Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ruby Red and Black Schwarovsky....

Will you look at the Ruby redness of this gorgeous bird that my art buddy Dot gifted me last weekend....isnt she gorgeous!!! Click for a closer look at the luscious sari silks and beautiful beading. I just love the scrumptious fabrics....thank you Dotee. Another wonderful gift! I recently won a giveaway on the blog of the lovely Lisa. The packaging was so beautiful and elegant.... giving a hint to what is inside!
These amazing handcrafted sterling silver and black schwarovsky crystal earrings. The quality and craftmanship is truly amazing, such a clever woman. I have a new velvet/silk vintage jacket I recently purchased and these will go perfectly for an evening out. Beautiful, beautiful earrings....pop over to Lisa's blog to see more intricate jewellery she has been crafting.


And also with the package this beautiful velour/cotton yarn and a pattern for knitted face cloths...such a luxurious yarn. I will enjoy knitting this up. I have really rekindled my love of knitting (plain basic knitting is all I am capable of though). It will be lovely to have a hand knitted face cloth in my bathrooms.

Last Saturday was spent with my art buddy Dot at the farm. We decided rather than just lunch and chat.... we can spend hours that way, that we would actually make some more felt...we just love the process.




This jewel toned piece was my effort for the day. Dot supplied the lovely red silk backing fabric and between us we got together these rovings. I was happy with this spring coloured piece. It reminds me of the riot of colours in peoples gardens at the moment.





I've also been sketching and painting. The above sketch is awaiting some paint as it is part of an altered book round robin I'm part of. My pages have an asian theme and the theme of the book was still life. I am going to work on my perspective, but absolutely loving still life.
The Sark quote for this week.....
"All your dreams are already coming true."
Wishing you all a week where dreams come true.
Jacky xox



32 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky! Lovely gifts! The bird is stunning with the detail and colors! Congrats on winning the sterling - beautiful and your felt is amazing! Glad you had that time! Have a good weekend. Best - Marilyn

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow!!! The bird is stunning. Congratulations on your win- the earrings are gorgeous!!

Jeane said...

good morning jacky - much here to enjoy - so love the felt piece! I'm in love with felted anything and I loved the quote - it makes us think more present then come soon :)

Julia said...

What a beautiful bird! And Sark never fails to deliver a burst of positivity when its essentially needed! (love that woman!)

Have a gorgeous weekend

Love Julia xxx

Lawendula said...

Beautiful felt!
No mail has arrived yet, but never mind, this might take a few days longer. Please look out for tomorrow's new swap: tags! I hope you're in! :) xoxo

Jenxo said...

Dots beading is just superb, there is no one who 'encrusts' quite like her!

love the ear rings and your felting is divine, i must make an effort to get together with a friend and make some, at least it will dry quickly now....have a lovely whats left of your weekend..jenxo

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Simply stunning to all that you have posted here!...
Love your wool felting piece, yes, it looks like a luscious spring garden!....love the colours...
Also your drawing of the japanese jar...wow.....Hope we can catch up soon...
xxx..Julia

Dot said...

Hello my lovely friend!
What a beautiful and bountiful post...lots of lovely art to appreciate.
Thanks for your kind words about the red bird I gave you. She was always meant to live with you I think:).
I know the earrings you won from Lisa will be stunning (and will look lovely with your bohemian coat!).
Love the shot of the felting - we had such a lovely day didn't we?
And your sketch of the jar is beautiful.
Much love to you on this cooler (thank goodness) day.
Dot xx

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky, this has been such a treat, reading over your last few posts...
Lot's of beautiful stuff over here :)
I took Ro to beautiful Silks yesterday...looks like more felting will be going on this side of the hill too :)
Just love your collages too.

Love Jo

Julie H said...

What a fabulous Dotee Bird! Just wonderful. And your felting is very special.

I have knitted dish cloths and am going to replace my face cloths with knitted ones as the old ones wear out. Such a nice homey touch and so long lasting.

Studio Sylvia said...

