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This is a painting of hope and encouragement, strength and drive to reach the stars and keep a hold of them. Soar and never stop, dream and keep on hoping. Dance to your own music, sing your own songs and pray you always have the strength to do so. The following poem goes with the painting called “I Will Shine”

A robe made of feathers
Sheer but covering,
Flowing yet steady and secure.
Wrapped in white she professes to all
“I will shine.”

About this piece:

Each piece of the background has quilted edges.
The sun is medallion like
When viewed closely the female figure’s gown has a feather-like appearance.
Each piece of the background has it’s own rocky landscape texture.
The only piece of the background without a winding landscape is the sun.

The pieces all have their own boundary lines, their own existence apart from the rest. Each piece has it’s own colour. The textures are similar but no two are an exact match. These puzzle-like pieces symbolize difficulties, stops and obstacles that we face on different roads in our life. However, when all the pieces are put together and the flaws of our existence overlooked the view can be bright and beautiful. Hope is absolutely always on the horizon. Let yourself shine with it.

Thanks for visiting,
F. Magdalene


  • zangi12
    zangi12over 6 years ago

    hi dear Magdalene.. as u know that any piece work of art come from agony and hope for shining days,,,,see on the poem’s Bible.
    any way I love your work.

  • :0)
    The Bible has such wonderful poetry doesn’t it?

    Smiles to you and yours,

    – F. Magdalene Austin

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 6 years ago

    Magdalene, a Psychologist who was in the Nazi camps and who started "logo therapy’ said once a person lost their meaning in life, (based on belongings, family etc) lost their will to live and most died after liberation, he said they had lost their hope. So we continue to centre on the Creator and we have continual hope for a better future. Lovely isn’t it. I think your piece is beautiful.

  • I truly believe hope is as necessary as air.

    Hebrews 11:1 says:
    “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.”

    By the way, the F in front of Magdalene is Faith, ….. Faith Magdalene

    Thank you for your comment today
    Smiles to you and yours

    – F. Magdalene Austin

  • missmilly
    missmillyover 6 years ago

    Fantasic colours,textures and images! Well done Austin! Milly

  • RMonroe
    RMonroeover 6 years ago

    Wow, this painting certainly shines…great work:)

  • Shelleymay
    Shelleymayover 6 years ago


  • madvlad
    madvladover 5 years ago

    thank you for your words, glad you came by—and visited-this is quite nice too-in a way it reminds me of quilts i saw when i lived in alabama in 1987=88—by ladys in a black church not far from where i lived there-they had this wonderful- freedom of style and color-there was lady who got quite a bit of money for hers,

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