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Gea Austen

Ash Wednesday by T.S.Eliot by GeaAusten, literature

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Ash Wednesday by T.S.Eliot by GeaAusten, literature


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Ash Wednesday by T.S.Eliot by GeaAusten, literature

Peace in all languages by GeaAusten, literature

grief by GeaAusten, literature

We Bereaved Are Not Alone - Helen Keller by GeaAusten, literature

NIGHT MAILbyW.H. Auden by GeaAusten, literature

Silent Spring by GeaAusten, literature

The Old Man and the Sea by GeaAusten, literature

Aspect by GeaAusten, literature

Designated Survivor by GeaAusten, literature

Ukraine by GeaAusten, literature



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My Bio

.so this is about me..I have always painted,taken photos ..and I have done fractals since before I joined DA.

I have always loved Nature... and feel strongly about preserving it... as in not using chemicals and pesticides , generally..

I especially like Butterflies, this is a lifelong thing..when I was small I used to go to Italy a lot, a place called Viterbo , I remember walking in to a meadow and hundreds of Butterflies flew up, it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen .

I lived in Melbourne for a few years and loved it, but had to come back to the U.K.

my parents were intellectuals from quite poor backgrounds,

my father made the first Peace /CND badges..

he lectured as a senior lecturer in education at Goldsmiths College.

my Mum worked for the man who founded Amnesty International.

There used to be little newsgroups on the Internet and I belonged to them.

In between I spent years doing Tarot card counselling and was on the radio up to three times a week for over five years..doing live readings,I think the first person to do that.

The Radio actually forbids what they call "Divination" so it has to be made light hearted.

I gave someone the winning Lottery numbers and it meant I went on TV etc.


I returned to Art as it was something I have always loved.

my most recent endeavor has been gold leaf.. I have been teaching myself how to use it for three years , from youtube videos, and finally can now do it ..

its very beautiful to look at and reminds me a lot of the wonderful Renaissance Art.. also Klimt of course..

I love DA ... and have made many very good friends here, something I value a great deal


My father made the first Peace/C.N.D. badges , I was with him helping him chose which design to use.. as a child prodigy I started painting when I was very young, but have never really been commercial.. but now I want the world to see my art..Someone asked me if I had ever put the CND sign in one of my designs//I have once,,

but I have a very different attitude to it than I think a lot of peope would expect,

My father was a real Purist,,

he loved simplicity, and black and white,

,. when the whole Peace movement developed,,

many years later, he absolutely winced at what was done to the sign

,, the embellishments of all kinds..

so I think I have copied him, we were extremely close,,

and I worshipped him..

he taught me to draw and paint ,, from when I was three,, and we used to sit together when he was making his pottery and talk about what he would do next.. and different designs etc. I have always felt the simplicity of the design is very beautiful,,, and enough in itself.. I'm glad the Peace movement have embraced the sign, and that people have made it their own.. the extraordinary popularity of the design is due to something I believe is quite sacred ... Gea Austen.


Favourite Visual Artist
Matisse, Mondrian... endless
Favourite Movies
As Good as it Gets,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Linkin Park, this week
Favourite Writers
Yeats , T S Eliot
Tools of the Trade
Other Interests


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I feel like looking at lovely bright colours ... I bought some very pretty flowers from a shop ,, and am photographing what I can !
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sorry I've been ignoring my friends on here... really missed you all .... I'm staying with my special friend at Tapeley park and really feel very happy.. only recently worked out internet connection and photos etc. I've done quite a lot of paintings will put them on love to everyone
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this group is my favourite place to go to on the net.... I really appreciate my friends here... life has been hard at times [very] but I feel at home here , so a big Thank you to DA xxx
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for some reason my enthusiasm is waning... I feel tired and can't think of what I want to do ... love to my friends x
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"when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix really pray for Peace in the world...... “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson. “If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way. James Montgomery
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for me at Christmas , mainly , only because of Fabian... I'm not celebrating, one thing is it was Fabian's favourite time of year, I haven't been in to his room for five and a half years, feeling it worse at the moment, love to all my Dear friends on here xxx
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Oak Tree

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This Oak tree is a really ancient and special tree so I wanted to do it justice ... its been really hard and I'll probably do more ! But not for a few days.... I used just about every type of watercolour I have , and a lot of different brushes, the tree is in Tapeley Park.. it is at least one thousand years old..
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Garden wild

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Everyone on twitter etc. has been saying to let your garden go wild !! well I did it and at first it was lovely , now its a complete headache... I've only mowed it twice this year and its just a mess, I've started pruning [frantically] so the are loads of branches, twigs, autumn leaves ,, just about everything on the ground, I just tried to rake them up and I'm exhausted./... hope its going to be worth it x
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I don't think my website if working, could some or any of my friends please check it for me .. thank you very much ..Gea
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I'm really trying to draw/paint again...its such hard work ! once I've done this I'm going to paint it , I hope x
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Sea by GeaAusten, journal


Streaks of Gold
Golden Sky tonight
Deep dark sea . at dusk
Sky at Dusk ... Torridge estuary 14.6.20
Feathery sky ,Cirrus clouds
Clouds over North Devon at Dawn
Global Warming 26.8.2018
sea mist north devon
Dusk .North Devon .UK
Dusk .. North Devon
Pink Blue clouds
Summer dusk North Devon
Lundy View .North Devon .Unesco biosphere
The mist that drifts away at dawn
Amazing skies at Dawn, North Devon 2
Amazing skies at Dawn, North Devon
NORTHAM ,SKY DAWN 2  North Devon
new dawn today... n.devon

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Thank you most kindly for the faves, dear Gea!

A fragrant heart Purple Glitter Thank You! Message Icon - Easter Egg - Yellow


Thanks Gea for the :+fav: :hug:

:happybounce:. t h a n k . y o u . :happybounce:

d e a r . Gea

:happybounce: . f o r . t h e . k i n d . f a v . :happybounce:

h a v e . a g r e a t . w e e k e n d


Thank you so much for the many many favs, they mean a lot to me. :hug:

Thank you kindly for the fave, dear Gea!

Untitled Pink Hearts - Free to use

Thank you for the fav!😊💙🧡