Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Something different ???

These are my boys.... Sam on the left and Matt on the right with me on Christmas Day... I do love my boys! So lovely this year to have Matt home on Christmas Day
- first time in four years, I was a very happy mum. And I have to share my Opportunity shop finds.... Loved this little brass bowl, thought it would be great for bits and bobs. Plus the beautiful set of damask napkins ($2 for four, what a bargain) and a lovely old table cloth. Not sure what I will do with the damask, but sure it will come in handy for a stitching project a la Karen Ruane style.

And actually, this is the something a bit different. Below.......Yes, another Klimt doll, but I have tried to make her face in Picasso style??? I have painted the face half yellow, half red, click for a closer look. Not sure about her yet, but have yet to embellish the body, so still time to decide if I like the face or not. What a mish mash... Klimt, Picasso, Kaffe Fassett.


And finally. On Sunday my sister Lee, her husband Rob and I went to The Barn at Jindivick for lunch. Afterwards I took this photo from the road outside the restaurant. Such a beautiful area and such a beautiful day (and the food and company were good too!!!).




Wishing you a tranquil week.
Jacky xox



35 comments:

lynne h said...

oh i love the doll, jacky! her hair, her face -- everything! and the pic of you and your boys -- so nice to see you all! xxoo

JenMeister said...

I simply LOVE that brass bowl... and the feeling of picking up a second-hand treasure and generally rummaging through charity shops :)

Linda said...

Hi Jacky...lovely to read your news (and you look gorgeous on that photo). The dolls face is wonderful - you're on to a winner there!
Glad you like the pomegranate cover...thanks for the comments!:-)
Hugs
Linda xxx

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

How wonderful to be with both of your sons over Christmas...I know what that feels like when it does not happen each year! I would love to go to the Barn! The photograph looks very much like an area I lived near in Santa Barbara. You inspire me to post about my finds at my favorite Hospice Care and Share thrift store in Boulder this weekend...I have started making "Crowns." I bought some great silver serving dishes from the 1800's for $3.00 to experiment with...Love your mixed up Klimts!
xo Camilla

painter girl said...

What a beautiful family! Ya'll look so happy and relaxed. I love the sweet doll so much. She is just so fabulous.
Leanne

Cotton Picker said...

I like the dual colour arrangement on your doll's face. I have been thinking about doing something similar, only haven't got around to it yet.
Cheers
Inga

Sharon said...

What handsome boys and happy mom.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Helooooooooooooo Jacky
What a lovely picture of you ALL!!

Lovely to have your boys home, Im sure you had a great Christmas .

The Doll is stunning ...!!I love her .

Love from sesga xxx

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky! Great to see your guys here! They are quite handsome. I have a 32-year old son and I understand what you're saying about when they come home. Mine was away from college, graduated, got married, is teaching now and came home to roost with his bride! woohoo!!!! I'm happy you had that time with yours sons. Great pics here!

Jenxo said...

Hi Jacky, what a lovely photo of you and your boys. Your mish mash doll looks wonderful and look at those beautiful views. jenxo

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky how nice for you all to be together for Christmas, may I say what good looking boys you have. Love the doll and the op shop finds. I adore op shop bargain hunting. Hope you are coping well with this hot weather. Belinda

Dot said...

Jacky - what a beautiful photo of you and your boys! Loved looking at this photo(and you look very happy and contented between them).

Well done on your op shop finds (I must try to get to a local op shop in my area).

And your Picasso/Klimt/KF doll is fabulous! So bright and colorful. Can't wait to see her when she is finished. A tribal feel.

Glad you had a lovely lunch at The Barn - I remember that view from the time we went there.

I do love visiting your blog and reading what you have been up to.

Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S That Sari ribbon looks fabulous around your dolls face too.

Jo Wholohan said...

beautiful photo of you jacky, great to have everyone together for chrissie....... love that view too!!!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky, great pic of you and your boys...
I love a good op shop find!!! You've done well!
Love the doll...

Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful pic of you and your boys. Nice to see you all, thanks for sharing.
Your doll is just adorable, Jacky!
Gaby

Anne said...

