Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter

Whatever your beliefs........

have a great weekend!





















(I did the first banner of my own accord for our church a long time ago.
Then we got a new priest and he asked me to do the 'Risen Christ' banner. It took me about 100 hours. There are some things I don't like about it...creases in the face, slightly Disney look about the eyes, but on the whole its been well liked .
The bottom church banner was done for the 25th Anniversary of Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, when all the churches in the Liverpool Diocese took their banners to the Cathedral for a celebration which was filmed for 'Songs of Praise' over 16 years ago)

42 comments:

Kitty said...

Fantastic work Jackie. Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter. x

Heather said...

I think they are both excellent - I have been struggling with faces and am just not the artist you are. The daffodils are wonderful and the textured areas fabulous. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Genie said...

Happy Easter jackie
beauiful work

Chris said...

Amazing. Your art work never ceases to inspire me. Happy Easter Jackie.

Jude said...

Very lovely work!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Great bannes Jackie, especially love your picture with the detils of the squares and machine embroidery
Happy day :o) Carolyn

Annica said...

Amazing work Jackie! Happy Easter! xx

WendyCarole said...

Happy Easter
love your banners

Joei Rhode Island said...

May the Bunny visit with lots of goodies...healthy goodies that is!

Banners are lovely. Being our best critic helps us grow...but don't just focus on what you don't like. The details and composition sing.

connie said...

These are lovely. It reminds me of when my mother and a group of her friends made banners for the church I grew up in. Thanks for sharing

Victoria said...

Incredible work Jackie.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter.

silverpebble said...

Lovely work Jackie - the daffodils are fabulous. Are you fairly near Liverpool? I lived in Woolton until I went away to college.

Hope you cracked open one of those brownish eggs today

Emma x

Cathy said...

They are beautiful! I hope you are a blessed Easter!

banchomarba1 said...

I love the Christ banner. so Medieval/Byzantine, but with hints of Klimt, etc. I think it is wonderful that your artistic work can inspire the spirituality of others.

Julie said...

We are all our harshest critics but you should not judge this work, it is stunning, not a bit disney. Beautiful Jackie. Hope you've had a Happy Easter.

Art Space Gallery said...

Clicked to enlarge the first photo to see the wall hanging in its full glory and just love the mixed daffodils and leaves - a real work of art.

julie king said...

your work is just breath taking! i'm in awe of what you do!

take care and happy easter, robin!

Linda said...

Just stunning work and something to feel very proud of Jackie. You are a very talented lady (I've probably told you that before...)
I hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend.
Linda xx

MargaretR said...

The work on those banners is wonderful Jackie. I've never made one, but I have two friends who do and they will enjoy seeing yours

Shelly said...

Really amazing work, Jackie. The Christ banner is tremendous . . . love the mosaic like details and fine stitching.
Hope you had a great Easter.
:-)
Shelly

Gina said...

The banners are beautiful Jackie. Hope you are having a happy Easter.

jackie said...

Best wishes for Easter and thanks for your comment.

Carol said...

Hi Jackie, I love the 'Alleluia' banner, and the 'Risen Christ' banner has always been special to me. You made the 'Risen Christ' the year my mom passed away and you put her name inside the weaving, remember? You do awesome work!

fiona d said...

they make my heart lift up - happy Easter

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such lovely work, Jackie. Well done.

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter with lots of joy and lots of chocolate!

The Devil Makes Work said...

Fantastic works. Thanks for the comment. Maybe you are right. I just think it's because I was thinking that he wasn't here to share it with me. I'm not sure how I will react when the anniversary comes up. One day at a time I guess.

Woo.
xx

The Devil Makes Work said...

p.s. Your Marrakesh photos are amazing.

Lorie M. said...

Awsome! I do banners (not nearly as great as yours!) for our church too! I hope you have a great Easter..kids are all home this week so who knows how much art will be made? oh well..

Gunnels blog said...

Your work are great ! I hope you have had a wonderful Easter!

Ray said...

Beautiful work! I love all the squares and the colours. One hundred hours! Please could you give me a lesson in perseverance?!

Judy Hartman said...

Beautiful, beautiful applique artwork!

Sarah Zambiasi Art said...

Your work is truly beautiful. I feel so inspired! Thankyou for sharing:)

Peace, Sarah.

chrissythreads said...

Beautiful banners. I am currently doing a degree module on liturgical embroidery.Would you mind me contacing you by e-mail just to ask you a few questions?
Drop by my blog and have a look.

hippopip said...

Fantastic embroidery, your work gives inspiration to the rest of us poor mortals

chrissythreads said...

Just dropped back to say thanks as I was reading your ealier blogs and saw your mention of Wingham Wools- I have been trying to find a MO supplier of silk fibres in larger quantaties for my embellishing work and there it was - eureka. Order now on its way to me - you should get commission!

Anonymous said...

I love your daffodils Ive been trying to paint them but yours look like daffs. I have made some banners for christmas I like them but they are not so intricate as yours.Jean

Jean Lennon said...

didnt mean to be anon.Jean

cocoa and blankets said...

they are amazing jackie...just lovely...I especially like the daff's....we have some lovely ones at our church...but none as spectacular as yours...we spent Easter sunday at a service in St Mark's ...incredible...i have never been to a Catholic mass before...I am a happy clappy baptist...it was very moving..the surroundings...music ...really beautiful and something I will never forget....happy belated Easter.....

sesga loves 1950s said...

Your Work is AMAZING !
Amazing dose not seem a big enough word maybe exquisite is a better word . I'm always in Aw of your work you are a true expert with fabric .
I had a lovely Easter I hope you did too .
We had a Easter evening vigil at our church it was so lovely . we lit a fire outside lit some candles and then we switched all the church lights off ,It was beautiful.
Love from sesga xx

Jude said...

You ok?

Chriss said...

This is amazing JAckie, it is a real work of art.

Mermaids Purse said...

I think "Then Risen Christ" is absolutely stunning - definitely nothing to be self critical about!!!



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