Seattle Artist | Muralist | Gabrielle Abbott
Gabrielle Abbott | Muralist | Multi-Media Artist
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Join me here for musing on my creative process, latest art news, tutorials and other magic. The Brave Siren is anyone who commits to creativity and blows the whistle on injustice. The Brave Siren loves fiercely and radically. Art, spirituality and social justice are ONE. 



New Horizons Mural

For the past month, I’ve been working on a very special project with my mural painting students at Antioch University. We partnered with New Horizons ministry to paint a mural in their drop-in center, which provides services to homeless and at-risk youth in the Seattle area. It was an incredible honor to work with New Horizons, meet their community and see their beautiful work they are doing in our city. This was one of those projects that I was sad to see finish.

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Ester Enoteca Wine Molecule Mural

Its finished! You can now visit my latest mural at Esters Enoteca in Fremont. Come be serenaded by psychedelic wine molecules while enjoying some of the best paninis in town. Seriously, this was such a dream project. I was given all the creative trust and freedom an artist could ask for, plus time, material support and a good work crew! What a dream.

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How to Dye Paper with Tea

Tea-dyeing gives paper a warm tone, similar to the look of aged paper. It is useful for creating faux-aging effects, and also makes a beautiful, natural background for drawings, watercolors and prints. 

I am using these dyed papers for a series of greeting cards based on my Pussyflower project.  I found that the natural white paper of my watercolors felt empty when produced as a printed card. With dyed paper,  I gave my paintings an antique feel, and created visual interest in the blank areas of the greeting cards.

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