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Linda J Austin United States
Hi, I'm Linda J Austin. There are several women with this name but there is only one me.
Did you see that tree? It has an elephant trunk. That cloud is an alligator, now it's a shirt. That rock is a dog's face - see the ear? This piece of glass is a whale smoothed by the sea.
Born and raised in a city, I'm a country girl - a hermit really. There are deer in our field in the evening, some stand on hind legs to pull an apple from the tree. I prefer music, reading and walking to television.
My work area is filled with angels, masks, books, lots of books, paintings, things of my mother's. We, my husband Bruce, Zara, the Great Dane, and Ruger, the shepherd, live in the country surrounded by trees and fields - it is an inspiring magical place of solitude.
Years ago I put away my canvases, brushes and paints when asthma told me it was time. Now I paint with my camera, a stylus, computer programs and textures. I paint in other ways too - table settings, flower arrangements, my clothes, the rugs and fabrics I chose for our home, the way I arrange books and decorative items. There is art all around us, I hope you enjoy viewing it through my eyes.