Oct 17, 2008

Velcome . . . I mean, Welcome . . . to the party!

Be sure to turn the volume up if you'd like to listen to some special party music!

I'm so glad you stopped by for my party. I thought I would share a few pictures from my scrapbook with you while you visit. Let me introduce you to some of my old and more eccentric friends.

You simply must see the Pumpkin Pixies perform . . . I've seen them dozens of times. It is so amazing how they can juggle all of those pumpkins and carve them at the same time, dancing to music no less . . .

10/17/08 copyright Marsha Jorgensen
3 x 5 collage, vintage pic reprinted and hand-colored, Dover clipart, watercolor, ribbon, ink

This is The Great Swami, Sanji VonTwinklehundi . . .

10/17/08 copyright Marsha Jorgensen
6 x 8 collage, vintage pics reprinted and hand-colored, watercolor, ribbon, ink

He has taught me, yes, little ol' me, to channel the spirits and reveal the secrets of the unknown to those that dare to inquire. After many, many hours of practice and focusing exercises, he has bestowed his blessing on my whimsical abilities to read your future. He has lent me his pet bird, Shadow and I (while harshly rubbing my temple with one hand and taming Shadow with the other) will tune into the spiritual world to tell you the answers you find your soul thirsting for.

If you are an artist, visiting this blog, and wondering if you shall receive fame and fortune for your artwork . . . the answer is becoming clearer . . . it's getting closer . . . it's . . . I see a y and an e . . . YES! You WILL receive fame and fortune for your artwork.

If you are an artist, visiting this blog, and wondering if you are wasting your time and may wander into a quagmire of misfortune and failure . . . I am seeing something . . . it's very foggy . . . but something . . . I see it . . . there it is . . . the answer is NO! You will never fail at any creative undertaking you assign yourself and have good luck forever!

I have many more pictures to show you, but I know you have other parties to visit. And, I'm feeling a bit weak now . . . fortune telling takes so much from me. Before I fade away, let me also introduce you to Sparkula, The Pumpkin Lighter . . .

10/17/08 copyright Marsha Jorgensen
6 x 8 collage, vintage pics reprinted and hand-colored, watercolor, ribbon, ink

This is the fairy that makes sure your pumpkins stay
lit on Halloween. Leave your jack-o-lanterns out on your porch to welcome your guests and she will flit by now and then to make sure they stay aglow with the warmth of your home. By the way, she loves pickle sandwiches if you'd like to leave her a thank you treat.

Speaking of treats, I have some for you . . .

Some Beetlejuice perhaps?

Maybe some candy . . .

Don't forget to take your party favors before you go . . .

A candy apple and a bag full of a billion gazillion dollars and some good wishes, just for you. Thanks for coming! Please come back - you're welcome anytime!

Oh, I almost forgot about Hilda Sneaksnatcher . . .

10/17/2008 copyright Marsha Jorgensen
5 x 7 collage, vintage pics reprinted, watercolor, Nostalgiques sticker, Dover clipart, ribbon, ink

. . . be warned! She takes your treats and pumpkins when you're not looking!

Thanks to my husband, mom-in-law, and daughter for decorating for the party and taking some pics for me! It's been an exciting day around here and I couldn't have gotten it all done without their help. Love you guys!

If you'd like to visit other parties, be sure to stop by our host's, Vanessa's, to see the list!


artbrat said...

Happy Halloween. I love your artwork and Congratulations on becoming published!

Salinda said...

Happy Halloween! What beautiful artwork--and snacks too! :) A great party!

stampsalot87 said...

Oh my goodness, I love the pictures and the story -- keep entertaining me!

AwtemNymf said...

Beautiful collages! I'm a fan of Vintage images too!
Thank you for sharing some of your beetlejuice! I was thirsty!
I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O) I enjoyed my visit!
*winks* Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

afiori said...

ooooh! lovely artworks and candy! and a fortune telling! yay!

♥ visit me at www.afiori.com ♥

Linda Crispell said...

I love the Pumpkin Pixies!!! Excellent Halloween bash.

Jewelgirl said...

Oh yes I'd like to try that
Beetlejuice drink! Love the
old and new pics spliced together
very fun! Happy party day and
happy 1st published too!


