Jul 27, 2009

For my friend . . .

Queen Yoborobo


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 7/27/09 All rights reserved. You many NOT copy, download, or use any part of this image without my permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face from my good friend Pam, a body from flickr's sassyarts, a doll from Yoborobo herself, wings from Jen Ulasiewicz Designs, a crown from spicteitup.etsy.com. All of these pieces were reprinted in black and white, hand trimmed, hand colored with ink and pastel, and attached to a background made from pieces by me and flickr's Joes Sistah and th3ph17 - all recolored and digitally manipulated.


Pam of Yoborobo has been a great and encouraging friend that never fails in sending me the right etsy convo, email, flickrmail, or blog comment. She is relentless in keeping me in good spirits and on the journey chin up and head high. She offers much higher optimism than I usually give myself and gets me to dream big with very specific projects to undertake. Pam is a children's author (with new books coming out very soon!), a talented artist, and a doll maker. Her magically filled dolls kept my plane in the air during my travels this last spring and summer. I had promised to fairy-fy her months ago and finally got to it today. It is the least I can do for someone that gives so much to me. Be sure to go check out her lovely work at her blog (linked above)!

(Susan, you're next, I promise! I haven't forgotten cuz I want my fish print! The zetti sisters just got home Saturday by the way!)

I am not blog or flickr visiting much this week. I am working with my daughter on a training routine to get her in shape for a big college soccer camp next week (that sounds so funny but we are working out - at our own paces - at least once and sometimes twice a day). Hubby is out of town. I treated the wood fence with waterproof stuff and sanded off the first grafitti we've ever had on it in 40 years (stupid heads). Still have half the fence to do. Tonight we have dinner with friends, tomorrow night a school fundraising dinner, and tomorrow daughter has an appointment with a foot doctor to see why her kicking foot hurts so badly (several months now). In between I am still losing myself in my own work a few days - have some deadlines coming up I'm trying to meet. And, I'm still kinda whiney I think. So I'll be by to visit and get inspired even if I don't leave comments for a few more days! I'm thinking of you and peeking around quietly! Have a good week!

19 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Marsha, you've done an awesome job of fairy-fying! I'm sure that Pam will LOVE this! How could she not?!? You never cease to amaze me with your talents and generosity.

Good luck with all of the kid-soccer-fence stuff! If I see footprints around my blog, I'll know it was you! LOL Hugs, Terri xoxo

yoborobo said...

GASP! I am breathless with admiration for your talents, Miss Marsha. How you could make ME look so darn cute is nothing short of a miracle. I am so touched that you took the time to fairy-fy me with the busy schedule that you keep. It says a lot about you as a person: you are generous to a fault. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I am going to share my fairy self with my family now. I have NEVER looked so good (or skinny! LOL!). Love to you - Pam

Bea said...

Working out is good. Sanding the fence because of "stupid heads" isn't so good. Making art is always good. Whinning is ok as long as the rest of us can enjoy a glass of the real stuff while we listen. :)Bea

Susan Sager Brown said...

This is beautiful, I can tell Pam has a positive soul from your fairy depiction!!! I love the doll she is holding too! Great work, as is the mermaid fairy. I know you'll get to mine when you can. And the sisters are back yay!! Boy, you've been busy. I think you should have let us seen the grafitti fence before you de-headed it. Sounds fascinating. I think I'm going to take an art and blog time out and de clutter and gut my art room, bedroom closets and garage! Otherwise someone is going to find me buried under an avalanche of stuff one of these days. xoSusan

Melissa said...

Hey Marsha-
The Queen is cool!
It's pretty neat to see "the art thief" on your blog"!
Smiles-
Melissa

Joy said...

This is such an awesome personal piece.

My Faerie in Gray came today and it is magical. I'm so glad I bought it before it got away!

Tace said...

I LOVE that golden ray type affect happening behind the figure of this piece!!! Looks very powerful and magical! Another fantastical feat of fairy-fication!!!!
Hope your daughter's foot is ok and sorry about the grafiti. I HATE grafiti. I have not suffered personally from the affects of it but I have muttered and bemoaned the sight of it around town. Seriously you have no idea the amount of time and mental effort I have put into thinking about how to prevent graffiti, how to remove graffiti, how to exact revenge upon the graffiti-ests.
If I had magical powers I'd snap my fingers and when the grafiti-ests returned home after a night of being evil they'd find their rooms completely painted, belongings and everything. Muaaah ahh, this is why I don't have magical powers. Cause that's really more a of a revenge and less of a "make the world a better place" attitude and I really do strive to be good. haha
Have a grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat week!

thekathrynwheel said...

Hee hee love the term fairy frying! Also love the fairy - awesome background AGAIN :-) Sorry to hear about the graffitti. Real life gets to us all at times... Bye for now,
Kate

Rosie said...

Such a beautiful piece - classic Tumble Fish! Your work always inspires me. If I've understood then it is a mix of digital and paper?

Kim Mailhot said...

How awesome to treat your friends to these incredible pieces of art inspired by your friendship ! As a fairy-fied queen myself, I have to say that it feels like a wonderful honor to get a gift like this ! ;)
I love Pam's excitement. You are so great, Marsha. Easy and wonderful to love.
Kind of feeling "whiney" myself this week, but needing to brush it off to take full advantage of the plans hubby and I have to make this vacation week fun. Settling into the idea that it is all good, just breath and stay in the moment where it is all okay... Hope you get some of those feelings too to get you through. Enjoy your quiet time...you deserve that too. ;)
Big hugs, lovely, lovely friend !

NancyB said...

I love when you do these pieces it makes them so personal and special! Pam makes a wonderful fairy queen! You and your art are completely amazing Marsha! xoxo

Marit said...

What a beautiful fairy!!! What a beautiful person you are!

WingingIt said...

hello my darling...thank you for the fun artwork...i am loving the skelly cat...i find your artwork very inspiring..not the flat that you had claimed it was in a previous comment on my blog...keep creating with your strengths!!!

Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT !!! You've
really captured the
YOBOROBO spirit !!!!

topangamaria

Lori Saul said...

I love your Mermuse and this wonderful piece is electrifying! Wow- wonderful color and a great tribute to your friend. You sound busy this summer and that's a good thing!!

TheresainMS said...

Love her; to be fairy-fied is a good thing :-) She sounds like a wonderful person and one you will cherish forever. Good work; yet again you're keeping me smiling!!

Laura Haviland said...

Marsha, I just love this "Yoborobo Fairy" !!!What a sweet friend you are, to create this art treasure.
Your blog has become part of my day and enjoy your art work so much.
It is wonderful, I love the colors.
Can't wait to see what is next, so much fun.
Thanks for sharing, Hugs Laura.

Chrisy said...

That's a great collage of your friend Pam...I particularly like the inclusion of one of her dolls...good luck with the training...and take care...hugs to you...

Kris Dickinson said...

This is so whimsical and wonderful Marsha! LOVE it! Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blogs too. You're comments always make my day. ((HUGS)) - Kris