Hi, Jacky! What a lovely holiday gift for you, to have your family with you! :-)

By the way, I've nominated you for a Marie Antionette Real Person Real Award over on my blog, Gaal Creative!

JuliaRose said...

Hi JAcky,
what handsome boys you have!...What a proud Mum you must be...
Thanks for your lovely comments...the journal challenge for January is quite a feat, one page a day..I think I am cheating a bit preparing pages in twos and finishing together, but at least I do a little a day towards each of them...
I just tried clicking on the Embrace the face challenge and it doesnt work, do you know what's happening there?...
xx

karen said...

Hi Jacky. I love your napkins and the cloth, can't wait to see what you make with them.
VERY handsome young men you have there!

jennyflower said...

Hi-lovely to meet you-thanks for coming over to my Blog. I love your doll-is her hair sari silk?-She has so much character. I'm a big Karen fan too- but totally in awe of her!xx

Jackie said...

Hi Jacky
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I thought I'd been commenting back but I got mixed up with 'art4sol'!
I'm sure I've been here before anyway. I love your fabric play. hats exactly what I would like to call it. I have such fun.
As a mother of two grown up sons I know that feeling of having them both 'home for christmas'.
Nothing like it.
x

hens teeth said...

Hello Jacky
Thank you for your wonderful comment, so kind.
I have really enjoyed reading your blog, wonderful.
viv x

zorana said...
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zorana said...

Lovely seeing you with your boys! They are very handsome young men. You forgot to add Jacky to the Picasso-Klimt-Fassett. A very interesting combination!

belindaschneider said...

first i was thinking, pretty girl in the midst of the boyz. then i read the text ... proud mama you can be!! proud boys too since they have such a beautiful young mama!! who is so talented and creative, just look at yet another fabulous klimt doll.

Patti G. said...

Jacky, you are just bbbbbbbbbbeautiful sitting there between your two handsome boys! I am loving seeing this wonderful picture and so glad you had a marvelous Christmas! Awwwwwww!
<3 Sending New Year Hugs!Patti

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful Mum between two very ahndsome boys!!!!! I should say Men because they ARE men but as a Mum myself , our boys will ALWAYS be our boys!!!!!! You can't possibly be old enough to have kids of this age!!!!!
I love your new doll! I think that all of the gentlemen that you have honored with her would be very pleased!! Can't wait to see how you embellish her!!
The photo that you took is really beautiful- I am sure that it will work it's way into your art somehow!!
Big Warm hugs from the frozen Northern Hemisphere- wish I were there in the warmth!!!
Elizabeth

Robyn said...

Lovely to see you Jacky and such a happy photograph with your boys. Your dolls are always a joy to behold. For some reason they make me think of gypsies.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the photo of you and your boys... such warmth and you are glowing! And your new doll is wonderful with her face so sweetly Picasso! Great post! Roxanne

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the photo of you and your boys... such warmth and you are glowing! And your new doll is wonderful with her face so sweetly Picasso! Great post! Roxanne

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Just love your Klimt dolls - so clever. And well done on starting on your own piece inspired by Jude. Just love her work but haven't got to the point to take the leap yet. Looking forward to seeing how yours develops. Perhaps I should 'just do it' too! Oh and thanks for the link to Grrl + Dog. Haven't come across this but can think of a few friends who would be keen to give it a whirl. Will keep you posted.

Leslie said...

You have won an award, come on over and get it!

Love,
Leslie

Wrapped in Ewe said...

Hello I just love your blog and I think I have mine organised now. I still haven't written anything on it yet still learning to upload pics etc but I love with a passion the dolls. Hope you remember me Susie from WA and we met at Amy Butler's evening. Did you learn the dolls at a class or are they your babies? Love to catch up with you soon if your son has gone back? You look great in the pic by the way with your boys

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh I know how you feel when children come home..we should have it drilled into our heads when they are born that someday they will leave and live their own life... it's a hard one.. one of my daughters lives on the far side of our country... 5,776 kilometres away....

I adore the Klimt, Kaffe Fassett, Picasso and what could be a better combination for a colorful doll...

Mieke said...

So lovely!!!! Do you dray the face or do you stich it???love it so much!!!
Do you want to swap a klimt doll with me? please let me know..