Hello friends,

Thank you for years of reading!  I’ve decided to take an indefinite blogging break.  I may be back, but for now keep tracking of me and my artwork here:


etsy:   rachelaustin

facebook: rachelannaustinart

instagram:  rachelaustinart

Port Madison 5 x 5

Bellevue Festival of the Arts this weekend!  Find me at booth #21 July 26th -28th.  Added bonus of being in the 70’s all weekend – perfect for strolling around and looking at art. Mention this blog post at the show and pick out a free single notecard.

Hope to see you there!


Oregon 16 x 20


Salem Art Festival this weekend, July 19-21.  Find me at booth #211 with new map paintings, prints, and notecards.  Looking to be a lovely weekend!



It about time for the Crafty Wonderland Spring sale!  Come by this Saturday for lots of fun and amazing handmade goodness.  I’ll be having a seconds section in my booth and will have all my discontinued 8 x 10 prints at only $9.  What deals!  I’ll also have a great selection of original map paintings, 11 x 14 prints, notecards and some of the poppy totes.  Hope to see you soon!


Rebecca Shelley, a fabulous local artist, has started a kickstarter campaign to help move her vintage artist studio trailer from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine this summer.  Pledge backers receive thoughtful gifts like postcards from the road to custom paintings.  Check out her campaign page to see before and after pictures of her studio trailer and to read more about helping out Rebecca.  Also, her blog is inspiring to read for those of us who just dream about having a little trailer to restore.

Happy travels, Rebecca.

I’m discontinuing my 8 x 10 map prints – get them for 1/2 off through the end of May! Thirty three pretty designs to choose from for only $9 each.  I’ll still be printing the popular 11 x 14 prints and have some new designs I’m adding.  Cheers!

Lake City 8x10

Hackberry 8x10 copy

Spring Lake 8x10

Addie and I took advantage of a unusually beautiful day in Portland today – it was in the 80’s!  We spent the entire day outside watercolor painting, filled the pool and had a picnic with friends.  Bring on summer, we are ready!





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