Sep 29, 2010


I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. I thought I was getting better at this. But, I haven't had a lot of visitors so guess most aren't missing much from me. It's been an all over the place week and promises to be more of the same the next few days.

Southern California's recent heat wave of record breaking temps has brought us a little thunder and rain tonight - reminds me of my years in the Midwest. But it was all too brief here.

Some new digital pieces . . .
I don't know why, but I sure am stuck on digital lately. Can't seem to dig up the energy to do cut and paste - it involves such busy work, though I love the end result. All the fun lies in the picture prep lately for me and so I just end up finishing things digitally. I'll get back to my roots one of these days. I sure miss the finished hand cut pieces once they're done.


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/29/10. All rights reserved.
Digital collage. Image credits: frame and flowers from Finecrafted Designs at; everything else from my own images at

The Messengers

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/29/2010. All rights reserved.
Digital collage. Image credits: wings from Holliewood Studios at; dry ice from Lauren Bavin at; everything else from my own images at

From my first assignment for Shelagh's Sensational Snapshot Society class . . . taking pictures as a diary of our daily surroundings.

Ode to My Dishrag

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/29/10. All rights reserved.

I even wrote a poem for my dishrag celebration:

Oh my dearest dishrag
Thou art my true tried friend
Frayed and spongey
Wet and grungy
Together we are relentless
we strive to undo
The sticky swallowing goo
Of yesterday's feasts
and last night's rendevouz with cake
I feel your weave
you engulf my skin
Gloving my fingers
Filling every crevice of glass and tine
Sacrificing yourself over blade and chip
Moldy, stinky, lovely dishrag
Twishted and wrung, dank and old
Like me
How we understand each other.

One Drawer is Always a Little Open

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/29/10. All rights reserved.

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Sandy said...

Oh woooow so wonderful new art and sheets. Absolutely stunning. WOW !!

The Queens Table said...

Love the messengers! And it's good to always have a drawer a little open in life.

Hermine said...

Gorgeous digital work and your sheets look fantastic

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

Of course we miss you! I love your new work...and that open-a-little drawer is really touching me. I have always felt that certain parts of my life...are put into the drawer. ♥

yoborobo said...

Ooooh, I am in love with the Messengers, Marsha! I have been a little awol (family stuff) and I've missed out visiting you a few times. I am thinking of you and hope all is well there at the fort. ;) Xoxo!!!! Pam

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I haven't had a chance to comment on your very fun site yet because I have been too busy playing with all the very fun sheets I got from you! And now you have even more! They are also just great!

Wishing you a happy, creative day!


aliceinparis said...

Great stuff. Even with the heat wave you've been busy! Still cannot get over Ode to a Dishrag. Priceless!

Anji Johnston said...

A completely new direction for you Marsha ad I love it! Very Maggie Taylor (don't you hate to be compared to other artists?!) but with a twist, I like yours much more. I have made NO art for so long as work has unfortunately taken priority but seeing your new creations has made me decide to take some time out for me and 'art'! Thank you. Hope all is well at home and your son is doing well. XxX

Melissa said...

The dishrag poem really made my day. I'm still laughing! and yes I do miss you when your not posting lol.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Ahh! Thanks you guys! I love getting comments but I have been a bad bad blog visitor the last 2 weeks so I have no room to ask for anything. But it touches me when someone says they miss me when I'm not here. Made my day as all your comments always do.

Sueann said...

Love the new piece! And the collage sheets are awesome.
Your Ode to the Dishrag made me laugh...great poem. Loved it!!
I too loved the open drawer beautiful!!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful digital work and I love the open drawer- symbolic and tempting!

Patti Edmon Artist said...

wow, you wait one week and then all this?! your digital work is absolutely fabulous, as are your photographs and poems. worth waiting for:)

glitterBugStudios said...

well, it's about time you posted woman! Love the new collages and I also find myself doing the digi thing...not a whole lot of time. And before trudi tells you, I did get in a car accident but I am fine. Just a really sore body. Hope by you posting means you will be around a little more, hint hint? Always enjoy hearing what is going on with you!

Andrea said...

Marsha, I'm loving your digital pieces!!

Amber Tabangay said...

I LOVE that you've come over to the digital side. You are a true artiste in everything you do! Miss having you over with us "deviants" but I will just hafta be better about visiting you here; hehehe.
Amber (Persnickety)

Lou Ann said...

Marsha - Love your new sheets and your art as usual is just stunning!

.Trudi Sissons said...

Well, what a fun visit I've had to your flickr, etsy, tank and here! So much eye candy - I am refueled and love how you always inspire me!
I think your latest sheets are fabulous Marsha - and we heard about the heat wave - strange weather patterns...

lilylovekin said...

Marsha, your collage sheets are wonderful. It is so fun to use them in my art, I love them. Thanks so much. Have a good week-end. Lorrie