Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shopping and gifts .....

I know this may seem odd (my latest obsession with paper napkins!!!), but I wanted to share my latest acquisition... I found this gorgeous paper napkin on my shopping expedition with my sister Lee on the weekend. I am so obsessed, I even have my sister checking all the shops for napkins. LOVE this one from Mini-max .... I will have to get this napkin incorporated into some art soon! Dont you just love the background for this picture? This was the wrapping on a package I received from the lovely Dneese of Grrl & Dog blogspot. Also purchases some more Caran D'ache watercolour crayons.... just love these crayons, so beautiful to use. I can feel some journalling coming on... new crayons, new serviettes!
I wanted to share with you these two fantastic "Tree Flags" that I received recently in a swap with Dneese of Grrl & Dog and Lynne Hoppe. These two girls are so talented and I love visiting their wonderful blogs. Dneese made the larger tree flag...beautiful dyed fabrics and lace, and I love the quote. The smaller calico "Tree Flag" is from Lynne with her beautiful hand drawn and painted designs. Check Lynnes blog, she makes lots of these flags for her trees. Very special pieces of art from these two ladies. (Sorry, forgot to take photos of my "Tree Flags" before I sent them off).

Isnt this little doggie toooooo cute! I bought him at a little shop at Yarragon Village not far from where we live. He is so cute and quirky and will soon be going to live with a doggie friend of mine. He is only about 5" tall, but has LOTS of personality I think.


None of my own art to share this post...busy making some Christmas swaps. Do intend to try and do a journal page this week though so should have something to share next week.
Enjoy your short week ( those in Melbourne, having Melbourne Cup day off makes for an extra long weekend and a nice short work week).
Jacky xox



18 comments:

painter girl said...

LOve the napkin...the colors, the actual fruit. I love pomegranates! The flags are wonderful too. I would love to see them flying in your trees. And who wouldn't love the spirited little dog with such cute polka dots. Good journaling to you!
Leanne

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
Thanks for your lovely words re my new post...
So envious of you re the new servs....I have started a lovely wooden box cache of them...so I will be on the lookout too...yes, I would love some more of the blossoms but would feel greedy, so thanks for the offer...xx

Jenxo said...

Such a beautiful napkin and that little dog has so much character.

I love c'd ws crayons too they are one of my favorite things to usde.

Thanks too for your comment on my blog and glad your atc arrived safely. jenxo

Dot said...

Ooh - that is a VERY special serviette Jacky. Can see why you had to have it.. And serviette obsession is a goooood obsession.

Do you think..ahem you might end up with a 'vintage' serviette stash?(he hee)..

What a great swap you had with your friends. The flags are wonderful.

I know you will make some beautiful art with your new crayons.

And I love the little dog you bought for your dog loving friend (think I may have been with you when you bought that!).

As awlays your blog posts are full of art and eye candy. Lots of good stuff for the soul!

Dot xx

lynne h said...

boy, jacky, where do you go to get cool napkins like that?!! i'd snatch those up in a heartbeat!

thank you for the nice mention about the tree flags... i am patiently (NOT!) waiting for your package! so happy that we could do this...

this dog is just beyond cute and adorable -- those little arms and that face! the fabric and color choices are perfect...

oh, and the crayons, well you know i feel you can never have too many of them...

xxxooo

kelsey said...

Gorgeous napkin Jacky! I've taken part in a napkin swap before and have a whole slew of napkins yet to use....must drag them out.

Love my crayons too and the tree flags looks wonderful, bet they look a treat fluttering away.

Anne said...

Fun things! Pretty papers, napkins, and yummy watercolor crayons. Have fun! :-)

LaY hOoN said...

I love seeing all beautiful artworks. Ooh, the crayon is in my wish list.

Marilyn Rock said...

Great post and pictures Jacky! Oh; the napkins! I have such a stash, of them here, it's incredible. I love incorporating them into my art work, too. Beautiful! I can see why you love this one!

Miriam said...

Hi Jacky,

Love your buy's :)
Thank you too for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments :))

Have a lovely weekend :)

Ciao

Miriam

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Jacky,
The napkins are gorgeous. Love the dog!! Can't wait to see what you'll do with the crayons.
xxx

karen said...

I share your obsession for paper napkins. I have some exquisite antique ones that I got from my Swedish sister in law. I think I posted about them once upon a time, i will try and locate them in my 'archive' and send you the link!

Ro Bruhn said...

The serviette is beautiful and thanks so much for sending me one Jackie, I'm looking forward to using some of it in my book and some on a canvas. You'll love the Caran D'arche crayons, they're one of my favourites. Look at your beautiful flags you received too.

Linda said...

Oh Jacky, the dog is so cute...what a lovely expression! How can you bear to part with him?
Gorgeous napkin; I've never seen anything like that in England - lucky you. Thanks for the angel quote and the lovely comment BTW!!
Hugs
Linda xx

queencraftygirl said...

I LOVE every thing! Especially the doggie! Neat Napkins!

Love,
Queeny

grrl+dog said...

oh that flag did turnout to be huge! Your gorgeous flag waves to me each time I come home..it is on the tree outside..

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Jacky - Love your new napkins! I share that passion - I have a wonderful collection so let me know if you are ever needing some in particular! I posted your ATC on Thursday so hopefully it will get to you tomorrow(?) I too am buried in the 12 Days of Christmas...there is light at the end of the tunnel (I hope!)

Jo said...

Jacky..."Serviette Art" I would love to see an exhibition one day!!! Based on "serviettes" how cool would that be :)
Pomegranites...love them. Those crayons look good! and so do those flags!!! I like the idea of a flag swap!