rosie for your wonderful theme and thank you so much dear Wen for your unique challenge every week! I have met some new to me bloggers and they are all such lovely and inspiring artists! I am really pleased to be part of this challenge now. 


I rewarded myself with a “Mohr im Hemd” (literally: “moor in a shirt”) which is a typical dessert of Viennese cuisine. In fact it is a small, dark bundt cake with hot chocolate sauce and whipped cream. On March 14, 1888, Verdi’s “Otello” ( exactly 130 years ago - so I think it's a remarkable little cake) was performed at Vienna’s Hofoper (court opera) for the first time. In memory of the main character – a Moor and Venetian general – many Viennese coffeehouses reacted by offering an appropriate confection made of pastry! Mine here is a >ready to go variation< from the freezer, just heated in the microwave oven, served with hot chocolate sauce and cream. In summer we like it with an extra amount of vanilla ice cream. Black decaf for me. But you can choose the drink of your choice.




HAPPY T- DAY to my lovely Co.- Admin ELIZABETH who supports me in such a wonderful way every month at 


and to the whole Gang at T-STANDS-FOR-TUESDAY, where we share a drink related post every week on Tuesday. You are all very welcome to join us there as well!

And for TMTA  I have two digital ATCs for the last two
topics - but they are quickly to print out to turn into real ATCs.


♥♥♥
LOVE FROM
Susi

46 comments :

  1. Oh I absolutely adore that collaged age, neutrals are just so beautiful and I love te vintage feel of yours!! Your pastry looks yum and no doubt well deserved after all the mindful Spring cleaning... Please show us some pictures when it is all done!! xxx We are supposed to ge more snowas well, Like you I just hope they got it wrong...

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  2. Liebe Susi
    mit viel achtsamkeit hast du den Grossputz geschafft, da wirst du froh sein drüber und hast dir belohnt mit so einen leckeren Kuchenstück bei diesen Bloggertreffen.
    Toll und so schön die Collage im Junk Journal und deine ATCs!!!
    Mal schauen ich hörte auch davon von Frost und kälteeinbruch nochmal!
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  3. lovely dessert and love today's spring theme.

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  4. It was lovely to see the snowdrops in your garden, spring is on its way to you. Hopefully the snow will not stay with you long and the weather forecasters get it wrong.
    I loved your beautiful journal spread as well, super neutral colours and very calming to look at.
    Your dessert looks delicious, and serving it with cream sounds good to me as I am not a fan of ice cream.
    Happy T day wishes Susi.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. You have some wonderful art today Susi. Your neutrals page is very beautiful. I don't do much in neutrals but it can make a really beautiful page for sure. And lucky you...flowers. But I know about snow. Another big storm tomorrow! Already they have cancelled school. I am so sick of snow I think I need to console myself with some of that desert. Mohr-im-hemd looks so yummy!!!! After eating too many pieces of my birthday pie I am trying to be good right now. But I may have to make something yummy tomorrow after seeing that chocolate and cream and hot fudge...Hope it's a great T day Susi. Hugs-Erika

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  6. Hi Susi such a beautiful collage pages,very cute and how yummy does your cake look xx

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  7. You sure make a lovely spring journal page and your photos are so nice, especially the one of you enjoying your 'low' calorie cake...big hugs.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  8. wow susi,deine seiten sind fabelhaft,richtig romantisch.
    dein leckerer kuchen macht mir appetit,ich liebe diesen schoko kuchen.
    die atc sind auch klasse,ich hab solange keine mehr gemacht.
    einen schönen tag liebe susi.


    schöne grüße jenny die jetzt auch frühjahrsputz macht...uff

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  9. Where to begin? First, the neutral entry you chose for both Wen's theme and Rosie's theme is lovely. Even more than that, it is so, so very textural. I wanted to reach out and touch it and run my hand over these pages. I really loved the layers, too. Your bird is a beauty, and perfect for Art Journal Journey.

    I have never seen a real snowdrop, just photos. I enjoyed seeing them up close. They are lovely.

