Jan 28, 2011

Another Miscellaneous Post

Nothing much new to say, just trying to stay up on things. Lots of irons in the fire . . . acquiring lots of new images to use in my own work and new collage sheets. Bought nearly $1000 worth of antique papers and pictures in the last month. And, they all need to be scanned, restored, sorted, etc. Want a new blog design and playing around with that. Developing a new journal project . . . I should say my first journal project. And actually dusted off the markers, scissors, pastels, and glue sticks to get back into some hand cut work. This is a rough draft for an ATC I promised someone months ago . . . nothing epic.

My Alter Ego . . .


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 1/20/2011. All rights reserved.
Digital collage. Images are all my own placed on combined textures from myself and flypaper.



Interesting . . .
I first found out about this crazy street art documentary on ZebraMule's flickr (here). So we watched the movie tonight. The picture below is linked to the documentary website if you'd like a sneak peek or to read more about it.

I must admit, I'm fascinated with street art though I really haven't decided how I feel about it. It's a slippery slope, but so intriguing. And that's not really what the movie is about. The movie took me in a whole different direction than I expected.. Once again "What is Art?" is the question you'll find yourself struggling to answer . . . just not in the way you're probably expecting. A real twist in the nonfiction plot changes everything! (we watched it through Netflix)



And . . .
If you haven't looked through ZebraMule's photostream, you need to! I think Corrine is my new artist idol. I cannot get enough of her work. If you can't either, her website is here.

More on Banksy, my favorite artist from the documentary, can be found here.

I'm so lucky . . .
I won a beautiful print from Verna's Bird Bee and Bloom blog giveaway last month. Oh, it's gorgeous! I'm so proud to own it. Thank you, Verna! Here's a linked picture to the artist that made it, Danita . . .



I had some allowance left over (not really but don't tell hubby) so I indulged in another doll from Sandy Mastroni . . . (picture linked to her store)




This week's self observations . . .
  • I use the word "so" entirely too much. I'm as bad about that as my daughter is about using "like".
  • I still have way too many moments of insecurity and self defeating thoughts. Sometimes it comes out in my interaction with other people, I get paranoid in a way. (are you saying "Sometimes? How 'bout all the time?") I need a new trick to shoo those thoughts away.
  • I feel better when my nails are painted.

13 comments:

jenny said...

Sweet ATC Marsha.... LOVE the print that you won... lucky you and your new doll is lovely :)))
Have a wonderful week...

Jenny x

*jean* said...

o marsha..there is a lovely video on TED about being vulnerable, i hope you watch it...i like that you have added your self-observations to your post...i feel like i use dot dot dot far too much! lol! i am so tired of typing words that i use that instead of grammar...

thank you for the docu link...hugs

jean

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

You shouldn't beat yourself up so bad. You are an tremendous artist and person. Sounds like you will be busy with your stash...can't wait to see what you make out of it! Luv ya, Tracey

thekathrynwheel said...

Love the ATC :-)
Wow, $1000 of stash?! Can't wait to see what you do with all of that! You have an amzing knack with vintage images ....
Looking forward to hearing about the journal project ;-)

Kathy said...

I'm going to share this with you. A friend said it to me and I wrote it down. I drag it out every now and again to remind myself.

"I'm going to give you 5 more minutes to continue beating yourself up. Then you're done."

My thought for the day. BTW - I think you're fabulous!!

Cheers, Kathy

Patrice said...

Staying busy is a good thing

chrisg said...

Gulp - $1,000 wowzer - some serious spending there Marsha, do we get any sneek peaks on what you purchased? LOL.

Banish those thoughts right out of your mind - Like the other ladies have said you have a tremendous talent and a wonderful kind nature.

Looking forward to reading more about your journal project.

Take care x

Joy said...

I love the self-observation section Marsha. I think I might try that kind of exercise myself. Might be helpful.

Love the ATC you made. Love the simplicity.

p.s. I saw Exit Through the Gift Shop on Netflix a few weeks ago and was fascinated and thoroughly flabbergasted at the same time.

Anji Johnston said...

Self observations: What a great idea. My list would be endless words of self doubt and far too many ' ya know' moments! But it does get ya thinking ya know!
Love the new ATC in progress - far too much talent to be wasted on self doubt. Now go get your nails painted again, feel better about yourself, and make some time for YOU!

Mary Bailey said...

I can't wait to see what you're going to create with all the new goodies. What a fun shopping spree you must have had.

I am intrigued by the journal idea as well...please tell us more.

The Painting Queen said...

I just watched Exit Through the Gift Shop a few days ago free on Hulu. I had mixed feelings as well about the whole thing even though I think Banksys work is fantastic. I just sat there at the end processing the that last art show of the movie...

VBR said...

As always, visiting your blog is like taking a little vacation to a world of visual delight. Love your work. Love the look of it, love the humor in it, basically, just love it!

PS that little doll is just wonderful!

My constantly overused (but much loved) word is 'little'.

Anita Van Hal said...

Marsha...you ARE fab!!! Don't beat yourself up...like one of the other commenters, I use ... A LOT...I have ADD, and my daughter said that when I ...she knows I have a change in thought(s)...LOL! You are who you are...nothing wrong with that! You're hugely talented! Keep up the great work...we love you! Hugs!