Sep 16, 2009


Blogversary week continues! Don't forget to leave a comment at this post (click on the words "this post" to get to the post where you need to leave a comment) if you'd like to be entered to win one of several prizes celebrating my one year mark of blogging and making collages. So far, to mark the celebration, the prizes you might win include an original collage (at the original Blogversary post where you need to leave your comment), a limited edition print of Pandora's Keeper, a bag of vintage ephemera, and now I'm adding a limited edition print of the 2 new collages below! You have 5 chances to win! This will be my last post until Sunday, so be sure to check back Sunday night to see if you won something!


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a large 8 x 10 collage using a face from, a body from, legs and boots scanned and altered from a magazine/catalog, wings from, and a crown from the Library of Congress. All of these pieces were reprinted, hand cut with scissors, and hand colored. The checked border was created from pieces from, altered digitally, reprinted and trimmed with scissors. The roof pipes are from The visa/mastercard sign was also scanned from a magazine picture. The rest of the pieces are from designers and were purchased and used with a commercial license. The house and sidewalks were created from pieces by designer Lorie Davison of Studio Lorie at These pieces include the window, sidewalks, door, and buildings. The clouds in the door are from flickr's dogtired and the night sky in the window is from designer Lauren Bavin of Digital Scrapbook Place. Other pieces from Lauren Bavin include the marquee (text added digitally). The street, steps, OPEN sign, bubbles, and main background are from designer Nicole Young of Digital Scrapbook Place. The grass is from designer Jan Ulasiewicz of, and the flat ground is from flickr's JoesSistah though it is highly altered. The scalloped border is from designer Sande Krieger of Two Peas in a Bucket. Everything but the bubbles, OPEN sign, window backgrounds, and grass was hand trimmed and glued. The bubbles, grass, and window backgrounds were added digitally.
Whooh! That was a lot!

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without my permission. Image credits included with main image.

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without my permission. Image credits included with main image.

Experiment No. 3 is a Surprise

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/16/09. 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 large man image from flickr's junebuggs, smaller man face image from flickr's wackystuff, smaller man body from, wings from, and checked border from These were all printed, hand trimmed, and hand colored. The stage and striped background are from designer Lauren Bavin of Digital Scrapbook Place and purchased with a commercial license. The boxes, number 3, and pixie dust (in jars) are from designer Lorie Davison at Studio Lorie at and purchased with a commercial license. The book is from designer Jan Ulasiewicz at Studio Jan at and purchased with a commercial license. The jars are from designer Chelsea Parsons at Two Peas in a Bucket and purchased with a commercial license. Everything but the pixie dust was printed, hand trimmed, most were hand colored to some degree, and attached manually with glue. The pixie dust was added to the jars digitally.

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/16/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without my permission. Image credits included with main image.

Friday I'm cleaning, waiting for furniture to be delivered and then used car shopping for my daughter who is about to be 16. In between I plan to finally get some blog visiting done. No art making for a couple of days. I've been blurking blogs a bit but not commenting this week. I seem to be living in a time warp and cannot work fast enough this week. Saturday I am going geocaching with some of my best friends. More about that on another post. Have a good weekend everybody!

Remember to say prayers for Tina as she begins her fight against colon cancer. Include her family and friends too.

Cathy (pinkbirdgirl), I'm so sorry I am so durn slow to write back with what you wanted! I flickrmailed you tonight. I'm such a flake lately!


AliMayes said...

I just think all your work is stunning Marsha - you are an inspiration!
Ali xx

Lumilyon said...

LOVE the idea of a Dreamporium! There's a Nightmareporium in my head most of the time.

yoborobo said...

Excuse me, but do you SLEEP? How in the world do you get so much accomplished??? Fabulous new pieces, I love them muchly. Have fun with your pals, and have a great weekend, my friend! xoxoxox Pam

Tace said...

Ms. TumbleFish!!!! YOU GEOCACHE???? That is sooo awesome! I am so new to the geocaching world, like an infant, I've only found two caches as yet but haven't spent a lot of time looking so far! We are already addicted! Just tonight we were out and stopped for a quick night time cache look nearby! Didn't find it..YET, but it did provide lots of opportunity for sneaking, hiding from muggles and making out in the dark with my husband as a *cover* for why we were lurking there in the first place. :D
On the way home in the car we discussed which was worse possibly getting arrested for suspected adult themed behavior in the bushes OR getting arrested for suspicious lurking in the bushes. hahaha I shall avoid arrestings all together I think!
I gotta go reread your post in a bit cause I saw the words geocache and about screeched girlie style before hollering to Alan "TUMBLEFISH GEOCACHES!!!!!" and popped on here to leave a comment. Actually I gotta wash my hands first cause I started typing before checking my fingers for paint and realized I now have a yellow space bar......

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm in LOVE with the Dreamporium, and there's something about Experiment that's a bit different. I'm sensing a change and a possible new artistic direction. Hmmm . . . could be v-e-r-y interesting!

Good luck with the car shopping and the accompanying case of nerves that are the inevitable accompaniment. LOL God should've given Mom's nerves of steel that kick in right about now! (And we thought teaching toddlers to walk was nerve wracking!)

Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned. Enjoy! Hugs, Terri xoxo

*jean* said...

oo marsha! i love this new work!! i have always wanted to geo cache with my son but he never seemed to get the bug the way i have....maybe i'll just have to do it on my own...hope you have a great weekend!

Joy said...

Love this piece. As I do all your work.

I have to say, though, Grey Fairie is my sentimental favorite. :O)

TxScrapAddict said...

Awesome projects as usual Marsha!!

Leslie said...

I'm really drawn to your increasing use of architectural elements. I love your work!

Brenda Grace said...

Can hardly say any more than has already been said! All very deserving and such wonderful following. Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy as we all do your inspirational art :)

roc said...

love your new pieces you've created. wow. wonderful job!

whymsicalmusings said...

Sweet sweet Marsha Where do you find the time!!! A bloggerversary and Car shopping in the same week!!! A headache and stress provoking week indeed!

I know you are a fellow stressaholic so I am sending you calming vibes. I know you will survive this and come out no worse for the wear:)

Each piece you make sparks thoughts of creativity. inspiration and just plain old fun! Thank you for always being so willing to share.

Have a magical car shopping day and WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT at all time:)
PS I am praying for Tina and all those who love her.

indybev said...

I can't keep up with you! All the new work is gorgeous, as always, and I especially am drawn to Experiment 3. Standing O for that one.

WingingIt said...

oh my goodness...i too have not visited my favorite blogs colors on these recent just pop...loving them!!! keep up the inspirational work!!

Amy said...

amazing work as always...I always adore coming by to see your work..everything is so fresh and crisp!

Audrey said...

Wonderful job all your new work...I follow you every day but not always leaving a comment, no time, not understanding everything but I try..:))

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Thank you for posting the link about Jan's Team Tina, I was moved to participate in that lovely project!
I marvel at your artwork, it's just so wonderful, hard to find the right adjectives (so many have already been used ;)
Keeping track of who and where your images come from must be monumental too!
As always thanks for sharing your talents and delighting so many!
oxo ~*~ Patty

Hanne said...

Hi Marsha,

Juhu!!!!! The beautiful Dreamporium arrived here today together with the beautiful print! I am so glad I found your art, blog and Etsy store! You make fantastic art!

Hugs Hanne