Dec 19, 2009

Contest winnerS and more!

Housekeeping issue
First need to let you know that someone has "spoofed" my email, meaning they haven't technically hijacked my email but they are using my email address to send an email with a link to a web site. Just wanted you to know that it's not me. It's been reported to the FTC by Yahoo and myself but it amounts to about the same thing as if someone used your house address as their return address on snail mail, which is also illegal by the way, but not much you can do about it. Let me know if you get the email though - would like to know if they got my contact list somehow.

Present Angel

Finished a custom order today. It's for the aunt of one of my best friends. It's her picture you see on this character. She takes care of everyone and is very special, not just to my friend but to many of us.

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 12/19/09. All rights reserved. You may not copy, print, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using the face of a friend on a body from, legs from the public domain, boots scanned and altered from a magazine, wings from and a crown from The hearts are from designer Nicole Young and used with a commercial license. The outside border pieces are from with the exception of the two partial photographs. The blue and white stripe piece at the bottom is from scrap paper and the scalloped border is from designer Lauren Bavin of
All pieces were hand cut with scissors and most were colored and shaded by hand before attaching to the background.

Without further ado - The Contest WinnerS! Yes - as in more than one winner!
It was too hard to choose just one! We could've chosen all of them! You all had such great ideas but after long deliberation we had ended up with two we all agreed on. The first is from Stacey of Primarily Primitives blog. We only used part of your suggestion as that is all that would fit. Stacey suggested "if I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense". I hope that's okay, Stacey. And, the second winner is Nancy Lefko of My Collage Art blog who suggested "perspective is often found with that first step off the beaten path". So both of you will be getting one of the first two Limited Edition Prints in the mail in the New Year (maybe a little sooner) and credit with your blog address in the image description wherever it is shown. Thank you so much for your help! So ladies, I'll need your addresses to mail them to!

I still have a bit of touching up and a few details to add and shading to do but I am already so late with announcing the winners, thought I'd better get something up for now.


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 12/19/09. All rights reserved. You may not print, copy, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a large 8 x 10 collage all hand cut with scissors with tons of hand coloring and shading. The face is from flickr's picassowoman, the body and skirt are from my own vintage pictures, the legs are from (altered and colored), and the boots are from my own scanned and altered catalog picture. The hat was made from paper scraps and the horns are from The hearts are from designer Nicole Young and used with a commercial license. The blue background is from flickr's SkeletalMess and the checked floor is from flickr's JoesSistah. The borders are made from scraps and some pieces from,,, designer Sande Krieger (used with commercial license) and The moon is from the public domain and the earth globe from Quotes were suggested by Stacey of and Nancy Lefko of



Sandy said...

Wow Marsha your work is incredible.
Fantastic pieces of art. Love them.

Marie-Aimée said...

really beautiful pieces

paru's_circle said...

congrats to the winners

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

Hi there! beeen a while since i have been able to catch up on some of my fav blogs! Yours is definitely one of them! I love the phrases you picked for your contest. so whimsical and awesome! I am going to check out Ryan and carries blog now. You know I push the Happy People attitude every chance I get! love people with "tude" the right kind of course :)

yoborobo said...

Congrats to your winners, Marsha! xoxo Pam

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear that someone is using you to spam others. Thanks for the head-up, Marsha! LOVE the commissioned piece - they'll be thrilled with your attention to detail and the awesome color. Also, congrats to the lucky winners!

Warm wishes for the very Merriest Christmas ever, Marsha! Holiday Hugs, Teri xoxo

Kim Mailhot said...

Love the titles ! People have such talent and imaginations - always blows me away !
Your work is really beautiful thses days, Marsha. It has a softness in there that I am really loving.
Wishing you and your family lots of cozy memory making moments during the holidays and a 2010 full of creative adventures and love !
Merry Christmas !

Julia said...

Marsha , as always , you're such an inspiration for me!

susi said...

Wow, that really sucks about your email. I worry about that too... having so much info out there. Love your work, the commision piece is fabulous and nonsense is a perfect title! Happy hox3.

Leslie said...

Beautiful work!! And excellent quote, too!!

bockel24 said...

I really love your angel piece - what a lovely face she has! I´m sure this will be appreciated.
Have a merry Christmas, Marsha, "see" you next year!

pinkadoo said...

Congrats to the winners...they fit your piece perfect! Love both of your new collages!!! ~hugs to you~~~~

Marit said...

Congrats to the winners! I loved the Alice quote the moment I read it... (but I'm a BIG FAN of Alice!!!) It fits your piece wonderful! And I love your present angel!!!

Stacey said...

Oh MY GOSH Marsha!!! How awesome!!! :) I have long adored your work and am sooo honored to be receiving one of your beautiful prints. I can't wait to proudly display the piece . . . I'm thinking in my work office at first as I rarely have company at home, so others can enjoy it for awhile too. :) Happy, happy, joy, joy!

I'm glad you liked the quote that I suggested . . too cool! :)

I LOVE the piece you made for your friends aunt too, sooooo very nice.

I wish you and your family the most wonderful Christmas and New Year! :) ~Stacey


Woo Hoo !!! I am so excited to have won and SO happy that you liked my quote well enough to add it to your piece :) What a thrill to have a piece of your art...which always makes me smile :)

Gaby Bee said...

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Congrats to the winners!

Hugs, Gaby

Laura Haviland said...

Marsha the "Amazing" Marsha.
The things some people do,too sad. Sorry to hear that.
Congrats to the winners, that looks awesome your new art piece !!!
I truly enjoy my "Marsha art fix", makes my day.
I am sorry not been visiting, still have not regained all my energy after being sick. I am so much better, over all.
Merry Christmas and Happy Creative Year. Thank you for visiting my blog, you always make my day that much brighter !!
Big Hugs, Laura.
Big Congrads to you, being published. You are on the page before me, how great is that !!
Yippy !!!!!!!!! YOUR SO COOL....

thekathrynwheel said...

Just called by to say merry Christmas and a peaceful joyous and artful new year! Looking forward to more of your lovely blog and inspiring art next year
:-) Kate x

Sanja said...

Congrats to the winners :-)
Have a Merry Christmas!
Sanja xox


I love it. It's fantastic.

Can you share what the font name is?

Merry Christmas Marsha!

Nettie Edwards said...

Hi Marsha love, just popping by to send love and hugs and to wish you a very special Christmas full of peace, love and joy. Lumi xxx

Nancy Baumiller said...

Your work is always beautiful and inspiring to me...Thank you for sharing this journey and for our friendship! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and many blessings and wishes to come true in the New Year! Much love and hugs!


Wow, these are fantastic!!!