Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Busy, busy, busy.....

I've been busy lately....lots of things on the go!
Last weekend I had my get together with Nat to do some of our shibori class homework.  We are both doing the workshop with the lovely Glennis Dolce and loving the results of our samples.  Great online class.  These are some of the samples I made with Nat last weekend.  This time I have used the indigo dye rather than a few colours like my last effort.  I would like to include these pieces in a boro cloth I plan to start later this year.



 I have also been painting....my art group are putting on a little exhibition at the end of June,  so I need to get into some painting and get things happening.  The work below is using artists gouache....still a WIP,  needs some finer detailing,  but close to being finished.  As you may be able to tell,  I love still life and a quite naive style.
Lillies and chinese ginger jar

I've also been doing some linocut......Below is a piece called 'Sunshine Owl' (of course I had to do an owl, my favourite).    Sunshine Owl is approx. 12" x 13".  I have plans for this owl.... I will add more detail to the background maybe....and later .........more plans for him.  You never know where he'll end up.

"Sunshine Owl"
 I want to hand colour my final prints so I have played around with different colours and colour variations on the sample below,  just to get an idea of what will or wont work together....lots of fun!
I've also had fabric out,  playing around with different options.  Will play around a bit more and maybe have something to show you next week.

Meanwhile I hope you are all busy creating.

LET MIRACLES FIND YOU

- SARK-


Jacky xox

28 comments:

deanna7trees said...

you sure have been a busy beaver. love the markings in the 3rd picture down and it's a beautiful blue.

Studio Sylvia said...

That linocut owl seems such a happy fellow. The fabric pieces are interesting Jacky.

La Dolce Vita said...

wow, Jacky you have been so busy and very productive!! awesome work, love the cloths and the lino is wonderful!!

Robin Olsen said...

Very busy indeed! Such great stuff and your linocuts are especially exciting!

Chris Gray said...

...love the shibori here!...

..it seems to be quite a popular technique at the minute :-)

By the Bluegrass said...

You are one busy bee! I LOVE the colored owl print! It is so fabulous. Can't wait to see what you do with all these awesome fabrics.
xo,
Sena

Ro Bruhn said...

Love it all Jacky. Your still life painting is gorgeous and your owl is so cute. Looking forward to seeing your dyed fabric.

Notjustnat said...

Lovely work on this post Jacky. You have been busy! Next workshop has to be indigo dye. Glennis mentioned that it's coming soon - Hugs Nat

Emma said...

I want to hug that owl! The still life & dyeing look wonderful.

grrl + dog said...

that's a lot of work for the lino cut - nice sharp lines, and a gorgeous individual
look.

cri-cri said...

love your try outs !

Deborah said...

Great work!

Julia said...

Hi JAcky,
I love everything you are doing!!!...You are such a talented lady.
I esp love the still life!!!, I can't wait to catch up with you to see more...
Love ya lots...xx..julia

Jenxo said...

youy are so busy, the indigo is gorgeous.... make sure you let me know when the exhibition is on , i would love to come...

Marilyn Rock said...

Well Jacky; you sure have been busy and beautifully so! You can do it all and so wonderfully! xxoo

suze said...

From one busy lady to another.Just checking in to say hello and see what wonderful things you are up to.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Goodness Jacky, always so much going in your world. The shibori dyed fabrics are wonderful, and your paintings are so sweet.
I used to do lino cutting at school and found it really satisfying, there is something about that nifty cutting tool and hot lino, a bit like popping bubble wrap, I just loved doing it, you have sparked an urge in me now!

Gaye Todd said...

Beautiful work Jacky.... Love it all!

Linda said...

Your coloured owl is just gorgeous Jacky.
Very suitable for fabric or printed cards etc :-)
Wonderful still-life too....you're making great art!
XX

Helmi said...

Wow great blog, thanks for sharing.

rivergardenstudio said...

Jacky, I love so much here,
the way you explore fabrics and patterns and colors, how your results are so beautiful,
and especially how
they all have your own personality.
Happy Sunday to you.
roxanne

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Jacky, I am back in blogland, I was really delighted by the lino cuts...it is something I would love to do more.
I especially liked the patterns on the owl.

ominnimo said...

I've just found your blog and have really enjoyed reading through some of your previous posts. I love your Shibori pieces. I'll be back! :o)

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I ADORE that owl! Love all the markings and lines on your fabirc pieces.

Judy Grupp Studio said...

I love how your style carries through your fabric art into your flat art. I've been struggling with a "recognizable style" - you make it look so easy!

T said...

some wonderful work here jacky, good to see you doing some work on shibori....

xt

karen said...

you have created some beautiful surfaces with Shibori Jacky, I can't wait to see the cloth you create with them.
as for grandmothers, (or nanna as I call them) don't you just wish we could have another half hour of their company, I do.

cindy said...

absolutely beautiful shibori pieces! look forward to see what you make with them.