Jun 30, 2010


I tried to make some of my own art yesterday but it seems my muses have taken a vacation after being neglected for so long. I've gone through this before, so I'm not worried. I have to do some tempting and negotiations to get them to come back - just a temporary strike they're on.

So, today I thought I'd share a piece from one of my Creative Team members, Amy Knutkowski! The piece below is from Amy using a few pieces from my new Miscellany Element Pack at DeviantScrap. Amy has such range in her artistic voice. She is able to use my cutesy pieces to make incredibly adorable and lighthearted pieces and in the next breath able to make the most intense surreal and mysterious masterpiece you ever saw. She has quite a following on flickr and there is no question as to why. Her talent and glorious imagination are obvious. Amy creates for more than one designer and is in high demand, but rumor has it that one of these days, Amy might even begin to sell prints of her work. I call this one when the time comes . . . (It's linked to her blog if you'd like to visit her and see this in full size when she gets it up - it gets a bit chopped off on my blog)

copyright Amy Knutkowski. Do not copy, print, download or use in any way without permission.

As I go about trying to find my missing muses, I always check in a few places. These are places that bring me such inspiration and so many ideas. Thought you might like to take a look.


Flickr Hive Mind
(Play in here awhile - there are a number of ways to look at things using tags like most interesting, most recent, or by combining words like "collage, vintage, mixed media" or "altered art, collage". It's a great way to see work in flickr you might not see otherwise.)

Hope Kroll

Marci Roth

If you see my muses in these places, send them home. I need them ready for me when I get back on Sunday!

Lastly, here's just a few of the newer packs I have at DeviantScrap . . .

You can get any pack in jpg collage sheet format or png file format and some are on sale for only $3.20 right now!

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone! See you next week!

Edit: Wednesday afternoon . . . I ended up finishing an unexpected piece today. Here it is, a skinny for a swap . . .

Hold on to Your Hat

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 6/30/2010. All rights reserved. Please do not copy, print, download or use in any way without permission.
All elements but one come from my Tumble Fish Studio Element packs: Big Whimsy, Twinkle Toes, Miscellany, That's the Ticket, and Letters. The propellers are needle threaders from Sherrie JD's Junkyard kit at SBG. All pieces were reprinted, hand cut, many colored or tinted with ink and pastel, and reassembled.



Sandy said...

Wow Marsha your kits are so wonderful. I love them all. Gorgeous art and great work. Have a sunny day my friend.

Jill said...

sorry your muse has gone walk-about but your links certainly provided plenty of food for thought

Sueann said...

Love the kits and your piece is excellent.

Anji Johnston said...

So glad to see you up and about and full of creativity again Marsha - I missed your work through your awful time. Love everything about your new endevours! Thank you so much for adding these links today. I just spent hours in the flickr site - who'd have thought that there was sooooo much talent out there?!
I did not find your muses but if you happen on mine please tell them their time out is over - it is safe to come home now! Thanks Anji

Muckypup said...

Have missed you - and for someone as busy as you, it is only natural that the creative muse might take a little time out once in a while. Looks like it is on its way back though.... Sarahx

DMG said...

I'm so glad to see that you're back, Marsha! The colors here are particularly wonderful and I love the composition too.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love your art creations so much! Everytime I visit your blog I leave with a happy inspired heart!
Now I must head over to DS to catch your new designs! Blessings!
~ Katie

Lorraine said...

It's been ages since I left a comment so about time to do so! Lovely piece by Amy so will stop by and visit her blog as well as the other inspiration! I can relate to your muse being dormant - I find the summer is a big influence on my "lazy" muse(s). Looks as if you are keeping busy. Trudi is going to love the skinny! Later girlfriend....

Marit said...

I was just going to ask if you find the muse when you end your post with a lovely skinny! YAY!!!! I hope she's back to stay!

peggy gatto said...

I love this place!!!