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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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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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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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One of my recent goals was to finish projects I started. I know where I was going with each piece when I stopped working on them so I just picked up where I left off. More completed work is to come. Faith

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Art for art’s sake

I changed my tea painting and added a short quote. I couldn’t help myself. I like it better this way. I think it would look great in an all white frame but there wasn’t one on the framing program used. “Where there’s tea there’s hope” is a small painting of 4 inches by 6 inches. It’s […]

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Tea. Pie. Gratitude.

I did it. I went to meet with the two people I’ll write letters with for the winter project. It went very well. I had sweet potato pie and Kenyan tea. I didn’t drop a tear, didn’t show anxiety too much. We discussed topics to include in the letters and how to address some of […]

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One day I’ll be okay

Part of me screams, help me. Part of me rocks back and forth with he eyes half closed. She wants to close them and fall into herself, all folded up like a napkin tucked in a jacket pocket.. She wants to be where its dark and quiet where no one can see her. My head […]

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Art Title: Slaw Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches Media: Watercolor, ink Finish: signed, dated, heat sealed, unmounted Style: Outsider Art, Surreal I think my friend Angie got me started on watercolor pens. I’m happy she did. I all but ruined my first set but have since acquired a new set […]

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The Little More Girl

I finished her! Yay! She looks a lot different from the last post. What a difference a few hours can make. The Little More Girl has more hope and more ways to grow than she ever realized. I think part of my happy clap is the frog green dress she’s wearing. I also do a […]

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The Little Moore Girl in Loops, Lines and Pearls

I tend to work on many pieces at one time, including this little one here.  She was created by scribbling loops on the page, erasing in areas then connecting lines to picture this little girl. The other drawing in this entry was created by the same process of  loops, lines and pearls. Sketchbook art in […]