Sunday, January 9, 2011

Painting day fun....

First I have to share a picture of my new baby...... isnt he beautiful! This little fellow was born on Wednesday. What a beautiful surprise to see him standing in the paddock as I left for work Wednesday morning....He is only just standing for the first time in this photo. A birth, a new baby is always such an uplifting experience. Now.... the painting day! On the 8th Jan. our little art group had our first get together for the year at Patsy's home. We were going to paint BIG, and paint big we did. Not one cloth, but two...we were prolific.
This is the second cloth, cut into 5, so we could all make our own personal cloth to take home. This picture was taken from Julia's end of the table. We began by all painting a base cloth and then each person personalised their own piece.

This is the lovely Patsy getting all the paints prepared for our freestyle painting experience.



This is the first cloth we worked on. After a little trepidation we all really just let ourselves go (as you can see!!!). Such a wonderful feeling painting with such freedom...quite cathartic. It was the hottest day we have had for the summer I think. We were all hot and sweaty, but no-one cared, we were in the zone.



As you can see much more paint added here to the finished piece. Dot and Patsy helping in transporting to Patsy's studio to dry our banner. Circles seemed to be the theme...nothing preconceived...they just appeared and we went with them.





Of course none of our get togethers are without a little feast. Dot, Julia, Ro and Patsy (L to R) ready to eat. The food was most scrumptious and plenty of it. I did a little collage of our feast but have lost it in cyberspace somewhere.
And as usual there has been some stitching happening...more to my angel cloth (hope you're not getting too bored with it). I promise it will be finished soon and I will move onto something else! Click on the photos for a closer view if you like.




I hope you all have a wonderful week...lots of stitching and painting.
EVERY HEART SINGS A SONG
-PLATO-
Jacky xox





21 comments:

Gaye Todd said...

The new baby is very cute...... :)

And the results of your group art day are just awesome!! I can just imagine all the fun you gals had painting this masterpiece!

Jenxo said...

i'll have to come back and check your new baby, how exciting....im on choke speed and its taking forever to load:( love the painted cloth, it is just wonderful, what agareat day you all had....

Ro Bruhn said...

Jacky what a fabulous time we had. So much good food fun and laughter, not to mention the art. The five take flight is looking good.

What a darling little foal too and such a proud mum.

Notjustnat said...

The painting is wonderful. I just love how it turned out. I can imagine it as bag Jacky. No not bored with your holiday angel cloth. It's inspiring - Hugs Nat

Suztats said...

oh, what fun! Wish I could come and play, too!

Suzanna said...

Congratulations on your new foal!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Oh the new baby, what a joy, I love love horses, and so lovely to have them at home, has the new addition got a name yet?
The fabric painting looks incredible, what a wonderful way to pass a day and the results are beautiful. Still loving your Angel cloth, it is coming along so nicely. I took your advice and joined Jude's CWB workshop, very excited, already started weaving my first block!

Robin Olsen said...

That painting is wonderful--it must be so hard to cut it up! I know all the little pieces will be great too, but oh, to have a whole banner like that--YUM! I think I need to talk to a few friends about doing one of these too! (and I'm still loving the angel cloth!)

martha brown said...

WOW -- that painting is super cool fabulous! I wished that you lived near me! (or I near you)
Your cloth that you are working on is great too, Jacky! You are so talented!

Linda said...

Your painting looks fantastic - what a clever gang you are! All that fun...good food...and sunshine too (us Brits are trying not to be too jealous :-)

Congrats to the proud mum; thats a beautiful baby....

nandas said...

thanks jacky for coming to my blog... and for sending good energy our way! your baby is precious! and that cloth... i wonder, is it cloth you will sew with? or is it canvas that will become a mat? beautiful what ever it may be! i'm in cwb too but haven't posted... i will soon...hopefully tomorrow.

ArtPropelled said...

Such fun! I can see why you enjoyed your day. Love seeing the whole length of the cloth (though the thought of cutting it up makes me groan)and your angel cloth is lovely.

Kasha Rolley said...

Wow, what a great idea and so much fun, I wish I could have joined you girls.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Looks like loads of fun! Do you do this often?
The little foal is so sweet.

grrl + dog said...

your little baby

looks so fragile..

you must be so proud.

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Lovely blog, lovely painting. Looks like such fun! Came over here from Jude's cwb class.

Morna Crites-Moore ~Wicked Waif ~ said...

What a wonderful cloth! Wouldn't you love to stitch all over it?

I really like the idea of an annual event .... I wonder if I can come up with one to do here.

By the Bluegrass said...

Ahhhh, Jacky....I adore your spirit cloth! I am friends with the lucky recipient of it. Such a lucky girl, she is!
You are sooo talented. You Aussies sure are a crafty lot!

I love the foal. Is it yours? Have you ever been to Kentucky, USA? We are surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful horses. You would love it.

ELFI said...

très beau travail!

Sujata said...

Jacky,
What a wonderful art project! I love your angel cloth. I am really inspired by it. So much soul stitching is done on the trees and on the entire cloth!

Shishi said...

Jacky...I love the painted cloth! I'm wondering..what kind of paint did you use on the fabric? The colors are so bright and vibrant!

Shishi (from Judes class)