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  • Welcome to my website and Storytelling through Paint!

    As an American Mixed Media Artist, Audrea “AudieG” Gustafson, shares her unique and awe-inspiring art with the world as a lifestyle blogger and someone who inspires others via her art, floral, interior design and a delightful knack for repurposing junk into imaginative beauty. An accomplished storyteller, Audie’s art tells stories that captivates the heart, soul and spirit of the viewer and brings them into a delightful world of “Pinwheels and Kaleidoscopes.” Her artistic “stories” fill the soul and lift the spirits of viewers while inviting them to peek into a magical world; a world that allows her to share deep spiritual beauty and childlike wonderment through words, art and design. To learn more about Audie's art visit her youtube channel at goo.gl/XyMusN

New Video published on my youtube Channel which is  a Step by Step Tutorial on how to Paint a Grisaille Portrait on recycled cardboard for a themed swap.   I am often asked what is the source of my inspiration… for me it’s a spiritual one.  I started the process first in quiet time of prayer and scripture reading with the Lord before starting this painting.  The Holy Spirit, himself, is the source of my inspiration.   I was so excited to meet who the Lord introduced to me through this entire process.   I chose not to fight with her because she is not my own.   God and HIM alone is the Author, The Starter of my Creativity and the finisher.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 (NIV) and in this scripture He reveals He is the One True Artist.   Thank you heavenly Father for how you work through us and for the Gift of creativity.  I hope you enjoy the process and try one of your own.  If you do your own portrait please tag me on instagram or facebook as I would love to see it!  Have an awesome Blessed week.. xo xo Audie

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Hope this week finds everyone well.  A new Video has gone up which is a DIY Finding Dory Becky Character 3D card project. It is a collaboration I did with the Off Kilter Crafter Ian. This layered card measures 5×7 and fits in an envelope when folded flat. When you stand this card up it creates a lovely 3D scene. Upon doing some research and seeing the new Finding Dory Character Becky, she just jumped into my heart real quick!   Enjoy Audie..

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I had the blessed opportunity to paint in a Dragonfly Collaboration with The Art Sherpa, Cinnamon Cooney and Angela Anderson.   I will be traveling to Houston this week to learn how to make better videos for you all in Youtube’s Creator Day and Content Lab Sessions.   Then afterwards the 3 of us artists will be doing a Live show together painting these creations again in blacklight in Cinnamon’s Art Studio.   Here is my submission and the supplies are listed under the video description on youtube.   I hope you enjoy all of our dancing dragonflies.

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Little Owl Art Tag Tutorial Video for the‪#‎Lovesummerart‬ Creative Arts Collaboration CAC event going on now.   A few days ago I was inspired by Angela Anderson and Cinnamon Cooney on a group call.  We were talking about all the owls flying around now and they both have done owl tutorials on their channels.   They encouraged me to do an owl for my channel and then I saw a wonderful birds and bloom tag swap come around that I was invited to join.   This was it !  (Had to to it) LOL   So here is my little Quirky Owl Critter than came from all of this Owl hoopla going around.  Hope you enjoy the video xo xo Audieowltagaudiegart

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NEW Video Tutorial for the Creative Arts Collaboration ‪#‎Lovesummerart‬ event was released today. Meet ‪#‎Merida‬ an Altered Playing Card Paper doll.  I managed to get two projects done at the same time with this one as she is due for a swap too that closed Monday for an artists group on Facebook.  The video focuses on how to make a Mixed Media Merida Art Paper Doll with a DIY no sew doll dress. A magical Fairy Tale Altered Playing card doll using a variety of different mediums.  She is cute adorned with a handmade DIY tissue skirt, darling face made with acrylics, watercolors, inks and distress stains.  She is finished off with a collage of an old vintage book page, lace scrap and pieces of a prima flower to her skirt. She reminds me of Merida from the disney movie “Brave” so I decided that is who she became once she was completed .  I hope you enjoy her. xo xo Audie AlteredCardINSTAGRAM

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