Mar 26, 2011

Three Muses, Freaky Exports & Yummy Acquisitions . . .

Three Muses Challenge
There's a wonderful challenge site that is the culmination of hard work from 3 lovely ladies: Ann, Marie, and Bev. Each week they post a theme and after you create a piece you may link it reciprocally to the site and your site. This week's theme was The Land of Odd and turned out to be my inspiration for two (almost four) new digital collages from me and some new collage sheets. Several people had suggested to me that I give a Three Muses challenge a try and it had been a long while since I had. But, it might have just been the spark I needed to feel a little more inspired to work. So, thank you Three Muses and my friends that suggested trying the challenge! You can find Three Muses here. The first one is my submission to the challenge and the piece that sparked the rest seen below.

Freak Pride


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2011. All rights reserved.Digital collage. Image credits: tents and seal from Studio Crowabout B at Deviantcrap; flags on tents and some texturing on floor from Clementine at Deviantscrap; everything else from my own collage sheets.

Freak Pride Journal Page


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2011. All rights reserved.Digital collage. Image credits:tents and seal from Studio Crowabout B at Deviantcrap; flags on tents and some texturing on floor from Clementine at Deviantscrap; paperclip and photo frame from Christina Renee Designs and used with a commercial license for a retired kit; coupons on left, asian paper at upper right from designer Sherrie JD at Deviantscrap; postcard in lower right from jen-u designs; tape from designer Caryn Scanlan; everything else from my own collage sheets.

Freaky Fairy


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/28/2011. All rights reserved.Digital Collage. Image credits: everything from my own collage sheets.

Freaky Fairy Journal Page


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/28/2011. All rights reserved.
Digital collage. Image credits: paperclip and photo frame from Christina Renee Designs and used with a commercial license for a retired kit; tape from designer Caryn Scanlan; everything else from my own collage sheets


Exports

Here are a few new collage sheets. I have to admit I felt a bit rusty after a good 3 week break from creating collage sheets. But today I feel like the ice has been broken and I look forward to making more sheets this week.

Get Freaky



Get Freaky Apparel



Get Freaky Masks



Acquisitions
I've enjoyed generous friends, talented friends and a bit of fun lately. Just wanted to share some recent things that have found their way to me lately . . .

From my good friend Trudi of Two Dresses Studio




From an old friend, Leo of Etsy's LexArt Glass




From the talented and so sweet Fiona Randall of My Artful Muse blog



From all over the world, just a sampling of antique papers I have to go through, organize, scan and restore



From my brain to my body, a symbolic gift that I need to get out and use my body and my brain will work better



From my friend Brenda and myself, my growing collection of Sandy Mastroni dolls to keep me company as I work.



Long post, early in the week . . . hope you have happy creating days this week and everything goes just right!

19 comments:

The Painting Queen said...

Happy to see you get your 'Freak' on!

Leila West said...

That's so awesome, glad you partaked in The Three Muses challenge, love what you created. Awesome that you've found your spark!
xoxo, Leila

slommler said...

I too love what you created!! Wowzers!!
And your sheets are wonderful!
Love the dolls...they would definitely be good company!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

I LOVE the new sheets Marsha - well I love what you did with them - do you have a little "Tumbler" that spins and dreams up those Freaks? They are amazing as well as your journal pages - so funky! And you have me hooked now on Sandra's dolls - I am there 2-3/week looking at new ones she's put up. My 'Plain Jane' just seems lonely.
AND circus tents !!! I've been looking for circus tents for EVER!
Who knew they'd be right in the neighbourhood!

chrisg said...

Such funky freaks Marsha - You always seem to come up trumps.

Oh just for a 5min rummage through those bags - How wonderful.

yoborobo said...

Looks like your creative bucket is nicely filled up again! YAY! :) xo Pam

Maryanne said...

How fun ... your art is fab.

Taluula said...

Great Land of Odd journal pages Marsha.

indybev said...

Good to see you at Three Muses, Marsha. Happy we jump-started your personal muse! Love your quirky, odd pages. Fun, fun, FUN.
Thanks for joining us this week. Do come again!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Marsha!
I am loving all of your new sheets so much (some of them may have to join my collection!). Super fun as always!

And yes, The Three Muses have such a fun challenge site don't they? I haven't had e a lot of time to participate lately, but when I do, their prompts are always so inspiring!

Wishing you an inspirational rest of your week!

Betty

Plush Possum Studio said...

You keep a fun blog!!! This is our first time, and there is o much to see!!! But we'll be back!
Rose & Studio Friends

Marit said...

That was a long post with a lot of inspiration Marsha!!! LOVE your freaky fairy!!! In fact, I love all your work!!! Not much 'happy creating' for me this week :( there has money ánd deadlines to be made... I can't wait to lay my hands on my paint again... hope your week is more relaxing and creative!

Terri Kahrs said...

Happy April Fools' Day, Mama TumbleFish! If you get a minute, you should stop by my blog to see how I "got my freak on" with these great, new images!!!! LOVE them!!!! (And I love you too!!!) Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ragamuffin Gal said...

You know how much I love your freaky girls Marsha, I have one or two of your little muses sitting on my art table right now! These are fabulous and thanks for sharing your other treasures too! You never fail to delight my heart with your creations!
Blessings,
Katie

sandee said...

I just love all your collage sheets AND your blog!!! You are such an inspiration.....

Brenda Grace said...

OMG she looks like a monster besides your little darlings. I had no idea she would so much bigger - sorry about that I will pay more attention next time.
Bxxx

druga szesnaście said...

hi, Marsha. I hope you got my e-mail about our swap.
here's my thank you post. I really needed to show off all the gorgeous pieces you sent me. ;)

http://drugaszesnascie.blogspot.com/2011/04/gos-ktory-syszycie-nie-jest-gosem-mojej.html

themixiepixie said...

Freak Pride - I love the concept! I intend to embrace it! You just inspire me so much. And your freak fairy is sooo apropo! I too, have found it difficult lately to do any art, so I finally decided to dust off my Julia Cameron book and get back to "morning pages" hoping something will shake loose. It looks from here like you are doing great, so I wonder if you have crazy high expectations of yourself. I hear SOME artists (tee hee)have trouble like that.

Kissing Bandit said...

Wow! I just stumbled on this posting. Your photograph of the vase makes it look awesome! Thanks for everything, and I hope all is well with you and yours.