Apr 7, 2014

Last Call!

Hello everyone!   I'm doing some Spring Cleaning in my shoppe and am retiring a few kits.  The kits below are retiring 4/13/2014 and many are on sale.  Please remember to download immediately as they'll be gone for good and no way to get again later.  The previews below are linked to the shoppe . . .

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=279

Mar 31, 2014

Good Mail and New Project

Hello! It's been shakin' and rollin' in Southern California lately.  Friday evening's earthquake was a good strong jolt here at my house.  Strong enough, and so long since I had felt one that strong, that for the first time in 25 years of living here, we spent Saturday building our first official earthquake kit, just in case this little episode is a taste of things to come.  Since I was taking care of that long neglected chore, I decided to do some other odds and ends this weekend before I get back to "work".  I've been meaning to share some things . . . 

Good Mail
I've gotten very behind in posting pictures of all the good stuff I've gotten in the mail lately . . . I am one lucky girl.  Sometimes I've traded things, sometimes I've purchased, and on top of that I just have some very generous and talented friends.

From my friend and amazing artist, Stephanie Rubiano . . . some really awesome swag!  The picture below is linked to Stephanie's website.  I received a tote bag, zippered cosmetic bag, mouse pad, and beautiful cards.  These items were printed by Stephanie from some of her original structural art pieces for which she is widely known.  As her website says, "where history and whimsy collide" . . . I've been a long time fan of Stephanie's work and use of actual antique objects in her work.  She was the pioneer into this type of work and is still the Queen!



http://www.stephanierubiano.com/


From my friends Denise Phillips and Joyuslion I received some lovely ATC's (on the left, from Joyuslion) and tags and antique postcards (on the right, from Denise).  The tall divine lady (from Denise) in the middle is on a stick that sits in a tin bucket on my desk from where she watches me work all day.  She's always looking right at me.  LOL   Denise just recently hosted a wonderful tag swap on her blog, Birdnuts Mixed Media, that featured my Tumble Fish Studio and my friend Nancy Baumiller's Crowabout StudioB shoppes at DeviantScrap.com.   Joyuslion used to be on my Creative Team and remains a special Tumble Fish friend.

http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/


Awhile back, my friend Constance Taylor sent me the most beautiful hanging doll - my 'Patron Saint of Artists'.  She also hangs next to my work desk so I can look at her often . . . sometimes say a little prayer with when things aren't going well.  LOL  She's a real beauty!  The picture below is linked to her Etsy shoppe.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConstanceTaylor


Last Summer, my Tumble Fish Creative Team worked on a project directed by Trudi Sissons (Two Dresses Studio) that combined TFS images with Craft Attitude art film.  The project, 'Sisters with Attitude',  was featured on Craft Attitude's website and Facebook.   It was lots of fun and got a great response.  Not long ago, Trudi sent me a truly lovely and touching gift:  a book made from the original artworks from each Creative Team member for that Craft Attitude project.  Though I had seen the work online, the originals just took my breath away and the book Trudi designed to showcase them is just absolutely gorgeous.   The pictures below are linked to Trudi's Facebook page.  While the whole Creative Team contributed their amazing talent and works to the book, I linked to Trudi since she directed the project.  Renee Stien created the paneled canvas piece in the back.

https://www.facebook.com/TwoDressesStudio

https://www.facebook.com/TwoDressesStudio


I'm always afraid when I do a post like this, I'm going to leave something or someone out.  I have gotten so many lovely things in the mail and sometimes get so excited about them I hang them up right away or arrange them in their new home and forget all about blog posts.  But sooner or later, they tend to show up one way or another in the long run.  Like I said, I'm so lucky to have so many generous and talented friends!

