Saturday, June 4, 2011

Embroideries and Exhibitions......

Whilst away in Thailand I drew up some little images,  inspired by art and nature that we saw.  I had taken a little travel pack with odds and sods of fabric and threads.  These raggedy little pieces of fabric were small samples from a dyeing class I took last year...waste not want not....I knew they would come in handy one day and they were perfect for sketching up these little stitcheries.  I have been busy stitching them this week and I will put them into a cloth soon.






















AND,  great excitment.  My art group are holding our first exhibition of our work in Melbourne later this month.  Of course....YOU'RE  ALL  INVITED!   It would be lovely to see you there...we girls always have such fun when we get together,  so come along and join us if you are in Melbourne that weekend.















I will leave you with the beautiful of photo of lotus flowers that I took in Jim Thomspons  garden in Bangkok.  The home and gardens of Jim Thompson are sooooo beautiful,  make sure if you are ever in Bangkok you take a visit...some quiet time to feed your creative soul.  Lee and I were there for hours.
























I hope these photos have worked OK this time.  This is the second time I have uploaded.....last time part of each photo was missing....fingers and toes crossed.

LEAPS  OF  FAITH
PUT  US IN
ASTOUNDING
NEW  PLACES

-SARK-

Have a happy week.

Jacky xox

34 comments:

deanna7trees said...

oh i just love your little stitcheries. i especially love the elephant and the tree. good luck with your exhibition. wish i could see it in person. hope you will post some photos.

kathyd said...

i love jim thompson . if i ever make it to thailand i will visit for sure.
yhank you for sharing.

Philippa said...

What fantastic news about the exhibition. Well done! I'm sure it will go really well Jacky and I'm looking forward to seeing photos and hearing all about it - don't think I'll be able to stretch to a visit, on this ocassion!

kaiteM said...

delightful little stitched images, and congratulations on the exhibition, i'd love to come down for it but alas not.
I don't think i have seen lotus flowers like these before, they are gorgeous.

Els said...

This will become a "Thailand cloth" I think ... ;-)
Good luck with the exhibition (would like to visit but ... it's a bit far for me!)

grrl + dog said...

It's going to be a rich cache of jewels, that exhibition...

Penny Berens said...

Oh, Jacky, your little critters are gorgeous...just love 'em. And congratulations and lots of luck with the show.

Ro Bruhn said...

These will look great Jackie, can't wait to see all that you've done. Thoroughly enjoyed Friday and Saturday. Not long to go now.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Super big congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Enjoy your exhibition! ♥

By the Bluegrass said...

I just adore your little images that you stitched! they are just so cute! And, what a great way to remember your trip. It puts on whole new spin on mementos!
xo,
Sena

Robin Olsen said...

Your show card is beautiful--wish I was close enough to come! Love the little bits you are working on. I love working on tiny pieces and seeing what they evolve into. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

handstories said...

love your memory cloths of your travels. what a wonderful story cloth they will be all together!
please post more about your show for those of us living far far away...

Emma said...

Lovely little pieces. You're all working so hard! You inspire me for mine in September ;)

Elizabeth said...

What exquistie stitcheries you have created!!! Love each and every one!!
I would so love to pop over for your Show and then carry on to Thailland as I ahve always wanted to visit!!! SIGH!!!! When dollar bills rain from the heavens!!!! I will certainly be with all of you in spirit and can't wait to hear reports and see pictures!!!!!
Big Hugs!
E

Zorana said...

Your embroidered pieces are simply darling! I can't stop looking at them. Very sweet. I hope that there will be a lot of photos from your show for all of us that will be cheering from far away... xo

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; I love your little embroidered pieces! So charming and wish I could be at your exhibition! Thanks for the photos of the Lotus flowers, too. Beautiful! xxoo

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
Your stitcheries are delightful!!
Love them and I cannot wait to see them in a cloth soon!

Good luck with the exhibit, EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!
Good for you and your friends!
Sending hugs, wish I could be there too!
Smooches, Patti

helen said...

Your little stitcheries are so gorgeous...especially love the hare and the tree.
All the very best for your exhibition...
Thank you so much for putting me on your blog list...I thought blogger was playing up again as I've have so many visits! It's been lovely :~)

Cheryl Razmus said...

I was wondering where all those blog hits were coming from! Is this a new addition to your page? Thanks for including me. Time to write a new entry and move up on the list. : ) Meanwhile, how exciting about your show. Sorry I can't make it. Hope there will be lots of photos.

Linda said...

How lovely that these little treasures started on your trip to Thailand. A great way to store memories.
Wish I could be with you at the end of the month...but I'll be thinking about you all :-)

jude said...

love these little stitcheries!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jacky,
I just discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Your textile work is so lovely. I'll visit often!
best, nadia

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear jacky, I was going to comment on your blog today, I had my computer open to your page and everything, and then I find your comment to me. I have never seen a Lotus flower! And congratulations on your show. I love the name of it, "five take flight" and the art on the card. As always, you seem to be bursting with color and the love of art, (and fabric!) Happiest of Junes to you. roxanne

Peggy Beck said...

I love these little sticheries!!How creative and cute and what a great idea for traveling. Will look forward to the cloth embodying them.

Leanne Pizio said...

WOW Jacky! Those sweet little fabric patches are amazing. Each one zings with your spirit.
I so wish I could be in Melborne for your show. I hope it is a huge success!

T said...

some wonderful art work here jacky, congratulations and all the best for a great show. I hope to be in melbourne next week and will have a closer look while I am down there.

xt

Deborah said...

lovely little fiber pieces

Sue M said...

Love these pieces and all the best for the exhibition.

Jenny said...

Love your little stitcheries Jacky... so sweet... and was lovely to meet you on Sunday with Jenxo... the exhibition was amazing...

Jenny x

martha brown said...

Oh, Congratulations! I wish that I could come to melbourne!

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky

Was reading about the Vienna exhibition on the weekend and the Klimt paintings - I'm sure you'll be visiting. Do tell all about it and also let us know how your exhibition went. I'm sure it will have been a great success - lots of work but very satisfying. Trust all well. Take care. Philippa

karen said...

those flowers are gorgeous!! and I WISH!!!! I could come to your exhibition!!!

rivergardenstudio said...

I know I was here before, but I wanted to wish you well and hope you are busy making art!!! roxanne

PeregrineBlue said...

sponteniety is the best art form, a voice from the heart and yours really speaks to me by way of blogland