Friday, October 9, 2015

mixed media atc 

the annual gallery in the garden show in august was so much fun ... and 

a lot of work.  in the aftermath i found piles of deferred work that needed attending.  

one of the projects was to create an artist trading cards for my international

group.  i was already late submitting my card. the theme was 'about me'

or 'about my country.'   i did not have a notion of where to start until i perused my photos

and was reminded of ancestors.  it struck a cord.  i would not be me without them.

so i combined a photo of me and a photo of them.  here is the resulting card.

i celebrated my birthday at the getty villa with friends 

this week. i had never visited the  villa even though it is 

in my back yard.  it was a splendid day.

 i share some of the beauty.  

and i thought you might like to see some of the beauty.

have a lovely weekend.

ps   at 8:57am it was 81 degrees.  


posting with paint party friday.  thanking eva and kristen
for hosting this group of artists each friday.


  1. I love the card you created! Beautiful photos from the Getty Villa, I just visited the Getty Center yesterday, they're both fabulous!

    1. I love the Getty Center as well. Was there an exhibit you liked? Do you live in SoCal?

  2. So glad you had a lovely fitting birthday celebration at the Villa, It is so special.
    And, I love your ATC, perfect! ♥

    1. Jacki, you are so kind to me, always. I love that about you.

  3. such a beautiful card Irene! Happy belated birthday to you! So glad you had a nice celebration that included art. Isn't it funny how so many of us can live so very close to an artistic gem and yet it takes so long for us to see or recognize it?

    1. Hi Linda, Thank you for visiting today and for the birthday wish. It is funny how I let little things get in the way of doing something that I would love to do. I am working to change that!

  4. Hi Irene! I have missed you. I too have been off the blog scene since my mom passed. I started back a few weeks ago. It is a joy to see your beautiful family. What a way to spend your birthday. BTW happy birthday. The photos are wonderful.
    Have a great weekend

  5. belated happy birthday and love the card you created... and the getty villa looks amazing... such a great way to spend your birthday

  6. Happy belated birthday, What a great place, thanks for sharing the photos. Hugs, Valerie

  7. Happy belated Birthday dear lady!! What a wonderful way to celebrate...the photos are wonderful...and I LOVE your trading card...such fun and a great reminder of where we all come from!! Keep celebrating the beauty that is you!!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Hope you had a lovely birthday. I loved seeing your photos Irene. What a wonderful place.