Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friends...Fun....Laughter...

Recently I've caught up with a few of my art friends...lots of fun, laughter, beautiful food, art and of course sharing. The first pics. are from the Art Journal I worked in for Julia for our Round Robin Altered Book in our little group of 5.
Mixed media pages for Julia's journal above.
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And these are some of the girls (Julia, being the photographer is missing) L-R Patsy (no blog yet), Ro, myself and Dot.

Lots of fun was had.....the above is Patsy at work printing/stamping after we had a little stamp making session with Ro. Some wonderful designs and backgrounds came out of this little play session.



Julia got us all outside with fabrics and paints, collecting leaves for some sun dyeing too. That was fun!!! No photos or the results, but there should be soon. I decided to steam my bundle ...bit of a flop...turned out a slimy mess. My fabric is now wrapped around the branch of a tree in the garden to see if I can get some colour happening! Will let you know how I go.
I dont know what's happening with blogger today, but twice now photos I uploaded are not appearing. I had some lovely photos of the delicious meal we had at Julia's....but they are somewhere in cyberspace. For some great photos of our day out visit Julia's blog, she captured it all. She was the hostess with the mostest...lovely, inviting home, scrumptious food and lots of fun things to look at *play* with.



Last weekend I caught up with my other art friend Nat and Dot again. Dot had arranged for us to visit the Convent Farmers Market...oh yumbo!!! As you can see from the mosaic above we had a great day. Fantastic fresh produce...beautiful cheeses, olive oils, olives, yarns, fruit and veg, bread, cordials...we bought it all (and we're enjoying consuming it this week). Click on the photo above to get a better look at us enjoying the day in the sunshine.
ONE SHOULD ABSORB THE COLOUR OF LIFE.
- OSCAR WILDE -



There has been a little stitching and fabric play happening...will save that for another post.
Enjoy your week!
Jacky xox


24 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Wow Jacky, lovely mosaics! Love everything about them. The day was fun with friends and food! Glad to have you back. I was missing you while you were away - Hugs Nat

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like great fun!

martha brown said...

Playing and stitching with friends-- my very favourite things to do!

Storycloth said...

Love the Wilde quote- it certainly melds well with your colorful fun! Gilly

Peggy Beck said...

It's so much fun to catch up with old friends and it looks like you had lots of fun. Glad you are back.

Jenxo said...

wow Jacky, you girls have the best time!! love the journal pages ansd the background papers you made, what fun...everyone is looking so happy, must be the weather too....

Linda said...

Good to see you having such a great time Jacky :-)
Love the printing!!!

art spirit said...

Lovely photos, Jacky! so fun to see your Farmers Market..wish ours had yarn! Looks like a great Art Play Day!

Dot said...

What a great post! I have been lucky enough to see the art you created in Julia's book in the flesh and your pages are gorgeous. Your mosaic for our day at the market is great - what a fun day it was. I am savoring the delicious produce every day (especially the oranges we bought).
Great to spend quality time with friends.
Dot xx

rivergardenstudio said...

I love all the pages of patterns and colors here. And your vacation looks like it was fabulous. Welcome home... roxanne

grrl + dog said...

I am always amazed at your huge appetite for life..'
you never miss a beat.

And your color absorbtion is rich and saturated...

always a joy to visit here..

karen said...

looks like you had a lot of fun! it's so easy to forget the fun part when it all piles up, hold on to it!!

deanna7trees said...

you inspire me to get out my paints and stamps. haven't done that in awhile. so nice that you and Nat get to meet for a day out. thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words.

Philippa said...

Jacky - Welcome back from Switzerland and thanks for the very encouraging comments. Lovely to hear from you and feel welcomed back. I've spent the year studying Museums and Heritage at Uni and just loveed it. Even had a 200 hour placement in the testile collection at our national museum. All finished up this week so tomorrow I am heading to the sewing room for a good clean up and some sewing action. Can't wait! Will keep you posted. Philippa

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky! What a lovely time with friends and the projects are amazing. I love those stamped backgrounds! Thanks for sharing all of this and so happy you had that time! xxoo

lynne h said...

gosh, jacky, you've been busy, and it all sounds like so much fun!!!

i'm looking forward to seeing what stitching you've been up to...

xoxo

Robyn said...

enviable fun!

Sunny Lee said...

It's always fun and pleasing to get together with artsy friends~~!!!!!:)

Julia said...

Looks like a great day! Really like the journal papers you made and the mosaic of those colourful images are just amazing!!

Sending love
Julia x x x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I wish I could invite myself and transport myself over to one of your days. I know I would just love you girls and the things you get up to. It always looks such fun! Ro is very inspiring, I love her stamps. I have one of her poppy seed stamps, it's gorgeous!

Have a lovely time :o)

Nic Hohn said...

Oh Jacky, does it get any better?

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Sounds like you had a terrific time! Super photos! I love the sneak peek into the projects! :-)

ArtPropelled said...

Oh yumbo :-) Farmers markets have that effect on me too..... and I always buy too much. Looks like you had fun printing in the garden, regardless of the slimy results.

jude said...

this is such an upbeat post!