Sep 15, 2009

Guess what day it is . . .

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."

Stand Tall


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.

14 comments:

twistedangel said...

Very well said. Those words surmise the essence of living a happy, fulfilled life. Your collages are so attractive. They contain a kind of whimsical humour embodied in seriously artistic concepts.

WW said...

Wow...if those words were just a "space filler" I can only imagine when it's supposed to be meaningful...lol
Beautiful words and beautiful piece!!

Tace said...

Happy Taco Tuesday! I am beginning to get a little jealous of a Taco appointed day. I wish there was a day of the week that started with an "N" so that I could have a nacho day. We have been binging on nachos lately, yummity yum yum.
On a *har de har har* note, when I read the first couple lines of your post I started laughing and then I realized I misread. You said "...then we're going to go look for a new couch for the "work room"
I read the "work room" as "work out room" and was snickering thinking that was an interesting exercise room that needed a couch. :D

Jill said...

I am always fascinated to read how you assemble your pieces and the work involved - and good thoughts to Tina

Hanne said...

I feel that I am repeating myself here, but have to say that these pieces of art is STUNNING! Love your art!!!!!!

Have a great Taco Tuesday!
Hanne

patti said...

Love the art work and the quote is one I will keep. Happy taco eating!

lilylovekin said...

Have a taco for me and happy couch hunting. Thank you for the fine words and my thoughts will be with Tina.

Gretz said...

Another stunning piece - I LOVE it!

Joy said...

Just, WOW.

NANCY LEFKO said...

Happy Blog-aversary :) Enjoy your tacos !!

I always love coming here to see your new work...and you never disappoint !! Did I say that I loved your "witches" in the Sept/Oct Somerset Studio? Because I sure did!

Leslie said...

Inspiringly beautiful or beautifully inspiring...I love it!

deb did it said...

Happy One Year! I just love stopping by for a visit...your artwork is fun, fresh, funky and fabulous! Your space filler was worth the room! HAPPY TACOS!

AliMayes said...

Happy Anniversary Marsha! What can I say about this piece but WOW!!!
Ali xx

Michele said...

I think Stand Tall is one of my favorites. I especially dig her long striped legs in docs, and her wings are just gorgeous! You have such a way with coloring, it's amazing!