Friday, October 21, 2016

hello and thank you for visiting.

today i am featuring a few highlights 

of the last two weeks ...  in no particular order

a few sketchy teabags

three of us rented a house in 

newport beach a block from the 

ocean.  we spread out and did 

art whenever we wanted, talked about 

where to eat, ate, did more art,

and talk some more.

but first we visited the long beach museum of art

where there was  a wonderful exhibit featuring

contemporary artists. 

a journal given to us by john arbuckle.  

i filled the whole thing with memories 

jo bennett, an artist i met on instagram read some of

my posts about my japanese relatives being 

interned.  she and her mother were moved by the

stories and gifted me this doll which was left to her

mother by japanese americans before they were interned.

a little collage fun.

a cardboard journal john showed us how to make

over the weekend.

acts for my international group.

and a figurative drawing for an online figurative  group.

with being in and out of town, i am a week behind 

on responding to your generous comments but know i am 

always delighted and grateful for  your visit.  

happy friday to all!   i am posting with
paint party friday today.  for some eye candy
stop by and visit!

have a lovely weekend


  1. Lots of wonderful art again, looks like you had a great time at Long Beach. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. such creativity on one page ~ beautiful post and creative works ~ my favorite is the collage as I have been contemplating getting back to it ~ thanks for the incentive ~

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  3. sounds like a great week and love the teabags

  4. wow so much wonderful creativity! I really luv the collage piece.

  5. Irene, such a great variety of beautiful art. I love the figurative drawing! And the cardboard journal! And that gorgeous collage! Have a super weekend.

  6. Beautiful teabag art and a wonderful creative post Irene.

  7. Great post, Irene. I'm always impressed with the amount you pack into your life.

  8. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and photos.
    Happy weekend xx

  9. I love that you created memories in the journal I gave you! So fun to have shared this with you. :-)

  10. Wow what a meaty glorious post! Such a treasure that little doll. I have watched indy movies about the internment camps...Heart warming to know people care as much as I do about such injustice. Beautiful art too my friend. Looks like some fun was had at Newport beach!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. Hi Irene. This is a wonderful post. I love all of your art of course. The photos of your are so beautiful. The gift of the doll brought tears to my eyes. What a special offering of love. Sounds like all of you had a great time and made some great memories.