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Swan and Star

From the beak you can see this is a male swan, a cob. His arms are stretched wide where a star bounces from his wing and spreads light across the sky.

Title: Swan and Star (this and all image on SUNDRIP are copyright protected)
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin

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Tea at my house

"Tea At My House" is the newest entry in my sketch diary. This particular teapot sits on my China cabinet beside dry flowers and few homemade candles in brass holders.  I purchased the pot for a dollar at a second hand store.

This particular sketch diary/journal is dedicated to everyday moments such as tea before bed, doing routine stretches as well as sitting in front of the fireplace. There's nothing profound, nothing of earth shattering importance in these here pages yet, I find comfort when looking at these everyday steps captured in color.

Mixed media: Metallic watercolors, ink, colored pencil
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin


Goodbye flowers, hello cold.  It seems during the cold I've lost artistic inspiration so I filled my sketch diary with paintings inspired by lack of inspiration.

Goodbye sunny flowers. It's oh so cold these days.

Goodbye flowers

The sun rays have left, they took with them my ability to create.

Cold Outside

At the table in my under pants I sit and wait.


...continue reading "Diary of an Uninspired Artist"

Best Friends Glitter Glue Art Flower Girls Original

'Best Friends' shows two flower girls, one with red petal hair, one with yellow petals standing in a field holding a diamond pink heart. The girls have peachy skin and big smiles. One dress is vibrant blue with gold trim and matching slippers. The other dress is ruby red with matching slippers.

This is a mixed media original painting created with oil paints, glitter glue pens and touches of gel pen.

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Title: Best Friends
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin


Why do we let the weather man lie? He says it'll only be a light shower then the rain will stop. Two days later and it hasn't stopped raining. We pay this man to lie to us. Why? Why do we do this? Why do I keep listening to this man, hanging on his every word as if it were gospel?

The Ominous Rainy Day

In this painting the forecast was clear sunny skies high of 80 degrees. Click to view this painting larger. By doing so you'll be able to see the poor soul going down the hill then up to her strangely illuminated home.

Obviously I'm having a great time with watercolors and my new sketch diary 🙂 My goal for the diary is to draw the basics, everyday things with my own little twist.

Title: The Ominous Rainy Day
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin



This one of a kind hand sewn, hand painted African-American (black) rag doll stands 30 inches tall and wears a green and cream home spun dress with red accents. She has two gold ribbons in her long black hair and a red wool beret. Little black patent leather shoes and white socks adorn her feet. A sweet smile and big brown eyes were hand painted to make this doll one special creation.

Note: Because her skin is hand painted she does not have the cuddly feel of most cloth dolls. For this reason she is listed as ornamental, a shelf sitter or bed doll.

Removable clothing
Removable shoes and socks
Three removable hair ribbons
Heat treated to seal the acrylic paint
This perfect gift will arrive at your door signed, dated and numbered on her bum. She is doll #16.

There are no small parts. Child safe. No glue. The African-American Raggedy Ann doll is not included.

...continue reading "Lisa African-American Rag Doll"


I had no idea I could use a basic crayola marker this way. All I did was draw a little of the picture then brush over it with a wet brush. Some of them I really liked but others I wish I'd done a few things differently.

sunflower. The Angel With Me .

flower power. landscape .

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An Experiment With Crayola Markers - September 29th, 2009 7:50AM EST

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