Aug 6, 2009

Queeny Auberginey and Her Eggplant - Finis

Finis! I am done with eggplant and Aubergine for a while. I made a suite of three pieces. I haven't named them separately so the name of the suite is Queeny Auberginey and Her Eggplant. (Have I lost my mind AND my muse? Or did I inherit some crazy muse?) I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but it did.


(credits below) copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/6/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, or use any part of this image without my permission.


(credits below) copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/6/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, or use any part of this image without my permission.


(credits below) copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/6/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, or use any part of this image without my permission.
These are 5 x 7 collages all using a face from
June's Art Freebies, partial bodies from the Library of Congress, legs from my own vintage postcards and moonfaires.etsy.com including some arms, and boots and skirt scanned from found pictures. The wings are from itkupilli.etsy.com and the crown is from keeperofthenest.etsy.com. All of these pieces were reprinted, hand trimmed and hand colored with ink and pastel. The background box is made from a texture from flickr's JoesSistah and some lines I made myself. The column is from paperstreet.etsy.com and the eggplant is from wikimedia.com creative commons.

I like seeing them side by side . . .



Here are the pieces these came from



Okay, so there's a story in here somewhere but I'm not sure what it is in detail. Next, I have to come up with something for an Alumni exhibition at my old Alma mater - this scares me more than you know. Why I accepted the invitation I have no idea. I need to send it in the next week or so too.

I am slaving away. Cleaned and did laundry today, missing my baby girl who has been at soccer camp all week but she comes home tomorrow. Son has senior portraits tomorrow - holy crap! He's a senior? I still cry about taking him to Kindergarten the first day.

I just lowered prices again in my Etsy, just in case you're interested. It has been so ssssllloooowwww lately. After I finish out the next few determined projects, I'm going to start a new Etsy with collage sheets and vintage ephemera and junk. I had no idea how much work is involved in that! It'll be a few weeks.

14 comments:

Cha Cha said...

All hail the Queeny! Love her. I imagine she has a true love whom some evil scarecrow turned into an eggplant. Or maybe she just really loves eggplant parmesian. Either way. :)

Terri Kahrs said...

I too am a mere peasant and humble servant in Queeny Auverginey's kingdom! Marsha, this series is absolutely BRILLIANT! You may have begun slowly, but you sure picked up speed!!!! These ROCK!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

susan said so said...

Okie dokie, Artichokie! Yes indeedy, pumpkin seedy! Love the Queeny Auberginey!

xox,
Susan

yoborobo said...

Perfect, perfect and perfect!!! I love them all. And I am going to have to control myself or I will go to your Etsy shop and buy EVERYTHING!! I know how you feel about your daughter being gone. Caity was in Europe for 15 days, and I was very sad. :) But she's back! xox Pam

Chrisy said...

This set is fabulous! So quirky! Yes etsy is soooo slow...but honey I do think you need to sell prints made of your original collages..you could make these inexpensive...and the originals more expensive...there's so much work in them...

Outstanding Stranger said...

Oh I love your purple egg plant series....I am off to your etsy to see what is new...Hugs, Diane

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh My God ! I sooooo love the Queen Auberginey's Trio ! It is funny, quirky, totally beautiful and soooo wonderfully Marsha ! Who ever this Muse is, you need to keep that Chick happy ! She is rocking it !

This thought came to me about the Alumni thing...just be yourself in whatever you do. You are incredibly talented and have a style all your own. Let that shine bright ! You will blow some socks off !
Big Friday Love !

Taluula said...

Your work always makes my mouth water Marsha. I WANT it, I LOVE it. You are the queen of Zetti.

3rdEyeMuse said...

three cheers!! these are super terrific ... I especially love Queeny sitting on her eggplant. :)

roc said...

love your eggplant queen!

NANCY LEFKO said...

TOTALLY LOVE Queenie !! Are you submitting these for the Aubergine call from Somerset, because they would SURELY be chosen for publication !!! They're GRAND!!

Laura Haviland said...

Marsha, Queeny is screaming awesome!
I can't tell you how great these are "enough". I truly enjoy how you show the creative process, amazing.So very groovy.
I think you are the Queen of Purple, just fabulous.
Oh such a delight, so creative.
Love, love and love them more.
Hugs,Laura.
Thank you for visiting my blog too. Also information about the collage sheet. Great.
Have a great day,

Tammara said...

HI, Marsha! I really love your stuff! Your work is so original and whimiscal. I read here that you're thinking of opening a collage-shhet store on Etsy; I'm hooked up with a large scrapbooking site that's looking to expand into altered art, would you be intrested in becoming one of the inagural designers? That would give you another storefront to sell collage sheets and digital collections of ephemera, etc. If this is something you'd consider, please contact me at my site: www.pixelmusicscraps.blogspot.com

Susan Sager Brown said...

you Hit it, girlfriend! I love the combination of colors in the backgrounds along with the arch, circle and oval.Very cleva.She is a total hoot. I love the eggplant on the column!!Yes Yes do Zazzle. YOu can even customize your store, I just haven't had the time yet.I think lots of women would wear your fairies over their hearts!!xoSusan