Friday, January 9, 2009

Meet Oregon's Coleen Sohn of Coleen's Reflections, aka *Queenie*

Thank you all for your comments on my first post. What a treat! I will visit your blogs today,,I can't wait! The other goal is to do my profile,,,but first I have to go look at houses with my Southern Gentleman,,,SG for short. Oh,,, sigh,,, to be a superwoman. Now I want to share something...

There is a very special group of women in Oregon that I would like to tell you about.

Before I moved across country to Alabama 18months ago, we would get together about once a month. No easy task, as we were all very busy, and we had to find a restaurant that would let us be in a corner for 3 hours or so.

All artists in our own way, we supported each other regarding our work and personal lives. "Always" there for each other. Even now, with more distance between us, and the tools of technology, we are still close. I was able to visit Oregon last May and share hugs, food, and, shopping of course! The beach and the casino too,,but that is another story...her name is Joan.

At this time, and alphabetically, I will choose *Queenie*. Her real name is "Coleen Sohn", her business is, "Coleen's Reflections". The mosaic above is an example of her creations. You can see her amazing work here .And if that didn't work, try this, Queenie creates the most wonderful faerie magic and altered art. She has inspired and encouraged me to play with paper, and try new things, be optimistic, and dream. Queenie,, "Thank You" for being there during the good, the bad, and the ugly, and still loving me anyway. I miss you, even though we talk each day.

I named her Fairy Queen when I needed a walkie-talkie handle at the Seattle Gift Show, as we would certainly loose each other. That was before cell phones. And *Queenie* stuck.

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Diane said...

Marcie, all the best to you with your new blog! I'm so glad Dawn encouraged you....! Welcome!

Barb said...

Welcome to blog land!! You are going to love it.
I have been doing it since last summer, and although i have Fallen out of the nest" several times, i just keep trying. So much to learn, so many other blogs to read. =0)
Now to check out your friend's site.
Oh, and i agree. Dawn is the greatest. She has helped me a lot!!

barbara jean

Coleen said...

Ohhhhhh...Thank You *M* are so kind and generous for posting a picture of some of my creations...our time in Seattle is one of my fondest memories..we had so much fun!!! And we all miss you so much here in Oregon...I am glad we can still talk on the phone just about everyday tho and now in blogland, too!!! I know this will be a great journey for you!!! Thank You Dawn for helping Marcie!!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Marcie!!! I LOVE Coleen's artwork!!!! OMGoodness...the fairy KNOW I love them! I'm going back to study her photos some more!! Queenie, if you're reading're the next one up to get a blog and share the goodness, OK? I can't wait to see Marcie's work on here too! ;) xxoo, Dawn

Joan said...

Hello my dear sweet freind! A lovely start to your blog...congats! As your oldest (sigh) friend I can not tell you how much I miss you. So many memories that go back to our high school days. Best of luck in your newest blog.

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Sally L. Smith said...

Wow, What a header! Did you make the artwork? I love blogging and have a rather unique one. Come visit sometime and welcome to blogland. Sally

Star's Fault said...

Hello from Alaska Marcie ~ I am a new blogger too, and learning to fly just as you are. I'm hoing to mark your blog and continue to stop by to see more.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

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Charmingdesigns said...

Hi. I came over from Dawns blog. It is nice to meet you. I would love to learn how to make those pompom flowers out of coffee there a "how to" anywhere? Laurie

Susan Graham said...

I definitely would have bought it the first time around! It's just beautiful and you can do so many things with it for the different seasons. It looks just beautiful as you have it right this site.

barn wood furniture said...

I just love your blog and I think your article is so awesome!! I love antiques and what a way to go green!! I think the towels would just be so adorable also. Thanks for sharing the story about how it was made. Makes it that more special! Take care, Fran.

Susan Graham