I couldn’t decide how to display the painting in this entry. There’s so much to it that I worried I’d leave out an important detail. The reason I like this painting is because of the details. The children are the focus of the painting but each raindrop of color, each stream rains with importance to the whole of the painting. It was a very emotional piece to paint.
I wanted one child struggling and being lead but I wanted the leader to also show her weariness. Together they’d walk as sister’s and friends holding on … holding on. This is not about their suffering but their triumph. My Sister’s Keeper is about partnership, friendship and dedication. Continue reading ‘My Sister’s Keeper’
Title: That Young Girl
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
6×8 canvas board, acrylic and ink painting, original SOLD
She’s washed in color, draped in it. Her sad eyes look out at the viewer not for assistance but to offer it, to offer and explanation. This painting is in expression of life with Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Continue reading ‘That Young Girl’
Art Title: Tin Man
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
DETAILS: A silver and black figure poses as water drips over his shoulder. In one hand large fish dangle, the other is to his side and swirls to a close. On his chest is a gold that drips down mixing with silver, blue and black. Though he is the “Tin Man” he nearly hangs as a puppet by strings of color and water.
SIZE: 6 inches by 4 inches with 1/4 inch thickness
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Art Title: Light and Tide
Art by F. Magdalene Austin Continue reading ‘Light and Tide’
I’ve tried something new, infused oils. For this particular batch I used grapeseed oil to infuse hand cut, hand dried flowers to create a wonderfully fragrant infused oil that has many applications. This oil is not a perfume. Its strongest scent is brought out when used in the bath or heated for massage.
Here is a list of ways to best use this product:
**** Aromatherapy is the very fist thing that comes to mind. Put a small amount on your finger and swipe it under your nose leaving just enough to fill the senses and calm your nerves. KEEP CALM AND LAVENDER ON. Therapeutic properties.
**** Bath oil. Poor it into the hot water and let it fill the room.
**** Place oil on your legs and feet before putting on your socks or winter gloves.
**** Place a small amount on your lips during the winter to moisturize them.
**** Use as sensual oils for massage.
**** Used As Hair Oil – Since grape seed oil is non-greasy in texture and is odorless, it is preferred by people who do not like sticky hair oil. It easily gets absorbed by hair and nourishes it without giving a feeling that one has applied oil on the hair. This is wonderful for dreadlocks and natural African-American hair.
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There are a group of fallen trees near my house, about 5 of them left over from last spring. After gathering twigs and curly-q’s. I knew an art project had to happen. Here is the finished product.
Birds on Fallen Trees – 9 x 8 clay and wood sculpture created almost entirely with found items. The cobble stones in clay were found items, the twigs are from 5 fallen trees, the birds are from a recycled art piece, real Pekin duck feathers have been added as well as dried flowers.
Birds on Fallen Trees
This sculpture is a gift for a friend and is not for sale.
This art website as well as my Etsy
shop will be on vacation starting December 1st, 2012 until January 1st 2013. If there is an order you want to place through this website or on Etsy please do so before December 1st.During vacation you may at any time visit my Redbubble
shop to purchase prints and postcards.
As of Friday, November 30th, 2012 the Redbubble shop has been updated and is more consistent than before.Thank you. See you soon.
Through most of December, Redbubble
will offer free shipping with codes that appear at the top of the page. Use the provided code on that website and take advantage of the cost reduction.
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