Aug 25, 2009

You know what day it is . . .

That's right! Taco Tuesday! Sadly, only G-Ma as my kids call her (Grandma) is going tonight. I am staying home to finish up work and she is bringing me the pseudo-tacos from Taco Bell on her way home from eating real tacos. Hubby and daughter are off to soccer practice tonight and son is barricaded in his room computering.

I have worked for nearly four days on two pieces - I know. Ridiculously slow, I am! This one took the longest. I also know I am overusing the black and white border, but I tend to do that. Go all gusto for something for awhile in my work, use it too much, use it up and then move on. It's like I want to squeeze the very last drop out of something before I leave it. And I'm not saying I'm leaving it yet!

Pages


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/25/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, print or reuse this image in any way without my permission.
This is a larger 8 x 10 collage using a face from flickr's Suzee Que, a body from lisasalteredart.etsy.com, legs from flickr's heyjupiter, wings from greatmusings.com, shoes scanned from a magazine and altered, black and white border pieced from a collage sheet from Crowabout.etsy.com, other borders from designer Sande Krieger, pencil from Stock Xchange, crown from keeperofthenest.etsy.com, and book from designer Jan Ulasiewicz. The blue and red backgrounds were made from a texture from JoesSistah and images from Jan Ulasiewicz and flickr's jerseybarb85.



copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/25/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, print or reuse this image in any way without my permission.


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/25/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, print or reuse this image in any way without my permission.

I just love seeing things matted and framed. With these larger pieces, my scanner isn't large enough to include the mat, so here is faux ensemble from bighugelabs.com


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/25/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, print or reuse this image in any way without my permission.

Well, I finished the last of the fairy-fications I can do for a little while. I still have many people on my list that I want to do eventually, but these pieces are rather difficult for me for some reason in wanting to make them special and take some time to figure out. I missed my friend Nayski's 50th birthday collaborated inundation with artwork arranged by my flickr buddy Zibelline and I so wanted to finally do something for her. From what I've heard from a little bird (sitting on the moon you will see), Nayski spends a great deal of time taking care of everybody around her. The houses in this piece symbolize all the parts of her life she stays on top of and takes care of.

Sweet Nayski


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/24/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, print or reuse this image in any way without my permission.
This is a 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 collage using a body and bird from lisasalteredart.etsy.com, face from my friend Nayski, wings from Itkupilli.etsy.com, and a checked border made from pieces from a collage sheet from Crowabout.etsy.com. The houses were constructed from pieces purchased with a commercial use license from designer Jen Ulasiewiez. The background was made my manipulating and layering textures from flickr's JoesSistah and designer Jen Ulasiewiez.


I own this!
I have bought two pieces of art in the last year. If I ever win the lottery, I promise to buy art from everyone I know, but until then, funds are a bit limited. (I have two kids about to go to college in the next two years!) So, I splurged a bit this summer and bought a piece from Suzan Buckner, which I will show you later this week as I have to photograph it, and this piece from Nancy Baumiller last week. I am so excited to be taking Nancy's class in October, I wanted a piece to study in person. It is truly spectacular! The amount of detail in this work simply amazes me, AMAZES ME! The teeny tiny cuts, the millions of hand drawn and painted dots and texturizing, the shadowing, the hand lettering. Oh, it makes me realize I need to step things up in my own work. (Thus, the class in October!) Nancy has some other gorgeous original pieces available and some wonderfully fun collage sheets in her etsy.




I have more goodies (awards and bockel24's zetti swap and my doll from Suzan to name a few) to share with you but I will save them for another day. Until then, here are a couple of incredible sites to visit. Oh, the work makes me dream big! The surrealism just intoxicates me!

http://martineroch.net/

http://www.mikelrobinson.com/


http://www.flickriver.com/photos/63263430@N00/popular-interesting/

25 comments:

sharon said...

I don't know how I missed this post, but I must say, I missed a lot! I for one, will never tire of your signature border, and powerful sayings!
The piece for Nayski is beautiful, I love it all, and the houses are terrific!
The piece you bought from Nancy blows me away.....so detailed, and so much going on....beautiful styles from both of you!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

You didn't miss it. I started this post yesterday but didn't post it until today. I need to go in and change the date so as not confuse anyone else! Thank you sweet Sharon for your lovely words! You make me happy.

di from di-did-it said...

Great stuff, as usual, Marsha! Especially love the background colors & lettering you used on 'Pages.'

