Friday, December 30, 2016

 on this last day of 2016

i continue my daily 

teabag painting practice

using various mediums.

journals of the year stacked together

on my night stand for now. 

some sketches with micron pens,

a water brush and graphite. 

and i wrote a letter about

something that needed to let go.

the letter was burned, 

some ashes added to my journal 

to honor its place in my life

and to say a final goodbye.

while for the most part is has been a full and

wonderful year,

“I've learned a lot this year.. I learned that things

don't always turn our the way you planned,

 or the way you think they should. And I've learned that there are things 

that go wrong that don't always get fixed or get put back together 

the way they were before. I've learned that some broken things stay broken, 

and I've learned that you can get through bad times and 

keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.” 

jennifer weiner

i am ready for fresh newness in 2017.

also, i say goodbye, once again, to my favorite 

sight every year as i come down my stairs. 

happy new year!

may your days be filled with 

inner peace, joy that you love

and are loved.   

X O X O 

posting with friends at paint party friday,
an online collective of artistic who 
share their work weekly.  Thank you to our
hostesses, Eva and Kristen for another
year of eye candy!


  1. Happy New Year, love, light and peace for you in 2017. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art then. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Happy New Year, awesome quote and splendid art..

  3. Lovely post, Irene.
    Wishing you love, joy and peace for New Year ❤

  4. Beautiful tea bags girls and lovely portraits too ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

  5. A lovely post Irene.
    Thanks for your friendship and caring,
    I am blessed to have you in my life.♥

  6. Best Wishes for a 🍸 Happy New Year

    Much love...

  7. I love the idea of writing what needs to be said and then burning it. The release into the air is so confirming that you now let go. Putting the ashes into something that you create is also such a good idea. So glad you are my friend. Happy New Year! :-)

  8. What a beautiful way of letting something go. I'll have to remember that. Wishing you joy and creativity for the coming year ♥

  9. Beautiful work! Happy New Year to you! :)

  10. Irene you have touched my heart so much since I met you through PPF. This year your art, your poems, your inner thoughts have given me joy, courage, and inspiration. I count you dearly as my friend. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2017 Hugs N.

  11. Happy new year and many thanks for sharing your wonderful art this past year and hope that you will continue to do so in 2017 and beyond.

  12. Love your art and your thoughts. Such inspiration.