Wednesday, April 13, 2016

i have talked with several friends who

are not inspired and are not working.

what do you do when you lose your mojo?

here are a few from my go to list

go to a workshop

rip and paste

use new colors

read  a novel

take a nap

listen to music

go to a gallery

have lunch with friends

try a new medium

pet a puppy

invite an art friend over and do a project

take a walk

look at your inspiration list 

talk to art friends

hold a baby

look at your inspiration sites

take a break for a few days

declutter your house

touch your supplies 

take a deep breath


try not to worry

tell a loved one the way you feel about them

write a love letter

paint something ugly

let it go, it will return

have a lovely weekend.

i am attending a three day workshop with

several friends from out of the state and 

old journaling friends i have not seen in too long. 

we will be altering an old passport

adding meaningful ephemera.

i will be adding to my father's childhood passport 

from 1929.   already in the gathering

process feelings have stirred

around memory, childhood, family, loss and love.

i am looking forward to the time 

and will probably not have much time to respond 

on my blog until next week.


linking with paint party friday
thank you eva and kristen for hosting 


  1. Perfect! Great post Irene!
    Also you are mentioned in today's blog. ;o)
    Thank you again. ♥

  2. Wonderful ideas, have fun with your friends. Love the portrait of the woman. Happy PPF hugs Valerie

  3. Great art. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs

  4. Lovely piece, Irene. I hope your workshop is loads of fun! When my mojo leaves, I quit trying to do art and just play on the computer, sometimes going to see what other artists are working on.

  5. marvelous art Irene, and a great inspirational list too.Have a fantastic weekend!!

  6. What a wonderful piece of art! I think I usually just take a break when I'm not feeling it... Your list is inspiring by itself!

  7. A really nice collage, lovely colors. I love the idea of repurposing and altering an old passport to make a work of art.

  8. Agreed all those things are inspirational...when you have google, friends, nature and family you should never be bored or lack inspiration ever!! Sometimes you just have to sit and be alone with your thoughts to let the messages come through. I think the lulls force us to be still and listen!! Great post and artwork!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Beautiful painting. Thanks for the useful list.
    Happy weekend ❤

  10. One thing I love about your art is that you seem to have an easy touch. This make your art light and beautiful. Have fun at the work shop.

  11. I can't believe how long it has been since I visited your blog. Just lovely!