Nov 18, 2010

New Stuff! And an old prize drawing . . .

Hi everybody! I'm trying on a new blog banner for size. It's probably going to change. With things I'm going to see everyday, it's harder to overlook what I don't like and I need to ponder it a bit. It's kind of a draft at the moment.

I wanted to put up some collage sheets I'm just about to list in Etsy. It's been a few days since I made any and I have several more in the works but won't be ready for a week or two. I've linked the ones below to the shop and they'll be listed sometime today. I may not get much more done before Thanskgiving - so much to do!

Bright Side (to counter my Dark Side backgrounds)

Ethereal Rings

Zetti MasterPIECES (2 page set)

Wings (have to think of a better name for this one)

Master PIECES (these and the zetti pieces all come from masterpieces, mostly from the Renaissance or earlier, altered and cleaned up a bit)

Old Prize Drawing
Remember way back when I was asking for suggestions for a file sharing service? I clean forgot to do the prize drawing! I remembered because I was trying yet again to find a new and better service yesterday and was referring to all of the suggestions that were offered. Well, I did a highly technical drawing of names - the old "pulled a paper out of the hat" routine and here's the winner . . .

Mary Green of Green Paper blog! Congratulations! You get 2 free collage sheets of your choice. Just email or Etsy convo me with the sheets you'd like. If you haven't visited Mary's blog - hold on to your hat. She has the most beautiful vintage journal pages you will ever find.

I still haven't found anything better than 4Shared for a download service. Most services only allow 10 GB of storage and I already use almost 20 now. And Media Fire looks great but it's really hard to password protect the files if you like to change up the passwords every now and then. So we're stuck with 4Shared awhile longer.

Some Free Images
This first one I ran across the other day and immediately thought of Rip Van Winkle and taking a long nap, which is always good to do after eating a lot of turkey. So this is my twisted Thanksgiving image for you . . . (it's in the public domain so you are free to use however you like)

And since a lot of us are thinking Christmas, thought I'd share these images that sweet
Caitlin O'Conner sent me a long time ago. They are vintage postcards and you may use them in your own work but please don't sell them in collage sheets or as images for artwork.



roc said...

what beautiful new collage sheets! love your new banner!

chrisg said...

Marsha - your new banner is just GORGEOUS - you have such a unique way of manipulating photos.

Loving the new collage sheets also - that zetti one is just beautiful.

Have a great w/end

yoborobo said...

Wow - I love the new banner. You are so amazing with color. It's hypnotizing! lol! Happy Thanksgiving (early!)! xox

peggy gatto said...

thanks so much for these pictures!
Your blog is lookin fabulous!!!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Marsha,
I love the mermaid banner, especially with the beautiful cloud and smoke effects!

Also, the new sheets are so cool!

Wishing you a lovely day,


Debby said...

Hi Marsha,
I love your new collage sheets, beautiful. I also really like your new banner. Thanks for the freebies and a big congrats to Mary!

Anonymous said...

Yippee! I am so excited, thanks so much for picking my name! (and LOVE that new banner!)

Martina2801 said...

The freebies and the collage sheets you´re sharing are so beautifully and uniquely. It's a pleasure to visit your blog.
Thank you very,very much!

jenny said...

Love your new banner Marsha...
Your new collage sheets are so cool, especially love the zetti...
And thanks so much for the free images...they are gorgeous :)))

Jenny x

peppapig said...

Hi Marsha I must say your new collage sheets look gorgeous!!
I'm off to have a gander in your shop,and I love the old guy in the chair here reminds me of santa in a bad mood lol!!

Jayne :-)

The Painting Queen said...

Love the new banner and your collage sheets!!!! Thank you so much for Mr.Rip Van...he is fantastic!

I have been doing some Zetti research so that I understand it. It is funny that way back in 1972 I made some images that have that Zetti feel. In the eighties I did a lot of cut and paste vintage sillies too. Many were party invitations and announcements. I will have to try my hand at the digital versions.

And now that we paid Mr IRS, perhaps I can buy something!haha!

Have wonderful weekend!

Sharon Fraser said...

The new collage sheets are dazzling! And many thanks for the wonderful old photos! I just LOVE that little girl with the monkey. I'll be playing with that one in Photoshop tonight.

Anonymous said...

YAY!! Love the new sheets, and I'm so glad you shared those postcards - such fun!

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Love the new sheets Marsha and your Banner is simply wonderful....A colourful explosion love it...... off to shop..
Hugs Fiona xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Love your new blog banner and love love love the new images :-))

Hayley Egan said...

I am here, have been popping in from time to time too, just been a slack blogger! Love the new banner :)

slommler said...

Beautiful images! And I love the is so you!!!

Andrea said...

Marsha, Thanks for sharing! And I love the new banner!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I ADORE your new header, she is amazing!!! What a glorious mermaid!!!
Big Hugs Friend,

Outstanding Stranger said...

I love your new banner...did I miss the post where you mentioned the fact that you were published in the Nov. Dec. issue of Somerset Studio?...Several pages i might add. Fantastic article great work...I was so excited I almost jumped up and down in Barnsie's bookstore showing my dh...You are awesome Marsha and I am proud to know you..Love and Hugs, Diane

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Heh Marsha,
Your new sheets are completely addicting! I've finished three now and can barely pull myself away from the computer to do anything else! Thank you!
The banner - wicked awesome! I also love loved the one you used to have with the girl in the overalls...but this one is every bit as good. Thanks for the freebies too and Congrats to Mary!


Her Art Nest said...

Fabulous digital images! I am loving your new banner. Thank you very much for the free images, especially the long bearded character. I just might have to use that guy somewhere in my artwork. Even though a bit creepy, you can't stop looking at him. Hugs, Nancy

susi said...

love the banner = think it should be a keeper!~

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for these wonderful freebies, Marsha! LOVE especially the first one!
Your new collage sheets are fabulous too and your new banner is terrific!

Wishing you all the very best this holiday season!
Gaby xo