Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quietly progressing....

Slowly does it....this is a particulary slow cloth, but I have managed to add some more fabric and some more stitching (click for closer look)...it is starting to flow a bit now. More stitching planned for the weekend. I have even added a few little wonky houses, houses are on my mind lately. So much inspiration from Jude Hill...note the layering of the fabrics. I dont have any sheer silks (yet!!!!) but have been working with what I have in my stash. Jude is running some wonderful online classes and yes, I'm signed up!
What a lovely surprise this week to receive a swap package from Mary Stanley of ArtSpirit in the mail. I just loved her owls and we decided to do a swap.... and now have my own "Woolly Owl". He is very dapper dont you think? He sits quietly chatting to a wee owl who is soon to fly overseas to a friend. Mary sent more wonderful goodies for me, but my photography this morning was not too good....everything was blurry when I checked it out tonight and too dark tonight take another. Maybe another time I will photograph them again.


Woolly owl by Mary Stanley.

I just love the art of Magaly Ohika of the Itsy Bitsy Spill and a little while back purchased this little set of painting (acrylic with charcoal on watercolour paper). I love the whimsy of her art. You should check out her blog, she is now making the most quirky and gorgeous pouchies....yes, have one on my 'wishlist'. Click on photo for a closer look.
I hope you have all had a lovely week!
TEACH LOVE,
FOR THAT IS
WHAT YOU ARE.
- GEORGE ELIOT -
Jacky xox


43 comments:

Lee said...

Hi Jacky, your slow cloth is coming along beautifully - those houses look amazing! Love the art by Mahaly Ohika too - very unusual; very colourful. Lee xx

P.S. I have sent you a little package in the post - I hope you like it.

Elizabeth said...

Your Slow cloth is wonderful!! I just adore your wonderful stitching style. must check out Jude's classes!!! So glad that your little owl has such a wonderful and wooly friend!!!! My daughter wants me to make her a flock of owls to accompany the books she is reading but she wnats them to be true to species!!! OI!!! What have I gotten myself into!!!!
Happy hugs!

Eva said...

Love the little paintings!
The slow cloth has so much atmosphere, makes you feel kinda homesick even though at home...

Studio Sylvia said...

You put fabrics and stitching together so well Jacky. The owl is cute and the watercolour paintings look great.

Angela Recada said...

The colors and stitching of your slow cloth are lovely!

Such sweet little bits of eye candy you've shown us again today.
:0)

Jeane said...

your slow cloth is wonderful - I love the easy slow process of it :)
ps my wv is flowool

La Dolce Vita said...

love your slow cloth just wonderful palette and I loved the little paintings, but could not get the link to work! xx's cat

ArtPropelled said...

Your slow cloth is captivating. I love wonky houses too and have been making some carved ones.

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky! Your slow cloth is stunning so far! Love the little houses! Beautiful things to share here with us - thank you! Those wooly owls are precious! xxoo

Sharon said...

Your stitching is coming along so beautifully. I especially love the way you stitched the little trees and the houses are wonderful. I can't hardly wait for Jude's class. I'm in the first one and most likely will also do the second.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Awwww Jacky how lovely you posted my creation on your blog. Thank you.

I love love what you are doing love the colors, I love your blog. Sorry I have not come sooner, I been so caught up with the May show, doing art, listing on Etsy. oh I need chocolate badly and a mimosa.

Big air hug to you, mua mua!!!!

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
Your slow cloth is coming along beautifully. Love your delicate stitching. And your wonky houses are gorgeous(and quirky). The owl Mary sent you is beautiful (looks very tactile and cuddly too). I look forward to seeing your owl from Mary in person ; and to showing you the bird she made me:).
So pleased you are doing Jude's classes. I know you will enjoy them.
Checked out the link to the artist you bought from. Colorful and whimsical work!
We are in sync as I had planned on using that same quote on my blog post this week.
Love from me and the kitties.
Dot xx

Jo Wholohan said...

loving your slow cloth, just stunning, love the little houses and how its all coming together xx

Belinda said...

I am really intrigued with your slow cloth progress and loving it I might add. The water colours are gorgeous as is the little owl. Always so many pretties to look at on your blog Jacky. Take care.
Belinda xxx

Patti G. said...

