Friday, December 2, 2016



it is the time of year when regular schedules

are thrown off by a flurry of activity 

around the holidays, family, and deadlines.  

there are those thanksgiving dishes

that seems to last for days.

and bittersweet trips to the airport where embraces 

hello and goodbyes take place

and finding the perfect stool for the studio.

at last!

but a little art has been squeezed in

if this looks like a mish mash 

you're right!  these are a number of 'starts.'

i use pieces of watercolor paper for my palate

or a blotters when I paint.  I save them and

randomly cut them up.  eventually,

they may show up in a piece or as mail art.

do you have favorite ways to start 

your art pieces?  

posting with paint party friday
hosted by the lovelies, kristen and eva


  1. You managed a lot of lovely art in spite of Thanksgiving - thanks for sharing.
    The link to your page from PPF is not right! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Love your "squeezed in" art! There is always time for a little art! Your new little stool is lovely, too.

  3. wonderful post. I know about the dishes and the goodbyes. Great stool for the studio. I need one like that as well. Your mish mash actually looks pretty impressive. Have a great weekend.

  4. Lovely creatives and style ~ favorite are the cats ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a delightful weekend ~ ^_^

  5. love all your delightful artwork happy ppf

  6. I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful art work this week, Irene. You have a great idea to use the paint brush wipes for future works.

  7. Busy with the holidays yet you took the time out to paint. Splendid

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  8. First off your link isn't working on ppf... might need to reenter it! Love the whimsy in these new pieces, your fun dishes and the stool. Great post!! Sometimes it's so hard to do life when all you want to do is art!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Nice art, nice post, enjoyed your holiday thoughts.

  10. Oh wow, these are all lovely! The cats are so sweet and I enjoy the way you use texture to paint characters. Great post!

  11. Your art is so exotic and unique. I love your abstract and impressionistic methods.

  12. Irene, thanks for dropping by to view my PPF post. i'm leaving the YOUTUBE link to the song I posted at my blog; hope you can access it from here

    Hurah Hurah

    much love...