Jun 20, 2009

Lorrie and Julie

The two pieces below were made for a pair of very talented and kind sisters. They both work in more than one medium and their work just astounds me. If you haven't met them or visited their blogs, you are in for a spectacular detour. I mentioned Lorrie Isaac's Lily lovekin blog the other day. When you visit her again, and you should, from there you might want to visit her sister's blog too, Julie Haymaker Thompson. I have just recently come to know their blogs, and personally, mainly through Lorrie, but have seen Julie's work in many publications and other blogs and websites. Lorrie is just starting her blog adventure (which is scrumptious!), writes b-e-a-u-tiful poetry, and has recently been working with some gorgeous vintage fabric pieces. Julie is a well known and admired illustrator and her 3 dimensional pieces are just magical. The two of them sometimes collaborate, as you may have seen in the May/June issue of Somerset Studio magazine, and their love and support for one another is moving and uplifting. I made both sisters an original piece, varying slightly from the other. The signs they are holding say "Cut from the same cloth." and "Shaped from the same clay."

Sisters





copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/20/09
These two collages are approximately 8 x 10 in size using personal pictures, dresses from Donna67.etsy.com, wings from spicetitup.etsy.com, boots and legs scanned from catalog pictures and moonfaires.etsy.com, the crowns, signs and wands were made by hand and digitally. 20 separate pieces form the characters. All were reprinted, trimmed with scissors, and hand colored to some degree. The pieces were glued to a background made from layers and textures from flickr's Joes Sistah and Paul Grand and myself.

17 comments:

Lumilyon said...

Thanks for introducing me to these lovely people and their beautiful blogs Marsha. The wealth of creativity and generosity out there is astounding. Your portraits are beautiful and full of love x

yoborobo said...

I love this piece, Marsha! I'll go check out their blogs. So many amazing people here in BlogWorld, aren't there? Happy Father's day to your hubby and your Dad. :)

Leslie said...

I love these portrait pieces you're doing! They glow with personality!

roc said...

how sweet of you to create something for them. great job!

lilylovekin said...

I am speechless and wordless and tearful.

Taluula said...

Why is it your work always make my mouth water? It's because they are soooooooooo soooooo happy, colourful and beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful and interesting artwork!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Lorrie beat me to it!!! I knew she would tear up!!! She did not know!!!!!! YOu are soooooooooo unbelievable You brought out the glow in us and my favorite time is time spent with Lorrie !!!! She makes me glow!!!! and now Marsha you have done that too.

Kim Mailhot said...

Love these ! So fun how you captured sisterly fun in your piece ! It will be a trasure for them !
Happy Sunday, lovely Marsha !

Lori Saul said...

These are fantastic portraits Marsha, and I'm inspired to go check out these sites and interesting artists. Your work is astounding and visually exciting!

Chrisy said...

How clever you are! A gorgeous sisters portrait!

Taluula said...

Hi Marsha

As you can see I've already commented on this lovely piece but I just wanted to let you know I've used one of your gorgeous free backgrounds in a piece of my blog. So thanks lots.

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

this is one of the most special handmade gifts I have ever seen. I love that you did two and they are just slightly different. Wonderful! I am a new fan!

Silke said...

These are so fun and pretty! I love both Julie and Lorrie's blogs and am happy to now have found yours! :) Silke

Anonymous said...

I'm lucky enough to know Julie, and look forward to meeting Lorrie someday. You've created such a precious snapshot of them!

Lorie in Phoenix

Beth Quinn said...

oh this is wonderful !! these lovely ladies are my cousins and this piece speaks volumes - they are both soo talented and giving ! anyways, your work is awesome !!
xo,
beth

Maija said...

Not only do I adore Julie (and by relation her delightful sister) your creation of the two of them is so delightful!!!!
You rock Marsha!