This will be quite a treat for anybody interested in German political satire (and, btw, in great graphical work): The volumes of the years from 1896 through 1944 of the German satirical magazine Simplicissimus have been re-edited digitally in a project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (German Research Foundation):
ATC above: background is paste paper, stamp is A Capella.
Text on ATC’s reads: “We are more than the sum of our parts.”
Set of six ATC’s using images by Karl Blossfeldt.
Stamps are Paperbag, Hampton, Zetti, and A Stamp in the Hand.
The Blossfeldt images were transferred using a variety of media, like impasto gel, acrylic paint, and acrylic glossy medium.
Michelle challenges us this month to add music to our blog musings…
I have decided to go for my nostalgic self and bring you a memory of Alexandra, a singer and songwriter between kitsch and kool… who died in 1969 at the young age of 27 in a car accident. The American band The Czars have recently covered one of her most famous songs “Mein Freund der Baum ist tot.”
I have a few CD’s of her songs and I absolutely love her soft and at the same time strong voice. It is a childhood memory for me – I remember when she died, and I was only 5 years old at the time.
The song itself may be bringing about this special late 60ies feeling which ultimately led to the Green movement in Germany.
Since I also like beading from time to time and spent some time with my small nieces who were beading away during last weekend, I was inspired to do this necklace. I took the pattern from a really nice book, “Bead Fantasies” by Takato Samejima, but used somewhat different beads and colors. I already had done one similar to the original color scheme and given it to my sister. This one is now for myself … It does take patience, since the Japanese 15/0 seed beads are really tiny (roughly 1 mm).