Friday, October 28, 2016



a teabag, collage and a midwest wedding





she knew she was from another time

on the outside but on the inside she soars.






i did a few collages in a small sketch book.

i used one brochure for the collage material.

this is a self portrait














to give you an idea of size.





this past weekend i attended a wedding

in bloomington, indiana where 




the leaves were just beginning to display

their fall beauty.






there was a special exhibit by a brazilian artist, Vic Muniz 

at the indiana university art  museum.








his work inspired me to cut and paste... and i can't stop!

some of us in my print group had traveled a bi recently.

we discussed the fact that travel opens the 

senses because, partly, because you are free of every day

chores and responsibilities.  You can be open to the

new, use your senses to take in your surroundings

and process in a different way.  one of the reasons

i love to travel!  do you find this to be true?





i am linking this post with the folks at

paint party friday hosted weekly by kristen and eva.




44 comments:

  1. Wonderful collages. I love collage but get impatient when sticky fingers pick up paper one did not intend to pick up.

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    1. Hello Fran, Thank you for your lovely comments. I feel the same way about the sticky fingers! I don't know how to avoid that but today I am going to try using gloves to see if that helps?
      ~~Irene

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  2. I am intrigued by your art! So lovely.

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  3. I like your lovely faces you did this week, Irene. And I know the wedding was very special, held outside in the autumn breezes.

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    1. Hello Faye, How are you? The wedding was a special and very fun celebration. Thank you for visiting this week!
      ~~ Irene

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  4. beautiful collage art Irene! Happy PPF!

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  5. Love your 'red hat' collage ~ others are wonderful too! thanks.


    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Hello Carol! Thank you for your lovely comments this week and for the weekend wishes. I hope yours is fun.
      ~~ Irene

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  6. Beautiful work, as always Irene.
    So glad Indiana was great for the wedding.
    Thanks again for the cool boho bandana, I really love it!
    WW said you picked the perfect color combo. I agree.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jacki. Wishing we did not live so far from each other!
      xo Irene

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  7. I so admire your lovely teabag girl paintings. Everyone you present now is unique and superb.
    Thanks for sharing the photos and I like the Muniz's Art, too.
    Happy PPF ♥

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    1. Thank you so much for your generous comments Sirkkis!
      ~~ Irene

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  8. Wonderful collages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You inspire me! :D
    and yes, totally in agreement... travel does that, doesn't it??
    I recently went on a quick trip and my husband and I realized the same thing... such a discovery!

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    1. Hello Misty, Aren't we lucky to take these trips and share them! Thank you for visiting this week and for your kind comments.
      ~~ Irene

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  9. Such diverse gorgeous work Irene... I could study each piece for ages...so many wonderful details...those collages are so intricate and amazing...Thanks for sharing what inspires you...lovely little wedding photos too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hello Giggles, I am pleased that you like these pieces! Thank you for your visit and comments this week!
      ~~ Irene

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  10. Oh how I love the teabag piece. Truly splendid! You have been one busy artist! Your other portraits are just plain exciting, too.

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    1. Thank you for visiting this week John! I have a a delightful diverse week!
      xo Irene

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  11. I love your little art pieces inspired by the artists work. We have been doing lots of walks this week as my sons have been off school and its been lovely to escape from routines and admire autumn on our travels up hills

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    1. Hello Lorraine, Thank you for your comments. Your autumn walks with your sons sounds lovely.
      ~~ Irene

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  12. Wow Irene these are amazing. My most favorite is the lady with the red hat. Haaaa of course she is. Glad you were able to go to the art museum and thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments!
      ~~ Nicole

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  13. Your collaged self-portrait and portraits are AMAZING. I agree that traveling is a very inspirational experience. Blessings, my friend!

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    1. Hello Arnoldo, Thank you for visiting and for your supportive comments this week.
      ~~ Irene

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  14. Wow! such details in these, layers with layers to create wonderful collages!!

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  15. wow, I´m soo impressed. Wonderful artwork, and so small? Hard to belive. I really enjoyed this :)

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  16. Wonderful collage and the self-portraits are intriguing!

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    1. Hello Indira, I am glad that you enjoyed the collages today.
      ~~ Irene

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  17. So many wonderful things on your post today. :) Glad I stopped by.

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  18. Great art again!
    I agree, traveling opens your eyes and mind but living abroad is even better. After several years in different countries I do appreciate for example that in Finland I can drink clean tap water, our air and nature is clean, it's safe (most of us don't have guns, only hunters do), minimum corruption, good education etc. Life is not perfect (I'm not a fan of snow and ice) but I know it's not perfect anywhere - every place has good and bad things...
    But. Life is good.
    Have a creative week!

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  19. Great portrait-miniatures! And such wonderful red leaves...
    By the way: we always travel with our bicycles, we haven't car (and not money for the train).
    Happy Halloween from Germany

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    1. Thank you Mascha. I think traveling via bicycle sounds lovely!
      ~~ Irene

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  20. Love that one with the red head scarf and purple robe.

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  21. Love you collages! I love how you use bits of paper with faces on them to incorporate into the faces you create! Now you make me want to pick up scissors and glue too! Me too, I love travelling for all the new sensations and experiences, but I tend to travel to the same place, which is nice too, a bit like a second home :)

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    1. Hello Nordljus, Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I hope you create some collages!
      ~~ Irene

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