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Stressed Clay Sunflower Ornament

This is a hand formed clay rectangle ornament with a single sunflower painted in oils. The ornament is about 4 inches by 2.5 inches with a half inch thickness making this solid and of a good weight. It has a stressed/aged feel and is accented with a light blue sky and green grass. The ornaments […]

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Recycled Ornaments

I ran across some small ornaments that I thought might be fun to paint. The original ornament is made of glass but with an adobe clay overlay, acrylic paints and water proof seal I was able to come up with a whole new look. The clay overlay strengthens the ornament making it harder to break […]

Art Black Children Children Flowers Innocence Gallery Sketchbook diary Sunflowers


There’s a little egg shaped child, with big brown eyes, dressed in purple, standing by sunflowers. She calls herself Petunia.

Art Originals

Harvest No3

Now I think I’m done and not just because I used the last of the polymer clay either. I think I may have gotten all this out of me. The inspiration to press clay and paint it, it’s all gone now. Here is Harvest No3 shown beside a blue and green vase as well as […]

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A Little Bit Crafty, A Little Bit Zen

Question: If a neighbor cuts down his tree, will the artist in you hear it? Answer: Yes, and she will make candle holders. Not only will the artist make log candle holders she’ll grab polymer clay, hand shape a leaf and create a harvest themed ornament to lean against the holder. I placed the holder […]

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Giving Tree Ornaments

I’ve been at it again. Yesterday the need to create something 3D came over me so I grabbed my clay and paints and went to town. This is what I came up with, two Giving Trees.

Art Children Originals Paintings Sunflowers

Spring of Youth in watercolor

Spring of Youth was created on watercolor paper with ink, crayola crayons and crayola markers. In addition to the stated media there are small details completed in pigmented glue. The painting shows a little girl with big blue river like eyes walking through a field/forest while carrying and infant. There are two huge full sunflowers, […]

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Rainbows and Daydreams

Rainbows and Daydreams is a painting from my sketchbook that shows a little black girl dreaming amongst the flowers. Media: Crayola crayons, Crayola markers on 6×9 sketchbook paper. Minor digital corrections. Art by: F. Magdalene Austin *SOLD*

Art Black Children Children Originals Paintings

She sings my tune, she knows all the words

A little birdie came to tell but I already knew. “She sings my tune, she knows all the words” is black folk art depicting a young black girl with a white bird on her shoulder sharing secrets. This original mixed media painting was created on 6×9 paper in oils, watercolor and ink. What I like […]

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Snails Three and Ducky

The mama snail I added to my aquarium recently had a few babies. I’ve watched these little tiny lives grow from the size of a pencil eraser to now the size of a dime. They’re so, so sweet.  For those of you who are unaware Little Duck is my nickname, which means the little duck […]