Artwork and Writings of Irene Tobias Rodriguez

Cat’s Play

“Cat’s Play”

Art Quilt wall hanging, 19 x 18

Ball of yarn is all

That is needed for cat’s fun.

Yarn goes all over.

“Gone to the Dogs

Art Quilt wall hanging, 15 x 17

Nap Time

“Nap Time”

Acrylic Painting – 12 x 16

Nap Time

Mom left me here.

“Stay Put.” she said.

She will return.

I’ll nap ‘till then.

The Duel

“The Duel”

Art Quilt, wall hanging 16 x 18, Poem illustration

The Duel by Eugene Field

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
‘T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t’ other had slept a wink!
      The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
      Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
            (I was n’t there; I simply state
            What was told to me by the Chinese plate!
)

The gingham dog went “Bow-wow-wow!”
And the calico cat replied “Mee-ow!”
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
      While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
      Up with its hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!
            (Now mind: I’m only telling you
            What the old Dutch clock declares is true!
)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, “Oh, dear! what shall we do!”
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
      Employing every tooth and claw
      In the awfullest way you ever saw—
And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew!
            (Don’t fancy I exaggerate—
            I got my news from the Chinese plate!
)

Next morning, where the two had sat
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
      But the truth about the cat and pup
      Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
            (The old Dutch clock it told me so,
            And that is how I came to know.
)

Scott Creek 2

“Scott Creek”

12 x 16 Acrylic painting

Scene from Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center, Dunkirk, NY

Frog Party

“Frog Party”

24 x 18 Art Quilt Wall Hanging

Travel With the Wind

“Travel With the Wind”

21 x 19 Art Quilt Wall Hanging

Butterflies Flutter By

“Butterflies Flutter By”

24 x 17 Art Quilt Wall Hanging

“Blue and Red”

28 x 26 Quilt Table Topper

Pastel – Table Topper

“Pastel”

15 x 22 Quilt Table Topper

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