Island Wisdom Part 2 – Peace and Patience

beach girl in Puerto Plata, near the brand new Amber Cove port,  copyright by Irene Rowley

On the beach in Puerto Plata where I got the carved fish. March 2015

I am a humble traveler and artist, not an expert on Caribbean art and music. Before I traveled to the Caribbean, I only knew about the islands through reggae music and popular lyrics by Bob Marley, such as in the wonderful song, One Love, One Heart… continue reading

A Painter’s Love Affair with Wood

my birdhouse with tole painting and blue pickling stains, by Irene Rowley

my blue birdhouse

Don’t you love wood? Wood is the substrate for many beautiful pieces of art.

Here is a modest example of painted wood art: a Swedish plate that depicts a rural scene and windmill, my cedar box,  my bird house pickled blue, a fruit still life painted on a wood cutting board, and a folk art cow panel, that I saw in Gilroy recently: continue reading