May 8, 2009

Some swap pieces done today

I am participating in a couple of private swaps. One is for text inspired skinnies. I chose fortune cookies as my inspiration since I find them to be one of my favorite things to read (if you knew my attention span for reading, you'd totally understand).

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 5/8/09
These are four 3 x 5 collages using a face from flickr's sassyarts, bodies from, shoes from, backgrounds from flickr's joes sistah, images snipped from a magazine, and home made text. The faces and bodies were hand-colored.

Have you noticed fortune cookie fortunes are getting funnier? Here are some of my favorites I have read recently . . .
  • What you just ate wasn't chicken.
  • Try another cookie.
  • Ignore previous cookie.
  • Everyone agrees you are the best.
  • Don't panic.
  • Speed is a ppoor substitute for accuracy.
  • Stop procrastinating, tomorrow.
  • I cannot help you for I am just a cookie.
  • Wow! A secret message for your teeth!
  • When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out . . . because that is what is inside.
  • If your work is not finished, blame the computer.
  • You are the crispy noodle in the vegetarian salad of life.
  • Buy the red car.
  • You will be hungry again in one hour.

The other swap is for heart inchies.

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 5/8/09


Unknown said...

Marsha these are really fun! I love the reds so oriental!
I love fortune cookies. My son Sean and I have this wonderful little restaurant we love. It serves Mongolian food. This Fabulous little family runs it. We sometimes go a few months before making it to their sweet little place but when we do we always pull out the last fortune each of us received there and replace it with a new one. We leave the old one along with our tip for the family. This started about 10 years ago when my son was about 10 years old. He thought it would be funny. It is really silly but we have enjoyed it.

Confucius say: Lucky people in swap group happy because art cool!

I do hope your mother's day is wonderful.


Tace said...

Are those real fortunes you got from actual cookies? haha They're hilarious, we don't get Chinese food very often but we did when we were away on our trip. Mine said "You have more influence over people than you think." Which was total bull cause I tried to command every one at the table to do my bidding and not a bit of bidding was done!!
My most favorite fortunes are the ones on your custom collages. Especially the "You will become very wealthy selling your art" :) That's a reallllllly good fortune!!!!!

Ozstuff said...

I love the fortune cookie approach. Not only are your pictures gorgeous and stunning and fantastic but they are hugely funny as well. Great stuff. (I am beginning to think the Americans invented fortune cookies!! I have eaten at many Chinese and other Asian restaurants and have seen nary a single cookie!)

Veronica said...

Those little hearts would make great fridge magnets.

NancyB said...

Oh my gosh! The fortune list is hilarious! :O) Your swap pieces are so amazingly fun! Your talent makes my head spin in's a good thing! You never cease to amaze me girl! Have yourself a wonderful Mothers Day!! xoxo

Cathy said...

wonderful work, as always!

A - Zinnia Productions said...

Love the fortune cookie creation! I always look forward to seeing your next creation...!
Happy Mother's Day!
oooxxx Zinnia

Susan Sager Brown said...

First of all, Becky is cool, love her Confucious saying and I agree whole heartedly!!
Whenever I read a fortune cookie I follow the saying with "in bed". My last one was "You will be pleasently surprised soon, In Bed." well, I'm still waiting....teehee. Love your fortunes, they certainly don't need to be spiced up with In Bed! Love the inchies, too!!xoSusan

Gaby Bee said...

Your fortune cookie creations are simply amazing as usual...smiles
Love them all, what else!
Gaby xo

Unknown said...

Your artwork is so bright and FUN! I have never gotten such hilarious fortunes in MY cookies! Unless you count the dead pan, "you will have good fortune".

Nettie Edwards said...

Yes! I want to be the crispy noodle in the vegetarian salad of life!!! I have begun collecting fortune cookie mottos too. The ATCs are so cute and cheeky x

Tina(Taken over by her daughter, Nicole) said...

These are great!! I just love your style Marsha!!! So Whimsical and colorful!!!