Friday, September 23, 2016


here is some of the work i have

been doing this week.

30 paintings in 30 days

#29 faces


paintings on teabags endlessly intrigues me.

i use them like a playground to experiment

with various mediums and studies.

tea bag 

tea bag

tea bag

tea bag

i made this journal years ago.

the pages are of varying sizes.  i have not

been certain about it, the unpredictability of it all.

i have embraced it, added packing tape collage along

with one of my paintings to the cover and 

am in love with it.   i have joined the 30 day

journal challenge with lisa sonora for the 

month of september.  it has unexpectedly become

very grounding to write daily.  

hand made journal cover

journal page

journal page

southern california has experiencing years 

of drought.  drought tolerant gardens have been popping

up all over to help conserve water so along with the 

palm trees of old, succulents are commonplace.  

i am appreciating the refreshing beauty in these plants.  


if you get some time,  a visit to  paint party friday 

will delight your eyes and spirit.

thank you for visiting today!


  1. I always look forward to your teabag paintings :) T x

  2. So fun! You might have mentioned along the line, but how are you storing your teabag art?

  3. I love desert style gardens, ya know my heart is in AZ so that is why. I love the art this week. Your style is a bit different but the same gorgeous spirit.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. hello,
    it is a joy to see all your pieces.
    the teabag art are my favorites, so charming.

  5. I love it that your teabag pics are all so different and it's difficult to remember that they are teabag size. I like the 'Vogue' journal page too.

  6. Fantastic pieces of art Irene! Awesome!You never cease to amaze me with your teabag art!