Jan 24, 2009

Maude and the Lucky Bug . . .

Well, here it goes! Here's my first attempt at a Art Creations Friday challenge using a lovely image of Maude from Jamie's Art-e-ology. (You can see the original image on either site.)

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 1/23/09
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 collage using a vintage image from Art-e-ology reprinted, carefully trimmed, and hand-colored and arranged with wings from greatmusings.etsy.com, a ladybug from the public domain, vintage papers, original trim, and stamped numbers.

I did finally get my bills paid AND mailed, budget done for next month, and my desks cleared off and hung out with my daughter awhile and that's about it. Laundry and cleaning tomorrow. Oh! You might remember that last week my daughter's cell phone got stolen from her open backpack pocket as she was walking to class (picked her backpack pocket). Today, we got our phone bill. In the hour that she didn't realize it was gone, the evil culprits downloaded $188 worth of who knows what. Thank goodness she had enough sense to call me immediately from the school office so I could suspend her service. And, thank goodness we contacted Verizon and they are deleting the charges from our bill. I tell you this so you make sure to tell your kids to call your right away should they be missing their phone so you can suspend service and be sure to note times - it really helped.


Jill said...

I love Maude! She has such a pensive look on her face and I love that you got your fish in there behind the calendar numbers! :)

Glad your daughter's missing cell phone & charges won't be yet another thing added to your plate!! Have a good weekend.

Jamie said...

Ohhh I LOVE this! Your hand coloring is KILLING me! It is perfect. She really has come to life. Your choice of background and ephemera are perfect too! Yeah!!!! It's awesome!

What on EARTH were they calling in in that time too run up all of those charges? Smart girl to call you as soon as she realized. My monkeys don't have cell phones yet, but that doesn't mean they don't ask for them:)
I will email you with the info to make a link in a comment when I get it sweetie! Love Jamie

Stacy said...

The detail in this piece is amazing! Gorgeous and so fitting for the expression on her face!
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purplepaint said...

I love your work! I've added you to my faves, will be back to visit again! :D Marva