Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December already ......

I cant believe it's December already!!!!  Christmas is just around the corner,  and for a change I have done a lot of my Christmas shopping.  I still want to make a couple of last minute gifts, but otherwise (touchwood),  better organised than usual.

This month,  the girls I paint with on Friday mornings are having an exhibition out at Lillico Gallery.   The opening  was last Friday.   I had the two pieces below framed for the exhibition.  I loved the angel with the indigo sky (and she was the first piece to sell).  I had painted her to use for my Christmas Cards this year.  The reindeer below my angel was also painted for my cards.  I really love folk, naive style artwork (and hope the people that receive my Christmas Cards do too).  Click on photos for a closer look.

The two white dots are the lighting,  not on the painting.


the Gallery looked wonderful with all of our art and the beautiful glassware made by the galleries owner Hayden.

Often Meg sets up a still life for us to paint .... these were our interpretations (mine centre bottom) of a still life with pink lillies that Meg had set up when we arrived. 


I've been busy getting some festive bunting made for friends.

 
 And last week went along to our local art gallery/ co-op  where they were having their Wednesday "Clay Day".   I really love working with the clay,  molding it with your hands.  This week we made these rustic clay ornaments/gift tags .  
 
I'm also taking part in a Collaborative Cloth with a few friends  (Dot, Jenxo and Tallulah),   over the next few months.  I decided my colourful pony can be sent off for the others to add their own touches.   Thus far I have blind stitched the pony and stitched a couple of accents onto him and basted down the fabric weaving so others can add their stitches and/or embellishments.  I look forward to seeing how he looks when he gets home again.


CLUSTERS  OF  ANGELS
 
ALL ALONG
 
YOUR PATH
 
WHEREVER YOU GO
 
-SARK-
 
have a beautiful week.  I will be stitching and painting (I hope!!!)
 
 
 
JACKY
 
XOX

15 comments:

Jenxo said...

lovey exhibacky, i love your naive style paintings..... and i cant wait to start on your cloth, i love the colors :)

montana joe said...

your paintings are wonder full! their new owners and the lucky card recipients will be uplifted by them!

your collaboration is off to a grand start as well! i'm all green!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Just love every thing you do. Congrats on selling your angel. She is so special and inspirational to me. What a fun idea to do a Collaborative Cloth. xo

Ro Bruhn said...

The exhibition looks great Jacky and that red dot is very impressive. Love your collaboration too. Hope to catch up soon. xo

ArtPropelled said...

There's quite the buzz over here with all your arty creations. I particularly love the reindeer and the colourful pony. It will be interesting to see how this piece develops with extra embellishments.

deanna7trees said...

wonderful things in the exhibition. your are so busy with so many fun projects. i'm sure your cards will be treasured.

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Jacky, your framed pieces are so beautiful!!! That one is sold is extra special, your angel will have a new home. I love that folk art is calling you, you have such a lovely way with this style.
The gallery too, is just gorgeous.
Love seeing and reading about your "clay day"
Take care.
roxanne

Rachel said...

Great progress - I hope that the exhibition is a success!

lynne h said...

gosh jacky, i just love your paintings... and *everything* else too, but the paintings... are they both gouache? you are using it to maximum effect, i think. so opaque, so lovely...

these clay danglies - oh!!

xoxo

Jenny said...

The exhibition looks wonderful Jacky... I can see why your angel sold so quickly... she is stunning... love your bunting and clay tags... and your stitching and colorful pony are just gorgeous...

Jenny ♥

Emma said...

Your angel is lovely, specialy with all that angel dust. I made some star cards & will choose one for Christmas. Wonderful clay prints too ;)

Peggy said...

I loved getting to see your opening -- really a celebration, so congratulations to you. The clay gift tags are so cool, love them and the idea. And what fun it will be to see the pony returned to you, you have such a great art community around you. Happy weekend, Jacky! xo

Zorana said...

Paintings, clay art, fabric art - all in one post and all soulful and beautiful! Congratulations on the exhibition and the sale. I wonder about the pony... what a great start to the collaboration! Hugs

Marilyn Rock said...

I knew your angel would sell. Your art is wonderful. I love the clay work, too! Happy Holidays! xxoo

Nat Palaskas said...

Yes almost half way to December. Busy busy at this time of year. You must wandered how you had time to go to work? Lovely bunting gifts. DD's favourite bunting - catch up soon - Hugs Nat