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

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Addie and her cousins made these cute photo snow globes this week – big hit with the kids and adults!  For the instructions we followed look here.






Morgen Barrett is having a trunk show this weekend – don’t miss it!  Her simple, modern styles go with everything.  I’ll have some paintings, prints, and cards there along with other artists showing gorgeous wood cutting boards, silkscreened skirts and headbands. Pretty much holiday shopping accomplished in one place.  I won’t be able to be present on Saturday due to another sale, but will be there a bit on Sunday.

The sale is out of her home at  5626 SE Ramona St, Portland 97206

November 17th and 18th from 11-4

More info here.

And they are posted!  Lots of sweet new notecard designs.  Offering a little November discount to my blog readers on your purchase of notecards or other etsy shop items.  Enter NOV10 for 10% off your purchase in the coupon code section at checkout.  Happy Fall!




Sorry for the cheesy pun.  If you must know, I really love a corny joke.  I’ve been teaching Addie some jokes and nothing beats the big smile it puts on her face.  We keep telling each other the same ones over again and it doesn’t get old for us – poor Jon.  Our favorite:  What do you call a bear with no teeth?  A gummy bear!  (Laughter follows here)

Last week Addie and I painted rocks while enjoying the sunshine.  I got this idea for the tiny pebbles with letters from the lovely and creative Suki.  She had them as little place settings for a fancy tea party she hosted for Addie and myself.  The rocks have been great learning tool for Addie and just plain fun to have on the table to play with after a leisurely meal.  The pebbles were found on the Oregon coast on a recent trip to Manzanita and the pen was a super fine white Sharpie paint pen.  So fill your pockets with beach stones the next time you are there and make some for yourself.

This week I’m working on giving my etsy shop a little updating.  Today I started taking new pictures of the map painting series to give viewers more of an idea on how they look in person.  Here are images for ‘Willow Springs’ that I’ll be posting.

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