May 11, 2009

Happy Monday!

I spent much of the weekend nursing a stupid ol' head cold. My body is fine but I never knew my head could produce so much yuck! My nose is raw and red, my brain feels loopy, and now I'm getting the cough. Oh well, better now than when I am with my dad in a couple of weeks.

The Attic

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 5/11/09
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face and body from, wings from, house used for hat from, and boots scanned from a magazine. The face and body were hand-colored. All pieces were altered slightly digitally, printed, carefully trimmed, and arranged on a background made from merging a room picture from the public domain with a texture from flickr's Dogtired.

This morning, I opened a lovely package that came Saturday but got mixed in with the mail I kind of ignored anyway since I didn't feel good. Geesh! I wish I would've seen it Saturday. My lovely friend Linda Cain of Friends in Art sent me the most lovely pieces.

A note pad in a lovely cover and the prettiest little altered tin. If you are not familiar with Linda's work, you just jump right over to her blog right now, cuz you are missin' out. Talk about eye candy. This woman is on more than one design team and it is no surprise anyone wants to show customers what lovely things can be made with their materials using Linda's talents. Oh she makes my eyes pop out of my head and my breath catch in my throat with every visit I make to her. Thank you, Linda, for spoiling me!

We did not do much over the weekend. While I was watching the garage get cleaned out (yes, I just watched - I had already cleaned house and done laundry) my mom-in-law ran across this picture of my husband she found in Kent's dad's old desk.

Oh my. He is one good lookin' man and he's all mine. The picture got pretty beaten up in that desk drawer over the years, but this was taken in the early '80's while he was Captain of the football team at California Lutheran College (now University). We met about 6 years later and he was even better looking if that is possible.

Anyway, the weekend. We didn't do much. I drooled ove the picture above off and on - that was the highlight. We went to brunch yesterday and I slept most of the rest of the day. It wasn't a bad Mother's Day at all. Speaking of mothers, though, my friend Pam at Yoborobo has the most perfect synopsis of trueisms about kids I have read in a long time. She is brilliant. Run over and read this post for a good "yep, she knows exactly what I go through" post

I did get another lovely blog award over the weekend that I will be sharing later today or tomorrow.


Lori Saul said...

This is a beautiful collage (with the attic being appropriately placed!)I am very inspired by your composition and blending of elements. Just lovely!

Hayley Egan said...

That's an awesome piece, Marsha...Your creatitivity has been really exploding lately! I love the direction you're taking. X

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful collage Marsha, your use of color is inspiring!
you did get yourself one handsome football player there, good for you;)
hope your head is feeling much much better

Linda M. Cain said...

Good lookin' dude!

Great collage...and you know you're so welcome for the little trinkets. Hope you enjoy them and feel better.

Your Friend in ART,


Nettie Edwards said...

Beautiful collage Marsha!

lilylovekin said...

I love the Attic collage, colors, and composition. Your work is lovely.

Karen Valentine said...

What a wonderful, whimsical, magical, creative style you have!!! I had so much fun looking around. The newest piece titled "attic" caught my eye right away. It's fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing!!


Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear about your sniffles, Marsha. Thank goodness, they haven't seemed to stifle your creativity! I adore this little fairy in the attic! Your work just keeps getting better and edgier. You GO, Girl!

Love the pic of your guy! What a Stud Muffin!!! Lucky you! Hugs, Terri xoxo

aliceinparis said...

lol Stud Muffin! Haven't heard that in a while. True tho, he looks great!
Sorry to hear you feel yucky. Head colds are horrible.Get well soon. Chicken soup, hot lemon drinks and rest:)
Cheers, Shelagh

Janny said...

So much beautiful work!!! Congrats with everything;o)

Ozstuff said...

I love your attic picture. The colours and the lighting effect are stunning. Your blog page is such a source of enjoyment and vicarious rambles into the places you go (in your mind, not necessarily in person!). Added to that we have some eye candy! Wow! (Hey, I am an old gal but can still appreciate some eye candy when I see it).
Hope you get over your cold very soon. Cheers, Marie.