Wednesday, December 7, 2011

fabric and linocut ......

No post for November!!!.... I've had a very busy time of it lately. As you may know from previous posts my MIL has been very ill these past two years.  Sadly she passed away last week .....she will be missed in many ways, one of them being that she has been a large part of my creative life.  Always encouraging me to paint and sew.   She was never scared to try something new, she encouraged me to try lots of things I would never have been brave enough to do without her nudging me along (ever the procrastinator).  I have begun a cloth, marking it with stitches, in memory of Norma.  No pictures today,  but I will share it with you soon. 

 Even though I have been busy I have still been doing a bit of art.  I recently got together with my art friends Ro, Dot and Patsy at Ro's home and we did some fabric printing...lots of fun and  Ro shared her fabric printing technique with us all, showing  how to make our own prints from bits and pieces we all have around our home.  I was very happy with the fabric printing I did on the day and will make sure it goes into a special cloth.  Some of these pieces were using a stamp I had myself on the day and others with stamps that Ro had made earlier. Isnt the effect wonderful!!!


I have also been doing a bit of printmaking lately.  I took part in an exhibition with a couple of my art friends,  Meg Abrecht (painter and printmaker),  Regina Dudek (jewellery and sculpture) and Nic Perrin (oil painter).   Will share some photos once I upload them.  I carved and printed quite a few whimsical birds for this exhibition with my "Sunshine Owl"  being my inspiration.  Below is a little owl  linocut print, approx. 3 inches x 4... I have named him "Whoot".  He was the simplest and smallest of my pieces,  but I loved his simplicity and he came up well framed.


I hope you are all enjoying your preparations for the festive season.  I love the Christmas season,  everyone is in such a happy and generous frame of mind ... the world is a nicer place. I intend to get all of my Christmas decorations up this weekend (normally I have them out by the 1st December...bit slow this year).  I love decorating the house for Christmas.

I will be back soon with a photo of my new cloth.


ENJOY A TINY
ADVENTUROUS MOMENT,
CLOSE TO HOME.

IT CHANGES YOUR PERSPECTIVE,
REMINDING YOU THAT THE WORLD
IS DEEP AND RICH AND FULL OF
COLOR AND MIRACLES.

-SARK-

have a wonderful week.

Jacky xox

14 comments:

Hoola Tallulah said...

So sorry to hear about your mum in law, Jacky :( Sending you lots of best wishes and big hugs. Your art work is as always, amazing. The fabric printing and lino cut are especially inspiring <3

Jenxo said...

oh Jacky im sorry to hear about your MIL. you ahve been busy tho with your arty friends...love your stamped cloths....

Ro Bruhn said...

It was lovely to catch up again at your exhibition Jacky. It's so sad about Norma, she was such a lovely lady. I love your owl lino cut and I can't wait to see my Tweedle Dum.

La Dolce Vita said...

saddened to hear of your Mils passing... and so glad you are taking time for art in spite of it all... xo

Elizabeth said...

Dear JAcky! I am so sorry to hear of Norma's passing!! I know that you will miss her terribly but I also know that she must have been so very fond of you and watching your creative adventures blossom under her encouragment. that will always be a part of you and you will have very happy thoughts whenever you are creating- she will always be there on your shoulder pushing you along!!! with a big smile on her face I am sure!!!
Love your stamped pieces and your fabulous lino cut!!! happy Christmas dear girl!!! I always love having you stop by my blog!!Big Hugs!!

Notjustnat said...

It was a wonderful exhibition Jacky. We thoroughly enjoy it. The works in the exhibition were of high standard and your prints were superb. I love my cards - Hugs Nat

Emma said...

So sorry for your loss. It will be difficult to celebrate Christmas but hope you can a little in her memory.

Love the lino printing. ;)

Pat said...

Jacky, I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your MIL. Everyone needs a special cheerleader in their life and I'm sure she will be greatly missed

It's good to see you blogging again and sharing your fantastic art.

lynne h said...

hi jacky,

i am sending you love... i always feel at a loss when a loved one of someone i know passes. just know that i am holding you in my heart...

love,

lynne

Philippa said...

Welcome home Jacky. Hope all went well up in Dubbo. You've been much in my thoughts. The cloth will be extra special with such wonderful memories of Norma stitched into it. Take care of yourself and indulge in some slowness in this season of rush.

Rachel said...

My condolences to you and your family. Still, it will be good to be able to remember your MIL's support and encouragement in the piece you do in her memory...

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so happy to check in today, having a quiet day off getting over the flu.
And your print of the owl is wonderful, and that you have time with your very creative friends.
I am so sorry about your mother in law. It sounds like she gave you so much.
Wishing you happiness and time to heal this early december day...
roxanne

aracne said...

Your prints are very inspiring, I like reading new blogs and discovering different techniques.
I was moved to see how many good memories your MIL left in you.

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