Irene likes arts and crafts and is not afraid to try new and different mediums. She has worked with Drawing, Painting, Wood Carving, Photography and Pyrography.
She introduced me to Christstollen; a fruit bread eaten during the Christmas season in Germany. We enjoyed it with coffee while she shared photos of her creations and talked about the different art and craft mediums she has used.
"My mom taught me. Mom also showed me how to crochet. I started Drawing pictures of people with any pencils I could find."
"I collected Leica, Retina, and medium format cameras."
Irene would get inspired to pick up drawing again and again.
"I get an idea in my head that won't go away. It keeps growing and developing details until I do something with it."
That is how Irene got started with Pyrography.
"For months I had an idea I wanted to burn a drawing on wood. I bought pine and made a drawing of an elephant on it. Then I purchased a cheap burning tool from Michaels. Here is a photo of My first Pyrography. The Tree of Life."
Irene had never heard of needle felting until she received a needle felting kit for Christmas. She completed a Teddy Bear and created a few other felted animals.
Irene recently discovered Twenty20 a mobile photography marketplace and community for photographers. She posts her photos as @Enerry27 in open competitions. She is also able to sell her photos on this app. I'm currently checking out this mobile app because I also work with photography and want to learn more about how it works.
I realized through our time together that Irene just does it. She takes the idea and fearlessly uses different mediums as she creates. She's learning how to do it as part of the creative process.