My name is Irene Owens. My greatest passion in life is Art. I love drawing portraits, painting whimsical pictures and illustrating for children. I also collect children's books and hope to one day get one of my own picture books published. I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my prints, hand painted pendants and mirrors.
In this blog you will find artists that inspire me, brilliant handmade creations and my own art. I hope you enjoy my posts.
Came across this painting today and was pleasantly surprised. I've painted it a couple of years ago but was not satisfied with it for some reason. Looking at it now, I can't remember what it was that I didn't like. It's quite pretty, isn't it? :-)
Do you ever fall in or out of love with your own work?
I was going through my drawings and came across this fearful character. Completely forgot about him! I've painted this almost a year ago while waiting for my little boy to finally pop out. I was getting increasingly bored staying at home, so I thought I'd paint but I didn't want to start anything complicated in case I got interrupted :) Then of course when my babba did pop out, I forgot all about this sheepie. Looking at him now brings back the memories of that time. Bursting at the seams, waiting... then biggest, most overwhelming joy of my life :)
Tillie adores reading and can't understand her little brother Bo who is completely indifferent to books. She tries reading her favorite French fairy tales to him but some bunnies are just not into books .
These lovely delicate creatures by Japanese sculptor Yoshimasa Tsuchiya look as if they would fit snuggly in your hand... Take a look at how they are made making I was really surprised to see that they're so big in real life. Amazing.
Twice a week I take my son to the children's library where we socialize with Mummies and babies from our area, sing nursery rhymes and read books. Riley loves pottering around big stuffed animals and wooden toys and I always take some time to look through boxes of books. Today I found a gem of a book. The kind I know both Riley and I would enjoy. It's called "If Kisses Were Colors" and it's illustrated by Alison Jay. What a talent! I can't believe I haven't heard of her before. Well, I've ordered the book already and will try to take a few pictures of it when it arrives. Meanwhile, here's a few illustrations by Alison. Aren't they marvelous?