ABANY BAUER | Owner +
"I am deeply motivated and inspired
by nature, culture and history.
I love to create emotional and
Based out of Atlanta, Abany lives with
her handsome husband and baby girl.
She is also the Communications Director
at her church, Grace Midtown.
Why "Brown Linen"?
Brown is the color of dirt. It is earth - it is clay. It is the starting point of everything
that is beautiful in creation. Brown starts out muddy and humble in the ground, but is molded
to become something astonishing. Isaiah 64:8 says that We are the clay, and the Lord our Father
is the potter. We are all formed by his hand.
Linen is light and easy. It is a breathable, carefree, woven and spun. In Matthew 11:30,
Jesus asks a powerful question: "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out?"
The answer is like linen - "Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life.
I'll show you how to take a rest…Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
As an artist it is so easy to get caught up in the "noise" around us. We are visual people,
captivated by the world. It is so easy to find ourselves moving from being inspired by other art
around us, to being controlled by it. We slip into the dogma of society, and are distracted from
what we were ultimately created by God to do.
I want my art and business to reflect the beauty of being "brown linen". I want to create from
an overflow of what He is doing in and around me - to love people the way that He does. To be
moldable and teachable; carefree and light in the hands of the Father. He says "I, your God,
have a firm grip on you, and I'm not letting go." (Isaiah 41:13)
Our work has been seen in publications like:
Martha Stewart Weddings
Southern Weddings Magazine
Cottage Hill Magazine
Oh So Beautiful Paper