Jun 23, 2009

Queen of heARTs


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/22/09
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a personal picture, legs and body from 2 different images in the public domain, and wings from greatmusings.com. The grass, clouds, flowers, and basket are digital images that I paid for along with a licensing fee to use commercially. The brown background is from flickr's moosebytes. The crown and hearts were handmade. The legs were printed, hand trimmed, and hand colored and scanned back in so that they could be used behind the grass and flowers. The face, body, basket, and wings were all hand cut and hand colored to some degree and glued to the background.


Kim Mailhot of Queen of Arts blog, has to be my number one cheerleader. Without fail, she sends me encouraging words, compliments, or keep-your-chin-up notes on just about every post I make. Her blog is a journey I have enjoyed reading about. I relate to her so well about so many things. But she is a far more giving and generous person than I am. She has a special Rock my World project that you can read more about here . She is one of those people that touches so many lives, she has no idea what an impact she has left here and there. There is an old saying about throwing a rock in a pond and watching the rings form and drift toward the edges - that is Kim, offering rocks that have a ripple effect on the world. On top of that, she is a very talented artist. When you visit her blog, be sure to drift through many pages so you can see her work. (she doesn't have a flickr)

I had told Kim not long ago, after she cheered me up yet again when I was away from home, that I would make her a "rock fairy". I wanted to fairy-fy her. I have to admit, it turned out too tough for me to portray the beauty of her rock project in a collage, so I chose to feature the love she spreads and sprinkles about in everything she does, every rock and blog message she leaves. So, Miss Kim, this is for you because YOU ROCK MY WORLD!

15 comments:

lilylovekin said...

What a beautiful tribute. I am sure she will be as moved as I was. Marsha your work is fabulous!! I love it. I will go and check out the Queen of heArts blog. Have a lovely day. Lorrie

yoborobo said...

YAY for people like Kim!! They make the world a very lovely place to live. She is gonna LOVE this fairy. :)

NancyB said...

Talk about ROCK MY WORLD!! Girl you are just blowing my mind! This piece is amazing! xoxo NancyB

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh My God ! She is amazing ! And what you wrote about me...wow, my heart is so full up, Marsha ! I am going to write you an email to express it more, but let me say that this post and this gorgeous creation mean so very, very much to me ! I am touched right to the very center of my heart with the love, the care and the creativity you have put into it. Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Wow...
Big Love Right Back At You, Sweet Friend !

Leslie said...

I really adore your fairyfications of folks!!

Taluula said...

I love every single piece you create and the colours in this one are so so bright and happy. Love it lots.

sherry lee said...

I totally adore Kim...and she is truly a Queen of HeARTs!!! Your work is beautiful and this is such a fitting tribute to such a wonderful person!

roc said...

you're so kind marsha. she's gonna love it!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Hey sweets Check out my blog to see all the amazing comments your art has gotten!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

It never ceases to amaze how you take one element from "here" and another from "there" and make them into something outrageously wonderful! What a beautiful gift for a beautiful person! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Maureen said...

You not only take elements from hither and yon, you remember what you did! I am impressed.

I also want to say yours is the 1st music/playlist I've heard in 2+ years that didn't make me cringe, curse, or immediately hit MUTE. Again, I am impressed.

Susan Sager Brown said...

Your feelings about Kim are perfectly displayed in this piece. I should be used to being astounded and falling in love with every piece you create but I am Not!!! It is so uplifting to visit your blog and see your work and read your words. xoSusan

Deb said...

Wow! I just recently met Kim and her blog - and I am also so impressed with both! What a lovely, warm tribute to a friend. I am a wannabe artist so I could just hang out here or at Kim's all day just soaking up your talent and creativity. I enjoyed my visit - you are a very talented, gifted person! Celebrate!

Anne said...

Hi there! Just popped over from Kim's blog. Wow! What a wonderful image you've created in her honor! It is so very special and she brightens up my days, too! :-)

Dream With the Fishes said...

What a beautiful piece! And, hear, hear! I agree wholeheartedly on the genuine, pure loving-goodheartedness of Kim! She's been a cheerleader to me, too, through some pretty rough patches this year, and I am deeply grateful for having come to meet her here in blogland. I love your tribute to her - it's wonderful and it totally portrays her joyful, playful spirit. And you obviously share that spirit - your work is lovely and looking at it makes me break into happy smiles!