Thursday, November 27, 2008

Swaps and Christmas Cheer .....

Blogger has done it again (or is it me.....) the pictures are all reversed again!

I have had the best art mail week. I am in a 12 Days of Christmas Swap run by Keron Lee (aka the Colourguru). This week has seen some of the swaps starting to come in.... very exiciting.
This photo is of an amazing Christmas ornament I received from Gina Lighton in the USA (I must email Gina to see if she has a blog we can visit). The top of the ornament is a soldered piece of beautiful bevelled glass with a beautiful image of a goose, the back has a nest with six eggs...it is so sad, my pictures below just dont do this ornament justice. This photo shows the ornament in its entirety (...sorry about picture quality). Under the goose is beautifully folded paper, adorned with little gold bells and from below are gorgeous ribbons and bead work. An ornament I will cherish for many years to come. This wonderful hanging ornament below was from Anne Le Toux in France. The colours and glazing are beautiful and I love how she has attached the crystal at the bottom and the little bronze hanger from the top. I have decided I am going to hang my ornaments from these old pussy willow branches and gum nut branches this year. Will take another photo later when it has filled up a bit more.

This gorgeous handpainted card was made by Keron Lee, A Partridge in a Pear Tree. I havent been able to get a good photo of the wonderful little felt partridge and nest, all nestled in their pear tree box that Keron made for this swap, but if you visit Keron's blog you will find some lovely photos she has taken.


Keron and I had organised a swap earlier in the year also. Keron wanted to swap one of her face painting for one of my Klimt dolls... love these swaps! Below is the beautiful face picture that Keron has painted for me. You will note the Christmas touch... the fir tree in the background and the holly under her hat... lovely touches.



Below is the Klimt Doll I made for Keron. Keron is not into bright colours and asked for her Klimt Doll to be made in duck egg blue fabric. I think she will should like the subtle blue colours I chose for her.



Tomorrow I am off to do a journal class with Ro Bruhn.... stay tuned for pics.....
Have a deliciously mauve week.... (my friend Dot and I always choose a colour of the day when we email and today we decided on mauve).
Happy arting ....
Jacky xox





21 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky! WOW! Beautiful pics of your exchange with Keron Lee! Love the ornament, painting - all of it! Your Klimt doll, for her, is beautiful - love the blue color!

queencraftygirl said...

I love everything! The Klimt doll is gorgeous! Reminds me of snow that sometimes shines that color. :)

Love,
Queencraftygirl

Cotton Picker said...

Another stunning Klimt doll. I just love them.

Patti G. said...

Jacky , what a fun exchange this will be! Your ornaments are fabulous, and I am sure that the whole collection after the 12 days are done, will make a fun display!
Sending a Holiday hug!
Patti

grrl+dog said...

looooooooove the Klimt doll.... you never fail to astound me with the amount of swaps you have going...

Jenxo said...

Jacky , such lovely swaps you have going.
Love your Klimt doll too. Jenxo

sesga loves 1950s said...

WOW !!! You lucky lady soooo Much love in the post .hat a great idea .
I love the klimnt doll she is stunning.
Love rom sesga xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Thats a great idea not hat !!!!!!!!!
typo sorry .

Robyn said...

Great swaps, Jacky. Gina's Christmas ornament is most unusual and I love the Klimt doll.

painter girl said...

Beautiful all. And your tree is going to be fabulous!
The klimt doll is so sweet in those soft colors. What a beautiful swap.
Leanne

rivergardenstudio said...

What beautiful treasures. I have asked my husband to check the mail for me today, as I am part of this swap as well! You should be getting my painting soon... I love your Klimt doll too! Roxanne

karen said...

I love mauve too!

sammiam said...

nice one Jacky.... that doll is so gorgeous! Nice to have reacquainted with you on Saturday, i really enjoyed sitting next to you amidst the colourful creative chaos! bring on the play day.... xo

Dot said...

OOoh...what a wonderful art filled post Jacky! I smiled at your mention of having a mauve week - I love how we select a color choice for the day when we email (it's fun).

The ornaments you have received for the swap are beautiful! Can't wait to see them.

And your Klimt doll for Keron is gorgeous (as is the painting she did for you).

Looking forwawrd to seeing pics from your journal class with Ro (she is so lovely and warm and such a great teacher).

Love from me and the kitties.

Dot xoxo

Linda said...

How lovely to be involved in a 12 days of Christmas swap - looks like you're going to have a gorgeous collection on those twigs!
Your Klimt doll is just perfect; such wonderful colours.
Happy Mauve week...
Love
Linda xxx

zorana said...

I think Mauve will be a wonderful color for today! You received beautiful ornaments and paintings. And the Klimt doll is very pretty in her blue attire. Wish I could be with you tomorrow in class.... xo

belindaschneider said...

a mauve day ... hahaha you're so funny! what a sweet idea. always a delight to see your klimt dolls. you play in a lot of swaps, you must have longer days in australia, right?

Leslie said...

So nice how many different art items you have given and received in your exchanges with others. I came to your bloggie through paintergirls (Leanne) site and I have enjoyed reading your blog.

I love your dolls and I especially loved the frond painting. Where do you get watercolor crayons? I have never seen these here in the US?

Come visit me sometime if you get a chance-you seem very busy!

Blessings,
Leslie
www.leslielovinlife.blogspot.com

Miriam said...

beautiful blog, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog
mim :)

lynne h said...

oh jacky, everything is wonderful, but your klimt doll just steals the show! i absolutely love it. i don't think it could be more perfect...

xo

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