Monday, January 9, 2012

still making marks......

Most evenings this week I have managed to do some stitching for my cloth for the Magic Diaries  with Jude.   Slow, meditative, simple stitching .......  I am still taken with a lot of the mark making I see in aboriginal art and  I am continuing with that in this piece below.



The connected circles.... a recurring image in many pieces of aboriginal art and my raggedy star, representing a night sky.


I am also taking part in Peggy's Moon making over here.....the above moons on the left side of the fabric were made by using a paste resist and then dyeing in indigo which I learnt in a workshop with Ro Bruhn.  These moons will find their way onto my cloth soon.
A  snow themed tag to Tag Tuesday which Carlolyn Saxby is hosting.

GO TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE,
AND THE RESOURCES WILL FOLLOW.

-SARK-

Jacky xox


19 comments:

Leanne Pizio said...

Love your piece for the Magic Diaries! it looks like a wonderful, magical map.....leading to some special place from long ago......

deanna7trees said...

love seeing the close up of the circles and their connections. a wonderful piece.

Angela Recada said...

Oh these are gorgeous! I love all the shapes, colors and textures of your stitches.

Caterina Giglio said...

so glad to see you stitching away!

jude said...

i was so excited to see how far you have come with your ideas. just great...

Linda said...

Hi Jacky! Hope you hadn't given up on me;-) Its been good to catch up with your recent blog posts; I love all your fabric pieces and enjoyed the little glimpses of Christmas in your home.
Happy New Year my friend.... XX

woman with wings said...

Jacky, all so wonderful -- do your connecting stitches have a cord underneath, by any chance, or does the stitching itself create the ridge? -- however you make the connection, it's very cool. And I especially love the quote. And the indigo resist moons, it goes without saying! xo oh, and a p.s. that I signed up for the continuing magic diaries, couldn't stand waiting any longer. so c u there.

Ro Bruhn said...

More beautiful stitching Jacky, can"t wait to see it on the 21st. Thanks for the link too. xo

handstories said...

thinking about your "connected circles". i've always appreciated aboriginal art & stories. your work really honors the spirit of this.

LaWendula said...

What a beautiful idea! Looks so warm, like meditation come alive.

Thanks for reminding me of Carolyn's project, omg, I totally have forgotten this...think I have to switch over from Australia to the UK now, and fortunately, this is only a few clicks in the virtual neighbourhood! xo

Notjustnat said...

Lovely mark making piece. What is the background fabric made of?
Love
Nat

Penny Berens said...

Love it Jacky. Your mark making is beautiful. I too find so much inspiration in the aboriginal work from your part of the world. Their connection to the land and the stars is something I aim for.

Dot said...

Jacky your art continues to evolve beautifully. I love the markings and the theme of this piece. You have a beautiful soul and it shows itself in your art.I love seeing aboriginal influence in your work. Dot xx
P.S Your tag is beautiful and delicate too.

helen said...

Forgot to say over on sew how much I love your star too...and now your moons...ooohhh....can't wait to see them on your cloth.

Robin Olsen said...

Wow Jacky--I love how you are using the aboriginal inspiration in your piece! It is making for very unique pieces.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jacky. Really like your stitching with aboriginal designs in mind. Subtle, yet distinctive. Also enjoyed seeing all your pieces together in the previous post--very lovely. Nice way to start the new year!
best, nadia

Marilyn Rock said...

Love seeing the close up of your markings! Incredible and beautiful!

karen said...

oh Jacky, this is amazing, all those traditional stitches are so relaxing to look at....beautiful.

Sweetpea said...

Jacky, this is inspired work! You are definitely in the land that speaks to you of Aboriginal connections. I've often wished to understand them better and yet at the same time, have felt that I am not supposed to. Your connected circles are a diary in & of themselves - look forward to seeing where this all goes...