Mar 16, 2009

Lots of stuff to tell you . . .

First, my Etsy is open and full of art again. I just listed a few minutes ago (and already sold some art! woohoo!). I will be working on Etsy over the next couple of weeks and revamping with new pictures of old supplies I hope. And, I'll be adding art a few times a week I'm sure. Here is the latest addition.

Fish Exchange

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/16/09
(did you notice? no wings, a rarity with me)
5 x 7 collage using vintage pictures, reprinted, carefully trimmed and hand-colored, bodies from, fish from Dover clipart, faces from the public domain, ink doodles, and various scraps, all arranged on an old watercolored encyclopedia page.

Next and again in public, I wanted to thank Alberta of Amusing Muses and Cathy of Reflections of a Rambling Girl for my latest award. It is so nice to be recognized by your fellow bloggers and I appreciate your warm regards more than I can tell you. It really means a lot and touches my heart. So, to participate as I finally should, let me tell you what text comes with this award . . .

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award." I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself before I pass on this award . . . (they are not exciting though)

1. I am happy by nature. I like being happy and always look for the silver lining in everything.
2. I recently overcame my fear of flying (in airplanes!). I think all the wings I put on my art people are finally paying off! I'm still nervous about it, but not hysterical anymore.
3. I have a very dirty sense of humor and am happy to have a few trusted folks I can let my short gray hair down with. (roc, cparm, family, oz, jolene, tru, monica - love you guys!)
4. I have THE BEST family, husband, kids, parents and friends anyone could ever dream for. I may not be rich in things, but I am rich in loved ones that fill my life up to the brim everyday.
5. I worry far too much. I worry about everything there is to worry about. I worry about worrying. I think it is all a deep seeded fear of failure that makes me worry but I am getting better all the time.
6. Some of you already know this, but I am still afraid of buttons. Maybe repulsed is a better description. I hate buttons. They actually cause a physcial reaction - a gagging reflex, especially if they are loose or fallen off. I think I must have choked on one as a child or something. If I can get over my flying thing, I should be able to eventually get over this. Working on it.
7. Blogging has changed my life. It truly has. I have met some of the best friends of my life from blogging and sharing common goals and interests. I don't know how I lived without it.

Okay, so I know a lot of you have already received this award. I am supposed to send it to 8 though I could probably send it to 16 since I got it twice. I have gotten it a couple of times but it is an extra pretty one and the sentiment is right on spot as far as I am concerned. So, I am going to try and pass it on to 8 people that haven't gotten it from me. They may have gotten it, but not from me. And some that I would have listed just got it recently. So, go visit these ladies because they are very talented and top shelf folks!

1. Roc of What's Up Roc
2. Cathy of Cathy Parmelee's Art + Life
3. Becky of Whymsical Musings
4. Shelagh of Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea
5. Jamie of Art-e-ology
6. Shelly of Blue Ridge Lady
7. Shelly of Shelly Paints
8. Lisa of House of Hullabaloo

Now, I have some art work I don't want to sell for one reason or another, so I am going to give it away. You'll have to go to my flickr to see them because I am too dang lazy to upload them all again here. I've linked them so you can just click on them to see what they are. You can just flickr mail me if you want something. If more than one of you want the same piece, I'll draw names. Let me know by next Monday, the 23rd.

Crowabout Collage Week 23
Shroom Fairy
Guarded Angel
Moving Slowly with 3 wishes
Journal Practice
Power Fariy
Power Over Me
Zetti Sisters
Little Ditty

I won't matte them or send any extra goodies, just these pieces. I want to clean out a bit and start fresh. We'll just say I'm celebrating my taxes being done, soccer dinner over, fence built and flying done for now!

Cha Cha and Cparm, I will mail your pieces tomorrow. I am so behind in mailing! I'll get on top of it again since my Etsy is open again. I am such a bad sender.


Shelly said...

Giving them away!?!? Holy cow. I feel like I'm taking advantage of you. Taking some of your art will at least have to merit some Cadbury Creme eggs in return. At least. If you're really just going to give them away, your journal practice page wants to live at my house. :) Love that your Etsy is back up... now I just have to choose. And quickly because I think they're going to go fast! Hugs! -Shelly

Tace said...

OH OH!!!!!! holy moly, POWER FAIRY!!!!! POWER FAIRY!!! I feel guilty you're gonna give your art away but I lovvvvvvvvvvve the power fairy!!!!!! I'm just saying......

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! You're SO generous! If "Hope" is available, can she wing it to me?!?! She's SO awesome!
Terri :)

Joy Logan said...

I am a big fan! Lov your colors and humor in your pieces!

Leslie said...

I was looking through your Etsy store to find "Binding" so that I could buy it! I've wanted it for a couple of months now. And I can't believe you want to give it away!!!! Please consider my home as a worthy place for her to live!

Glad you're back! :)
Leslie Burns

aliceinparis said...

Hooray, sounds like life is getting back to normal. Thanks for the pass it on award:) It is always nice to be feted!
I would LOVE a piece of your work if there is any left over, please choose something for me:)
I am nervous of flying too. I never used to be. I guess it is because I rarely do it much anymore:( I do know that it is probably one of the safest modes of travel.
How odd you are afraid of buttons. Hmm, something must have happened at some point.
Have a great week,
Cheers, Shelagh

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you for the beautiful award Marsha!! I am humbled to receive it at all, much less twice! I appreciate it very much. I love "Fish Exchange"!! I always look forward to another fantastic piece from you....another feast for the eyes!!

Lisa Gatz said...

I've never met anyone who was afraid of buttons. But I'm afraid of the gum, chiclets in the same way. I inhaled them as a child.

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

Congratulations Deary! You said you are a lucky lady lately and your name was the first I pulled out of my hat for my little giveaway!
I will be a surprise and I'm not sure when I will mail it out to you BUT I will need your address.
I was going to remind you to post a giveaway as well but you're already giving stuff away so I guess that counts! leave me a comment with your info or email me.
hugs to you!

Cathy said...

thanks for naming me in your blog award!