Artists of Sonoma

a blog about turning scraps into fine arts and crafts, by Irene Rowley:
  • Trees of Childhood and Long Ago
    Posted by Irene Rowley on September 25, 2018 at 2:36 am

    It’s easier to paint a tree, than to grow a tree, I think now. As I grow older and impatiently wait for the maple I planted three years ago to grow more.  My paintings of trees hold the memories of trees of … Continue […]

  • What I am really thinking… Lewy Body Disease
    Posted by Irene Rowley on August 25, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I know you are (each) looking at me as a blogger to say Pithy and interesting things, but let me tell you how I am really thinking tonight!  If this is offensive or strange to you, to hear real deep thoughts, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • A Viking Dream
    Posted by Irene Rowley on July 6, 2018 at 2:19 am

    We found out this year through the Ancestry DNA test that we have 10 to 15 percent Scandinavian blood in my paternal family; meaning I descend in part from Old Norsemen and Vikings! Ever since, I have been thinking […]

  • It’s Small, But It’s Mine
    Posted by Irene Rowley on June 28, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Here are some more of my poem fragments that I had scribbled in a notebook this year, and recently turned up again. It’s small. It’s old. It’s crazy. But it’s Mine. My mom is sick Must I see this with all … […]

  • An Artist’s Action Items … Rebuilding
    Posted by Irene Rowley on December 13, 2017 at 2:13 am

    The Artist’s Action Items after a WILD fire: Clean. Rebuild. Recuperate. Thank God that Makers Make and Makers do not rest… Beginning with Mother Nature Who kindly brings naught but fresh rain and green grass. Last week I […]

  • Sonoma Fires Part 2: Trees on Fire!
    Posted by Irene Rowley on November 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

    The Santa Rosa fires were of epic proportion. Here is a current page from my creative journal. I titled this drawing, My Memory of Trees on Fire! It is a sketch of trees that I see along the 101 Freeway after the … Continue reading […]

  • Sonoma Fires
    Posted by Irene Rowley on October 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    The fires around Sonoma County are frightening. The Ledson Winery,  the one I wrote about in The Art of Getting Lost in Sonoma, is standing dramatically against a backdrop of flames in the Oakmont Fire!  My mom’s […]

  • Celebrating Octoberfest in Squaw Valley
    Posted by Irene Rowley on October 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Did you know there was a Octoberfest festival in Squaw Valley, California, with snow?  I did not know…  I went to the Sierras for the autumn colors, and because I loved the mountains. If you have been following me, […]

  • The Wind is Like Fire … a Poem
    Posted by Irene Rowley on October 1, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The wind is like fire tapping treetops, rippling leaves and touching me now. I wish I could stay Forever floating in the valley, From mountain peak to waterfall, As quiet but strong as a canoe. My spirit went into the forest … Continue […]

  • Making Greeting Cards and Paper Art
    Posted by Irene Rowley on August 30, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I recently made a set of personal greeting cards and thought I’d share my top secrets on how to make them with my fans. In this case I made this set to entertain my mom while we sat in the … Continue reading &rarr […]

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