Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Marsha from Tattered Chick

Hi, everyone!   Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and I wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog. 


Please help me welcome my guest today, Marsha from Tattered Chick (love that name!)  Marsha is a true artist, and I'm in awe of her talent!  I don't think that there's a medium that she isn't phenomenal at using!
 I know that you'll enjoy seeing her various creations, and getting to know her better.

Thank you so much, Susan, for inviting me to be your Saturday spotlight!

Hmm, not sure where to start! I'm very eclectic in what I create. There was a time not too long ago I was all about creating miniature dolls. After several years of making dolls I burnt out, matter of fact I just sold my kiln and the last of my doll molds!

I returned to my love of junking and prim and became interested in other creative endeavors . . .

Which led to me selling my wares at a local flea market . . . .

And for a short period of time at a shop  . . .

I dabble a little bit with photography

Making jewelry

Nowadays my focus is more on assemblage and mixed media. I even took the plunge and submitted Spike in an art competition at the local art center and to my surprise I won second place in my category!!!

I've attended some fabulous art retreats.  My last one was in Arizona where I made this journal.

I still make dolls . . . although cloth ones . . .

And of course I continue to scour flea markets & estate sales!!

Something I thought I would NEVER been interested in, drawing and journaling!!!  Never say never LOL I am HOOKED!

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday and fall my favorite time of the year . . . could be because October is my birthday month!  If I were younger I'd be totally into goth and steampunk!

I  lived in Portugal and Spain when I was young.  I love horses but have always been intimidated by them, hmmm, I can see  where that fear started!

I am a native California gal and now live in the Sacramento area with my husband and fur boxer girl Sophie (who we adopted from the Nor Cal Boxer Rescue)

If you'd like to keep up with my Sunday drives, creative endeavors and flea finds, you can find me on my blog . . .

and in my Etsy Shop!

Thank you so much, Susan, for this opportunity to share a little bit about myself with your readers!


Marsha, thank you for sharing with us!  I think 'Spike' is so fun, and can see why he placed high!
Please visit Tattered Chick then head to Kris's blog to read about Patty from Creative Ideas Cottage Style.
Have a great day :)


  1. What a talented woman!!! Love her fabulous creations and wonderful style!
    Mary Alice

  2. WOW. I see so many wonderful things she has made and agree she is very talented. Enjoyed the post.

  3. Good Morning Marsha. Thanks for doing Spotlight I really enjoyed getting to know you. You are so creative and have a wonderful eye for whimsy and unique pieces. Your jewelry is fabulous. I am headed over to your blog and Etsy. This was fun to get to know you better.

  4. Thanks for the intro, Susan. Marsha, what fun you must be having. One of my Panoply sisters also used do dollmaking, and taught classes in her home for years. When her daughter renovated her property and my sister was trying to (unsuccessfully) sell her many molds, I won't even tell you what she did with them, but let's just say we hope the concrete front porch doesn't have to be demo'd anytime soon, lol. Great variety in your corner of the world. I've added your Etsy shop to my faves. :)

    1. LOL Rita I dropped one on my foot last week and have been hobbling all week. Foot all black and blue !

  5. What an INTERESTING gal! Love it! Headed over to follow her. xo Diana

  6. Susan so glad you featured Marsha! Marsha your photography is lovely, your jewelry creatively designed and altered artwork totally brilliant. Will visit your blog and etsy store.

  7. Oh, thanks for the introduction to Marsha. I have to find out about that journal class in Arizona!

  8. How nice to see Marsha featured here today, Susan! Marsha has been a bloggy friend for a long time now and I have loved seeing her transition from her dolls to the art and journals she creates now.

  9. Thank you Susan for introducing us to this fabulous blogger! I clicked right on over and immediately followed her so as not to miss out on anything!

  10. such a creative soul! i just love spike:) thanks for sharing, susan!

  11. Susan, If I lived near Marsha, I would beg for lessons in making those wonderful crafts. So talented. Bless her heart. xoxo,Susie

  12. Wow, you are so multi talented. I wish I had an ounce of that talent. Loved this Spotlight!

  13. I think Marsha will be a blogger I will enjoy following. Such talent!!! Thank you for introducing her, Susan!!

  14. Thank you all for you kind comments and blogging love!! xo

  15. So fun to see your"past" life. Those dolls are beautiful. I love following you and seeing what you are up to@ Di@Cottage-Wishes

  16. What a talented gal! I really enjoyed reading about her, and loved that she would be steampunk is she was younger. I say, 'go for it gal'! lol! Hopping over to say, 'hi'.

  17. She' s very talented and i adore her creations! Thanks for sharing

  18. Love Marsha's feature and blog. I've had the pleasure of meeting up with Marsha on several's always a treat.

  19. Such talent..thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us Marsha!

  20. Wow, what an incredible artistic talent! I love many of her creations and off to visit her shop and blog. Thanks so much for sharing!


  21. She is just amazing! Love her! xo Jen


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