Saturday, 19 June 2010

Today's postcards

Today I opened 2 postcards, well, there are only 5 days left now! The first one in line was from Jacky at art4moi from Victoria, Australia. This postcard is amazing, it's a weaving technique, learnt, as Jacky says, in Jude Hill's online class - Jude's work is fabulous. Jacky has used linen from a table napkin & fabric from the '70's (oh, I remember those!), nothing like a good bit of recycling & lots of beautiful slow cloth hand stitching - sraight, cross & tiny french knots. What a subtle red, with other lovely dashes of color, I absolutely love it!

I am enraptured, thank you so much.

The next card was from Lorna at Artymess in Hampshire, UK. & other members of her family!
Her card is remarkable, full of hundreds of little flowers , beautifully hand stitched onto her wildly free machined with glitzy thread background. If I sat down to count the stitches, I wouldn't have finished by dawn, I just can't believe the effort put into all these cards!

This is the back, unbelievably, more lovely love! Soft, too & puffy like a little pillow.

Jim wanted to join in, I was quite delighted! (the only man brave enough!) Love the little birds, the canoodling couple & this is the face of spirituality, protective.

It was an extra surprise to receive a card from Ruby! I had no idea, & so sweet!

Then there was another added gift of a beautiful little silk bag full of goodies & all of the above were wrapped up in this cool envelope - the postie has been loving all these!

I am completely mesmerised, so grateful, thank you.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The detail on this is lovely---a lot of tiny little stitches! Really makes the piece! :)



Oh I love Jacky's card, it's so gorgeous! You have had a lot of lovely lusciousness for your birthday. I really love that green/blue hand dyed silk further down the page and Rini's inchies


Jill said...

Yet another delight

Anonymous said...

What a collection, this is lovely. You have a whole museum going here....xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful selection for us today. The woven card from Jacky is beautiful and all those gorgeous stitched flowers on Lorna's, wow. How nice for her family to have joined in as well.

Sylvia Ballerini Jewellery said...

My! You certainly have a wonderful collection of small artworks, Emma. They would look lovely framed, however, unless they were boxed in clear acrylic or perspex, the back art work would not be visible.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a wonderful collection. I'm having Lunch with Jacky and Dot today so no doubt we'll be discussing you fabulous project.

ArtPropelled said...

I can see why you are mesmerised ....truly inspiring birthday postcards.

Cate Rose said...

What a fabulous collection of postcards, Emma! I hope you'll be photographing them en masse, or at least several groups of them, to repost here. They're all SO inspiring!

Jan said...

These are going to keep you busy looking at them, touching them, and loving them for the whole year. I thank you for the one from you I received in yesterdays mail. It is lovely and I will treasure it. Thanks for having it postmarked in your local postoffice, that makes it even more special. Mine was sent off to you sometime last week, I hope it doesn't take forever to reach you.

Catharina Maria said...

What a great cards have you now for your 50e birthday !
Love ♥RINI♥