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’
The Willow doll is 18 inches and full of sweet joy. She’s handmade and lovely. Willow is wearing a printed green dress that shows her love for nature. Her apron if filled with wildflowers picked by her own two hands. Curly-q tree branches were dipped in purple, pink and white to create wild flowers. She’s got a bouquet of lavender that fits perfectly in her apron. From the sweet smile on her face and the dimples she shows, you can tell that Willow is happiest when she’s surrounded by nature.
Also on the handmade rag doll are little blue Mary Jane shoes, a small straw hat with two ribbons and soft brown, textured yarn for hair.
If you can’t tell, I truly enjoyed making her and had a blast adding tiny little details. Continue reading ‘Willow – Handmade African-American Rag Doll’
Juliette in Cream is an handmade light skinned doll with extra long black hair. Her features are hand painted. Her hair has been hand sewn in and her dress has been hand sewn. She is made of 90% recycled materials including her soft plush insides, her shoes and the extra soft, textured yarn hair.
Juliette is about 11 inches tall. She’s wearing a cream colored dress with pink hand painted trim. Her little shoes are gold, her white socks have gold fabric glue trim. On her little cream dress is a lace doily collar with a tiny pink bow. Holding the lace doily collar in place is a tiny little button.
Juliette’s hair is extra long so that you can pull it to the side, pull it up or leave it down as you wish.
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“Marabella the Lovely One” is quiet and shy. She spends her mornings picking wild flowers and sitting under shade trees watching the birds. She sits tall and perfect in her little red checked dress with buttons and cream colored bloomers. She’s got rag ribbons in her black hair which can be worn very short or extended in areas for a more shaggy yet adorable look. Her shoes are black with white laces created with fabric paint. Her eyes are full of feeling, wide and open as she takes in all the beauty around her.
Doll stats: 18 inches, hand made, hand painted features, solid black skin with blue eye shadow and long eye lashes. Her features have been hand painted, her hair was sewn in strand by strand. Marabelle is proud to be made of 90% recycled materials. A small signature appears on her bum with the number 33. Marabella is doll number 33 in the Charlene Doll Collection. Continue reading ‘Marabelle Black Americana Handmade Art Doll’
At 7 inches small this little kitten with big baby blue eyes sits perfectly on top of books and dried flowers. She wears an oversized, removable pink ribbon and has tiny little gray whiskers. This little one is completely hand made, hand painted and is made of almost 100% recycled materials including her stuffing and the ribbon. Continue reading ‘Plush kitten with big baby blue eyes’
Ophelia Rose is an 18 inch doll with big, brown eyes and soft pink lips. Her hair is long and black. When sitting by a fan it whisks across her face lightly. She’s hand painted solid black but has gold and turquoise facial details. She’s got long eye lashes and a cute little nose.
All facial features were painted on after the initial painting of the cotton fabric.
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