Monday, September 22, 2008

Stitching and painting......

This weekend I visited the Exhibition of Ro Bruhn and Patsy Worledges work...it was fantastic! Dot, Selda and I braved a bleak old Saturday morning down in Melbourne, and Ro and Patsy gave us the warmest welcome to their exhibition and their art was so uplifting (well worth trudging out in the bleak Melbourne weather). If anyone is in the Glen Waverley area in the next two weeks make sure you drop in and see this exhibition, these two ladies have such beautiful art on display. The exhibition finished on the 2nd October. The picture below was taken of Ro at The Highway Gallery on Saturday. The picture below is my work in progress for my online class with Suzi Blu.... yes, they have bodies (albeit a bit slimmer than I anticipated....I dont know what happens sometimes). I have started my background with the stamping, but you wont recognise it next time you see it as it now has more stamping and a colour wash. Looks quite a bit darker now as I felt it was looking a bit bright. Next week, should be just about finished (I think... I dont know what else Suzi has up her sleeve for us).
And.... the stitchery. The picture below is of a little needlecase I stitched this week for a monthly swap I am involved in. I am to send to one of the girls in our group who has a love for wool (and I hope fabric), I hope this little tactile piece will appeal to her.
I enjoyed sitting and stitching...seems these days I like to have a little stitchery on the go. Lovely to sit in the lounge in the evenings with the family and still be able to create. Hand stitching can be so relaxing and therapeutic. The picture below is of the back of the needlecase.
Have an enjoyable week my arty friends.... have fun stitching, painting, creating!

19 comments:

Jenxo said...

Hi Jacky, i love your little needlecase, especially the rustic stitched edge and flower.
Will be interested to see how your painting finishes, i love Suzis art. Her girls have such of fun and joy , much like your little knitted pplz! jenxo

Dawnie said...

Well what a feast for the eyes and Im just lovin what your creating with Suzie blu.Your jumping in boots and all, its AWSOME ! the needle case is very COOL,the perfect gift(you are an inspiration to me Jacky) and I do wish i could go and support Ro at the exhibition.
What a grand post

Hugs ya
xxxoooxxx

A bird in the hand said...

The needle case is lovely. Of course she'll love it. If not, send it to me - haha!

xoxo

Cotton Picker said...

Jacky, you are off to a great start with your painting. The ladies are so colourful and wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

lynne h said...

jacky! how inspiring this post is! stitching and painting and an exhibition! my favorite image is the back of the needlecase. oh my, that is so, so sweet. i could just hug that stitching...

Linda said...

I wish I could go and see Ro and Patsy's exhibition! (Maybe just a little too far for me? - boo)
I love your sewing - as always - so sweet and delicate. And as for your painting...you're developing your own style already, clever you. Great work!
Linda xx

Jo Wholohan said...

wow jacky, your faces are coming along wonderfully!!!!! annnddd the needle case is gorgeous :)) Its so cute!!!!

xx

Gaye Todd said...

Always a pleasure to visit your blog!!

Gaye x

Dot said...

Hi Jacky

We did have fun on Saturday didn't we? I loved going to Ro and Patsy's exhibition (fell in love with Patsy and her hand bags!).
And Ro is always so warm and friendly. Oh, how I wish I had some spare $ so I could have purchased some of their art (maybe next time).

You are doing an AMAZING job with your faces Jacky. I can see how much they are developing every time I see them. Am so impressed with how you are taking yoru Suzi Blu lessons on board. And illustating such special faces. I know they will get better and better (mind you they are fantastic already!).

And the little needle case is adorable. I am sure your friend will love it.

Talk soon

Dot xx

rivergardenstudio said...

Your work is lovely, the painting of the two ladies and the stichery piece. And you got to see Ro Bruhn and her show. How wonderful! Roxanne

suze said...

I am enjoying seeing your Suzi Blu works in progress. And that needle case is soooo sweet!
xo suze

Marilyn Rock said...

Your needlecase is wonderful; your Suzi Blu class project is coming along fabulously! I look forward to its completion with your background. Great figures!

karen said...

your ladies look so serene, I aspire to be like them!

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks for coming to the exhibition Jacky, especially as it was such rotten weather, It was great to catch up with you and Dot again. I'm doing a course this week with Keith Lo Bue and my partner in crime is Jen Crossley, we're having a great time. I love your needle case too.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Helloooo!!
I Love your paintings they are fabulous you are so talented Jacky .You and Linda are doing such a amazing job I'm sure Suzie is very pleased with you .
The felted needle case is gorgeous too .

Love from sesga xx

belindaschneider said...

sounds like a fun trip you had! love the needlecase, your friend will enjoy it

Debbi Baker said...

Gorgeous needlecase Jacky! Plus everything else is pretty wonderful too! WIsh I could have flown over and joined you guys at Ro's exhibition.

Gaby Bee said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip.
Your felted needlecase is really beautiful. I'm sure your friend will love it.
Have a wonderful upcoming week!
Gaby xo

MARGARET FIELD said...

reeeeally love the needlecase Jacky.
Just one look at it, and you can see how it was stitched with love.
xxx