Friday, September 22, 2017

welcome!  it is  friday, the auspicious day 

of the autumnal equinox.  i do love this season.

even in southern california, land of eternal sunshine,

a slight shift in the light, in the breezes and the beginning

of early morning and afternoon crispness can be detected. 

today i am showing you more  map girls drawn on thomas guide pages.  

with the frequent and common usage of cell phones, maps have become

all but obsolete and i have found a new use for this paper that i cannot 

throw out.  the first image i posted last week but i thought they would

be fun seen together.  one of my friends predicted i will be continuing a

new collection as i did with teabags last year.  perhaps!  i title them by the

page numbers.  they are all the same color but the lighting changes the outcome

on the screen.  i don't mind that.

posting with paint party friday friends. thanks so much 
to eva and kristen for hostin.


  1. Irene, your map girls are awesome. I just tossed out dozens of maps. Now I wish I had saved some of them to paint faces on.

  2. They are thoughtfully exploring new places on their trips LOL😂 Great teabag paintings.
    Happy PPF ❤

  3. LOVE the map girls. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. I love your map portraits, so very cool! Happy PPF!

  5. Creative and lovely use of the map paper ~ so unique ~ thanks ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  6. Genius work on those maps. I did try that once and gave up but now I want to do it again.

  7. Isn't it fun to paint on maps!? Love your paintings!

  8. these are really wonderful works !!!
    I love this style with this background!
    happ weekend

  9. These are just amazingly lovely! :-)

  10. Wow fabulous map girls...what a great theme for this year. I too love Autumn and all the amazing colour changes!! I look forward to more of these gals!!

    Peace Giggles

  11. It is turning chilly here. We don't get much summer here so I do not look forward to the cold. Your art is amazing as always.

  12. I think you transform the mundane map to a treasure with your always elegant touch.Just sayin' ;o)

  13. Dark and mysterious 20s of precious century...xx

  14. Wow totally amazing work again dear Irene!! Love what the maps are doing in the background! ♥ Conny

  15. so creative such expressive faces, as you can tell I love these