Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magic Clouds...

I have been stitching some of Judes *Magic Clouds*. Jude often uses an Indonesian designed fabric which looks like clouds. I have used some of her magic thread to stitch some of those clouds onto my slow cloth. Also, visit Eva's blog, she has designed some of her own fabric range use her stylised clouds too. You may have to click on the photo's below to get a closer look, they are quite subtle.
Clouds in the night sky.

Journal page.
A few more quirky little houses that I popped in my journal . I love the different shapes and the wispy trees, I have also used them in my quilt.


I have been painting with gouache for while now, but I dont usually put photos on my blog.... but I just wanted to show that I have been doing something other than that tiny bit of stitching above!!!
A painting in my sketchbook from a studio morning at local artist Meg Abrechts home. Pomegranates are one of my favourite fruits...I love their jewelled red seeds.
Sorry there are two identical photos. A mistake when loading and I now I cant work out how to delete it!!!
I also did a water colour of pomegranates which I thought I had loaded, but alas, I had loaded the same photo twice. A little bit of Judes magic thread has appearedin this photo too..... how did that get in there?


And I'll leave you with this photo of a vase of lovely native Ficifolia blooms on my sisters dining table. Arent they beautiful? Lee always has beautiful flowers in her home.







Have a wonderful week......
"LET MIRACLES FIND YOU"
-SARK-
Jacky xox



35 comments:

Sharon said...

Hello, your stitching continues so beautifully and had to say those flowers are amazing. The color and their form. I have never seen these. I didn't know you were painting with gouache. The little painting is beautiful.

Jasmine said...

I love your painting of a pomegramite. I bought a wonderful felting book all about sky scapes recently. There are so many ways to mirror and honour nature. Have a wonderful week end.

Ro Bruhn said...

Jacky your stitching looks fabulous, please bring it for show and tell so we can see it in the flesh. Your pomegranates are gorgeous too.

ArtPropelled said...

Your slow cloth is a joy! It looks as if everything is flowing so easily. I loved looking at the stitching in the closeups.

Elizabeth said...

i so love your dear little houses! THe clouds are wonderful and I love your pomegranetes!
I bet that the hummingbirds love those flowers ! theya re so delicately beautiful!!
Big hugs!!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh how I love your pomegranites! great job!!

jude said...

grand!

Kaye Turner said...

The stitching is looking lovely.

Belinda said...

I really love you stitching Jacky especially your cute little clouds. It is obviously where your talent lies. I wish I could paint like you but sadly this is not where my talent lies ;) Thank you for your kind words about my dear Chloe. Take care Jacky
Belinda

Judy Scott said...

your slow cloth is just lovely and its wonderful seeing it come to life, the pomegranate is amazing :)

Dot said...

Jacky - your slow cloth is developing beautifully. Love seeing all your little stitches!
And thanks for sharing more of your journal (yummy colored background). The pomegranate painting is gorgeous!

martha brown said...

Your pomegranate is wonderful Jacky! I'd like to buy one -- would you paint one for me?

Jenxo said...

your little painting is beautiful Jacky and i love how your slow cloth is progressing......jenxo

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; love your stitching; always have. Your journal page is wonderful as well as the painting of the pomegranate. xxoo

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Hello dear

Your slow cloth is absolutely stunning and I've loved following it's progress. I shall click on your photos in a moment to see them larger. Pomegranites are so amazing arn't they! I love them too, mainly for their delicious pinky red "innards". Your painting is good too, hope you show us some more of your paintings in good time

Have a wonderful week dear blog buddy

Hugs
xo

lynne h said...

jacky, i echo everyone's words about your slow cloth... it's truly beautiful and has such a sweet SOFT energy. and your houses - i love them... i love to draw them and i don't have a clue why! they're just so dang pleasing. and the flowers *and* the vase - wow!!!

so much beauty here...

beautiful week to you...

lynne

grrl + dog said...

There is such

slow meditation

in stitching..
I particularly love the top one.

Mr. Spoqui said...

Nice work! Love it!

Debrina said...

You've been busy and contemplative, Jacky! Gorgeous work as always.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! I love all the treasures you chose to share today ... the quilting, the journaling, and the painting. Yum! :-)

Angela Recada said...

Beautiful! I love the clouds and your beautiful stitching. I love the pomegranate - the gouache looks so rich.

And those flowers! Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm always so impressed with the variety of flora and fauna in Australia - it looks so exotic to me.

karen said...

your little houses in the top picture are fantastic! and your watercolour, well, i wish I was that good!

rivergardenstudio said...

What a lovely post Jacky, I love the quilted houses and the land and sky colors and fabrics, your pomegranite painting and the pink blooms. I can feel spring here! roxanne

Seth said...

I love all the variety of work you have posted here. The journaling, the stitching and that wonderful painting. Glad it posted twice!!

Zorana said...

Oh Jacky, I always enjoy your posts. They nourish my soul, I think. Loved everything in this one! The delicate stitching, the glimpse in your journal, the amazing flowers and the surprise painting. What a lovely painting! I have to go back and look some more..

Nic Hohn said...

Jacky your drawings and gouache are stunning! as are your patient sticthings. xoxox

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Your painting is wonderful, and I would love to see more!... pomegranites are such a fantastic fruit aren't they, I love the juice in a glass of soda or mineral water, or champagne!......Love your slow cloth work ..such wonderful colours and blending... yummy..... Another feast for the eyes seeing your blog posts.. xxx...julia

jennlui said...

oh awesome! i love how you adapted jude's batik magic clouds!!! and with magic thread, isn't that thread a pure delight to work with! special for sure.

i'm so excited that eva has also adapted the magic clouds, fun!

looking forward to seeing how this piece goes, beautiful work!

Linda said...

You inspire me so much Jacky! I see all those sweet little stitches in your fabric picture and I want to have a go :-)
It looks so beautiful...
And as for your pomegranate; all I can say is WOW!
Clever girl....
Hugs
Linda x

Deborah said...

Beautiful stitching.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

JACKY IT IS ALWAYS SO LOVELY TO KNOW THAT YOU CAME BY TO VISIT. I WANT TO WISH YOU A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

oHIKA

Robin Olsen said...

beautiful pomegranates--nice to see what you've been hiding!

Gaby Bee said...

Your stitching looks really fabulous... wonderfully detailed as always. Love your pomegranates, Jacky. Brilliant!
Gaby xo

Holly Loves Art said...

Wow busy lady! I love everything you're doing right now! Just wonderful.
Cheers,
Holly

iNdi@ said...

thanks for signing up with the found stitched dyed pages - i followed the breadcrumbs through the inter-forest back here and have been having a lovely rummage