Monday, September 1, 2008

Spring is in the air ......

Well spring has certainly been in the air since I returned from Hong Kong...we have had the most beautiful, sunshiny weather! I must have felt the influence when I collaged this little notebook for a friend in one of my Yahoo groups for our monthly swap. And, being spring it just had to have some birdies and some sort of botanical theme, thus the magnolia buds (paper napkins, love the transparency of them when collaged over papers). I thought Ruth might be able to use this little notebook to record some of her favourite quotes for her art. Below is a close up shot I took.... not the best sorry, little blurry, but still thought I would share.
I was lucky enough to receive my monthly exchange from Debbi Baker... a beautiful handmade journal, also featuring a bird (Spring is certainly in the air!). Unfortunately I havent taken a photo of the journal as yet, but will do so soon and post the pic for you all to see.
I also received a beautiful art doll from the gorgeous Sesga and lots of other goodies and a wonderful surprise from Suze at the Pink Crayon Studio.... plus a whole new stash of fabrics and beads from Dot. I am sure you might like to see my new stash of arty presents so I will take some pics in the next day or two and post for all to see.
I have been very busy catching up with friends, catching up on washing and housework since I got home, so not a lot of art been happening. Back to work tomorrow so things will get back to normal soon.

Hope you're enjoying some Spring Sunshine.

Jacky xox

14 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

Beautiful note book Jacky. I'm going to have to try out the napkin decoupaging, as it looks fantastic.

Well done to your son too, in the Olympics

Debbi Baker said...

Gooooorgeous notebook! Love the colours and the birdy theme of course! You have a lovely design sense!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That is wonderful! I always adore your birds :)

kate said...

Lovely little book. I love the tiny bird crowns! Good luck easing your way back into art-making!

Jo Horswill said...

Jacky, it's always Spring at your blog!!!
Good to see you are settling back into your art, after such an amazing journey...birds are beautiful...

grrl+dog said...

boy, you are a busy gal, lot of swaps... do let me know when the next one is up.. I'd love to be involved...

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful notebook Jacky

Margaret Weiss said...

Hi Jacky, thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I have not been to it or added to it for sometime, but am back now and found your comment. I love your blog too, lovely work.
margaretweiss.blogspot.com

Marilyn Rock said...

Pretty notebook! Thanks for sharing with us. I'm happy you are enjoying your weather.

Dot said...

Your notebook is stunning Jacky. And I think the soft felt was a good addition! You have such a flair for color. And you know I love your birdies :)

I agree with Debbi that you have a lovely design sense.

Hope your first week back at work wasn't too stressful.

Dot xx

Gaby Bee said...

Your note book is really beautiful. You've done a beautiful job with this book.

suze said...

Love the book,Jacky. I have this thing for birds wearing crowns. Oh and it's PINK!

Belinda said...

Welcome home Jacky, Your son did his country proud, and proud you must be too. I must say I agree with all your comments that your bird book is gorgeous. I just finished my first play with napkins and its heaps of fun. Belinda

Julie H said...

Beautifully collaged! What a shame you have to go back to work - why can't we be paid to be ladies of leisure?LOL