Sep 9, 2010

Few things done . . .

One should probably not post when they are half asleep but I am just off to bed and wanted to post a couple of things before I turn in . . .

Got an original piece done tonight. I made this especially for one of my most loyal customers that I think owns either the original or print of everything I've ever had in Etsy. She is my benefactor of sorts and has supported me through thick and thin. This is for Brenda, a very dear lady to me.

The Landing


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/8/10. All rights reserved.
This is an 8 x 10 collage, hand cut with some hand tinting. Image credits: helmet and wings from Sherrie JD at Deviantscrap.com, everything else from tumblefishstudio.etsy.com and my private stash.


Some new sheets in my Etsy! These are from a series of collage sheets I'm doing called East is West . . . there are still more coming for this series.

East is West Extras



East is West



More East is West

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15 comments:

Gaby Bee said...

Your new sheets are absolutely stunning!
Enjoy your day!

slommler said...

The piece for your friend Brenda is gorgeous! She is going to love it. Fabulous new collage sheets!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sandy said...

Wonderful new creation and stunning collage sheets. Your work is so inspiring. Love it.

Anji Johnston said...

I just love all the new sheets - the original piece is one of your best ever. So happy to see you are back in the groove! I hope life is treating you well Marsha - you deserve it

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous work! LOVE the sheets!

The Painting Queen said...

Oooo-la-la! I just went to your Etsy store. I see a purchase in my future! I am going to be a PNG girl.
They are magical!

Since I am new to these digital crafty things I am going to be real stupid and ask.....
I see this acronym mentioned all the time out there in the blog world... Soooo what does ATC stand for? And why are they a certain size?

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi miss fabulous Painting Queen! I may try to email you . . .

ATC is short for Artist Trading Card and they are of a certain size, coincidentally the same as a baseball or other trading card - 2.5" x 3.5". They were started by an artist in Switzerland with the thinking that he wanted more people to be able to own an original piece of art. So people make them and trade with other artists and collect them like one would collect sports cards.

There are hundreds of sites, magazines, trading groups, flickr groups, and more dedicated to this tiny little art format. Also popular are inchies (1" pieces of art), twinchies (2"), skinny (typically 4" x 8" or 3" x 5") and a host of other sizes. All kind of influenced by the mail art phenomenon. ACEO's are the same size but called Art Cards Editions and Originals - fancy for "ATC's for sale". Originally, ATC's were not supposed to be sold - a kind of highly regarded and accepted stance and unwritten rule, but ACEO's came along so that people could feel they could sell the tiny works without offending anyone.

ATC's are how I got back into making art after a very long hiatus. I owe it all to the ATC!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love your new collage sheets ~ I cannot wait to see what all you've added in your shop. I feel a creative surge coming on!!!
Blessings ~ Katie

Anonymous said...

OMG Tear in my eye and tingling all over! - my gratitude is too you because when I want some divine inspiration and some joyous uplifting spirits I am attracted to see what you have done next. I love that about your work and your blog. For me your work tells me what it's all about and to plant a seed of hope and adventure in my mind when I need it most. I love your work and thank you for all that you so willing share with us all, it allows me to feel human and connected through the good and the bad XXX Brenda

lilylovekin said...

I've never dared try digital collage sheets, but I have a good printer now so this week-end I'm going to try yours. I love your designs. You'll see me soon in your etsy store. Lorrie

Lori Saul said...

Your new sheets are colorful and sublime- unlimited possibilities! And I love your new piece -she is full of attitude and self assured- I want to be her!!

*jean* said...

oo marsha, these new sheets are gorgeous!! can't wait to see the rest!

*j*

Zinnia said...

Beautiful images Marsha! Oh they are scrumptious! Thank you for stopping by and making my day. You are wonderful! oxoxo Zinnia

The Painting Queen said...

WoW Marsha! I had no idea there was such a history behind the ATC! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain what an ATC is and means. I thought inchies were for peoples social icon pictures! I am such newbie!!!! Soon I will make a purchase... as the baby is on vacation! Whoopie!!! that means I am too!

Scrappie Irene said...

Wow, wonderful collage sheets!