Monday, April 7, 2008

Flying .......

Will you look at what flew in today !!!! These two amazing Icicles arrived from my blogging friend Jill (Plaidpepper). We decided to do a swap, 2 for 2. I think my two are just sooooo special. They are made from upholstery fabric and beautifully embellished!!! I LOVE the little twigs each one holds. There's a little copper bell on the autumn tone Icicle with beautiful amber flower beads....And the sea toned icicle has a little felt pod (beautifully beaded) with a wonderful little fabric note , which you can see peeping out of the top, just for this photo. It is hidden inside the pod and wrapped around another little twig. The detail is just amazing and Jill I just adore these two girls, I feel very spoilt. Thanks also for the gorgeous beads and threads you enclosed in my package...lots of fun coming up with those. You are such a generous and talented lady. This next photo is of seven fabric birds I made for a bird tota swap we are doing on one of my Yahoo groups. Today they headed off to Elizabeth in the USA to be swapped out and very soon I will be getting seven back to make into my very own bird tota for my art room.
This picture shows them a bit closer (although you can just zoom in I suppose !!!). Will definately show you in a later post the birdies I receive back.
I just have to share this photo of my darling little Amelia doll that I purchased from Dots etsy shop. Isnt she divine!!!! I just adore her, with her beautiful embellishements (very much a Dotee trade mark) and that cute little face. I am quite partial to this pink and yellow fabric combination and I just love the Tina Givens fabric range. I am going to visit her blog and see what she has been creating this weekend.
Art for this week ..... must do a journal page for Journal Chix and start some paper birds for another bird tota swap.
I also have to start getting myself organised for an Art Retreat in May in Melbourne. I am soooo excited!!! I will be doing classes with the talented Misty Mawn, Ro Bruhn, Traci Bautista and Nina Bagley....it will be wonderful to have classes with these super talented ladies.
I will also get to meet some of the lovely ladies I have met via blogland... dont worry, we will take lots of pics.
Thanks for visiting, ciao for now .......

16 comments:

Healing Expressions said...

HI Jacky! What a beautiful blog andf such yummy artwork!!! I wanted to let you know you were one of the winners on my Art Blessing giveaway! I noted the details on my blog if you'd like to take a peek! Also if you can email your address at lanikent@msn.com I'll send your treasure on its way!
Blessings!
Lani

Linda said...

There's always lots of gorgeous things to look at when I visit your blog Jacky! I love the Amelia doll; such beautiful beads and colours - and that serene smile! I've just bought a Dotee Doll kit - Dot has embroidered the face which makes it extra special.
Love L xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Jacky I love all those birds all tucked up together the fabrics you used are gorgeous .and your art retreat sounds amazing you are a Lucky Lady .Take care love from Sesga xx

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Jacky! I love your birds!!!!! I am still sad at having to drop-these are fantastic! Fantastic work!!
chris p

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful pics Jacky!! Love your tota birds - they are awesome. Great colors and work. Your Amelia doll is just wonderful! Your icicle dolls are really neat! Enjoy your retreat; sounds great!

belindaschneider said...

i love the silk pods jill is uses so wonderfully. arent't they special? wow, even 2 of them. I'm sure the special Amelia doll has found the best home now. And the birds are too cute. What a perfect presentation.

Julie H said...

Oh Jacky your fabric birds are jut gorgeous! Lovely icicles to receive too.

Dot said...

What a scrummy post Jacky!

You are doing a wonderful job show casing your art (and the art of others bless you).

The icicle from our friend Jill are wonderful! Look forward to seeing them in the flesh (and maybe we can have a party with the two I have from Jill too he hee).

Love your birds you made - gorgeous colors (and there is that magcial number 7 again). The teeny flower sequins look great!

So glad you like your Amelia doll and I am sure she loves living in your home. And many, many thanks for your involvement(big involvement) in designing her!

Love you

Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I am getting VERY excited about the reatreat too!

Jo Wholohan said...

what a fabric feast!!!! gorgeous!!!! what classes are you doing again?? are we doing any the same??? :))

MARGARET FIELD said...

Such a pleasure to see such beautiful works of art.

I have to confess to a very silly senior moment Jacky.

By mistake i rejected your recent comments on my blog instead of published.
I know, what a silly billy i am. It's just that i never got to read the messages. boohooooooo.
xxxxx take care xxxxxx

Pippa said...

What a BEAUTIFUL blog! So many pretty things! You are a very talented lady indeed!

ELMERC said...

HI Jacky, lovely pictures of your art work. Where would we be without these lovely peices of fabric and all those beads for you to make such lovely keepsakes. Elaine Cooke

Janet said...

Gorgeous icicle dolls! And your little birds look so cute all nestled together.

I turning green with envy over your upcoming art retreat!

Judy Scott said...

I love your birdies, what gorgeous colours simply beautiful ~ Judy xx

sammy said...

I am so glad that I am the bird tota swap with you!!! I will get one of them darling birds! The rest of your art you have gotten and made are awesome!