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, 6 November 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - GRUNGE/PRINT BACKGROUND


I hope you will enjoy our more challenging challenges!  I think this challenge should appeal to all our wonderful artists as it involves the use of stamps, silhouettes, brushes and "print" backgrounds (newsprint, pages of books, dictionaries and music manuscripts).  You can choose your own theme. I scan my backgrounds from an old dictionary and add some grunge and texture to make them more interesting. Adding splatters and stains enhances the depth and gives a "used" look.  I admit being addicted to neutral tones mixed with black but colour is OK, of course.
For credits go to HERE


29 comments:

  1. I had a fabulous time with this, it was a great theme, thanks.
    Meet Grunge Esmeralda
    here

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  2. Great samples...I messed up I just did a grunge background sorry about that...

    http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

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  3. I"m enjoying the new Three Muses approach so far! Samples are wonderful. Here's mine, on my blog.

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  4. Oh no! I missed the print background. Oh well. I've got plenty of grunge. It's on my blog here.

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  5. Lovely entries. Mine is here:
    http://poeticpostcards.blogspot.com.br/2013/11/choose-life.html

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  6. Wondrous examples, Marie. My grunge is HERE

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  7. This was a great challenge, and the samples are delightful! Mine is here

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  9. You did some grunge beauties, Marie. My attempt is here

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  10. Marie very nice all of them you did. Awesome Challenge.

    . Not sure if I got the hang of what I was to do but I have it up on my page anyhow..

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  11. http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2013/11/3-muses-grunge.html

    thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. here is my contribution.
    thanks for looking and leaving a comment :)

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  13. Hi Ladies, love the samples - enjoyed doing these. Have a look if time: http://artbyritva.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/grungeprint-background/

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  14. My image is on my blog. Thanks for looking.
    Gorgeous samples! xx

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  15. Beautiful job dear Marie!
    Thanks a lot for this challenge.
    Mine is at:
    Sim's Work

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  16. Great samples, Marie.

    You can find mine on my blog.

    TFL

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  17. Here is my entry
    http://kerstinskartenblog.blogspot.de/2013/11/remember-moments.html
    thanks for looking

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  18. Here's mine. Marie, your examples are terrific!

    http://justanothervolunteer.blogspot.com/2013/11/three-muses-grungy.html

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  19. Here is my entry:
    http://annar-mojepasje.blogspot.com/2013/11/destination-unknown.html

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  20. Your examples are fabulous, Marie. I had so much fun with this...my entry's on my blog at:
    http://www.thevivere.blogspot.com

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  21. A great challenge with wonderful samples, My entry is on my blog.
    Anni

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  22. A wonderful challenge. Here's my entry:

    http://adreamseyeview.blogspot.com/2013/11/three-musesgrungeprint-background.html

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  23. Here is my entry, thank you for great inspiration! Denyse x http://www.thecoughlanfamily.net/2013/11/happy-birthday-dad.html

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  24. Wonderful samples, I love those!
    I'm sorry, I missed the print bit - but here's my card anyway:
    http://www.millefeuille.eu/?p=2575

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  25. I love the new look of your website. You can find my artwork here:

    http://arnoldolromero.blogspot.com/2013/11/happy-veterans-day.html

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  26. It's been a while since I played along, but am hoping to join in the fun again soon!
    One thing I'd love to see is a Linky List. Do you KWIM? Where we can all see pics of the submissions as opposed to text links?
    Well done to you all for all the hard work involved.
    juno
    xx

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