    I really enjoyed the ATCs, too. They are both rich and full of lovely bits that also make me want to touch them. I'm always amazed when I learn they are digital. Even more impressive, since that is something I have simply not taken time to learn.

    I am SO hungry after seeing your bundt cake dessert. Moor in a shirt sounds interesting, but the name doesn't do the delectable dessert justice. I would probably eat the entire one, and ask for extra whipped cream, too! It looks that good. BTW, I loved the photo of you with your cake and decaf coffee. Have you lost weight?

    Thanks for always being so supportive and encouraging at AJJ, especially when I ask silly questions. You have been a god-send and the best (and most patient) co-administrator anyone could ask for. Thanks for sharing all your art and your cake and decaf with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

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  10. Tolle Sachen hast du gemacht Susi.

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  11. Guten Morgen liebe Susi,
    toll deine Journal-Seite, der Frühling
    kann kommen-bitte!!!
    Dein Moor im Hemd schaut lecker aus,den liebt
    meine kleine Enkelin, sie ist halt eine Süße ;-)
    Viele Grüße und einen kreativen, fröhlichen Tag.
    Sadie

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  12. Liebe Susi,
    bin auch schon mit dem Frühjahrsputz fertig:) es muss nur der Frühling kommen:) und Dein „Mohr im Hemd“ sieht herrlich aus,
    ich kenne so was nicht, sieht aber wirklich lecker aus und im Sommer mit Eis....
    Deine Seite ist wieder toll geworden.
    Liebe Grüße
    Karina

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  13. Its so refreshing to decluttered the mind and soul Susi, Spring has so many healing properties. I adore your neutral journal piece, I have recently been introduced to Wen's beautiful Blog, your page fits like a glove. My Eldest Son brought me the dearest of Tea Pot and Cup for one on Mothering Sunday and it feels like an omen to come and join the T-Stands for Tuesday Party.. Lovely post as always.
    Wishing you a Tranquil Tuesday..
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  14. Hallo Susi,

    ich freue mich auch so über das frühlingshafte Wetter - und hoffe, es kühlt nicht allzu sehr ab... Deine Seite ist schön geworden - sie erinnert mich farblich wieder an Eierschalen - und an Ostern! Die goldenen Details gefallen mir besonders (die so aussehen, als hätte ein Glas dort gestanden + die winzigen goldenen floralen Elemente)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Veronika

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  15. Hello Susi I am so pleased Spring is just around the corner for you as you so depicted in your wonderful Spring themed collaged pages for your journal -just love all the neutral colours you have used here - now looking forward to seeing more!
    Happy week to you!
    Suzy

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  16. Your spring journal page is so pretty,and I love your atc's The dessert looks delicious thank you for the history about the cake too. Oh I hope you don't get too much snow again.
    Happy T Day

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  17. Susi, such a springfilled and beautiful post , I simply love your journal spread, with the lovely neutral tones, and you and your cake looks great !! Here we call it an Othello cake :-) also promised new winter with frosting temperatures, here again :-(
    Dorthe, xx

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  18. This posting is as lovely as a spring day...so refreshing and absolutely delicious, too~

    Hugs❤

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  19. Du Glückliche, du bist durch mit dem leidigen Putzen und kannst dich wieder voll deinen tollen kreativen Arbeiten zuwenden... und hast auch gleich wieder eine so schöne nostalgisch angehauchte Vogelseite geschaffen! Mich hat es sein Samstag richtig erwischt und es geht leider nicht viel zur Zeit. Es ist schlimm, wenn man sich so matschig fühlt, aber langsam geht es wieder aufwärts, wie auch mit den Temperaturen draußen.
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

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  20. die spitze passt richtig gut zu deiner vintage journalseite. wieviele journale hast du denn parallel am laufen? ist aber gut, dann kann man je nach stimmung wechseln... und die digi-atcs sind clevere ableger vom journaleintrag:)

    werde mal bei uns in der tk-theke nach mohr-im-hemd ausschau halten. vermutlich vergeblich;) dann muss ich entweder bis wien warten oder mir am WE vielleicht selbst einen machen. gestehe: Ich hatte noch nie einen, aber er sieht seeeehr verführerisch aus...