New Project
I've been sharing a bit on Facebook lately . . . I've decided to build a dollhouse.   I had a tin metal dollhouse when I was a child, which I loved, but as adult, I remain fascinated by miniatures and decided to finally see if I could build my own house, mainly to quench my thirst for tiny things.  One of my most favorite tourist sites I've visited in traveling the U.S. was the "Worlds' Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things". (we saw it in the middle of Kansas a few years ago)  Well, it's taken a month to research and gather the beginnings of this endeavor.  We decided to buy an inexpensive kit to just learn from.  Here it is "built" (we just put it together temporarily) . . . 

http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/

We are not really going to use this kit.  We're going to use parts of it as a template for the house we are working on.  The final house will actually be 3 stories high + the attic.  So far we've gathered the wood to cut, the siding, working windows (that really open and close), doors (including a screen door), a dormer window addition for the attic, roof shingles, crown molding, flooring, porch posts, "gingerbread" trims, baseboards, battery powered lighting (we didn't want to mess with wiring the whole house), paint, glue, and some tools.   As soon as my husband has a free weekend, we're going to cut the house out of 3/8" birch and start building.

I couldn't resist making a little something for the inside.  We'll wait to collect furniture and interior decor until there's a little more money saved up, but I had to have something so I found a tutorial online and made this little chair this weekend out of foam board, mat board, cardstock, wooden dowels, Thermolam Plus, fabric, thread, glue, and about 9 hours of time.  It is full of flaws and imperfections, but I'm pleased with this first ever attempt.

 copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2014. All rights reserved.




http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/ 
copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2014. All rights reserved.

http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/ 
 copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2014. All rights reserved.

http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/
copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2014. All rights reserved.

For Spring
I had a chance to play with my friend Tracey Parker's Hidden Vintage Studio's "Animal Crossing" kit at DeviantScrap.com.  You can find the kit HERE.  Tracey likes slightly "dark" imagery so I made this for her especially . . . (full image credits below picture)

Happy Spring
http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21878&cat=249&page=1
copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/27/2014. All rights reserved.
Digital. Images from Hidden Vintage Studios' Animal Crossing kit at DeviantScrap.com. Also used Tumble Fish Studio's Dozens, Dreams - Yonder, and My Little Queendom kits at DeviantScrap.com.

Well, that's the scoop from my little fishbowl!  A few more odds and ends to to do today and then I'm back to making image kits for a few days.

Mar 27, 2014

My Little Queendom

Hello lovelies!  This is just a quick post to share my latest kit, My Little Queendom, on sale now at DeviantScrap.com . . .the previews below are linked to the shoppe listing.

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21899&cat=&page=

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21899&cat=&page=


 Queen Blah Blah

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's My Little Queendom kit at DeviantScrap.com.


The Walk
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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's My Little Queendom kit at DeviantScrap.com.

 The Duchess and her Fish

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's My Little Queendom kit at DeviantScrap.com.

Happy Spring everyone! Here's a little something for those upcoming April Showers . . . a free image for you.  Just left click first to get the large size, then right click and save and use however you wish!




And lastly, this has been floating around Facebook and Pinterest the last few days . . . I thought it was worthy of sharing here too . . . it's linked to the source where you'll find more information.

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-white-gel-ink-pens-and-markers/pt/340?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20140325_blog_guide_whiteink
 

Mar 7, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art

I am very excited for the opportunity to host this week's challenge for Sunday Postcard Art managed by the talented Mandy and Donna!  Can you guess what theme I chose?  FISH of course!  This challenge will start March 9th so keep your eye on the Sunday Postcard Art home page for more information.  Basically, you create a postcard with the theme in mind, in any medium, post it to your blog and then leave a link in the comments for that challenge on the Sunday Postcard Art post.

I've been a long time lurker of Sunday Postcard Art and participated a few times in their always fun themes.  Having the chance to host is a special treat and I look forward to getting back in the swing of participating more often.  Challenges are always good for growing creatively.

So here's my Fish postcard . . . Go Forth and Have a Good Time . . . with a Fish!

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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/7/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital postcard.  Images from my own stash and Tumble Fish Studio kits at DeviantScrap.com including Dreams - Yonder and Dreams - Funky Fairies.

Mar 6, 2014

EGGstra special kit in the shoppe!

Hello!  Well, we have to "spring" forward this weekend so I guess it's okay to hatch a spring-ish kit . . . Dozens is now in the shoppe at DeviantScrap.com.  The previews below are linked to the shoppe.

