Nov 13, 2009

Happy Friday!

Another busy week - lots going on but all is good. I ended up not taking the job at Micheal's due to some minor health issues that need to be fixed up and that I decided were more important than the whopping $500 I might make by Christmas. Can't put a price on your body and comfort. My son sent his first two college applications out this week and we are going to visit some campuses this weekend but they're nearby.

Here's my latest piece for the Collage Dreams on Paper class. I'm not really happy with the lettering but I did it - still afraid of that darn lettering and that's probably why I'm struggling with it so much. But, as I struggle with the lettering, I'm getting more comfortable with the new background style at least. I may reuse this main figure and try another one. The main figure will be showing up in parts on one of my collage sheets soon. I'm still working on some other body parts to add to that sheet but I've got it about 3/4 done. Hope to blog visit and flickr visit over the next few days - I miss everyone and I've been hunkered down in my own little world. Time to throw open the curtains and see what's going on outside!

All Star Diva


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 11/13/09. All rights reserved. You may not copy, print, download, or use this image or any part of it in any way without my permission.
This is an 8 x 10 collage (approximately) using a face, body, legs, and shoes from one of my own collage sheets (not yet released), a hat purchased from clipart.com, and wings purchased with a commercial license from Butterfly Utopia. All but the wings and hat were printed in black and white and then hand colored. Regarding the border pieces: the flowers, wavy black and white stripes, teal and white piece at the bottom, and number 9's are from Studio Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.com; the parking meters were purchased from clipart.com; the rest of the border pieces are from my own collage sheets at tumblefishstudio.etsy.com. All pieces were attached to a background altered with NeoColors, PanPastels, and ink.


Have a great weekend!

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23 comments:

Jamie said...

Miss you Sweet Marsha!! I love your take on the Zetti so much. Make sure you sign up for my 200th post Giveaway!!! And you are right. Your health is more important. Very wise sweet Friend. Love, Jamie

House of Hullabaloo said...

Very smart! Just say no to Michaels! $500.00 is not worth your time or the money. I'm asking Santa for money so I can buy another Marsha print!

Brenda Grace said...

No to the job! You go girl...... We are all waiting for what ever you have to bring on, selfish little souls we are xxx Can't wait for the next Digital Sheet - loving them, they are making me explore - such success!

aliceinparis said...

This is really cool. Quite different but still very YOU! I am contemplating a job too but wondering if I will be able to handle it. Oh my, university! It is such a big jump from high school to college, but very exciting:)
Hope you are happy and well.
Cheers, from Nova Scotia.

indybev said...

I love the pieces you've done in class, Marsha. It's interesting the way your own style and talent shines through.

Jill said...

It's great to see your work evolving - lettering definitely gets better the more you do, but this looks fine. Hope you have a successful weekend.

Gaby Bee said...

This Zetti piece is adorable. Love all the little details!
Have a wonderful weekend, Marsha!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous work! Hace a nice weekend!

Terri Kahrs said...

Good for you for your, Marsha! Sometimes money isn't everything. Love the new style, and I think you've conquered your lettering fears beautifully! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janny said...

It's still Marsha and so much more to see, I really love it!

Hayley Egan said...

I love the new style, Marsha. The last few pieces are wonderful. X

lilylovekin said...

Hope things are going well with the university visits. My sister is in town and I am having a wonderful visit with her.

Hanne said...

This is really a nice Zettipiece! Love it! And: I like the letters too!

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs Hanne

Barb said...

It's fantastic Marsha...and there's nothing I can see that's wrong with your text lettering!

Marit said...

It looks "Las Vegas" - your page... I like it! The helmet is fantastic! Take good care of yourself dear, your health is the most important indeed!

Melissa said...

Hey Marsh!
I like this collage. I wish I had a viking hat to wear while shoveling snow this winter. I'd do it too!!!!!
Smiles-
Melissa

Patti said...

Your work is so amazing; sorry about health issues but I hope you'll be able to use the time to create... you are worth so much more than that! Besides how would you stay out of the supplies?

Joy said...

Love her.

Joy Logan said...

Loved coming by and looking around again! Your art is so unique,don't change a thing by others classes. I've seen you in all the magazines lately,no wonder.

MafiosaGrrl said...

Very nice, I think the lettering looks great. I think that everyone feels a bit strange when they write in a style that isn't normally their own. glad to have found your blog!

Mary said...

simply amazing Marsha!
Mary Z

Mary said...

oops - also wanted to let you know your lettering is awesome as well - no worries there my friend! whatever you are doing is working!
Mary Z

Chris Ronk said...

I really like the work you have displayed on the cover of your blog.

I wish I could be half the artist you are.