    hab eine schöne woche (bei uns ist auch wieder fiese kälte und schnee fürs WE angesagt), lg johanna

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  21. What a delicious post Susi!
    Your journal is gorgeous! i love the bird and lace combo with that muted palette!
    And your photo! Look at how healthy you look! You did awesome with loosing the weight and keeping it off and not starving yourself- I am proud of you and happy for you! Just wish you were smiling as you go to eat this cake- if you don't want it, I will have it! heeheee
    Lovely to see those spring flowers! How I wish for the same, but, as you are expecting, they are calling for snow here everyday this week! Yuck! oh well!

    have a beautiful day sweet friend!
    hugs&love,Jackie

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  22. Hope the snow doesn't wreak the flowers! Beautiful journal page....
    Happy T day!

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  23. Deine Werke sehen wieder atemberaubend aus Susi. Ich mag übereinanderliegende Motive, ein Grund warum ich auch auf Transparent Art stehe. Ich danke Dir, das Du trotz Deiner knappen Zeit, Zeit gefunden hast bei Think Monday, Think ATC mit zu machen.
    Eine schöne Woche wünsche ich Dir.
    Auf bald
    Dani

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  24. oh what beautiful works of art again Susi! Love all the layers in your neutral Spring page! Your cake looks divine-my family would devour the whole things-and I know how special the pastries and desserts are in Austria. And you are looking fantastic! We're getting some light snow as I am typing... hope you don't get too much and that it's soon gone for the season! Wishing you a good week and a happy T day!

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  25. Wow, I'm loving your post today! You have created so much inspiring art and I love your spring page 😁. The collage background, images, stamping and stencilling look amazing! I think you deserve that yummy “Mohr im Hemd” after all your spring cleaning and wow, have you lost more weight, you look amazing! I so enjoyed reading about this yummy Viennese treat and seeing your pretty ATCs too 😁. Thanks for all your kind wishes on my blog and Happy T Day dear Susi! J 😊

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  26. Deine Ton-in-Ton Doppelseite gefällt mir sehr gut! Wundervolle Details mit den Spitzen, alten Buchseiten und Stempel. Ich werde mir diese Challenge gleich ansehen, klingt interessant :)
    Dieser Mohr im Hemd sieht vorzüglich aus (ich will auch haben!!) und du zeigst auch noch das Foto, wo du voll im Genuss stehst :)) - wie quälst du uns! BTW wie kannst du da dein Gewicht halten??
    Übrigens deine Brille ist super - bei dieser Größe hast du wahrscheinlich den ganzen Durchblick, die bräuchte ich auch! Ich habe 4 verschiedenen Brillen - für die Ferne, den Computer, zum Fernsehen und zum Lesen.
    Deine Schneeglöckchen haben sich tapfer aus der Erde gekämpft - hoffentlich überleben sie den kommenden angesagten Winter zum Wochenende!
    Die ATC's sind toll, vor allem der Rabe auf dem alten Telefon, aber auch der antike Stuhl. Da fällt mir ein, TMTA habe ich diese Woche noch gar nicht angesehen, naja ist ja erst Dienstag :)

    Knuddel Rike

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  27. That dessert looks delicious, and I love the background info on its origin. Your coffee mug is just my style, but I'll have caffeine, please :) I like your spring bird and your digital ATC designs. The colors are a nice change from the spring pastels I'm seeing. Variety is the spice of life :)

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  28. Well your Moor in a Shirt looks amazing!! As does your ArtJournal page and ATC's! So good to see a photo of you Susi and thank you for the wonderful comment on my T party post. Happy T day hugs! deb

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  29. Wow! I'm glad you rewarded yourself with some art Susi! Your pages and ATCs are so beautiful!
    You're tempting me with that delicious dessert!
    Happy T Day,
    Alison xx

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  30. Lovely journal spread and ATCs Susi - love the colours and imagery.
    Your dessert looks so delicious and I'm sure I have put on several pounds/kilos just imagining what it must taste like :)
    Hope the weather people are wrong about the snow.
    Gill xx

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  31. Wonderful Spring page. Did you get more snow? I'm in the middle of another big storm, the third in a couple of weeks. My backyard looks like the hemd, but no cake to be seen. Your dessert looks delicious! Happy T Day.