Hi Jacky. Thank you for stopping by. What wonderful gifts you received. Isn't it great to share time with like minded cohorts and produce marvellous pieces together? Your felting looks super!

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky What a great post of colour and inspiration. Looove Dots bird and your felt piece is to die for ;)I am slowly getting back to my computer and it feels like coming back to an old friend, a little addicted maybe lol. Anyway have a wonderful week and happy crafting. Belinda

Leslie said...

Oh boy! Those are terrific gifts, and your felted piece is so beautiful!

Linda said...

Ooooh what precious gifts! Those earrings are so glamorous and Dots beautiful birdie must be wonderful to touch.
Love your felting...very spring-like! And you've got me hunting the internet for velour/cotton yarn....
Linda x♥

grrl + dog said...

ooh!

felt!

I know you are so prolific,and that Dot is a very cretive lady.

I love that Sark saying so much I wnat to make it into a sticker...

Belinda said...

beautiful scarf you made. funny to read of the spring colors since autumn is in full swing and winter knocking on our doors over here. beautiful pattern you created. the bird is so dot, just adorable!

Karen Cole said...

Lucky you!!!! ....a winner of such wonderful things AND a beautiful drawing. Love the detail of the pattern.

Debrina said...

Ahhhh...I just love coming to your blog. It's just so darn inspiring! The bird is definitely my favourite...but your sketch there is just as good!

Debrina said...

Hello Jacky - I could never refuse a swap with you! And, of course, we're talking owls here!! I have just the thing for you! Yes, let's do a swap. From one owl lover to the other.
Email me here: debrinasblog@yahoo.com
Let's arrange a date!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely new felt Creation!! When you and Dot get together the colors really fly!!! I do so wish taht we could have spring all year round but then I guess that it would get boring!!
hugs!
Elizabeth

karen said...

I love your bird, I love your felt and I adore the fact that you are going to knit your own facecloths!

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh, you were blessed with love...

Dot's bird is just gorgeous!!! I love the red with the blue...beautiful!! Her birds are a real treasure! I just teased Dot that they never stay in their nest long...the minute they have wings...they fly!!!!!!!! ;-)

Oh, dear...you are so sweet, Jacky! I am so glad you like the earrings. They will look beautiful on you and with your new jacket too...perfect! I bet you will enjoy knitting a face cloth...simple and small.

You girls just have the best time...what fun! Beautiful piece of felt you created and such yummy Spring colors!!!

Wonderful sketch of the oriental tea jar. I'm looking forward to seeing it painted.

Beautiful quote...thank you for sharing it!

Sending you a heartfelt hug...~Lisa

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the quote about all your dreams already coming true... the bird, and your sketch... I want to see it when you paint it! Roxanne

Crayons said...

I covet that felt! I really enjoyed this post. It's like opening up a secret box. So often I get into the illustration tunnel that I forget to explore other media. There are so many beautiful things here. If I lived nearby I'd ask you to do a workshop for a bunch of women.

parisa mahmoudi said...

Hi Jacky! :)
Happy to see your blog.This bird is lovely,hope you would lucky to win the bag on my blog giveaway.
Best Wishes
Parisa

caroline douglas said...

Hello Jacky,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Where are you located? Let's see if a boat could float all that far...
LOve the felt!

ArtPropelled said...

You sketch is beautiful and delicate, Jacky. I've also enjoyed looking at your lovely gifts.

La Dolce Vita said...

Jacky, you are a true renaissance woman! love all your work and your sketch is divine!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oooooh I love everything in your post Jacky. I love Dot's birdie and all the jewel colours in it. Also your felt is wonderful, so vibrant and luscious. I would so love to see that up close

I'm glad you won the giveaway. The swarovski earrings are very beautiful and elegant and classic

I can just imagine how soft your face cloth is going to be when you've knitted up that oh so soft yarn, so pretty too

Bye for now, thank you for your comments on my blog, always so lovely of you to visit me

Take care sweetie
Carolyn ♥

parisa mahmoudi said...

Hi ! :)
I illustrated it by acrylic and oil pastel+ink .
Have a nice time
Parisa

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