Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm Home .......

Just a quick post to say hello.... I've missed my blogging friends and have been visiting a few blogs today to catch up on all of the wonderful art that has been created whilst I was on holiday in Hong Kong.... some fantastic art out there!!! The picture below was hanging in the foyer of the hotel we stayed at in Mongkok and I just loved it. Couldnt find out who the artist is, but love the cheeky round faces of the chinese children ... so thought I would share it with you. So cute and quirky. I love Asian art, and this was something a little different to the usual asian themed art I have seen.
Hopefully over the next few days I will have some art of my own to share with you all. I am looking forward to getting back into my Soul Journal (very much in catch up mode) and a page for the fabric round robin I am involved in.
I had a wonderful time in Hong Kong.... the Olympics were electric!!!! My son Matt did Australia proud coming 21st overall in the Showjumping, and jumping his way into both the team and individual finals - we are SO PROUD of him and his horse Leconte. Thanks to all of my blogging friends who wished him well and checked his progress along the way - we appreciated your support.

Take care and happy arting!

Jacky xox

26 comments:

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
Welcome home....Congratulations to your son, and all of you to go so far across the world and be in tat place, I felt the love back ehere that evryone seemed to be feeling for it all...
I am busy doing Suzi Blu's online workshop for drawiong and painting faces...it's great fun...and is keeping me on my toes...
Hope to improve what I am doing every soon..
xxx

karen said...

Hi! Welcome back to the very proud mum! Didn't he do well!! I so enjoyed these olympics and was really disappointed when they finished. You will be on a high for ages, enjoy it!

Sharon said...

Congratulations to Matt! I know you all had a great time. Jealous.
And I love the cheeky round faces too. It is a beautiful piece.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Well done Matt 21st best show jumper in the World that's Amazing!!!!! .You must be so proud of him .I have been telling my friends all about him .Unfortunately I didn't get to see any of the show jumping .

Glad to have you back safe and well Love from sesga xxx

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Yay, you're back! I am happy to know that you made it home safe and sound :o)

Jo Horswill said...

Welcome home Jacky, sounds like a great family trip away! Well done & Congratulations to Matt & Leconte...just wonderful.

suze said...

Welcome back and a big YAY! to Matt and his horse. How great is that?!
Your little prize package is well on it's way to you.
Also love the painting.

Jenxo said...

Oh welcome Home Jacky , i have missed your posts...
Congratulations to your son too and that painting is beautiful jenxo

Dawnie said...

A big welcome home and congrats to Mat who flew the aussie flag so well for us all. You must be so thrilled for him.Look forward t seeing some of your yummy art.
Hugs
Dawnie xxx

Ro Bruhn said...

Welcome back Jacky, and congratulations to your son, I listened to the results on the ABC, well done, you must be soooo proud..
The painting looks great, cute little faces.

Poppy said...

Welcome back, you have been missed. Love the painting, glad you took a photo to share.

Congratulations to Matt, and to a dedicated mom as well. What a wonderful thing to be apart of.

See you in the blog world,
Jill in very wet Florida

lynne h said...

hi jacky, so nice to see you're back!! and congratulations to matt for his wonderful accomplishments!

yes, you were missed...

Marilyn Rock said...

Welcome home Jacky! Kudos to Matt and glad you had a great experience.

Linda said...

What a wonderful experience you've had Jacky! You must be proud and happy. I look forward to seeing what you post in the next few days.
Linda xx

kate said...

Welcome back Jacky! That's quite an achievement by your son Matt and his horse! You must be bursting with pride! Love the whimsical hotel painting. Fun. Looking forward to joining you as you ease your way back into blogdom.

Jo Wholohan said...

welcome home Jacky!!!!! Was watching Sunrise the other morning and they were talking about Matt, how exciting!!!!

annette emms said...

Jackie, welcome home! Well done to your son, you must be bursting with pride!
Love the Hong Kong picture.

grrl+dog said...

hey grrl! Welcome home, you have been missed!

Julie H said...

Hi Jacky
Welcome Home and congratulations to Matt! Great picture too.
Hugs

zorana said...

How exciting! Congratulations to Matt and your family! No wonder that you are proud. Welcome back!

Debbi Baker said...

Welcome back Jacky and big congrats to Matt and his proud parents too of course! Love the picture - whimsical in a more substantial sort of way (very technical is my style of art appreciation!!)

Looking forward to getting back in the pattern of seeing your creations!

Holly Loves Art said...

Welcome back, Jacky! I am thrilled that you had such a good time. You should be a very proud Mum. What a thrill and an experience you'll never forget.

Have a lovely weekend,

Holly

Dot said...

Welcome back my friend! I love the painting you shared and am sure it was even more beautiful in real life.

Matt did SO well in his first olympics and I am sure his light will continue to shine. I enjoyed hearing all about his experiences
(and yours)when we chatted.

It was lovely to catch up yesterday - I had a special time. And of course loved the buttons (which I didn't lose this time!) and the fabrics I bought. And the special gifts you gave me (such a generous and loving friend you are).

Hope you have had a good Sunday and that your animal menagerie havs been good company...much love to Tink (and a smooch for big Leroy, cute Oakey and little Phoebe too).

Dot xx

grrl+dog said...

Well here's a welcome back... my furry muse picked YOU as the winner of my giveaway! Congratulations! You can see the video of it if you want...just send me your addy and I can pop your copy of "Wreck this Journal" in the mail.

Robyn said...

Big congratulations to your son!
I love the painting in this post. It reminds me of the little people on chinese pincushions. (The silk pumpkin with all the little people holding on around the edge)

Elizabeth said...

How increibly exciting to have Matt in the Olympics!! I wish taht I had known before now!!! Congratulations to all of you!!
You must be so very proud!! I will definately be on the lookout for him next Olympics!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth