Friday, February 22, 2008

More skinny book pages

These are not all but my most favorite pages from the skinny book. I will not bother you with all 25 of them.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Skinny book swap

At long last - my skinny book arrived yesterday! I had been waiting for it for months. The exchange should have taken place last year but due to the fact that several artists dropped out Chrysti had to look for replacements. So with a delay of about two months yesterday it arrived, and it was well worth waiting for. I am absolutely happy to have such a beautiful objet d'art.
Chrysti did something extraordinary by binding the pages and doing the covers front and back. This book is everything I hoped for and I suppose I will be pestering you with several pictures these days. I rather hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do. Chrysti announced that she will be hosting some more swaps and you bet I will be looking for these, too!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cyber fyber exhibition

This is an interesting and - at least for me - rather daunting project. Susan Lenz has 163 ATCs she is trading via her blog

You can choose one of her cards and send her one of your own in return. Those she receives in this exchange will be shown in an exhibition at Vista Studios in Columbia.
I opted for one of her cards which show a larger piece done by herself which was cut up and centered in the ATC. Somehow it reminds me of baroque costumes since it is so extensively embellished. In return I sent her one of my really expressive cards called "Rush hour".
Take a look at her blog - it is really worth while.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


These are the hearts I did for the heart swap of the art4card list.
Somebody should have warned me: This is addictive! It started harmless enough by using up fabric and scraps from the friendship cushion-swap. But when I began making the hearts from felt, I suddenly had the feeling that I couldn't stop any more. They are so soft! You always want to touch them. And the ideas how to embellish them kept just popping up in my head....

Friday, February 15, 2008

Art book

Just started a new book project together with Britta, Renate, Peggy and Ulla. This is something the internet makes possible: To work together with people you never met in person, but whose interests and style you know nevertheless.
The photos show the booklet I send on its way detailing my wishes for the book as well as letting the participating artists jot down their ideas and inspirations. Both this booklet and the art book itself will make a journey practically all over Germany - and will hopefully do so more than once since we intend to work in rounds.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Friendship cushions

These are the friendship cushions I received. Some are really elegant, others are funny (I love that cat!), and the felted ones are really, really cuddly. Each one has a sort of personality, don't you think so, too? My personal favorite is the one from Ulla, made from brocade and dotted with tiny golden pearls. Whow! This is the Louis XIV among the cushions.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Embellisher project

This is the first real project I did with my embellisher. So far I only experimented in order to find out what materials can be used - sometimes I think the question is rather what cannot be used! So far I only found out that paper is not so suitable since you see the resulting holes ;-)
In this piece (it is called "storm at sea") I used a piece of batting as background. Thereon I felted fabric, silk paper, scrim, sheers, rovings, Lutradur and several special yarns. At last I added cording and beads to make the shoreline more interesting.
What I like very much about this kind of work is the way you can leave the outer borders without finish. Somehow this adds to the organic look.


I added some more links and made sure that those already there are working. Naturally I add links to blogs that I like because of what the artists have to say or to show. However from a legal point of view this "linking" can be harmful insofar as you can be made responsible for contents of blogs or websites you have linked to. I do not know if it is really enough to do so, but I entered the following text (only in German, since my English is not sufficient for real legal jargon) hoping that nobody will make me pay for links that are not kosher.
Wichtiger Hinweis zu allen Links auf meiner Internetseite: Mit Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998 hat das Landgericht Hamburg entschieden, dass man durch die Einbindung eines Links gegebenenfalls für die Inhalte der gelinkten Seite mit verantwortlich ist. Dies kann nur dadurch verhindert werden, dass man sich ausdrücklich von diesen Inhalten distanziert. Ich habe auf diesem Blog Links zu anderen Seiten im Internet. Ich möchte ausdrücklich betonen, dass ich keinerlei Einfluss auf die Gestaltung und die Inhalte der gelinkten Seiten habe. Deshalb distanziere ich mich ausdrücklich von allen Inhalten aller gelinkten Seiten auf meinem Blog und machen mir deren Inhalte nicht zu Eigen. Diese Erklärung gilt für alle auf meinem Blog eingebundenen Links.
Schutzrechtsverletzung: Falls Sie vermuten, dass von dieser Internetpräsentation aus eines Ihrer Schutzrechte verletzt wird, teilen Sie mir das bitte umgehend per E-Mail mit, damit ich zügig Abhilfe schaffen kann.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Discussion on art

There is always an discussion on art in the one or other list. If you really want a true insight into what art is, you just have to watch this video:

Sunday, February 03, 2008


These are the first of (I think it was) 10 hearts I am going to make for another swap with the art4card list. Once again I did vintage style, but only because there were several pieces of fabric with roses left from the friendship cushion set. The next hearts will definitely be something other. I think of trying out something with the embellisher and perhaps of sewing some from linen and then stitch them. You will be kept informed.
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