Jan 21, 2009

Yay!

I finally got the guts to work a little bigger tonight. As I said in my flickr, it's not perfect - there's a little crookedness to it and a couple of glue smears, but I like it. I don't even care, for once, if anyone else does or not (well, I kinda do). It was great fun to make! (you can click on the picture to see it larger)

Pods . . .


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 1/20/09
(Finally! an ...) 8 x 10 collage using vintage images slightly altered in Microsoft Publisher, reprinted, carefully trimmed, and slightly hand-colored and arranged on a background made form images from nasa.gov and handmade stripes.


I am off to bed. The One World One Heart project is taking a lot of time. I am trying to visit everyone and really look at their blog and what they have to share and then write a personal note. The participant list keeps growing so don't know if I'll be able to keep it up, but I'm trying.

Went to the foot doc today regarding one of my toes. Oh, pain. I mean PAIN. A shot of whiskey (I think, I've never had any) and a stick to chew on would've helped me during the procedure. Foot doctors are cruel - no anesthetic. They must have great feet and don't know toe nail pain. I once cut my eyeball, literally took a chuck out of it on a box and the ER doctor told me he's heard from people that have been shot AND cut their eyeball that the eye injury was more painful. Up until today I would've believed that. My toe is just throbbing and swollen and bleeding tonight. They had to take a lot of nail to send off to the lab, but it looks like I have a bone spur under my nail which is causing all of the problems and they will have to surgically remove it. Waiting for x-rays now. Just what I need, huh? In one of my favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping, the dad says something like "for just one minute everything seems okay" - I'm ready for my one moment! Ha! Just kidding. All is good! Toe and I are off to sweet painless dreams!

10 comments:

Jill said...

Hi Marsha! I ADORE your Pod people. It's another beautiful piece. I love your combination of papers and how you arranged the pods. I'm trying to get a piece done too. Oh yeah--and I'm ready for a week too instead of a moment, but I'd take a moment. The last 5 days have been tough here.

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Marsha !

This piece is amazing ! Love those pods ! Congratluations of stretching your size - it is working !!!

Sorry about your toe ! No anesthetic ? How could a foot doctor not realize how many nerve ending we have in our feet ???? Too mean ! Man, there are so many things that need to change in the medical world, it is scary !!!

Oh well, I hope you find ways to get rid of the pain quickly. Thank God for pain meds when you need them, right ?

Take care of you and your toe !

Anne said...

Hi, there! I really like the pods piece! The stripes are the perfect complement to the onion shapes and the swirled backgrounds! :-)

And thanks for stopping by my blog!

Shelly said...

Ouch! I hope your toe feels better!

Really love the pod people... you're trying to make bigger and I'm trying to make smaller!

P.S. I framed and put up your art! I just posted a photo on flickr. :)

flatwoodsfolkart said...

I love this!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. :) Love your OWOH entry too so am off to leave a comment there as well.

xo,
Lesley

The Whimsical Goblin said...

Awesome Pod Picture, I really like it :)

Linda Cain said...

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!!!! THIS IS JUST STUNNING!!!!!
My Absolute favorite of yours!!!

So sorry about the toe, just went through thumb surgery, but not nearly as bad. Way too many nerves in the fingers and toes!

Did he tell you to keep it elevated for less pain?

The 2 granddaughters are here for 4 days and just laugh and carry on when they see my picture from you with the wings and crown hanging in my studio...things that make us smile are worth a million!

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

hope505 said...

oh lordy...I have a bunion on my left foot that I imagine I'll have to take care of someday...someday in the future. The distant future. Hope you're feeling better..!

artbeth67 said...

LOVE this piece!!! Everything about it ROCKS!!! I usually am annoyed by the music people play, but I LOVE Mazzy Star and it was mellow, so thanks for that :)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Thanks everybody! I like this one too, for once. I am having fun being a little quirky lately.