A Fond Farewell to Darkroom Door

Art journal with silhouette stencil (Marjie Kemper)

What a treat it's been to be part of the Darkroom Door Creative Team this past year… I've very much enjoyed being a part of this team and step down only to free up some time for 2014.  I made this page with Rachel (the owner and mastermind behind DD) in mind, and used one of her new release sentiment stamps to accompany my silhouette gal.  Lots of acrylic paints and a few spray paints are stenciled in around her.  The big black border is from StencilGirl.

Many thanks for the visit today.  I'm putting the finishing touches on my newsletter for January (lots to share!) so please sign up if you'd like me to email you a copy in a few days.

Wishing you a super 2014, with very much appreciation for all your visits and encouragement over the last year.


Linking to Art Journal Every Day.


  1. Renee Zarate on January 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    My favorite colors! I love that border around the work, it really makes it pop.

  2. kathy/NorthCarolina on January 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Marjie, I just had to comment on this one. First, i love the color palette…makes me think of stained glass. Then, I just adore polka dots. It’s impossible to be unhappy around polka dots…and I love the way you gave her a polka dot dress. Also, love the black brick frame around the page…it really works. Lastly, the sentiment….so completely on target for where I am in my life right now. It has been a time of real uncertainty…but I am going to start thinking of it as a time when anything is possible instead. Your glorious art work lifted my spirit this morning. Thank you!

  3. Rachel Greig on January 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Aww Marjie, was a nice thing to say – I must say, I do look dashing with the polka dots and a little pony tail in my hair :) Thank you so much for creating this page and thank you even more for all of the fabulous artwork you have created for Darkroom Door throughout the year! I have loved having you on the team and will miss you!! Thank you, my friend! xx

  4. Anita Houston on January 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    You did them justice! Great ending product too…love the color and the girl! Happy happy new year to you friend! I hope you are blessed beyond measure this year! See you soon!

  5. Jessica Sporn on January 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Beautiful page! Love your colors and all those circles. So fun how the show up as polka dots in her dress!

  6. Cath Sheard on January 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Love the journal page, and love having a look round your blog. I got here via CJS14; it’s nice to meet you.

  7. Silvia on January 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Such a fantastic page, great background and the silhouette looks fabulous.

  8. Alison/craftytrog on January 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love everything about this page Marjie…that’s a great quote!
    Happy new year to you,
    Alison x

  9. Toni on January 1, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Fabulous journal page with a great sentiment! Happy new year Marjie , looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work x toni x

  10. Kate on December 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I absolutly love your page. Its a fabulous mix between vintage and modern. That girl is awesome! I loved seeing all your creations but i understand about the needing more time thing. Happy New Year!

  11. Judy Shea on December 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Starting off 2014 with time in your life is such a great choice. Such a great run with DD. Such beautiful work with them.

  12. corrine on December 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    happy new year marjie…..life will be good in 2014 you are running on a full tank of gas! xox

  13. Gigi Black on December 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I love the depth and color. A Happy Creative 2014 to you.

  14. Carolyn Dube on December 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Fabulous page! That quote is so perfect for the start of a new year! Congrats for making space in 2014 – that is such a powerful move!

  15. Kirsten Alicia on December 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Fantastic page. Happy New Year.

  16. Pauline on December 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Another colourful and beautiful page! Happy New Year Marjie!

  17. Ruth L on December 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Looks beautiful Marjie.

  18. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on December 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Such a great page Marjie…
    Thanks for sharing your artwork and also for visiting my blog!
    Best wishes for 2014!!! Alie :-)

  19. butterfly on December 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    A beautiful page – what a wonderful farewell… sorry to hear you won’t be DD-ing any more, but I’m sure there are lots of other adventures ahead!
    Have a fabulous 2014!
    Alison xx

  20. Anne R on December 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Your page is wonderful, you always manage to create so much depth in your creations. I am looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful art in 2014. Happy New Year Marjie! Hugs, Anne x

  21. Corrie on December 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Love this art journal. Great colours and the black border frames it perfectly ! Happy new year !
    Corrie x

  22. Hetty on December 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Absolutely fantastic page, Marjie. Wishing you a wonderful journey through 2014 with many new possibilities!

  23. Terry on December 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful journal page and such a classy exit! Love the lady and that sentiment! Wishing you continued success and adventure in 2014! Happy New Year!

  24. Brenda Brown on December 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Love the depth you have achieved on this page Marjie and so pleased for your successes. Have a wonderful new year with many more great times to come.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  25. susan salyer on December 31, 2013 at 10:56 am

    you are a awesome lady and a wonderful friend. I am so proud of the year you made with your art. wow!!!
    Happy New Year dear friend.
    susan s

  26. Astrid on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

    What a gorgeous page and I love the main stencil you have used! The whole thing looks stunning!

    Happy New Year and may all your creative dreams come true!!

  27. Julie Tucker-Wolek on December 31, 2013 at 8:07 am

    This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the image of the girl and the amazing colors!! Happy New Year!!!!!