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21826&cat=&page=



http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21826&cat=&page=
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's Dozens, Little Houses, and Dreams-Yonder kits at DeviantScrap.com



http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21826&cat=&page=
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's Dozens and Dreams-Yonder kits at DeviantScrap.com


http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21826&cat=&page=
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/214. All rights reserved.
Digital. Images from Tumble Fish Studio's kits at DeviantScrap.com including Dozens and Dreams - Cloud 9 and some items from my personal stash.



http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21826&cat=&page=
copyright Marsha Jorgensen 3/2014. All rights reserved.
Digital. Image credits: Tumble Fish Studio kits at DeviantScrap.com including Dozens, Dreams - Cloud 9, Dreams - Yonder, Autumn Junque, It's Official, and others.


Happy Spring everyone!

Feb 26, 2014

Personal Exploration

Hello everyone!  Hope you are ready for March because it's almost here!

Here I Go
http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21809&cat=&page=
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's Dreams - Yonder kit at DeviantScrap.com


I've done a lot of soul searching and exploration of what I want to do and what I want to get done.  I am excited to focus on creative work this year like I've never done before and because of that, I may try several things in my image kits.  Not only will I be playing with the size of kits - thinking of doing smaller but more frequent releases - I'll also be exploring different styles so that my kits aren't different versions of the same things over and over.   My new Dreams series this year is the permission slip I gave myself to try new things and more open ended themes.

This will be my 3rd kit in that Dreams series - Yonder.  It released tonight and is not only a nod to Teesha Moore's new Artstronauts Club, but also to a recurring theme I admire in many artists' work regarding eyes.   I have admired how eyes are used in CasaJodi's work, Teesha Moore's, Nancy Baumiller's, and many others including Eduardo Recife's often blocked out eyes.  So this kit started with an exploration of eyes but ended up with some additional themes of exploring, soaring, flying, strength, what holds us down, what lifts us up, etc.

Dreams - Yonder
The previews below are linked to the shoppe listing.  There are over 140 elements in this giant sized kit!
http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21809&cat=&page=

These are backgrounds and borders included in Dreams - Yonder.

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21809&cat=&page=

And here are a couple of samples created from the kit.

Beyond
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copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's Dreams - Yonder kit at DeviantScrap.com

Go Forth
http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21809&cat=&page=
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Images from Tumble Fish Studio's Dreams - Yonder kit at DeviantScrap.com

Feb 17, 2014

Lots to share!

I've been so busy with kits, I haven't even had a minute to update what's new, so here it goes . . .

The most recent release is part of Deviant Scrap's newest store-wide collaboration, a new "Collect Your Own Collab" . . . MUSEum!   Be sure to check out the whole collaboration because if you spend $14.99 on kits from that category in the shoppe, you get a gigantic free kit with over 180 elements and 40 something papers!  

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/home.php?cat=282

After you've done your MUSEum shopping, if you think you've spent $14.99 in that category, go to "view cart" and the kit will be automatically added to your cart before you check out.

Here is my MUSEum kit . . . on sale now for a limited time!  The preview below is linked to the shoppe listing, so click on it and it will take you right to the kit.


My Creative Team did a beautiful job on samples for MUSEum so be sure to check those out when you view the kit listing previews.   Here are a couple of little things I whipped up for the previews:

The Plan
 
http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21778&cat=282&page=1
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Image credits:  Tumble Fish Studio's MUSEum kit at DeviantScrap.com.

Exit Left

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21778&cat=282&page=1

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Image credits:  Tumble Fish Studio's MUSEum kit at DeviantScrap.com.

Venus

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21778&cat=282&page=1

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 2/2014.  All rights reserved.
Digital.  Image credits:  Tumble Fish Studio's MUSEum kit at DeviantScrap.com.


Prior to MUSEum, I got to release one of my newest favorite kits of all time and part of this year's Dreams series, Funky Fairies.  This was a fun mini-collaboration with my friend and talented designer, Nancy Baumiller of Crowabout StudioB at DeviantScrap.com.  The preview below is also linked directly to the shoppe listing.  This has been one of my fastest selling kits ever and I look forward to working in this style more often.

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21724&cat=0&page=1

And here's Nancy's kit, to collaborate with my Funky Fairies:

http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/product.php?productid=21725&cat=0&page=1

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!