Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mmmmm....she's finished!

I dont know what's happening with blogger and I.... once again my photos are coming up in reverse order! So.... you will have to bear with me. The above picture is of three of my favourite people... my eldest son Matt (who has been visiting from the UK, but flies back tomorrow), my sister Lee and my nephew Hugh (10). We had a lovely family lunch, bit of a quick catch up, before Matt heads off again. Hopefully before Matt heads off tomorrow I can get a photo of Matt and Sam (my youngest son together). Sam always seems to disappear when the camera appears!
This gorgeous German Tassel Doll was made for me by the talented Julie Hetherington. I spied them in her Etsy shop and was able to commission one from her. Pop by and visit her blog and her Etsy shop...she has some wonderful bargains.

And here she is finished.... this canvas panel was made for a friend in one of my yahoo groups and also as my piece for Embrace the Face this month... "Guess who's coming to dinner". She is deep in thought wondering just "who" they have invited to this dinner party...hopefully they are not trying to matchmake again????
I hope you have a wonderful, creative week making the most of this glorious spring weather.
Jacky xox


19 comments:

Sharon said...

Love it all. Your family, your little tassel doll and your painting. I love how you framed her beautiful face.

Mar said...

she is great!
the family looks like they are having a good time!
nice tassel too!!

grrl+dog said...

ooh! I loove the tassel doll.. now I have to rummage to find a doll head... welcome back grrl!

Dot said...

Hi Jacky

Great to see you blogging again! Great photo of Matt, Lee and Hugh (he is getting so tall). Would love to see a photo of Sam and Matt together.

We now have matching tassel dolls! I love the one Julie made for you and the colors you chose. Julie does such beautiful work doesn't she?

And so do you! The canvas you made for Karin is lovely. I really love the background and your faces get better all the time.

Now I am off to read your other post!

Dot xx

lynne h said...

lol, i think sam is a boy after my own heart jacky -- disappearing when the camera comes out!! what a wonderful picture that is of matt, lee and hugh...

that tassel doll! wow!!! those doll heads -- i think i need at least one. they somehow seem to say so much. i've only just begun to explore julie's etsy shop...

and your painting... so beautiful, and she does appear to be deep in thought... it's always fascinating to me how each element of a face does its part to create an appearance of this or that.

Marilyn Rock said...

Great family photos! Wonderful smiles :) I love your finished canvas; it's beautiful! You really did a great job. The tassel doll is really lovely!

painter girl said...

Love this painitng. She has such a sweet wondering face. and I love the colors.

What a cute tassel doll!

Leanne

Jo said...

Jacky...
Great pic of favorite Matt, Lee & Hugh...Hugh has the best smile!

I like the tassel doll...she will look great dangling from a door knob! Thanks for Julies link.

I like your portrait too. She has a dreamy look about her. The background is wonderful...

Ro Bruhn said...

Your son looks so much like you Jacky and has your warm smile. I love the artwork too. I'm a regular visitor to Julie's etsy to buy jewellery supplies.

Gaby Bee said...

Your painting is really fabulous. I love the color scheme.
The family photo is great also.
Thanks for sharing!

Sanja said...

she is amazing!!!:0)

Linda said...

You must feel very proud of your painting Jacky - it's absolutely wonderful. She is so serene and beautiful.
Thanks for the link to Julie's etsy...I might be spending there later!
Love
Linda x

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Hope you got your picture of the boys!

zorana said...

Loved seeing your family. The tassel doll is beautiful. It must be an experience to touch all the textures. I enjoy watching you transform into a painter.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Jacky!

The canvas you've created is gorgeous! I hope you're enjoying a fresh, new week!

All the best,

Holly

Cotton Picker said...

I think you did a great job on the painting. Very nice.

queencraftygirl said...

I love the tassel doll! So sweet! The painting is great!

Love,
Queeny C.G.

P.S. (I finished my Crow Costume!)

Anne said...

Love your Suzi Blu girl! She's pretty! :-)

Janny said...

Beautiful Suzi Girl;o)