Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Home again, home again ......

It's lovely to be home again.... I have been away visiting my mother in law in Dubbo, central New South Wales. Over the next few months Norma will be having treatments so there will be a few trips over the coming months. Norma is a very artistic woman, so we had a lovely time together. So if I'm away from my blog here and there.... I will only be visiting with Norma. Spring tulips and freesias.
We are having some wonderful spring weather down here in Australia (and some very wet and windy days too). Just wanted to share these beautiful springs blooms with all my blogging friends...I took this photo in one of my still life classes. So beautiful, I can just about smell them looking at this picture again.

I havent been creating this past week or so, so I thought I would share this photo of the very first art doll I made for a swap about 2 years ago (my friend Dot owns this little girl). The theme for my doll was spring so I thought she needed a showing this spring. She is a pretty wild girl with that hair and her little crocheted scarf. Lovely to look back....
I hope you are all enjoying this mild season (whether it be spring in our hemisphere or autumn the other side of the world).
Sending lots of love to all.
Jacky xox


25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh yor spring blossoms are glorious Jacky!! I do so love Fressia's!!
Your little grreen Spring Girl is wonderful!! No surprise that the Queen Of Green- (Our Dot )cares for her now!!!! Your Klimt Dolls are the best ever though!!!!
I am sending all sort so best wished to your MIL and hope taht her treatments go well and that she recovers right as rain!!! With you around she can't miss!!
Big hugs!
Elizabeth

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

The flowers are beautiful

La Dolce Vita said...

oh thanks so much for a shot of spring as we experience fall! your blooms are lovely and so is that precious doll!

Lee said...

Welcome home big sister. I've been thinking of you (and Norma) over the past week and I hope everything went well. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and giving you a big hug. Lee xx

Sharon said...

Nothing makes my heart smile like flowers. I can almost smell them too.
Your first spring doll is so lovely.

Julie H said...

I am sure I can smell those freesias, just lovely. Enjoy your time at home.

ArtPropelled said...

Aaahh freesias ... my favourite flower. That is the dearest little art doll!

Zorana said...

Thank you for the flowers, they are sooooo beautiful. I can't believe that that was your first art doll! She is so perfect and I believe resides happily with many doll friends in Dot's home. I'm wishing your MIL successful treatments and fast recovery. xo

Jo Wholohan said...

been wondering where you were my dear :)) best wishes to norma, hope you find some time in the business for arting xx

lynne h said...

jacky, it's so funny to read about lovely spring weather as we're having our first cold weather here. i really love being able to experience opposite seasons at the same time of the year!

welcome home... these flowers are beautiful, and the doll so sweet...

love to you...

Julia said...

Love the flowers, so beautiful....
It might be spring but it's still bl...dy cold.....
Yes I cant wait till saturday and the wool felting workshop with Elizabeth, thanks for setting it up for us..
..xxx....Julia

Angela Recada said...

The spring bouquet is so lovely, I can almost smell it all the way up here! Your dolls are always so adorable. I love the colors and embellishments on this first one. So sweet!

I wish your mother-in-law well.

Best wishes to you, too, and hugs, as well!
Angela

grrl + dog said...

So you didnt get any dust?
The sky was so red!
It's good to take a break from creativout to let the field lie fallow every now and then.

Lawendula said...

Invitation to my new blog project

It would be nice to have you in there!

Please check out: http://wovenletters.blogspot.com/2009/10/paper-swap.html

See you!
LaWendula

PS These flowers...ah!

Jasmine said...

I love that doll :)

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your spring blossoms and the beautiful green doll, she looks as if you pulled her out of a garden... Roxanne

Lawendula said...

Me again, just one thing: you are already selected in the Paper Swap. With the comment you are in. and i will then choose randomly, who are you swaping with!
Glad, you're in! Take care!

PS: could you send me an email to lavendel42@web.de, because I don't always want to correspond via comments, that would be nice! thx

Debrina said...

Hello Jacky, thanks for stopping on by. You must have just missed my new post about my holiday - I must have been writing it while you were perusing!
Lovely art doll - I went through a big phase (we're talking at least 7 years) of making art dolls. In fact, speaking of a blast from the past, I visited Jill Maas (art doll maker extraordinaire, here in NZ) about a month or so ago and that visit really gave me another taste for it.

Sam Marshall said...

I love your beautiful doll.

enchantedcurious said...

Hi Jackie, Thanks for stopping by and your lovely message.
Yes, things have been happening in my world - so I've been neglecting my Blog and my Art (although I have been doing a little knitting and my garden is looking better after a couple of weeks back at home).
I'd been in Adelaide for a couple of months to be with my Dad, who was in hospital. I was lucky to have my sister and her family too, and my family were able to come over for some of the time. So it was a very special time to be together; Dad died in august.
(and yes i have been blessed to have lots of people and things to comfort me).
Anyhoo - life goes on (as it does) and slowly slowly I'll start to get back into things, I'm really hoping that soon I'll be inspired to pick up a paintbrush and make something relevant or interesting or healing or something !
Thanks for your thoughts
xxxx
Mandy

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Thank you so much, for organising the workshop for RO, Jo, and myself...
It was so much fun, and Elizabeth is very inspiring....
I'm off to buy some books that she reccomended!....
I love the scarf I made, and was thrilled to be able to see what Jo and Ro made, as their's were so wonderfully designed!....
Hope to catch up with you soon....xxx

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
Those Spring blossoms are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing a photo from your still life class with us. I am sure Norma appreciated your support and company.
Smiled to see the photo of your first art doll. She lives very happily in my home and I love her!
Dot xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Spring blossoms are gorgeous. I can almost smell them! Love your first doll! I will keep positive thoughts for your MIL. Best to you-Marilyn

A bird in the hand said...

Beautiful flowers, Jacky. Wishing your mother-in-law a speedy recovery.
xoxo

Catharina Maria said...

This is a lovely doll !
Rini the Netherlands