Wednesday, July 2, 2014




i am continuing to work in a series.  theses are 

little timed sketches on 10 x 10 cradle boards.  





also, i decided to cut this mixed media piece into two parts.  

i thought it was finished but as it hung something seemed off.  

i don't have plans for the the bottom section...yet. 

 one thing at a time.  



i was invited to  participate  this month in  a virtual blog tour 

by katherine jeanne wood.  details to come.



have a lovely 4th.  i would love to hear what 

you are creating. and as always, i 

thank you for visiting today. 


XOXO


also linking this post with 
eva, kristin and all of the linking artists at

and woyww












32 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely works Irene. I especially like your sketches.

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  2. looks very time consuming.. but I really like it. Thanks for the peek gotta get off to work. Have a great day. Roberta 68

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    1. Hi Roberta, Nice to see you. Actually, it's not too time consuming. Mostly just fun :)

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  3. I love the little sketches Irene and am curious to see the bottom section of your mixed media.
    Have a lovely week
    Gillian #28

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    1. Hi Gillian, I cut it and now have two pieces. I will post the process. It will be a surprise to me.

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  4. I remember the large piece Irene and I must admit, I love it, however if it does not sit right with you then I understand the need for change.

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    1. i was on the fence but thought i'd take a chance. I've never cut a piece before. i am anxious and excited to see what is next.

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  5. Wonderful artwork, esp. love the mixed media piece! Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 58

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    1. Hi Evalila, what a beautiful name! thank you for visiting and leaving a comment today.

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  6. First one is my favorite and second is divine also ~ love your work ~ thanks, xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol! It is lovely to see you visited today. Thanks so much!

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  7. great to see what you have been working on this week ! Ali #5

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    1. Thank you, Ali. You look like you had a fun week too!

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    1. Hello Kelly, Thank you so much! I miss you!

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  9. I love this series you are creating. BUTTTTT I love this second piece. There is something haunting about her.
    Have a safe and fun 4th.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. I will show you what I do with the two pieces. Hopefully she retains her intrigue :)

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  10. Hi Irene,

    What is cradle board? I love the sketches you've done. Does giving yourself a time limit help with the sketching process?

    Isn't it funny how sometimes we look at a piece we've created and get the feeling that something is missing but we just aren't sure what it is. I hope you discover what it is for your piece. For me, it's beautiful as it is.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (60)

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    1. Hello Whimsygirl, a cradle board , let's see how to describe. Well, picture a canvas only instead of canvas the whole piece is of wood. So there is the face of it which is a flat piece of board (the one i used here is 10 x 10") and there are 4 side pieces so when you hang it, it's like a little 3 sided box. I don't know whether that a clear explanation. I buy them art art stores.

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  11. Fabulous mixed media piece! Do love your sketches also. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

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  12. Beautiful work, that mixed media piece is fantastic. Valerie

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  13. Wow! The mixed media piece is gorgeous! Love all the wonderful colors.

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  14. such amazing work, so detailed, beautiful colors, Happy PPF !!

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  15. your little sketches are fantastic Irene! They look simple but when you do minimal work it's so much harder I think because every line or stroke of paint is equally important. Gorgeous collage art too!

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  16. I love those sketches they are so sweet and your large piece is gorgeous too! Every time I visit here I think about what your friend said about your art. It kind of makes me hot, since you are such a wonderful artist! Such interesting work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Amazing sketches and mixed media piece. You are a very talented artist but then you'll know that already hopefully ;D
    Enjoy your weekend

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  18. I love that mixed media piece! Is this one of the parts, or is this the one you cut in half? I love it just as it is ....

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  19. Your gestural drawing series is great, but that mixed media portrait is superb. I just love the colors and the softness of your portrait. Blessings!

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  20. How beautiful your paintings are. They have such energy and love!

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