Jan 2, 2009

And they call me Mamafish . . .

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 1/2/09
5 x 7 collage using vintage black and white images, reprinted, carefully trimmed and hand-colored, arranged on a background of watercolor, scraps, and drawn swirls.

My very closest friends and a lot of hiking buddies call me Mamafish. I have been working hard this week to overcome my art monsters, and I'm a bit drained and blah and I was thinking how I miss being called Mamafish since I moved, and how good it felt to have a nickname (it's a long story how I got it) and how my friends always made me feel better. So, I just imagined myself being strong Mamafish and this is what I got. I was hoping to see my good friends this weekend but I think I am on my way to bed, still feel icky. Maybe for my birthday in a couple of weeks we can get together (at PJ's hint, hint!).


Alberta and Ava said...

Mama Fish,
You have a remarkable style and a strong sense of color all your own. I am loving all your collages, especially the way you pair vintage images with bold, contemporary color combinations/ My visits to Tumble Fish Studio have become a highpoint in my morning coffee and blogging routine.


ginnycartersmallenburg said...

I am so enjoying your posted artwork. Everyone becomes my favorite. Hey, maybe next time I am in the LA area we can get a group of us together at Zinnia!

lizness said...

Ooo--this is so cool...love the power in this (great touch with the fork!).

Also, I hope you feel better soon. Take care!

stampsalot87 said...

Oh boy Mamafeesh!

I live near PJ's

Karen from A`Musements said...

Hey Mamafish! First of all, I am sorry you are feeling "icky" still and hope you will be on the mend VERY soon.... as for the blahs, maybe that's partly the end of the year hangover... the unsettled, 'what's ahead' thing and the mourning of the passing of time? At least that's what I end up with. (Maybe that's why there are so many cab rides home on New Year's.... Lots of drinking to 'forget' what is being felt)
Your art is always amazing and your talent is just second to none... if in your melancholy this is what you came up with, GeeZ.... wouldn't want you to be sad all the time, but your latest effort is fabulous! Just wish I had your prolific nature. I'm lucky to think of something and actually MAKE it.... don't know if I'm lazy or scared of the result...
I hope your friends take your hint and come through for you on your birthday. Until then, Mamafish, I hope the rest of us and our comments will buoy you up!

MaryEllen said...

Mama Fish,
that's a great nickname!

Hope you're feeling better.
I love the new art you've posted.
I wish I could think more abstract and surreal, well, people would say I do.. lol... I guess I'd like to create in more of a surreal way.
You have a birthday in a couple weeks??.. when is it??...
Mine is January 21... We're both January babies!
Explains why we're both sooo cool. LOL..
Have a great week.