Jun 19, 2011

All over the place . . .

It's one of those times that my mind and my life is all over the place . . . the following may seem random and disconnected but that's how I roll lately . . .

Flashback . . .
Do you remember Colorforms? I remember going to the hairdresser with my mom and playing with these while I waited. I must have been 4-5 years old because we moved from that area around that age and I remember being so sad that I wouldn't get to play with them anymore. I thought they were magical.

I was thinking the other day that maybe I love digital collage so much because it's just an advanced version of playing with Colorforms. Don't you think? There's a magic in being able to move images around instantly to make the ideal picture into which you want to escape at that moment.

While I'm being sort of personal . . .
My youngest, Lauren, graduates from high school this week. So much to do around here and as stressed as I am, I am enjoying the hooplah too. She has worked very hard, earned a full academic scholarship next year and will be one of 100 Honors students on a campus of 17,000. And, the icing on the cake is that she also made the soccer team recently. She's out training as I write this. I could not be more proud of either of my children and I am teary eyed just thinking about how fast time has flown. So, I need to stock up on kleenex this week - emotions all over the place (like everything else with me) between missing my dad today on Father's day, and graduation, and seeing family that I haven't seen for too long, etc. (By the way, for those that have asked, Lauren is finally feeling much better and I think we're out of the woods with the mono and strep she suffered from most of her senior year.)

This was taken a couple of weeks ago . . . father/daughter picture before Prom.

New kits in the shoppe . . .
Here are a couple of new kits being released later today in the shoppe. Normally new kits are released on Mondays and Thursdays but sometimes we sneak them in the evening before. The first one is a re-release of older kits and the second is a brand new paper kit.

Odd Magic

Dark Glow

Odd Girl

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/2011. All rights reserved.
Digital Collage. Image credits: everything from my kits at DeviantScrap.com - Dark Glow and Odd Magic.

Believe in Me

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/2011. All rights reserved.
Digital Collage. Image credits: everything from my kits at DeviantScrap.com - Dark Glow and Odd Magic.

New from Crowabout Studio B

It's another super fun kit from Nancy and so I couldn't wait to make a little something . . .

Eeeny Meeny Miney

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/2011. All rights reserved.
Digital collage. Image credits: everything from Crowabout Studio B's Odd People and Borders kit.


slommler said...

Congrats on the graduation!!! That is super!
And the prom pic is gorgeous...her dress!! Wow!! Beautiful!!
Love Odd Girl...well I just love all your work and the new kits are awesome!

Andrea said...

Marsha, such a beautiful daughter!! I know she has made you proud!! Great artwork, as usual! LOVE Odd girl as well!! Have a Blessed week with family!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Dear Marsha!
Congratulations on Lauren's graduation! Very exciting!

I LOVED Colorforms! My mother could not understand my fascination with them, but she got me several and I found them in the cellar a few months ago! I actually sat down and played with the Raggedy Ann Dollhouse for a bit!! And I think you must be right! Digital collage IS like Colorforms, isn't it? That must be why I love it too!

Your new sets are so cool! You know I already have a bunch of the "Odd" images from pages I bought from you in the past, but those backgrounds are just too, too cool!

Big hugs to you today!


Sherry Smyth said...

Lauren looked absolutely beautiful in her prom dress...and I love the daddy/daughter photo!! Graduations -- fun, exciting, crazy time, bittersweet for parents and for students...life changing time.

I DO remember Colorforms and they were one of my favourite toys. I had a set one Christmas, I think when they first came out. It was a black background with people. I can smell it still just thinking about it -- how the plastic bits had that very distinct aroma!!! What a great memory Marsha!! And you know, I think you're right about our love of collage and moving things around -- it probably stems from our love of Colorforms!!

Love your new kits and your new creations!!

Marit said...

I never heard of 'colorforms'... sounds intriguing! The photo of your daughter is awesome! Isn't it great to see the kiddos grow into nice young adults?! I love this age!!! Enjoy, enjoy!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Congrats on graduating a beautiful daughter ~ And your designs are absolutely awesome as always! I so enjoy your humor along with your art!
Summer Blessings,
~ katie

Kathy said...

Oh. I LOVED Colorforms!! They were my absolute favorite. I liked mixing the pieces up from the different kits too. Batman meet The Flinstones! Barbie meet ... well, Barbie was a tart. Anyway, you are so right. Enjoy the graduations. It'll rip your heart out and make it swell with pride at the same time. Kleenex with Aloe are nice. ;o)

Love that new Magic set of yours. I've been saving my coupon. Can't decide what to get. LOVE your stuff.


mary bailey said...

Congratulations to Lauren! She is at the start of a wonderful new adventure. So hard to let them go, but this is what what we raised them up to be. I know she'll be a star.

I am so with you on the colorforms. And paper dolls - played with those too - lots! I think that's why I enjoy playing with your images so much - it's just a really just an fun excuse to play with dolls :-)

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Hip, hip... hooray! CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter! :]
Oh yes! color forms, what a sweet memory.
I adored them so much when I was a little girl.
Great digital collage work, always a pleasure to see.
Take care <3

Melissa said...

Your daughter is darling Marsha! How excited she must be to start college....a new chapter....for both of you!
You are right about Color Forms, they really are a pared down version of digital collage.

Renee Stien said...

Congratulations to your daughter - such an exciting time. Best wishes to her as she begins life in the real world and best wishes to you as you ecourage her to spread her wings.

Trudi Sissons said...

Marsha! Just catching up on my blog hopping and came across a new favorite for me of your work - "Odd Girl" - fabutanutiful! And the grad photo !!! That is so precious ! She looks like a little fairy princess!