Friday, April 28, 2017

structured and unstructured...

a walk through a regular day.

the first thing i do in the morning is walk into

my studio.  i see the sun rise each day from there.

after a little creating, i walk along the coast or take a yoga class.

on this day there was a sea lion beached.  i am afraid he might 

have been ill to stay so close to people

this week after submitting art to several art venues,

 i have been mark making, journaling and 

generally playing.

these are two finished altered books. 

today i am going to sketch with a sketch club at a local museum and then to

the hammer museum again for a birthday lunch and to revisit the

dubuffet exhibit that i talked about here.  in the past weeks i have visited

several exciting exhibits.  i will be posting pictures

during the week.  check back  or subscribe to the blog

if you're interested.

i am asked regularly if i do art everyday?  

yes, i do.  i have come to realize that i am 

pretty disciplined.  after spending much of my life

rebelling against a structured family, i went in the opposite

direction.  i have come full circle.  to may surprise, i find much comfort in 

structure and have found a way not to make it the 

straightjacket type with no wiggle room.  twyla thrarp's book

the creative habit with helpful in finding my way.

how about you?  structured? unstructured?  disciplined? undisciplined?

current working journals

a lovely spring weekend to all and 

happy paint party friday


  1. I love your view & how you use your life!
    Thanks so much for the beautiful surprise yesterday.
    Always great to be with you and witness your amazing talents.♥

  2. I am absolutely in awe of your altered books. YUM!

  3. Recognize 'the full circle' ~ so wonderful to be 'self disciplined' and look at what creative art work you did 'playing' ~ wonderful!

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

  4. I loved the walk through your day! Beautiful altered book art.

  5. The altered book pages are gorgeous!

  6. Wonderful jaunt through your day and gorgeous pages. I do create daily too. Very inspiring post!! Sparked a new post for me!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. I definitely like structure, I am missing it so much right now :oP
    Now I am worried about the sea lion, I hope he was just being curious!
    Beautiful pages, and photos, thanks for sharing them!

  8. This is a wonderful post. I love seeing where you live and creates. I too like structure but just enough to allow me to draw outside of the lines. Have a great weekend.

  9. Love your altered books! :) Fascinating!

  10. Those books are amazing Irene!!

  11. Your altered books are stunning! And what a wonderful way to start the day! I always plan to spend the morning in my studio at the weekends, since that is when there's most light, but somehow, there's always something getting in the way. I definitely need more structure. I've started reading The Creative Habit a few years ago, but somehow stopped midway. But I've taken it out again recently and it's next on my list, so hopefully that will help :)