Jan 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Change Coming


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 1/1/11.
Digital collage. Image credits: Everything but the swirls and birds from my own images, many available at tumblefishstudio.etsy.com. Swirls and birds from Studio Lorie, designer Lorie Davison at scrapbookgraphics.com and used with a commercial license.


Change Coming . . . we all know it, the only thing constant in life is change. But, it's been a quiet and somber start to the New Year today. Stayed in my jammies all day, did laundry, worked a bit. Despite my execution of several superstitious rituals last night . . . I'm still sick after two weeks of some respiratory bug and my sister-in-law's dear mom passed away today. She always, always had such happy things to say every time I saw her - so loving. She will be missed and my heart aches for my sister-in-law. She so deserved a good run of good happy things and I feel so badly that her year is starting off so painfully.

Easing back in to the post holiday routine and back into work . . . new sheets in my Etsy. More coming soon! Have a great first week of the year!

20 comments:

Sandy said...

Hi my dear Marsha,

Happy New Year for you and yours. May all your wishes come true.

Your piece rock. very inspiring.

slommler said...

Love the new collage!!! Fabulous!
I spent NY's day putzing around as well. Ha! Lazy start!!
Gentle hugs for your sister-in-law...I am so sorry!
Hugging you
SueAnn

jenny said...

Oh Marsha, I LOVE your new collage, just love it... So sorry to hear that you are sick and my thoughts go out to your sister-in-law... sweet hugs for her...
Happy New Year to you Marsha... sending healing vibes :))) May 2011 be everything you dream it to be...

Jenny x

chrisg said...

Hi Marsha
I hope that that's all the bad news for the year for you over with and that it's a good one for you and yours. Hugs across the water for you and your S-I-L.
Loving your new sheets - Full of lush and love - just what we all need right now
Chris x

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

I hope this year is a good one for you. I also hope you are feeling better! I feel terrible for not keeping in touch lately...that is going to change this year. I am very grateful to count you as a friend. The new collage is very cool, I see your creative wings stretching out! Take care my love!

PetraB said...

Very inspirational collage, the colours are so fresh and cheerful.
Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law's loss, wishing you and your family all the best.

Marit said...

I wish you a year without pain... may happiness come your way and may dreams come true in 2011!

lilylovekin said...

Marsha, I'm sorry that your year must start with sadness. Hopefully there will be less of that for you and more joy and blessings throughout 2011. I wish the best for you. Lorrie

Andrea said...

Marsha, Love the new collage! May you have a Blessed New Year! So sorry to hear of your family's loss! Your family is in my prayers!

Outstanding Stranger said...

Happy New Year Marsha, may all your obstacles be aerobics for your creative imagination. Love and Hugs, Diane

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear that you've been bitten by a nasty germ, but it's good to know that you're on the road to recovery. Love this new piece, Marsha! May your creative wings soar in 2011, My Friend!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Amy Knutkowski said...
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Amy Knutkowski said...

Fabulous new collage, Marsha! I love the symbolism of the winds of change. I hope you're feeling better soon. I wish you all the best in the coming year! *hugs*

yoborobo said...

Love this new collage, Marsha. I think it captures what you are feeling right now. I had that bug (fingers crossed it has left for GOOD) and I was so sick. Take care of yourself, and if you are still coughing in a couple of days, get thee to a doc. :) xox! Pam

roc said...

oh no..still sick? good golly..i hope you feel better soon. sorry about the sad news. you are right it isn't a way to start off a new year..but then again death is never easy no matter when it happens. take good care of yourself! i'll look forward to seeing what you create in the new year!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year, Marsha! I know more people who were sick over the holidays. I think all the germy-buggy things knew that 2011 was going to be such a good year that they all jumped in at the last minute to give it their best shot. 2011...it just rolls off the tongue. It's going to be a good one! - Kathy

tgarrett said...

Happy New Year Marsha-
Hope it is a great one for you- As you may have noticed I have yet to mail my treat for you...
Hope you feel better soon.
We woke to -23 today actual temp-
At least we have sun.
Terry

The Painting Queen said...

Sending good healing vibes your way! Slow starting myself. Cleaning closets...not so creative...but needed to be done.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Happy New Year Marsha! I love your new collage, something very inspirational about it I think!! I adore your new blog header! Every single detail, especially the fish! I'm so sorry for your sister in law, and that you have been sick. Better days ahead, love ya!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Marsha honey I came by to wish you a very Happy New Year. I am so sorry to hear that it has started so painfully.
I have missed coming by here.
Tonight I put a new page on my site listing creative artist like yourself that sell their work and I was wondering if it was okay to have your site listed under it.
I titled the page Temptations.
Remember when I use to do the Temptation Mondays.
Happy New Year
Love
Maggie