Friday, January 19, 2018

happy new year friends!

how are you?  I didn't mean to take a 

long break but that's exactly what happened.  

a sinus infection got me for a good month and then

the holidays came.  my son visited for a nice long

time, always a delight to me.  I stop everything while

he's here. 

I'm glad to be back at my dear blog! i've missed

you all and hope all is well!

this year I am working on my drawing skills.

with some pen drawings.  these drawings

are in a little journal I carry with me

along with a mechanical pencil and am

.02 micron pen.

also experimenting with a mechanical pencil, 

black wing pencil, and eraser drawings.

the simplicity of products used is enticing.

 and then missing color, watercolor using a 

soppy brush is added over the pen drawings.

characters do show up!!

lastly, a pelican spotted on my daily walk.

thank you for visiting today!

posting with friends at paint party friday.
thank you eva and kristin.  


  1. Glad you are back, too. Even though I missed you, I see that you have been prolific and that is most important. Love your portraits. See you soon. :-)

  2. Wonderful art as always. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Great drawings! You are so good at portraits.

  4. OMG Irene - such artful drawings - amazing portraits !
    I want to learn to draw better this year as well.
    Alle the best for you and HAPPY 2018!
    Always a pleasure to see your unique styled pieces!
    oxo Susi

  5. I really like the diversity in your drawings. Looking forward to a year of this!
    Just so you know: when I click on your link in PPF I get a message that I can't get access to your blog...??

  6. Hi Irene. Glad to see you back and that the sinus infection is gone. I know you had a great time with your son. Your art is always so beautiful. I like that you have ventured out to something new for you, because these are simple gorgeous.

  7. You've been busy, Irene. I like this new direction you're going in. So glad you're feeling better now, and had a chance to visit with your son. :)