Sunday, March 28, 2010

Journals, journalling, stitching....

After a hectic couple of weeks, I have enjoyed stitching some little owls for friends (Nic the nose and eyes are all done now!!!!). This week they are flitting off to their new homes...I have a couple more to make for friends that are in my thoughts this week.... what a flock ????Is their such a thing as a flock of owls? I'm not sure if that's the correct terminology. Please feel free to let me know if it's not. A few close up photos of these little fellows.









I tried some additional little quilted wings on this one...he thinks he's a bit special.
You may remember from my last post that while the girls were visiting from Western Australia we did a journal class with Ro Bruhn (decorated papers and Journal making). Lots of fun, lots of laughter and lots of wonderful techniques!!!




Unfinished cover using Ro's plaster masking technique (fun!!!). I think I will seal the cover and I still need to add my raggedy fabric binding.





Internal pages using acrylic paints and inks, Ro's handmade stamps and so many other techniques we learnt. Amazing what you can find around the house to use in your journalling.






Can you tell I loved the Klimt patterned stamp????









And the onion houses as I call them!







I am nearly finished my moleskin journal and I think I will use this journal next for my daily scribbling and thoughts.
From Sark this week
OPEN ALL YOUR DOORS AND LET LOVE IN.
Easter coming up....lovely long break to celebrate this special time.
Take care......... Jacky xox







45 comments:

grrl + dog said...

I am a sucker for Ro's stamps..


and the owl with wings - I think it's a breakthru.

Now they all have to have them!

Studio Sylvia said...

what delightful little characters Jacky. The recipient friends will treasure these colourful fellows for sure. Gorgeous journal too. Have a lovely Easter Jacky.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the owls Jacky, so cute. Your journal looks wonderful too, it was a great class and good to catch up with the girls from WA.

Marilyn Rock said...

I just love your owls Jacky! Your journal work is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! xxoo

Jeana Marie said...

I've enjoyed looking at your journal pages - onion houses describes them perfectly!

and the owls are wonderful - the interweb tells me (I'm that curious as to look...yes) it's a parliament of owls...sounds so important and official!
xo,
Jeana

JRonson said...

Always inspiring :)

lyle baxter said...

the owls are so cute and the wings just add to the saucy look! I envy your class with ro bruhn she is so full of wonderful things to create. wish I didnt live so far away! lyle

kirsty said...

Jeana Marie is right - it is a parliament of owls.. isn't that wonderful? I only know because I've been doing some owls myself and someone told me! I think yours are ace, love it that each one is different! x

Elizabeth said...

I agree with Denise!! The owl with wings that can fly is wonderful. I love how you ahve embellished the polka dot fabric!!! Just fabulous1 And of course your journal work is terrific too. Ro does it again with your wonderful Jacky Flair!!!!
Happy easter!

Lee said...

How wonderful to see what delights my gorgeous big sister has been creating. Love the wings on the owls!!

Snap said...

Wonderful! The Owls are adorable and love your journal pages! Well done!

Zorana said...

How lovely! I would love to have a class with Ro... I just know that it would be fun. Look at all the pages you made! Onion houses? Funny! The owls are as sweet as can be. And the little one with different wings is really special (his turned head, sweet expression, the choice of fabric + wings = too cute). Loved this post :-)

Sharon said...

Yes one in the flock with wings. Somebody is always different. Your journal cover is great. Did you see Lynne's page with plaster cloth on muslin. I'm doin it.

Linda said...

Those owls are just too cute!!! I love the little shrug the last one's giving :-)

Your journal pages are looking good Jacky....oh I would love to work with Ro. Lucky you......(I think I've said that before ;-)
XX

Angelcat said...

Your owls are wonderful :)

Dot said...

Have loved your last two posts Jacky! So glad you had such a lovely time with the girls on your road trip and at the retreat. I loved catching up with them too.
Your new owls are adorable. Love the fabric you are using on them and the one with the little padded wings is very(very) special). You are very thoughtful to be making some for friends in need.
Love your journal too!
Hope you have a good week and Easter(cant wait for mine).
Dot xx

Belinda said...

Beautiful beautiful little owls Jacky, I especially love the one with the quilted wings. It's looks like you had a very fun and productive class with Ro, great work.
Take care Jacky
Belinda

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Lovely owls! :-)

Robin Olsen said...

Your owls have so much exuberance--love them! Dreamy journal too.

Gaye Todd said...

Always such a pleasure to visit your blog Jacky...

Jenxo said...

aww what a beautiful parliament of owls Jacky,so much better sounding than plain old ordinary flock!!

love your journal too, i would love to sign up to one of Ro's classes. unfortunaetly the last one was on my bacchus marsh weekeend away :(( great stamps too...jenxo

LaWendula said...

Nice nice nice to see Uluru and Grünchens little siblings! ;)

Got my red soil and the opals yesterday, I'm so happy! :)
xox

Deborah said...

Adorable owls! So cheerful!

martha brown said...

Your owls are fabulous, Jacky! You out-do yourself every batch. Sometimes a group of owls is called a stare of owls!

Patti G. said...

I love all your sweet and darling owls!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing you and your flock of guys there, a Happy Easter!
Hugs,Patti

A bird in the hand said...

Your little fellows are so very sweet... Very well done, Jacky!! xox

Philippa said...

A Parliament of Owls is almost as good as my favourite collective noun - a murder of crows! Isn't that evocative of them all sitting with menance on a fence. Love the klimt stamp Jacky - it just had to find a home at your place where it could be fully appreciated.

Keep up the great work. Philippa

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

All gorgeous! Love the owls and your papers. I love my visits here. Have a lovely weekend xoxoxo

Carolyn

ArtPropelled said...

If they're grazing they're a flock, but they're so gorgeous you can call them anything you like..

ArtPropelled said...

A hoot of owls!

La Dolce Vita said...

love your owly collection and your pages are gorgeous!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, your little owls are adorable, and your pages. Happy Easter to you and thank you for your lovely comment and quote on my blog... roxanne

Ophelia said...

Your work is truly amazing!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Such lovely owls !! I love it so much.

Samantha Marshall said...

I love the owls- they're so beautiful. Your journal looks amazing.

Gaby Bee said...

Jacky, these owls are amazing,
especially the one with wings. Love your journal work. Beautifully done!
Have wonderful Easter!

Jasmine said...

A beautiful post. I love your owls, so cute xJ

parisa mahmoudi said...

Love your owls Jacky,specially in the 4th pic !!!!!!!!!! :D

Sandra said...

I'm so fond of your little owls!
Haven't been here for a while due to illness and severe computer problems.

karen said...

flock of owls souinds good to me whether it's correct or not. Infact if it isn't the right word I think it should be because it sounds so good!

Puddleduck said...

What a gorgeous journal.... love the decorated pages! Mmmmm... I'd be using that Klimt stamp too!

... and those sweet owls.... are they made of recycled fabrics?

Sandi

Nic Hohn said...

Woot whoooo, I see my darling Owl. Thank you Jacky, he arrived safely today.He is totally gorgeous!

Zemphira said...

AH!!! I love love love your owls!
I'm so glad I was blog surfing and not sleeping.
Inspiring!

art spirit said...

All of your owls are sooo wonderful!
Love your journal pages too...what a great class!

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They are so cute. I love those rounded eyes. Job well done!