Sunday, September 14, 2008

For Magda and Linda ......

This post is for Magda and Linda. Firstly.... the fabric pages below are for Magda, one of the lovely ladies in our Fabricgirlz group. We are currently doing a Round Robin with our books travelling around the world over 9 to 10 months. Each month a different fabric artist makes a page for your book... I am soooo looking forward to mine coming home so I can see all of the pages up close and personal. As you can see the little knitted people won out.... I had been debating whether to put them in or not, but I think they add a fun element to these pages and Magda's book is all about coming out to play.
My photography is not the best, but I wanted to try and get a close up so you can see the stitching and embellishing. The page is finished, but still needs binding....mmmm ..... I am still pondering that one!
Linda.... this next pic is for you. One of the faces I have done in my Suziblu online class. Make sure you pop over and visit Linda's blog to see the wonderful art she is creating in these classes! She is a little ahead of me.... I will post a pic next week of my finished girl (with body!!!!).
Below are the first lot of preliminary sketches I did in week one.... lots more practice needed, but some very valuable lessons from Suzi in the classes....Lots of fun and proceed at your own pace. I like that.
Have a fun week.... I am going to practice, practice, practice these faces and finish off my bigger piece for next week to show you (this way I have to finish it AND I have to show it on my blog whether I am happy with it or not).

Take care.........

Jacky xox

28 comments:

lynne h said...

jacky, i LOVE your fabric pages... so much attention to detail -- all of the stitching and color, and the knitted people are wonderful. it all makes my eyes very happy!!

i'll look forward to seeing your faces/girls as you finish them... i know they'll be full of color and *joy*.

sesga loves 1950s said...

I adore the knitted dresses super duper cute !!!
Your Girl drawing is Amazing you are so Talented ,I will look forward to seeing more of this fab Art .
Linda's Girl is Amazing too, you both are doing a brilliant job .I'm sure Suzie is very pleased with you.Suzie is so Zany I love watching her on you tube.
Love from sesga xx

Linda said...

Jacky, those little knitted people are simply gorgeous. Its such a great idea (I may copy sometime in the future...I've taken note!)
I love your 'Suzi Pretty Girl', can't wait to see her finished. Thanks so much for the link.
Love Linda xx

Dot said...

Oh Jacky - I LOVE your pages for Magda! You have done such a wonderful job. I enlarged each photo so I could see the detail. You have been very busy stitching! Such lovely details.

The faces on your little girls are adorable (you draw the most perfect faces). Love their hair too.

I know Magda will be thrilled with your page. Cannot wait to see it up close :).

Your pages are full of life and joy. Just gorgeous!

And thankyou for sharing your girl drawing. You are a natural illustator and I am sure your faces will get even better with practise. The one you shared is fantastic.

Lovely to chat to you yesterday. I always get off the phone feeling happy after our chats.

Take care of yourself.

Thinking of you

Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I always appreciate all the effort you put into your fabric art. You never take the 'safe' route and always challenge yourself. And bring such beauty to the world while you do it!

Jo Wholohan said...

WOW another wonderful creation for this book!!! Wishing i was seeing it for real :))

LOVING your faces too my dear, how wonderful, where are the classes happening???

Dawnie said...

Just AMAZING that page for Magda and really looking forward to playing in that one. Isnt Suzi a hoot and looks like your going great guns in her class. GOOD FOR YOU !

Hugs ya Jacky
XXX

Poppy said...

Jacky~I just love the little knitted girls. They are wonderful! Thanks for posting them so we all can see. The Girls seem to be dancing off of the pages and you can feel their joy. So fun!

Jill in Florida

Kasha Rolley said...

Jackie, I wish I could do faces so well as you!

Gaye Todd said...

Just lovely jacky... especially love the little knitted dresses!!

Gaye

belindaschneider said...

you've been soo busy, even taking an online class! love your portrait. your sketches are so funny! and magda will love her spread for sure. the knitted girlz are amazing!!!!

karen said...

the little knitted people are delightful! love the face too!

karen said...

the little knitted people are delightful! love the face too!

suze said...

I didn't know you were taking Suzi's class. Your face is adorable.

Sharon said...

Hi Jacky, great post. I visited last week but my fingers weren't in a talking mood. Your fabric pages are always so wonderful.
Now, about the fall, sounds like you may be pretty scruffed up and yes my hobbling around with you...well we would be hoot, wouldn't we. Hope you recoup fast. I'll be thinking about you.

grrl+dog said...

the knit dolls are just tooo cute... I would love to try that.

grrl+dog said...

p I can scrumble..think of it as yarn collage. I made a hunge blanket out of scrumbles..check the blog about year ago. It is easy.. just knit or crochet any way you want and keep adding and adding and adding...

grrl+dog said...

p I can scrumble..think of it as yarn collage. I made a hunge blanket out of scrumbles..check the blog about year ago. It is easy.. just knit or crochet any way you want and keep adding and adding and adding...

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky your fabric pages are always so beautiful and the little knitted dolls are a perfect addition. I love your face sketch. Belinda

martha brown said...

Jacky! I love your sweater people, they are adorable! And your faces are fantastic. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous creations. I especially love the little knitted people. Your face sketch is just beautiful.

MARGARET FIELD said...

Jacky, i'm so glad you chose to add the knitted people. they are simply adorable. great idea, which i'm sure many of us artists will be 'copying'.

beautiful piece of work

kate said...

The details on these pieces are wonderful! Joyful, whimsical, bouncy!

LaY hOoN said...

I love your fabric pages....and I also impressed with the face of the doll.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I love your drawing of the girl. It reminds me of someone else's work I like a lot.....Mark Ryden. His stuff isn't for everyone, but your figure reminds me of the way he does his. I think it's a compliment :)

Robyn said...

Love your pages! The knitted people are perfect and the colours you've chosen.....just right.

Debbi Baker said...

Love the little knitted people Jacky - they really make those pages!

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I love the fabric pages! You bring creativity to a whole new level...So inspiring but not sure that I can even begin to keep up!!! That knitted dress...Amazing. Love from Camilla