Thursday, July 10, 2008

A post of a different kind .......

I am one very proud Mum ..... my eldest son, Matt (23) has been selected for the Australian Showjumping Team for the Beijing Olympics !!! We are all so very excited and busy planning a trip to Hong Kong to watch him compete for his country. The above is a recent photo taken of Matt on the horse he will be riding at the Games, Leconte 6.
My husband Paul and Matt above walking the course at a recent show in Pforzheim, Germany. Paul went over to give Matt some family support while the selection shows were taking place (and he obviously enjoyed himself to boot... travelling around Europe to various shows during the six weeks he stayed with him).
This is Leo (stable name) relaxing back at the stables at a recent show in Rotterdam. Paul said he is quite the character in the stables and loves to lay down for a couple of hours each morning to eat his hay and be given his treats by his groom Sarah.... he's such a sweet horse and talented to boot.

As for art this week..... yes, I have done some, but not as much as planned. I made another doll for my art pal Dotee which she received today. I will have to post a picture later as I forgot to take one before I sent her parcel (my head is like a sieve at the moment). I have asked Dot to send me a picture so I can share it with you too. I particularly loved the new Kaffe Fassett fabric that Dot sourced for us.

Will share some more art after the weekend.

Take care and have a fun weekend (its going to be icy cold and wet here in Gippsland ).



Anonymous said...

What a beautiful horse .
Thankyou for your kind comments .
Love from sesga xx

Ro Bruhn said...

WOW, your son's off to the olympics you must be very proud. You'll be a very excited mum in the crowd on the day. Good Luck, I'll have to watch them on TV, I might catch a glimpse of you in the crowd.

Poppy said...

Oh how exciting! I bet your about to burst with excitement. We will be wishing him well, please keep us updated.

Jill in Florida

Linda said...

What fantastic news - you must be so excited! And a trip to Hong Kong too... wow! We'll look out for you on TV.
Love Linda xx

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

AWESOME! That will be a great experience for everyone I can imagine.

Thank you for sharing with us :o)

Cotton Picker said...

Congratulations to your son.

Looking forward to seeing your new creations.

BELINDA said...

Hi Jacky what an amazing experience Matt is going to have and what a great asset to Australia yay, can't wait to what. I bet you are the proudest mum around. Look forward to seeing some more of your work. Belinda

Dawnie said...

How thrilled you must be Jacky and know we all will be cheering him on. Fantastic news! Love the pic of Leo laying down.What a beauty he is.So pleased for you all.

Cant wait to see you
Dawnie XXX

Jo Wholohan said...

yay matt!!!! congrats proud mummy :))

Megan Coyle said...

That horse is beautiful and congratulations on your son's accomplishment.

Jo Horswill said...

Jacky, what a gorgeous son you have and talented too, I too have a 23yo Matt!!!
Love the photo of him on his horse...I will show it to the whole family tonight!

karen said...

That is so amazing!!!!!! I will be cheering him on too! Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Wowsers your son has been selected for Olympics that's Amazing !!
You must be soooooo! PROUD!!!
Please let us know when Its on TV ,I would love to watch it .

Last time I commented this post there were no words with it only pictures.
Love from sesga xx

Dot said...

Jacky - this is such exciting news for you and your family. And I know you are very , very proud of Matt. And I know he will do Australia proud too!

Leo looks like a beautiful horse.

You will have a exciting and busy time when you are at the Olympics. So pleased for you!

And I love my Klimt doll - will send a couple of photo's to you shortly.

Natalie B said...

OMG HOW TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure there are loads and loads of exciting times ahead and we will be barracking for him all the way from TP. Congrats to him and biggest hugs to you. Natxx

Marilyn Rock said...

Congrats to your son, the beautiful horse and everyone involved. This is SO exciting! I'll be watching!

Jen Crossley said...

WOW that is wonderful news I bet you are thrilled and your son.well done I will be cheering him on

Holly Loves Art said...

Congrats to you and your family! I know you are a very proud mum!

Jacky, your Klimt dolls are marvelous! So clever and wonderful. You have such talent.

Hope you're doing well.

All the best,


jo said...

How awesome for your son and your family! Will be keeping an eye out for him on the tele and my fingers crossed.
Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

Belinda said...

yeah, finally some pics of famous matt! i'll keep my fingers crossed for him for sure. an experience of a lifetime. you have every right to being a proud mum! look forward to seeing the pics and reading about this special trip! go matt!

arlene said...

Wow! That is an honour! I will watch for him at the Olympics. Enjoy your son's gifts and talents, it's wonderful when our kids do well!


lynne h said...

i love this post jacky... that's so wonderful that your son will ride in the olympics. wow... and i love the pic of leo -- what a sweetheart, and how beautiful he is!!