Thursday, May 31, 2012

hello there .......

I've been away with my sister.  ......  it's been hard to get back to my blog...... but I thought I must do a post before May is over!!!!!!  My sister Lee and I had the most wonderful time.  Exciting and relaxing.

Bali was wonderful.  Such a beautiful country and beautiful, gentle people...ten days of pure bliss.  Here are a few glimpses of our holiday.

The rice fields of Mahagiri (not long after I took this photo the heavens opened, heavy summer rain and the beautiful view was temporarily hidden).


This is the village of Tenganan ....where they weave the double ikat, one of only three places in the world that do the double ikat:  Japan, India and Bali.  It was amazing to visit this quiet little village and see the women working on their looms.  Such a lengthy process ... the resists, the natural dyeing process of the cotton and the slow process of the fine weaving.  From beginning to end this process can take 8 months.
We visited the produce market in Klong Kong .....  wonderful colours, textures and smells and later Lee and I did a cooking class.  Yumbo!

 I LOVED my trip to Bali and it's people and would love to visit again .  I will be saving!

Since I've been home my Art group have had our annual exhibition again.  This time at the Lillico Glass Studio not far from my home.  A gorgeous gallery out in the countryside near Warragul.  The opening was on Sunday @ 2pm which meant people could go for a nice Sunday afternoon drive and take in our little exhibition and get home at a reasonable hour.


Me,  Ro Bruhn, Dot Christian and Patsy Worledge  at the opening of our exhibition. (click on photos to enlarge)  visit Dots blog for lots of photo's from the day.


The gardens at Lillico are beautiful this time of year.  Carpets of fallen autumn leaves, lovely crisp air and we were lucky enough to have a bit of wintery sunshine.

And the surrounding farms are beautiful.  A real feast for the senses a visit to Lillico.  I'm so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world, West Gippsland.

It's lovely to be home and to have the opening of the exhibition behind us.  I can now get back to some stitching....I have been missing my stitching, my quiet time!  And I will be  catching up on some of my favourite blogs this weekend

DISCOVER

YOUR

OWN

GOODNESS


-SARK-

Have a lovely week.........................Jacky xox

13 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

I saw a few exhibition photos over at Ro's blog and love your little birds. Glad you had a wonderful trip!

lynne h said...

oh jacky, i took one look at the little pic (that goes with your blog) in my sidebar, and said "oh, that's bali"... and came right over. i forgot you were going there!! you and that gorgeous sister of yours!!

so now i have to go back and really read your post. : )

welcome home...

love,

lynne

Janet Ghio said...

The photo of the rice fields is beautiful!

deanna7trees said...

i thought about you while you were away. so glad you enjoyed it all.

Jenxo said...

what a beautiful trip /holiday you had....love your photos...so glad the exhibition went off weel, i loved your lino print birds :)

Rachel said...

Sounds like a great trip. Now to settle down, enjoy the memories, and maybe do some stitching..!

Eva said...

You learn to weave double ikat? What a wonderful task! Love the pictures.

Marilyn Rock said...

Welcome back and it looks and sounds marvelous! So happy you had those moments! xxoo

Sara Lechner said...

hello, jacky, nice to see you enjoyed yourself!! I visited my children in Austria and now I came back hoping I can work once more!!! the lack of a real space is really bad...

woman with wings said...

Jacky, great photos, hope you show more -- the one of the produce market is a feast! Will look over at Dot's blog to see your birds. Happy stitching! xo

Mary Keasler said...

what a dream come true. i am so jealous. i wish you time to catch up on your quiet time stitching. meanwhile, ikats, one of my all time favorite designs, oh my, what a delight

Dot said...

Sorry I missed this blog post Jacky. It was lovely to see your photo's of Bali. And am so pleased you got to go to Tenganan to see how the double ikat is produced (a very lengthy process). The Klong Kong produce market looks beautiful.
Thanks for getting our exhibition happening. Lillico is such a special place. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Dot xx

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the beautiful beautiful rice fields...thank you!!!!!