I won't tell you what day it is because if you've read this blog long, you should know it is _ _ _ _ Tuesday. I plan to eat them tonight and then we're going to go look for a new couch for the "work room". Mailing and cleaning today. My life is so exciting isn't it?
Remember to keep my friends who have been struggling, especially Tina as she begins her fight against cancer, in your prayers. This piece is about standing tall in your life. The text below her feet is my form of digital "journaling" I guess. I don't do hand drawn letters - they make me so nervous! But, that will change, I am sure when I take Nancy Baumiller's Class next month. For now, my infrequent journaling is digital. The text isn't meant to be an important part of this collage, just a space filler and a kind of blessing with the piece. It reads "Stand tall in the life you create for yourself and always consider that the tiniest moments and actions sometimes create the most significant effects on the rest of your life and the people around us. Be humble in your accomplishments and proud of your potential. Be generous with your heart and frugal in your expectations of others. Stand up to what challenges you and stand back to see another perspective. We live the life we choose to live."
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/15/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face and body from kumareeboo.etsy.com, legs and shoes scanned from catalogs and magazines and altered digitally and by hand, wings from greatmusings.com, card border from designer Sande Krieger, and checked border from Crowabout.etsy.com that was merged with a text image from designer Jan Ulasiewicz and hand colored. The crown was clipped and alterd from a picture from flickr's Deluxx. The buildings are from the Library of Congress. The main background including polka dots is from designer Nicole Young. Designer pieces were purchased with a commercial license. The face, body, legs, shoes, crown, wings, and border were hand trimmed and hand colored with ink and pastel.
Blogversary celebration continues! Read and comment this post (click the words "this post" for link to the post you need to comment) and you'll be entered to win one of several giveaways to celebrate my first year in blogland and my first full year of making art after a very long hiatus. If your name is drawn you might win the original collage featured in the first Blogversary post or you might win this Limited Edition Print, signed and numbered on the back! Be sure to comment this post to be entered!
Pandora's Keeper Limited Edition Print
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/15/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without permission. Credits listed here in the original posting of this work.