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Monday, May 18, 2015

the iceberg of the unconscious & prayer flag

old Jeans and running stitch again

this time the Quality of the paper was not so good (a weekly Magazine, der spiegel), but i liked These turquoise-blue icebergs with the penguins; pic strengthened by laminating on the back

Background for the Quote dyed glasses-cleaning-paper;
font after hours
linking to art-journal-journey and take-a-word ("turquoise")
and meanwhile i can Show this prayer flag also, because now it has reached it´s Destination...
just in time for the season of growing: in each stitch i put good wishes for a good success with the plants...

the Carmine red stenciling was made with acrylics. the poppy stencil is from michelle ward (green pepper press) and the letters are from a metallic Alphabet i have for Ages... 
various Colors of yarn were used for the sashiko stitching.
base for the poppy part was an old light-colored Jeans.
(there may be some purple stain visible from the pen i used for tracing, but that will vanish by itself within a few days...)

and this one is linked to moo-mania&more


  1. That quote is great, and the turquoise icebergs with the penguins is fab - your work looks awesome, Johanna!

  2. Both pieces are wonderful and most unusual. Thanks so much for linking to Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  3. Unique and creative interpretation of Freud's words. All art pieces are fabulous, Johanna.

  4. The iceberg is great, and the way you found one that had the penguins on it was fun. Even poor quality magazine images can be strengthened, as you proved.

    Gotta love the poppies. How wonderful that you made this beauty for a friend. Lucky recipient, that's for sure.

    The other day you wondered about my lasagna garden. I explain what it is in today's post, if you are interested.

  5. Heute bin ich geplättet von Deinem post!
    Eine ganz, ganz tolle Arbeit mit dem Eisberg und Einstein! Wunderschön!
    Deine tolle Geschenksidee für Ulrike ist ja der Hammer schlechthin!
    Super sieht das aus!

    Dann sag ich heute gleich mal doppelt danke im Namen von AJJ und MM&M!
    schöne neue Woche!
    ( Ich mach keine Monatsjournale-nö... ich arbeite immer grad da wo's passt.--3 Altered Books hab ich am Laufen 3 Journale und manchmal mach ich einfach nur lose Seiten oder meine geliebten Cerealkeilrahmen)
    ich verstaue alles was fertig ist im Schrak..
    heuer wird es nämlich definitiv fertig ..mein
    ersehntes STUDIO..
    dann wer ich sehen wie ich das ganze Kramzeug schön und nett aufbewahre...
    Aber im Prinzip schau ich es mir eh nicht wirklich an..
    mir ist der Prozess das Allerwichtigste...
    ich hab auch ( bitte nicht weitersagen) schon etliches entsorgt bzw .. weitervendet - also übermalt oder als Hintergrundpapier verwendet...räusper.

    Liebe Grüße

  6. Hi Johanna! I love your turquoise icebergs (and penguins) and also your stitched piece. Wonderful work as always. Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge this week.

  7. Jetzt, da ich glücklich über eine Original-Johanna-Stick-Arbeit sein darf, kann ich diese Arbeit noch viel besser einschätzen - im Original ist alles noch viel schöner, durch die Struktur! Nochmal 1000 Dank!
    Das Eisberg-Stück ist auch wieder fantastisch!
    LG Ulrike

  8. Love the icebergs with the penguins, Johanna, the 'poppies' pieces are spectacular, too!

  9. Wonderful works of art Johanna the poppies are beautiful love all the stitching on them both

  10. Das sind ja wunderschöne Arbeiten, liebe Johanna.

    Vielen Dank für's Teilen auf MOO MANIA & MORE

    Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche

  11. Your prayer flag is magnificent, the stitching is such an integral part of it and it's so effective with the different colours of threads. It looks terrific on Ulkau's balcony.
    Nice use of the iceberg and penguins and use of different colours again. I rather like the "after hours" font, it is very clear and not fussy.

  12. Beide Werke sind wieder wunderschön geworden.

  13. I am loving this stitch journey you are on. Grow is wonderful. xox

  14. Wowwww, auch so schön....großartig!
    LG Carola

  15. Love your iceberg piece, is really fabulous. The second one work is very brilliant too. Well done, Johanna!

  16. Very "deep" quote for this great piece Johanna.
    I have lots of catching up to do.

  17. I think this is my favourite scroll journal page so far and your prayer flag is beautiful. Jx


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