Monday, July 27, 2009

Bliss...a weekend at home.....

A lovely quiet weekend at home... time to paint, time to sew/stitch, time to journal, time to read, time to cook, time for family.....bliss. I am currently working in Dots fabric book ...lavishly embellished and the most beautiful colours. I will post pictures of my page for her book next week (because she will have it by then). I am just adding the final touches. Dots theme is birds.
Speaking of birds, I made this little owl for a swap in a Yahoo group that I am part of...I know my friend loves these little owls. Whilst surfing blogs I found this wonderful owl... what a talent Anne Wood is!

As a special treat (and also to allow him to be freestanding) I crocheted him a little nest out of sari ribbon as he does soooooo love colour and texture. I'm not much of a crocheter (note how wonky his nest is), but will make a few more of these for future owls...they can take their home with them for comfort.


A while back I began doing some 10- minute collages (thanks to Robyn at Art Propelled and Shelley Klammer). Wonderful idea these quick collages and they really do get you thinking. Pop over the Shelley's blog to see for yourself and sign up for her free e-course. This was my Saturday collage.



This is my Sunday collage.... I think I was obviously pining for some time on my own, to just chill out and do my own thing.




I did a bit of blog surfing and while visiting Judy Wise's blog read this quote in one of her posts. I love this quote so wanted to put it in my journal so I dont lose track of it. Next year I am doing a few classes with Judy, encaustic art and journalling. After visiting her blog I am so looking forward to the retreat!!!





And finally a self portrait. Reading someone elses blog they were doing self portraits so I thought I would have a go.... not terribly sure about the likeness...I think I look better in the self portrait than in real life. The big green blob in my forehead is not a mistake...thats a crease (I always look like I'm worrying about something so I'm told). Maybe I will try another self portrait later.
I hope you all had a wonderful, creative weekend too.
Happy Arting...
Jacky xox






28 comments:

Dolores said...

Wow, you really were creative in many ways. I always look like I am frowning when in reality, that's how I always look. It's not that I am not happy, it's just the face. If anything, I am thinking...

Linda said...

What a great variety of artwork Jacky; just wonderful to look at. I've enjoyed exploring the links as well (although I couldn't find Ann - is that just me?)
Your self-portrait is brill...how clever of you to use such unusual colours!
Hugs
Linda

grrl + dog said...

the ten minute collage sounds like a great idea...get an idea down and leave it..

Dot said...

Hi Jacky - so pleased you had a relaxing weekend as I know you were wanting some time out.
Love the photo of my fabric book and can't wait to see what you have created for me (whoo hoo).
Your latest owl is gorgeous - I do love your owls. And the little nest is adorable (and wonky is GOOD). You made me laugh with your comment about your owl loving color and texture he heee..
Your 10 minute collages are lovely and a nice form of self expression. What a good idea!
The Judy Wise quote is beautiful and I know you will love the classes you are doing next year.
Your self portrait is fabulous and it looks like you felt very free when you painted it. I love how you try different things. Think you are concentrating not frowning! And the green you used is very nice.
Not long until our next felting class - am a bit excited about that(whoo hoo).
Dot xx

Jenxo said...

Oh wonderful things you have been creating Jacky!! Glad you got some time to yourself , i think those 10 min collages are a great idea...jenxo

Marilyn Rock said...

You've been busy Jacky! :) Love the variety here! The fabric books looks luscious and the 10-minute collage is super! Thanks for sharing so much with us. Love it!

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely post, full of creativity. Very nice collages!!!

Zorana said...

The colors, texture and the variety of artwork in one post is amazing! My collages always get completely covered by paint. I think I might try to finish them without covering them up. Love your green face! xo

Ro Bruhn said...

You sound like you had a great weekend Jacky, there used to be a time when we got excited about going out at the weekend, how life has changed, now we crave for a weekend at home.
Love your journal, hope we get to see it at our next get together, it will be on Saturday the 29th if that suits.

lynne h said...

oh jacky, i do love your self portrait... and i'm so happy to read that you're having some time to just hang out and create. it IS bliss, isn't it? create on, my friend... xo

(oh, and of course the book is amazing, and the owl's adorable -- with a sari yarn nest! what luxury!)

Anne said...

Hi, Jacky! Sounds like a perfect weekend! We could all use a few of those! Love all your creations! I especially like the idea of a 10-minute collage. Super! :-)

Philippa said...

Hi there - thanks for the links to Shelly and her collages. These are a great idea and I can see that you are enjoying thewm. Lots of reading on her website - may have to take up the collage challenge myself. You clearly need some r&r at home judging by your collages. Feet up and enjoy (with needle in hand I'm sure)! Take care

Julia said...

Hi, Yes, loving my new look "playroom"...cant wait to show you...
You and me both with the frown crease on the forhead..I hate mine, as people are awlays saying to me..."smile"...and I am on the inside, just dont look it on the outside...


xxx

Coastcard said...

Greetings from Wales, UK. Good to see another owl! It's really cute. I have just posted my DisCo one on my blog, part of Seth's Disintegration Collaboration Project. take a look if you find you have a moment...

Angela Recada said...

Lovely self-portrait! And you make such adorable owls - I love them!

Best wishes from Wisconsin, USA,
Angela

belindaschneider said...

you are sooo funny jacky!! look better in the self-portrait than in real ... thanks for the giggle. it's gorgeous, and so are you! love the clorors you chose. what an artful weekend you have had. the owl is sooo cute, love the crocheted nest. been crocheting myself and just finished a poncho? which was the reason i picked up crochet needles again. am a happy poncho camper now. wonderful journal pages, speaking from your heart!

karen said...

I adore your owl and i am envious of your journalling. One day I WILL try it!

Leanne Pizio said...

Wow! I have missed so many beautiful pieces that you have been making. The owl is as always so lovely and I love his nest. You are a rockin stitching woman.

Sam Marshall said...

The journal looks fanastic and I love the little owl!

Debrina said...

Oooo oooo! (or is that Whoo Whoo??) Another owl fiend! I LOVE owls and I found you via Robyn's blog (Art Propelled). Hooray for the owl! Hooray me for finding another owl lover! Have you read Wesley the Owl? It's a new owl book, just out. I also just received some gorgeous mail art recently from my friend Lyle at Just a Note who made me the most gorgeous owl prints. It'll be on my next posting after the DisCo posting has done its time.
Do come and say hello!

patty said...

My favorite media to work with is fabric and I adored seeing your fabric book. Love the owl!

Sharon said...

OK, first of all thank you for well wishes and visits. I am improved but not yet energized as I need to be.
I can't get enough of your fabric creations. And your self portrait is wonderful. Your are going to love love Judy Wise. She is a sweet spirit.

rivergardenstudio said...

Lovely post, I love your self portrait and the quote by Judy Wise... yes summer is drifting by so fast. Days of worrying where I will be working next year are almost over... but there are still such beautiful moments that only summer can bring... Roxanne

suze said...

Great stuff here Jacky! Those fabric journals look like sooo much fun. I have a stack of fabric I want to use for one...but not the time right now.
I like your self portrait too.
You are so inspiring to me...thanks!
xo suze

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Thanks, love your quick collages, and the Judy wise message..
Yes, I saw that you and Dot had bought some saris silks, isn;t it weird, I had ordered mine and saw your post about it, or Dot's?..

xx

Celeste Santin said...

I love your little owl and fabric book. Gorgeous work and love the colours. Thanks for your very kind comments on my blog Jacky. Love your style also.

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