Jacky, I tried to post this morning before work and it did not work...so I am back after work, to make sure you know that I am here thinking of you! I love your slow cloth and all the beautiful hand stitching, ever so precious and your wonky houses........wheeeee, love them!!!!!!!! Your trades are such fun with the owls and they make me smile!
Have a great week friend! <3
Hugs,Patti

Judy Scott said...

Hi there Jacky - your slow cloth is beautiful and I love those houses! Mahaly Ohika art is brilliant will check out her blog - Judy x

martha brown said...

Your slow cloth is FANTASTIC!!!! and that owl that Mary sent you is so cute !

Nic Hohn said...

Oh Jacky, do you have a whole collection of owls? (I just looked up what a group of owls is collectively called. Would you believe...a parliament of owls.) So now I can ask 'Do you have a parliament of Owls, dear Jacky?'

grrl + dog said...

the owls look like mama and baby, how cute,

I am off to check out Jude Hill.

loving this new soft direction you are traveling.

Jeana Marie said...

Oh how I like your houses, children's book-like I think!
Jeana

lynne h said...

oh, your cloth, jacky! it is *wonderful*!!! wow...

Angela Recada said...

Hi again! I just saw the NASA photos of the sun. Wow! Thanks for telling me about them.
:0)

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Hi Jacky, deleted the prev comment as too many spelling errors...I forget to check before I hit publish..Anyway...I was saying thanks for the visit, I have been watching your slow cloth work and owls, and they are lovely..Love the big wool owl you received .. cute!...
I am doing a large slow cloth/quilt piece to put on a canvas on my wall in my dining area and things are looking a little bit better....when are we all getting together again, I look forward to it?..xxx..julia

Linda said...

Such wonderful inspiration Jacky! Your fabric collage is ab fab....so soothing, somehow.
Love your previous post too (sorry I'm late)...gorgeous bunny and fabrics!
Love Linda x

PS So you've noticed how well chocolate and peppermint tea go together? Me too...... :-)

art spirit said...

Loving your Slow Cloth! Wonderful little houses and soft colors.
Jude is one of my favorites!
Happy little owl made it all the way to you...great photo!

Hanging Furnaces said...

Hanging Furnaces is now easy to mount from the ceiling in garages, warehouses, factories, etc.

Robin Olsen said...

Your slow cloth is gorgeous. Love the layered effect you are getting and those charming wonky houses!

Ro Bruhn said...

Your slow cloth is fabulous Jackie, I can't wait to see it and I love Itsy Bitsy Spill's work, I'll have to pay a visit.

karen said...

Love your cloth Jacky, especially the layering it will be beautiful.

Elizabeth Armstrong said...

Everything is looking just beautiful Jacky! Looking forward to seeing you in the studio soon.
Every best wish
Elizabeth

Kaye Turner said...

This cloth is really beautiful. Your stitching is so sensitively done. Love the little houses too!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

I love Mary Stanley's owls beautiful!
Good Morning Jacky it's nice to hear from you! I been so caught up in my head busy busy with putting together
a show I'm curating. Sorry I have not stopped by - I'm here and I'm giving you a nice loving air hug from CT. My you day be full of fun and creativity.

love
magaly

Julia said...

Its coming along just lovely isn't it? I love the houses too, a nice addition!
I too like Mahaly's work, it's so different and colourful isn't it, very happy art...!

Sending love
Julia x x x

Jen Crossley said...

It looks beautiful Jacky keep plugging away cant wait to see it done

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello lovely lady!

Do you want me to reserve the ink painting and are you also interested in others that you might have in mind?

I'm finishing up several today and I will post them tomorrow as well.

let me know if you are interested and I be happy to reserve it for you!

love
and big hugs
off I go to work!

Magaly

A bird in the hand said...

I adore the little houses on your slow cloth! Great job, Jacky!
xoxo

Peggy Beck said...

I love all the stiching on your cloth jackie. You must have lots of patience to do this kind of work although I'm sure you find it relaxing. Very nice. It will be beautiful when complete. Anxious to see it.

parisa mahmoudi said...

Hi Jacky,How lovely this post with these stuff.Wish you a nice weekend.

Twiglet said...

Your slow cloth is looking good. I love the owls too - check my blog for my little owls!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Dear Jacky that green fruit is Greengage.I put a link about it on that post,if you would like take a look.
xoxo
Parisa

jude said...

wow, this cloth looks so loved....

Andrew Thornton said...

I love the owls!