UPDATE : 23 March 2020

A Note From Marie

To my fellow bloggers I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise.

I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I'm not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone.

My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way)and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

A big thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness and good wishes.

From Marie aka Ozstuff

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hopes for a new and improved Three Muses Challenge!

“Bev, Ann and I have decided that, after more than four years, the Three Muses Challenge needs a boost to make it more interesting, more fun and, most of important of all, more challenging.      Lower participation numbers and comments from members are telling us that we need to add some pizzazz  and we are working hard to find new ideas and new themes for our wonderful family of artists.  

The most amazing thing about your artwork is the variety.  Each person has his or her own way of approaching a theme and every picture we see is unique.  For those who may feel nervous about abstract themes, or attempting new styles of art, I would like to assure you that there are no rights or wrongs.    The joy is in taking part and learning some new tricks along the way.

We opened The Three Muses to make a friendly place for artists of all styles whether mixed media, stamping, card making or digital.  This appreciation of “differences” has improved our own work tremendously.  We learn from each other. By introducing fresh and much more varied challenges we will continue to grow.

I hope that you will all enjoy the “new” Three Muses where the only changes will be to make it more interesting and more enjoyable for you, our great band of members”.


  1. I can't wait to see what the "New Three Muses" looks like! Thanks for all the work the three of you do to keep this challenge going strong.

  2. All three of you deserve a standing ovation!!

  3. I have enjoyed your blog, challenges a great deal, learned new ways to do things, My technigue is not so good that I can do all that I wish, but as you said....I'll do it my way.Thank you ladies for keeping this blog going - the inspiration is well appreciated. As for commenting, sometimes my work gets in the way of my hobby and I don't have the time, but must try to improve on that too.

  4. I really appreciate all the hard work you three have put into the Three Muses every week and I look forward to your 'new look'!! A wonderful new header by the way. Gorgeous!
    June xx

  5. She is adorable!.
    Thank you three for excellent challenge blog, I have enjoyed to be with you.

  6. Bravo Ladies I'll back you up til you're beat blue as my old dad used to say...thanks for all your efforts.

  7. I loved the old Three Muses and I'm sure I'm going to love the new one too. Thanks Ann, Bev and Marie for all your hard work in keeping this challenge going so well.

  8. Looking forward to new challenges...you're the BEST!!

  9. Look forward to seeing what you have planned!

  10. Mine is here:

  11. Here is my entry
    thanks for looking

  12. Ladies, you are AWESOME. I can't wait to see what's coming next.

  13. Hoooo! This is extra my dear muses! Both of you are wonderful!
    I can't wait... Even I'm not often with you all at the moment.
    I'm preparing a Grunge/Print BG; and 'm wishing to be able to post it and comment everybody's art.
    Much love to you! :)

  14. Oh I love you three even if I have not met youin person. I feel I have . I cant wait to see what you gals have up your sleeves and sometimes Bill gives his input and helps right? He is one heck of a fine artist and a brave man against all us ladies. I enjoy him as a person. I have got to meet him through his fantastic work.
    So I am loving everyones work. I love to participate and I am learning from all of you. So yes, bring it on . This new
    exciting facelift of making it more exciting for us.

    Much love to you all. I commend you for all your time you put into your choices and every time you are winners as what you have for us to do for entries. .

    Happy Sunday . Big hugs to all.

  15. Fantastic challenge theme and samples. My grunge (hope so) on my blog:
    Thanks for looking and comments:)