Friday, July 1, 2016

my week in photos ...
and a few words

sunrise over palos verdes, no filter.  

the color i think comes
from the windshield
but i like the effect.

the sun

have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
 released and easy, 
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone~
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance~
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love~
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough 
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there
or have you too
turned from this world~

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

mary oliver

teabag paintings, reference from henri matisse

all collage teabag, reference journal sketch

teabag, pencil sketching

large commissioned piece

tomatomania tomato-titas growing 

and sunset over the pacific, catalina in the background

it is friday of a long holiday weekend.  thank you

for taking the time to visit.  your comments mean a lot to 

me.   have a fun one for all who celebrate and be safe.

posting with friends at paint party friday.


  1. Fab photos and art. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely artwork and photography. I like the pencil sketches on tea bags. Happy PPF!

  3. What a wonderful post!
    Your photos are stunning, the poem so eloquent ...
    and the words that came to me as I studied your beautiful art,
    was "tender" tea bag portraiture. ♥

  4. Just enchanting Art! Love your portraits ❤
    Happy PPF 😃

  5. Love the delicacy of your tea bag paintings and the wonderful sunrise silhouette. Happy PPF

  6. Irene, your portraits are so beautiful! You have quite a talent there! Also thanks for showing the gorgeous photos of the sky. Hope your weekend is fabulous.

  7. Wonderful art, word and photography ~ all very beautiful!

    Wishing you a Happy 4th weekend ~ ^_^

  8. gorgeous photos, wonderful teabag art, and I LOVE your commissioned piece Irene! Happy PPF!

    1. Thank you Linda. Your comments mean a lot to me.

  9. The commissioned portrait that you painted is simply beautiful. The ethereal setting and subtle color scheme makes it a delight to look at. Happy PPF!

  10. This is a great post! Ilove the 1st photo...I shared it on blogger = )

  11. Great art work! Happy PPF - Irma

  12. Wow lots of yummy painting and texture this week!! The photo is stunning too!! Very nice post!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. Keep the windshield a secret - your own invented technique...b

  14. These photos, portrait and Mary Oliver poem are wonderful!
    Happy PPF on the Fourth!!