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  32. thats a fab vintage journal spread and the photo of you eating the moor cake is lovely..I have been making the most of the warm weather today too as we usually get the bad weather as it blows across the sea from you

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  33. Hello! I love your beautiful journal spread! the bird is so spring like. We also still are getting snow, but spring will be soon! It was nice to see you, your home and the treat!

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  34. Deine diesmal nicht bunten Seiten gefallen mir auch sehr gut, schön wie, so dezent gefärbt, die Motive zur Geltung kommen. Euer Nachtisch sieht richtig verlockend lecker aus. Ich hab auch gestern Abend Marmorkuchen gebacken, sieht dann etwas größer aber ähnlich aus. ;) Hatte plötzlich Lust auf Kuchen. Hier soll es zum Wochenende wieder frostig werden und etvl. schneien, igitt da erfrieren ja die Narzissen, die sich jetzt schon hervorgewagt haben. Hoffe es wird nicht zu arg. Deine digitalen Tags im Vintage-Look sehen auch super aus.
    Ganz liebe Grüße und schöne Woche.
    Bussi
    Sabine

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  35. Hello Susi, What a wonderful journal page! So full of gorgeous details of Spring. And that cake - how do stay so slim!!! You look very cheeky eating it. I bet it's divine.
    Enjoy your week,'Hugs from Jesse XX

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  36. So many pretties, Susi, including YOU! Your art journal spread is so lovely in browns. Your atcs are very eye-catching, the chair inviting. And the Vienna desert looks so sinfully delicious, xoxo.

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  37. I love seeing the picture of you and that wonderful bundt cake looks soooo good. The ATC's are lovely and loving the vintage feel to them.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  38. Snowdrops! Come on spring! We are waiting....
    Your (neutral) journal page is wonderful. I love the colours, but have never been able to combine neutrals somehow. Well done.
    Your Moor-in-a-shirt looks delicious. Thank you for explaining the background.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,
    Lisca
    PS Your ATCs are great.

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  39. A beautiful collage in your journal. Such a great neutral palette with the white stamping and the lace. I love the nature theme. And that cake looks so yummy. It looks like a donut floating in icing.
    Belated Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  40. da ist dir wieder eine wunderbare collage gelungen - in deinen frühling möchte man sofort eintauchen und mit den vögeln gemeinsam ein lied singen!
    der kuchen ist sicher köstlich, ich könnte ihn tatsächlich schon zum frühstück verspeisen!! und du siehst ausgesprochen sympathisch aus!
    liebe grüße
    mano

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  41. Großartige Kunstwerke und ein so lecker aussehender Kuchen. Du könntest allerdings etwas glücklicher dreinschauen, ob dieser Köstlichkeit *kicher*

    Schönes Wochenende, meine Liebe

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  42. What an inspiring spread, Susi; even your quiet neutral palette speaks of the burgeoning to come. Lovely!

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  43. Your neutral page and ATCs are beautiful, Susi. I find it hard to make a neutral piece sparkle like all your pieces do. maybe I should join Wen's neutrals challenges. Hmm ...

    That Moor in a Shirt looks decadent but irresistible! So nice to see a photo of you.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  44. I love your beautiful journal spread dear Susi! I will be coming back for a better look at your blog soon! I have taken note of the Mohr im Hemd for when we visit Vienna again!
    A very belated Happy T Day , Chrisx

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  45. Fabulous photo of you! You look so young! Good genes! Cake looks so yummy...I much prefer whip cream to icing sugar on cake anyday..love your spring work too!

    Peace Giggles

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