Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Long time no see......

It seems like ages (and it has been) since my last post. Our internet connection, via the satellite just stopped!!!!!! I have really missed being able to connect with my online friends and being able visit all of your wonderful and inspiring blogs.

Another problem with being offline for four weeks was I had signed up for some great classes with Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth and was unable to get to the class forum....its been fun catching up though and seeing what everyone else has been up to.

This piece I created as part of my Spirit Cloth Class. It is called "Ro's Moon" as the beautiful felted moon was a gift from my dear friend Ro Bruhn and became the inspiration for this piece. Click for a closer look.... just love this felted moon. Ro has more of these on her blog if you want to pop over to take a look. "Ro's Moon"

This piece also contains some other special pieces gifted from friends and bought online....beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon, a gift from Dot. Beautiful indigo dyed fabrics bought from Glennis (Shibori Girl).
Another little patch I stitched to add to Ro's Moon. I have decided to make a small quilt/wall hanging using various moons that people have gifted me. I have a delicate hand turned moon from Jude, a Penny Moon from Glennis and I'm sure I will find more fabric pieces I have been given with moons or lunar themes for this special piece.

Oops...this photo is upside down..... doesnt matter, shows the two pieces together. Not sure if they will stay that way or whether they will be separated later when assembling this little wall hanging.


The Beast plan....
The latest class I am doing with Jude is called "Patchwork Beasts". I am well and truly behind in this class but here is little beastie I drew up. I've since cut it out in fabric and begun stitching...not going too well. Not a great choice of fabrics to try and hand stitch I've decided. I am persevering and will have a photo later...hopefully finished and embellished! Also have some other creatures/beasts on the go. Dont know where this class will lead to...its a fun journey!



And....a few paintings in progress. I MUST make some time to finish a couple of these. The two larger background ones are in gouache on watercolour paper, lots to do to these two yet, and you will remember the pomegranates...got to get those watercolours out again.
Lovely to be back and I am trying to catch up some blog visiting.
WE FORGET HOW MUCH OUR LOVE MATTERS.
WE THINK WE TRAVEL UNSEEN IN THIS WORLD.
ACTUALLY, WE ARE ALL ACUTELY AWARE OF EACH OTHER.
***SARK***




Sending much love....
Jacky xox

31 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi Jacky. I love your cloth piece. The moon is quite special and it is so nice you could incorporate it into your piece. I love your paintings. You are a multi-talented, lady.

susan christensen said...

So very glad I found your blog thru following your comment on Lynne's recent post. Your work is beautiful, and I, too, have been "moon struck" this morning. Happy day to you!

Sharon said...

Your stitching is wonderful and so inspiring to me. I'm just out of stitching time at the moment. Glad you internet is up and running again.

Lis said...

Welcome back to blogland Jacky. I love your painting. I'm very interested to see what you are doing with Jude, I'm hoping to get a place on the re-run of Cloth to Cloth next month. Your cloth work is beautiful.

Eva said...

Lovely paintings! The pommegranates are wonderful. And the quote really made me think.

ArtPropelled said...

It HAS been ages!Great to see what you've been up to Jacky. Your paintings are lovely and I like the moon piece too.

Ro Bruhn said...

Glad to see you back on line again Jacky and I love how you've incorporated the felt piece, I had never thought of it as a moon, you've given me some great ideas. I love your stitching too and the new paintings look great.

Jeana Marie said...

So nice to see you here again! Your cloth is looking great, beautiful stitching. Glad your internet is up and working.

xo,
J

Jo Wholohan said...

your gouache is amazing jacky, you have real talent there girl!!! loving all the stitching, just stunning xx

Lee said...

Hi Jacky, great to see you're back online. I've missed your posts! Looks like you've been very busy with your textile art in the meantime. I think 'the beast' will turn out to be a gorgeous piece. Lee xx

Notjustnat said...

Jacky, a fantastic post full of creations. I love your pieces and the beast is born, no suprised it's a horse! Looking forward to seeing on the PB blog - Hugs Nat

lynne h said...

hi jacky,

i wondered where you were, but it seemed like you were okay and would show up again when you were supposed to... boy, i sure love this stitching you're doing. it's beautiful!!! one day i would like to take jude's 'beast' class. i love the idea of stitching beasts, and of course i love jude's beasts...

so glad to see you again my friend... tell mrs. mizzle i said hi. what book is she reading these days?

xoxo

Elizabeth said...

"Ro's Moon" is simply stunning and how specail to ahve Ro's glorious felt piece as an inspiration!!! SO glad that you are back on line- I have missed you!!!
Your paintings are wonderful- such talents to be explored- your pomeganites are fabulous- my favs!!
Big HUGs!!!

Judy Martin said...

Jacky, your paintings and stitchings are wonderful - so nice to see them.
I too was intrigued by the SARK quote in this post - and will think about it more today. Thank you.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jacky, want to thank you here for
the really thoughtfull comments
on windthread. how you look closely.
thank you very much...

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
Lovely to see you back on-line again! Have missed your lovely posts and seeing what you have been creating. Love, love your latest quilt piece. What a beautiful use of Ro's moon too! Look forward to seeing this piece on Saturday (am already working on a ' Dotee' moon for you). Thanks for sharing some of your painting too. You do such gorgeous work.
Dot xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

amazing fabric art! so beautiful!

Rachel said...

We don't realise how much we use this internet thing until it packs up on us, do we! Glad you've got it back, and so many wonderful things to show us!

Fiona said...

Hello, I clicked on the link to your blog, what an enchanting surprise, lovely to scroll through....i like your idea with the woven cloths....something like that has been sitting with me for some time.....
lovely surprise to see some of my indigo fabrics backing your work- I am always curious to see where my things go to as I am sure they go into treasures - and I was right
best wishes
Fiona

Nic Hohn said...

what a beautiful array of artworks Jacky,feels like I am stepping into your studio/gallery.xoxox

art spirit said...

So nice to have you back! Love all your stitching and painting!
You do such lovely work!

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
STunning pieces!!!, love the blues, and the moon theme...Your stitch work is so restful to look at, and beautifully done...I love your watercolour work as well.....xx..julia

Linda said...

Hi Jacky...so glad to see you are back online; we missed you. I love looking at your soft and gentle fabric collages; they are so beautiful. Also love your paintings - you are such a talented girl :-)
Hope all is well with you....
Hugs
Linda xx

Deborah said...

Welcome back! I love your work.

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so happy to see you are back, and your absolutely lovely pieces... so fresh and whimsical and dreamy... Happy August to you! roxanne

Gaby Bee said...

I missed you lately. Glad you are online again. Great fun catching up with you, so many new and wonderful things to see:) Love all your stitching and painting, Jacky!

Have a good one!
Gaby xo

jude said...

yay, i am waiting to see that horse...

Robin Olsen said...

Great to have you back. Your piece for Jude's class turned out wonderful. Like that moon theme you've got going!

Jenxo said...

Jacky, you do such beautiful work i love your lunar them you have going on, these are beautiful pieces...are you going to join them up or leave them single?
I was very tempted to buy an indigo dying kit at The S&C show , maybe next time. have to check out you link...

Glad you back online, technology is great when its working LOL Jenxo

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

hey jacky...we MUST all keep up
the blogs after Beasts....am
looking very much forward to a
continuity in Our treads...
xo grace

Marilyn Rock said...

Your fabric piece is stunning; great colors and composition.