Friday, July 31, 2009
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 7/31/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.
If you haven't visited Marsha's blog, TumbleFishStudio or her etsy site, please do. And just maybe, if you are very, very lucky you will be able to bring into your home and heart, A Fairy Full Of Magic. Thank you, Marsha. You are Divine. xoSusan
Kelcey has been a joy to work with. Her art arrived quickly and carefully packaged. The canvas is a stunner, brilliantly executed. The thin layers of color, the papers chosen, her skillfully rendered subjects are a joy to behold. I came home exhausted from work yesterday to be greeted by my highly anticipated package. I sat on the couch and just drank it in. Thank you, Kelcey. "Still Moving Through My Heart" is even better in person. uh oh, now I'm seriously coveting Wind Direction......xoSusan
Sunday, July 26, 2009
In this song, dancer is used as a metaphor for an orchestrated, rehearsed act. Something without individuality. Without emotion i guess, like a hollow act. A dancer has no room for individuality when in groups(like a person in society) they have to follow an exact pattern that everyone else does. If you've ever seen a dancer screw up, it's very noticeable. so when he says are we human or we dancer, he is comparing someone who is human(not as a species, but as a quality, human means emotional and individual; able to think for oneself). Then the word dancer in this song is also used as a quality, not as a noun. Which is why there is no 's' at the end, because he wants to stress that he doesn't mean a bunch of dancers, but rather that he's asking if the world is full of the dancer quality. It's the same reason there is no 's' at the end of human, because he could've said "Are we humans, or are we dancers" but that doesn't bring about his deeper meaning, which is why he is using 'dancer' and 'human' as qualities, or adjectives.
This the explanation of The Killer's song "Human". I LOVE IT. I got this explanation from Yahoo answers from an anonymous poster.
Kudo's anonymous. xoSusan
Bleached Stamped background. Rubber stamp on white cardstock. Dymo words. Hand Rubber stamps. I've pulled out the rubber stamps, cuz I can't do TRANSFERS right now. See previous posts for bitching and complaining about Apollo discontinuing the best transparencies ever the 7031S. They waited until I mastered the technique to give me the big F U. oh well, I digress.
Next one is my attempt at a Zetti. Teesha Moore is Zetti Queen. Background is my handmade paper and altered Mary Engelbreits stickers, believe it or not, from my old scrapbooking days. Skirt is more of my handmade paper.
And the last one is on a scrapbook and torn napkin substrate. Vintage photo, Artchix transparency, gold leafing. Quote is taken from a novel, but I can't remember where I got it!!!
So there you have it. xoSusan
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Here is my Artful offering on the subject, Lawless ShellSeeker:
Vintage Cabinet Card image, vintage words, scrapbook paper over baseball card, Purell and 7031s transfer. xoSusan
Second one is more of that same paper, transfer, vintage words and butterfly from wrapping paper, Sudden Wings:
Last and my fav is scrapbook paper over baseball card, transfer, copper sheet I embossed and wiped black paint over, wax stamped with my initial, printed words, Knows More About Less:
This is a self portrait of my mind set. teehee. xoSusan
Monday, July 20, 2009
Look at the time and materials I wasted. But I could not make myself give up. I even sanded some of the paper first, because some of it was scrapbook paper and may have some kind of evil plasticy coating on it. Here are the so-so transfers:
The transferred image ends up with brushstrokes from applying the gel with well, a brush. Sponge and fingers still left streaks. And gloss. Ok, I know I can spray a matte sealer on top and that should eliminate the gloss. But, well, WHY??? The 7031s's were PERFECT. Anyone else having this issue or know of a source for the 7031s's??? I am going to consult with my inkjet transfer Yahoo group and see if anyone has The Answer. xoSusan
Little did I know that this would be my last Purell transfer with my beloved Apollo Transparencies 7031S. It has been tough to find images that work with my bleach stamped ATC backgrounds. I think the pairing of just black and the music lyrics work. She said, with a question in her voice. teehee. xoSusan
Friday, July 10, 2009
I think I'm going to use a real light hand and add a litter shimmery limish color on top that greyish blue crackle paint in the corner. From left to right, it looks like it goes from sad to happy, right?? That's what I'd like for my life too. . xoSusan
This is 8 x 10 canvas board. I have had this BAD gel transfer laying around forever. I was enamoured of this advertising photo for a long time. Ironically the piece SSMag Rejected had her as the subject also. I hope it's not a trend. teehee. After seeing all the colors called Aubergine, I remembered this BAD transfer. Her hair has all kinds of purple reddish colors, so I used this as a starting point. The papers surrounding her are all hand made by me at one time or another. I tried to use purplish red the most. I then mixed gold and purple embossing powders for that faux mosaic grout thing. This pic is blurrier than I'd like but the flash bleached the whole damn thing out. I used watercolor markers to enhance the painted transfer. Good thing I prefer IMPERFECTION in My Art. teehee. I'm in the process of building up the edge with Goldens Light Molding Paste. Its almost there. The top layer of paste I will stamp into or stencil onto, haven't decided yet. Then of course, I will paint it AUBERGINE. Twinkling H2o's or one of my cherished Stewart Gill Paints. I have their Amethyst Alchemy paint and it is so Beautiful that I want to MAKE SWEET LOVE to it!!!! teehee. What to hear something hilarious??? I can't Freakin find the issue of SSMag that has the Aubergine call to Artists. So I have no idea when the art is due. It could be over by now. Duh. If you saw my Studio you would understand why I can't find ANYTHING, EVER. xoSusan
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Marsha is traveling right now, so her etsy shop is not up and running. Visit her blog and bask in the wonder. She'll be back soon. You can shop then. Here are 3 postcards she graciously included in my order, but only because I'm her #1 Fan. teehee:
Love the sentiment on the fortune, the soft colors and the hands. So we traded! Marianne got my Bling Mermaid. She enclosed the ATC in her handmade card:
Love it! Looking forward to trading again, MK!!! xoSusan