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Is there anything creative left in me?

For a long time I thought to myself, I’m all out of art. I’ve got nothing creative left. I just scribble and block in the shapes with color. But after looking at these blocks of color I have to say, this is art, and I like it. I started off drawing with a black gel […]

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A Little Love

A tiny painting with a message of love. Title: A Little Love Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin Media: Acrylic and ink on wood panel Size: 3 inches by 2 inches African Americana Looking for original art? Visit SUNDRIP – Art for Life on Etsy. Follow the Etsy link or see the sidebar for more links.

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Don’t Forget Me

My physical wounds have healed faster than emotional wounds. There’s a real fear that time will pass, I’ll ‘look better’, and people will forget that on the inside I’m still struggling. When all this first happened and for the entire 5 months, friends leaped to my assistance. I had more visitors than I knew what […]

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Surviving to Eke out Gratitude

Monday was one of the hardest days I’ve had in a while. It started off with nightmares that stayed with me for much of the day. I tried to go back to bed to start over but had yet another nightmare. Then as planned, I got myself together, got on my horse (wheelchair) and left […]

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Art that found a new home this week

Two teddy bears made of soft pink corduroy went to a new born this week. 🙂 Chosen from the Available Art Gallery, “Southern Slaw” is on it’s way to Colorado. “Folly” aka “Smirk” went to Indiana. Here’s a quick look at some of the art that is still looking for a wall of it’s own. […]

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Finally it happened to me

The dry spell is over! I painted up a storm today. I completed the painting The Young Violinist as well as worked on a few other pieces such as flower girls and another sisters painting. It felt good. Here’s the fun I had. The Young Violinist is in my Etsy shop at www.sundrip.etsy.com . Faith

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Gratitude and Gratitude Misses

September 1st I started a gratitude art journal. I wrote down a few things I’m grateful for then decorate the page. After reading through daily entries I see the thing that pleases me most is getting basic needs met like those today. My CNA showed up! I got a shower and a hot meal and […]

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Art Flow

I can’t seem to get myself to truly paint. It’s as if I’m stopped up. All I seem capable of is painting shapes and simple figures or dripping paint down a page. I keep doing it though. These are all watercolor and ink on 8.5 x 5.5 paper. Filtered .

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Journal Work in Progress

Journaling until I’m blue in the face. Work in progress. “Someone Else” in watercolor and acrylic. All work shown is on 8.5 x 5.5 paper. “Froggie Smiles”.  These are photographs. I’m looking forward to scanning so these look right. This is much darker than the actual painting. I’m working on the details of all these […]

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Three Birds

Fifteen days total but halfway through I began to lose myself to the constant and extreme pain. My medication cocktail sometimes caused me to see dragons and aliens. I’d been in intensive care for the bilateral pulmonary embolism and life threatening blood clots. I was about to begin a chapter of life I’ll never forget, […]