Saturday, January 28, 2017

a teabag lady of the week 

i gathered together all of my journals from various

corners of the house.  i thought this was it, 89, but 

found even more afterwards.  what am i doing with them?

for now, i have stored them by years, some are on display,

and  try using copies in my art.  i am curious what you do with your

completed journals.  do you read them?  do you display them?

do you share them in any way?

i am also trying to keep a daily drawing practice.  

when i use pencil i get too persnickety and that

is not my point.  it is just practice.   

thank you for visiting today.  i appreciate your comments.

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this post is linked to paint party friday 
where creatives share their work.  for a treat,
visit the site!

Friday, January 20, 2017

 a polynesian princess painted 

and  collage on a teabag

a few examples of art

from the annual los angeles art show.

i heard these birds chirp on my walk on 

this winter southern california day!

today's post is linked with artists at 

paint party friday.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

a sunday hello,

a teabag girl

and a flock of pelicans.

have a lovely day!

i will show you later what i am up to today
 (such suspense )


Friday, January 13, 2017

today, a sweet teabag girl.  i used acrylic,

collage, charcoal pencil and hand made papers.

every year i talk about oshogatsu feast, the 

japanese new year day celebration.  

my friend hosts friends and family 

and i am the sous chef.  we stand next to each other

for hours and hours chopping, cooking, preparing, 

presenting the dishes for guests.   many of you

may not be familiar or have ever seen the foods

we eat on this auspicious day so i wanted to show you here.

  i have not missed one oshogatsu in my life! whereever i was in the world,

i came home to be with my family.  when i had my own family

and my parents were older, i carried on the tradition.

now my son, carries on, creating a small feast in chicago.  

do you carry on family traditions?  i would love to hear of them.

thank you for visiting me at my blog today.

i appreciate your visit and any comments.  

today's post is linked, as is every friday with
friends at paint party friday, hosted by eva and kristen. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

drawing practice 

a daily practice

hopefully done 

without criticism

without goals

just practice.

Friday, January 6, 2017

i participated in a fiber art swap 

for it, i used crochet pieces from the swap meet  

and made a little crochet teabag book 

the first week of the new year 

has passed.  it feels like a monumental

year.  i don't know why or what will take place,

but i have a sense of expectation.  

it's the sense i get when

i see a flock of

pelicans flying above

posting with friends at paint party friday 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

art journal has caught my fancy

after a hiatus, i am back.

here, exploring 

black gesso background, collage and white chalk pencil.

wondering what you are exploring?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

i thought you might like to see a a follow up from 

the burn ritual i described in the last post. 

the black portion of this journal spread

is what was burned and glued.  additional paint, acrylic markers,

and journaling was added.   i found this to be a 

satisfying way to complete and transform feelings

in what was a difficult experience for me to process.