Friday, November 11, 2016

welcome and thank you 

for visiting today.  i will start with

a teabag painting.   so far i have 

painted and drawn almost 250 of

these little canvases.  i have enjoyed 

each one as well as the community of

artists on instagram who have 

responded warmly to them.

i am continuing with the little

collage faces still using the 

one magazine.  i did cheat a little on

this one.  i just couldn't help using 

a bit of the japanese paper.

i enjoyed looking through an old

journal in the style that i no longer use;

acrylic background with collage on top

and writing a journal entry.  i liked it 

so much when i looked at it that i am going

to make another one and do this same 

process that worked so well for me for 

many years.  

one of my art groups invited artist

vadim zanginian to do a demonstration,

i was fascinated by his process.

this is an example of his work.

i had to leave a little early so did not see the 

completed work but i liked what i saw 

already.  he got this far in less than a half hour!

i took this picture at sunset this week. 

i was surprised at the stunning vista when i 

saw it in my phone.

this post is linked to paint party friday


  1. I love the little works of art. Great photo, goo. Happy PPF, hugs Valerie

  2. so many beautiful things here. Love the teabag art-so delicate. I used to journal like that too and you're right , sometimes revisiting an "old" style or technique brings renewed inspiration. Gorgeous sunset!! Happy PPF!

  3. So happy when I see your teabag art.

  4. You are one artist that is so diverse....I love it!! Those teabags are incredible. Also love the collage hair on your ladies and reading the bit about your aunt and obviously your influence on that journal page!! Very interesting post!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Your teabag girl is so, so beautiful. Love all your pieces of art.
    Have a great time xx

  6. Your artwork is so delightful to see. I love the Japanese girl. The demonstration must have been fascinating to watch. I can't imagine getting that far in a painting in only 1/2 hour.

  7. I like the combination of the collage with the thin marker lines. I would've loved to see that demonstrationn. I always like to see how other people create, and he looks like a very talented painter.

  8. Hi Irene. Every thing seems so calm on your post. I like that. Your art is always thrilling with and ease to it. Does that make any sense at all. LOL That photo is stunning. Have a great Sunday.

  9. Your faces a lovely and have a delicate quality. Thank you for sharing them! Have a great week!

  10. Love the tea bag girl and the asian one also ~ lovely work! Gorgeous photography ~

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

  11. Your tea bag portraits are wonderful. I really like the ones using the collage papers. Have a great week.

  12. I really am enjoying your miniature master pieces when I come visit. I haven't been to a painting lesson in decades, but would love to go see one. Blessings!

  13. I've been enjoying seeing your teabag paintings on IG. I think they are even more special on my big screen. :)