Hugs,
Di

Renee (nayski) said...

Marsha you are just the sweetest person ever. I'm so pleased to have been "tumbled" I can't even tell you how much. It's sort of like when someone throws you a surprise party - still a bit surreal. Thank you, thank you! <3

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Hi Marsha! I just love your work, such vibrancy. The colours, design, backgrounds - everything! It inspires me! Signed up for Nancy's class too!

Beth Quinn said...

ohhh i love love these ... amazing as always ... and funny i call it taco tuesday around my house too , my family loves tacos and i use my dads old recipe !!
take care,
xo,
beth

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow Marsha your work is very impressive.
So wonderful and great designs. I´m facinated. Love them.

TheresainMS said...

Love these pieces Marsha! Thanks for sharing these links too; fascinating stuff :-)

Hanne said...

Love, love, love them! Your art is so great and I visit your blog often! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!
Big Hug from Hanne

Chrisy said...

Both beautiful pieces dear Marsha. And the artists that you've purchased from are two of my favs as well...hugs to you across the miles...

Terri Kahrs said...

I heard Renee squeal with delight all the way from Flickr!!!! LOL Marsha, what a gorgeous piece. Your work gets better and incorporates more detail every time. And I love the B&W border. Actually, I've come to associate it with your work - a signature of sorts. Hugs & Love, Terri xoxo

Leslie said...

I love the houses on the Nayski piece--especially the little windows! It's a lovely fairy-fication!

Shannon Sawyer said...

My gosh, don't you ever even have a bad day like the rest of us? Again, such beautiful, beautiful detailed, vibrant work. You never miss do ya? You always hit it right on the mark. Your pieces thrill me each and every time. You have such a gift.

Thanks for visiting my blog recently and for your kind words. You've been wonderful to me and I will always appreciate and remember all the information you were so generous to give to me.

I've got to figure out how I can get to be one of your best buds so I can have one of this characters made of me?

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

So glad I stopped by. A treat for sure!

Kudos,
Teresa

thekathrynwheel said...

Ah Marsha, I missed seeing your daily creations while I was on my hols :-) Nayski must be thrilled with this, I can feel her smiling from where I am! You have been busy busy as usual and your art is stunning as always. Kate

NancyB said...

Now how in the heck did I miss taco tuesday?! I should know better! Really! You are truly an art machine in the goodest way...is goodest a word?...The piece for Renee is simply amazing...I love these pieces and how personal they are! They are the ones I love the best! Incredible! And slow is a good thing darlin! I am extremely excited and honored that you will be in my class! We are going to have so much fun! I am so happy your enjoying my art piece! I love ya's!!! xoxo More stuff coming your way soon girl!

Veronica said...

Those links are great!

Lori Saul said...

I love your border- it sets your work off beautifully- really adds alot but still directs the eye to yout focal work! Your latest Fairy pieces have been fantastic! Thanks for the cool sites to check out too!

La Dolce Vita said...

very fun work!

indybev said...

Gorgeous pieces both! Nayski will be delighted, I'm sure. I'm a sucker for the black and white borders too. But they just seem to make a piece pop. Once you start using them, it's hard to give them up! The time you spend on each piece just blows me away, Marsha. What little jewel works of art you create!

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Marsha what a wonderful couple of pieces! I so love the black and white border you can never overuse it! I love coming here to see your taco tuesday art it always blows me away!

The class you are taking sounds DIVINE!!! I would love to take one also. Instead I am just muddling through on my own for a bit. Money is tight and such is life.

Have a magically beautiful week my sweet friend:)
XXXOOO
Becky

vintagesusie said...

Oh, to be your friend & get the chance to see your true fairy self!!! I love both of these pieces, but I particularly love that you often include your loved ones in your art...how priceless is that. Digital collage sheet from etsy $6, matting & framing $65, home to hang your art in $300,000, personal art from Tumble Fish...priceless!!! :)

Gaby Bee said...

Amazing stuff as usual, Marsha. Love all the display items! You know I'm your biggest fan. It's always a treat visiting your site.

Have a good one.
Gaby

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

taco bell is so cheating but so yummy! I just love looking at your art! I am sad you are done with fairys for a while but I can't wait to see what you do next!

Alberta said...

Au contraire, Dear Marsha! You can never have too much black abd white checkerboard, especially when it borders works as wonderful and original as yours.