Sunday, January 4, 2009

Fabric play ...

I enjoyed Christmas and all the festivities that are part of the celebration, but ...... I am so pleased to be able to have time to sit and stitch again (and I've even had the crayons out too!). I found this piece of batik and decided to just have a bit of a play around with it with stitching and adding a few pieces of fabric here and there... it was fun. As I said, the crayons have been out too. My sister gave me a lovely set of Caran D'ache Neocolor II crayons as part of my Christmas present this year (we must have been on the same wave length as I gave her a set of Derwent Inktense pencils!!!). Below is a little sketch, very naive, of my view as I sat outside the other morning having my cup of tea. The trees are actually gum trees, but I took artistic license (as I cant draw gum trees yet).
And, I've been busy stitching these little Kaffe Owls for the pocket of a fabric book I have been working on. I love owls, so thought these were a bit of a change from the Klimt dolls.

Below, here they are all tucked up in their little pocket on the back of the page I created for this Round Robin.

Best wishes to all for the New Year !
Jacky xox



32 comments:

Robyn said...

Jacky, this post is a breath of fresh air. I love, love, love your owls!

Sharon said...

The batik piece is beautiful. Can't wiat to see more. Cute little pocket owls too.

Anne said...

Oooh! I love the sketch you made of your view. And taking artistic license is always allowed! Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous New Year! :-)

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Your owls are precious!!! I love them...such expression. I love owls too as you probably already know! Keep stitching...I want to see more. Camilla

annette emms said...

I know just what you mean. It's so nice to get backto normal!
Those owls are just wonderful, I love them!x

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky Glad you had a great Christmas with your Family. I can't decide which I like more your darling little owls or the fabric piece you had a play around with, it looks great. I really like your drawings they are very pretty. Belinda xxx

Jo Wholohan said...

i love this fabric jacky, beautiful!!!! your owls are darling :))

Julie H said...

Beautiful play too - I love owls as well and these are gorgeous.

Jeane said...

the owls, how sweet are those! - and i really really like your drawing!

martha brown said...

Your little owls are too cute. And your sketch is lovely. I don't know what gum trees look like, but I love these trees :)

Gaye Todd said...

Jacky.... love all your lovely new art you have shared. If i have to pick a favourite i would have to say your drawing of your view - just gorgeous - you are soooo talented!

Gaye

Dawnie said...

What a wonderful post Jacky. Now those owls are so darling (lucky me !) and the drawing is superb ! Love the batik and what youve done, very interesting.I so admire your hand stitching.

Hugs you
Dawnie XXX

JuliaRose said...

Hi JAcky,
Thks for the lovely comment..I just think society sees older women as invisible, unfortunately...
I love your owls so wonderful..and your artwork , using the crayons...I think owls are your niche?...xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Fabric piece is wonderful and I love your drawings. The owls are just too precious!

Jen Crossley said...

Jacky WOW the owl are gorgeous,you are off to a awesome creative start to the New year
Jen

Leslie said...

LOve the owls and the wee little gum tree painting-just lovely all of your work!

Happy New Year,
Leslie

zorana said...

Oh Jacky, everything is so beautiful! The batik piece is intriguing. Your painting is fresh and lovely. But I completely fell in love with the little owl. Owls are my favorites too, and the little one is the cutest one ever. xo Happy New Year!

Renu (Midnitecreations) said...

Hi, I blog hopped over here from Zorana's blog. I love your "naive sketch". And those owls are adorable. Really beautiful job with them.

queencraftygirl said...

Oo! Owls!! So darling and cute! The sketch is very pretty. My mom actually made wreaths out of the gums off of gum trees last year. Very pretty wreaths. But prickly. Oh, how I hate stepping on them. They leave little holes in my feet.

Great Post!

Love,
Queenie

queencraftygirl said...

P.S. Did you want light green or dark green on the scarf?

Love,
Queenie

Dot said...

I knew everyone would adore your owls! *grin*. There is something magical (and wise) about them don't you think?

Your art is going in such a beautiful direction Jacky.

I adore your piece of fabric play with that batik fabric (gorgeous fabric too...mmm).

And your Tonimbuk view is gorgeous. I love how you are incorporating your love of nature (and the area you live in) into your art. Makes it even more personal and special.

And l love you as a person too.

Dot xx

Ro Bruhn said...

You have been busy Jacky, what fabulous things you've created, I love the first piece and the work in your peak in the previous post is divine, I can see Jude's influence with the stitching and your colour combination

grrl+dog said...

the owls are gorgeous and your stitching is very neat. I see you are off to a very creative 2009 already!

Gaby Bee said...

I really love this fabric. Your owls are just adorable, Jacky!
I'm looking forward to a creative new year and hope you have one as well!

karen said...

Hi Jacky. I had forgotten how beautiful Batik can be, Hope you are well,x

painter girl said...

Ohhh! I love it all. The owls are gorgeous and the batik is simply beautiful. Can't wait to see more!

suze said...

Happy new year Jacky! Love all the new art...and Kaffe owls! Love Kaffe Fasset. The view is my favorite.

Linda said...

I love the way you try different things Jacky. Your work is always so inspiring - I just want to go and make owls now!
Linda :-)

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Jacky, love the little landscape and thank you for all your replies to me and advice.

lynne h said...

jacky, i too love your sketch -- that square of fabric in the upper corner! and the way you drew the trees... perfect. the owls look like owl talismans... maybe for insight and wisdom? xxoo

Amy Sullivan said...

~Jacky~
Thank you for visiting me~
I love your work~
Just BeAuTiFuL~
~Amy~

Jo Horswill said...

Jacky, the landscape is gorgeous, as are the owls. I love visiting here...you always have something beautiful to show! Jo xx