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  1. Celestine’s Art Journal …. WIP

    January 31, 2014 by Administrator


    I am new at Art Journaling.  I joined a group called Journal52 on Facebook.  They give you a new prompt each week to get you going on your art journal.  I am having so much fun (and I had extra time) I decided to make a video showing my work so far.  See it here.

    My winter classes start February 11 and 12 at Foster Community Center.

    Register now.

    Foster Community Center

    200 N. Foster Street
    Lansing, MI 48912
    Phone: (517) 483-4233
    Fax: (517) 377-0179

    click here





  2. Any Ideas????????????

    July 21, 2012 by Administrator

    Here is my work in process.  I have a sky now what?

    Looking for ideas?????

    This sky was painted using water mixable oils. I was thinking of painting tree tops and a bird.  But I have never done a realistic bird.

    What to paint???????????????

    Please comment with some ideas.

  3. This Week’s Project

    January 25, 2012 by Administrator

    This weeks project…….


  4. Still Creating Cards

    November 22, 2011 by Administrator

    Still working on my Christmas cards. Using spattered backgrounds, glitter and metallic paints. Great fun!

  5. Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    July 7, 2011 by Administrator

    Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    These simple greeting cards were painted on watercolor paper using Plaid Folk Art paints.

    The background is painted first.  I used a dampened brush to slightly wet the paper.  I added the muted stripes of bright color allowing the colors to bleed.

    The vines, ferns and leaves were painted after the background dried. The foreground plants were painted using black/licorice paint and floating medium together on the brush.

    For more information about One-Stroke painting check out:




  6. Zentangle plus tradition equals ?

    July 5, 2011 by Administrator

    What do you get when you combine the lines, patterns and limited palette of Zentangle with traditional decorative painting?  I say you get great fun and great art too!

  7. I am Busy!

    June 19, 2011 by Administrator

    I have been very busy lately.

    Face painting

    This week I face painted at a local community event. See the newspaper coverage by clicking the face painting link.

    I posted my first article with, an online newspaper. I am the new Lansing, MI, Arts and Crafts Examiner. I have included a link above.

    Next week is the big yard sale (weather permitting). I have worked hard to sort and purge the mountain of crafting supplies I own. I have much more work to complete by Saturday. I will also sell hand painted greeting cards and other artwork.

    For readers in the Lansing Michigan area:

    The Big Sale is Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 starting a 9:00 AM.  Send me an email for the address if you are interested.





  8. I heart graffiti!

    May 21, 2011 by Administrator

    I just love graffiti. These pics are from a legal graffiti wall in our area. It was starting to rain so I had to take pictures from the car.

    The creativity and the colors are always great. I would love to get that feel in my work!

  9. Primitive Dolls

    May 6, 2011 by Administrator




    I had so much fun making these dolls.  These are very rough cut designs with no patterns and all hand sewn. I was surprised  how quickly I could make one.  I loved playing around with fabric selections from my stash.

    I think I will break out my sewing machine and make more polished versions of these dolls.

  10. It’s Finished – Portrait Painting

    May 4, 2011 by Administrator


    I have finished my portrait painting project.  I painted this in oils which I seldom use.  I used water soluable oils which are easier to use than traditional oils with less smell.  Now, I have to wait at least a two weeks for this painting  to dry. (That part I hate).

    I will finish the Carder Method for portraits video this weekend and I will try another portrait. Who should I paint next? Painting great  a looking man is really fun! :-)   Any suggestions?????