Today, I layed on the couch and watched Sense and Sensibility twice. I don't know why. It was on and I love that movie - good escape. Tonight, for the first time in a long time I made art for me . . . no order, no commission, no trade, just something in my head. What a relief and release! I think, now that I am all caught up, I won't be trading or doing commission work for a little while. Just make the stuff I have in my head. Orders and commission pieces kinda stress me, I feel so careful and try to be so spectacular and sometimes I just want to work simple, or weird, or quieter or smaller. Anyway, given the last few days, I made this piece to help harness the chaos I've been seeing around me. This little muse will keep the lid on things.
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/11/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face from flickr's Suzee Que, a body from kumareeboo.etsy.com, wings and crown from designer Nicole Young. The box is from designer Lorie Davison at Studio Lorie at Scrapbookgraphics.com. The card border is from designer Sande Krieger and the black and white border from Crowabout.etsy.com. The circles in the background and the sidewalk are also from Nicole Young. The main background is from flickr's moosebite. Everything but the circles were reprinted and hand trimmed. The circles were added digitally. The face, body, wings and crown were hand colored with ink and pastel. Designer pieces were used with a commercial license.
I am a horrible person. A few weeks ago I got the loveliest card in the mail and had every intention of sharing it with you and making something to send in return. But, I misfiled it and put it in my box of finished work. Since then, I haven't been in the box because I've been making so many pieces for orders and trades that I, in turn, sent right out and they never got to my finished box so I kept missing it. So, poor Monique of A new leaf blog. She sent me such a gorgeous card and I don't even think I thanked her until today. So, here is Monique's lovely work . . .
Yesterday I got this very cool, fun, beautiful piece from Sharon of Livewirejewelry. We traded work also and this is what I got in return. I think Sharon got the short end of the stick. I'm sure you understand what I like so much about this piece, which I requested . . . the fish! Thank you, Sharon! It's perfect and I adore it!
Tomorrow I have a bridal shower to go to and another Memorial service. After that I am just going to take things easy and quiet this weekend. Please keep my friends in your prayers and thoughts. Send 'em all power and relief. Thank you!