07 November, 2016

Falling leafs

It may still seem that I'm not doing any crafting lately, and while I certainly don't find time to create as much as I'd wish, I try to get something done from time to time. 
When I was in Erlangen one morning, waiting for "my" family to come and meet me, I leafed through a pile of brochures on display in the hospital entrance area. Among them, I found one dealing with mourning that featured an incredibly beautiful poem. 

         Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit,
         als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten;
         sie fallen mit verneinender Gebärde.

         Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde
         aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit.

         Wir alle fallen. Diese Hand da fällt.
         Und sieh dir andre an: es ist in allen.

         Und doch ist Einer, welcher dieses Fallen
         unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.

         Rainer Maria Rilke, Herbst

I knew I'd like to feature it on one of my condolence cards, and for the November "ATG" Fadengrafik Challenge, I did just that. With little time and no idea on my mind, I decided to use the poem as the card's centerpiece, adding a simple silver swirl in one of the corners.
Only when the card was done, it occured to me I could actually add a couple of leafs for a better connection between text and paper.
To cover up the stitching on the inside, I used a beige cardboard. As something was still missing, I tried adding the black leaves here, too, but they didn't quite fit. 
Instead, I searched my stash for some silver leaf-shaped stickers that stick to the theme without adding too much black.
A little contribution to the November collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria. 
That's all from me, the Fadengrafik Challenge is open and with an "ATG" theme this month, I'm sure you'll find something to link up for the chance of winning a cool prize again.  

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- brownsugar: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- crafty entiments: ATG
- deep ocean: punches (leafs)
- creative fingers: ATG
- fairytalechallengeblog: monochrome
- glitternsparkle: masculine
- inspiration destination: ATG
- pennyspapercratf: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Wunderschön! Deine Stickerei ist ein Traum! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Fairytale Challenge. Liebe Grüße, Bianca

  3. Lovely
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 302 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  5. Stunning card, so elegant, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  6. Beautiful creation, love the stitching

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Inspiration Destination, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Shell xx