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On the Easel – Mary Spring

There’s snow on the ground but spring flowers on my easel. This is Mary Spring in her white dress in a meadow of beautiful flowers. This 11 x 14 inch collage is a work in progress created with four different art pieces and tissue paper. Coming soon to the Sundrip Etsy shop. Faith

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Wild Things

Title: Wild ThingsArt by: Faith Magdalene AustinMedium: Acrylic collage on heavy cardstockSize: 9×12 inches, Finish: Sealed, signed, dated, unmountedStyle: Collage, Surreal, Abstract Figurative, raw Art details: Cut outs of my own art have been arranged to create “Wild Things.” Sunflowers, koi fish, African faces, Asian faces and more have been mixed together in a wild collage. […]

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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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DIY Encaustic Tools and Painting

Awhile ago I did an encaustic mixed media piece created with Crayola and acrylic paint. Though I liked the way it turned out I thought it might be even better toned down a bit. I decided to go back and make it less abstract. The first step was to gather all my tools. All you […]

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Art and the explosion of emotion

I tried everything I could to photograph, scan or whatever to get this painting to show its true face. I thought because of its online presentation it might be with me awhile, not so. Passion Flower will go to its new home and will take along with it the little girl with the funny feet […]

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Therapy Review: Permission to Speak

I saw my psychiatrist today. We talked about the suicidal feelings. She asked if I feel suicidal at the Kingdom Hall. I said no, I feel like I can make it one more day. She and my psychologist suggested I stick close to the brothers and sisters. but especially try my best to be there […]

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Passion Flower

I couldn’t fit another image in this painting if I tried, and that’s the point. This is a snapshot of PTSD, a quick look inside my head that doesn’t stop running. I do like this painting, it’s not a negative piece of art, I don’t mean that at all. It’s just that often my head feels […]

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Like Girls Do – My Face My Art

To combine art scribbled in black ink, inked in with deep blue, crimson and yellow can be sobering. To add these art pieces as a collage over the face they affect was to show that Lupus is more than what you read on a blog. It’s more than the art itself. It’s not pretty. What […]

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I might have been torn to pieces

To the extent that I managed to translate the emotions into images– that is to say, to find the images which were concealed in the emotions– I was inwardly calmed and reassured. Had I left those images hidden in the emotions, I might have been torn to pieces by them. There is a chance that […]

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Ashes – Hesitant to Speak

I know what I want from this painting but who knows how long it’ll take to reach the finish line. 24 x 36 on watercolor paper. This young girl is made of ashes. She’s wearing a dress made of bits and pieces of this and that. There is burlap and there are wood shavings, colored paper […]