After all this blog hopping my eyes and blurred and I just have to blink..

Could it be I can have a cup or two of your bettle juice drink?

Happy Halloween!!
Great story...don't foegt to stop over at my place.

Bitterbetty said...

What iss in beeteljuice?

Love the flappers in orange especially!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

OOPS! I wasn't watching my Beetlejuice! Now it's gone off and dissapeared!
I will have to keep my eyes out for which trickster cobbed it!
Happy Halloween!

Kristin said...

ohh my, I love the music..and those pictures are amazing, I love little collage pictures!! absolutly beautiful!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickedly wonderful post! those collages are to die for! ok, not die, but they are all real treats!

thanks for the goodies. :)

Ana Balbinot said...

WOW! Its a wonderful party! Thanks for the invitation and for your comment at my blog. Hope you come many more times!
Happy Halloween from Brazil!

Theresa said...

Wonderful fortunes! Beetlejuice? No thank you. Candy? You bet! Lovely party. Happy Haunting.

ArtSparker said...

What fun collages - I like your fortune-teller.

KathrynAntyr said...

I just love those pumpkin pixies!

Oh thank you for the spot of beetle juice. I worked up such a thirst going to all of the parties.

Thanks for swinging by my little spot on the digital highway. Vincent Price was so happy to meet you.

cindy said...

Cute pics, so much fun! Love the Beetlejuice! LOL. And the treat bag, thank you! : D And your artwork is wonderful and congrats on the Somerset...can't wait to see when it hits the newstands. And thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog today! : D


Gemma said...

My broom is running out of gas...
but I'm glad I stopped in here.
Happy Halloween!

Mar said...

what a great party spot!!! thanks for inviting me in
i enjoyed you pictures so much thanks for sharing them love the center pieces!!!
i especially like the vintage photos..

congratulations on your publication!

come by again if you get the chance oct 26

hope to see you then

happy halloweeeeeen

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

such a cute post. I was giggling at your whimsical ability to read the future and loving the answers!! Thanks for coming by my blog. Yes, my friend Cindy & I share a booth at that fun place you want to work at. Occasionally, we duplicate pictures in our blogs (hee hee). Come by again!

Mel said...

You've got the best beetlejuice I've tasted! What's your secret?

Shell said...

I had a lovely time at your party. Thanks so much for the positive forecasting from The Great Swami.

inge said...

Happy Halloween from Belgium

I didn't knew there was already a new somerset studio ! I guess I have to wait a few more days before it arrives on the post here in Belgium.

I'm going to look out for your work ! congratulations !


PS : you're welcome at my party too ! I have also two give-aways..

bigbucketgirl said...

Wow! What a superb party! Love the artwork! and beetlejuice..what more could a girl ask for!

i had to solve a mystery before starting my party! You're welcome to join in...

faerie enchantment said...

What a wonderful Halloween Soiree, So very Magical and Enchanting, My Halloween guests flew out at dawn! LOL!
P.S. Your blog and artwork is absolutely amazing, I love it all!
I'll be adding your link now too!

Magic and Much Joy!

Sandra Evertson said...

I Loved it! Especially the yummy looking Beetle juice!
Happy Halloween!

Jill said...

Yay! I LOVE a party!! ;)

Your artwork is fabulous--you have a great eye for color & composition.

AND HUGE CONGRATS on being published! WOW!! I'm soooooo happy for you. My subscription ran out, but I'll be sure to get that issue...and I can say "I knew her way back when..." :)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I am still making my visits!! I needed some Beetlejuice big time. I feel like I might faint at any minute ;) Thank you so much for particpiating!! You are so sweet!!
Cackle cackle!!

Chris said...

You are right... It will take awhile to visit everyone! Thank you for visiting my little part of teh party, which is SO big and SO much fun. I love the warm and festive tone you've created here. Happy Halloween!

julietk said...

I enjoyed my visit,thankyou for the fortune , Hugs Juliet

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow! What a cast of fun folks at your party--very entertaining!
I really enjoyed my time. Better late than never!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Halloween!

thrilled by the thought said...

Oh I LOVE Sparkula!