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  1. WOW! What a crazy day…..

    October 17, 2012 by Administrator

    After I got off work today I checked my telephone messages.  I returned a call and reached a Detroiit Art gallery (N’Namdi) .  After I identified myself I was asked,  “When will you bring in your piece for the art show?”

    Now, I knew that there was an art show for the Detroit Region finalist in the Sapphire Artist contest comiing soon.  But since I hadn’t heard anything I had chalked up my three entries into the contest as great experience.  When the woman on the phone proceeded to tell me I was a finalist and that they had sent three prior emails to notify me.  She said she needed my painting -Old School Music – in Detroit ready to hang by 6PM today.  It was then 3PM

    Well to make a long story short, I made ti the the gallery with fifteen minutes to spare.   My entry is one of about 15 – 20 finalists.  All fininalist will be in a show at the gallery  The next 2 weeks.  The big opening reception and judging is Friday evening at the G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, 52 Forest, near Wayne State’s Campus.

    I am still in shock. when I returned from Detroit this evening I checked my computer.  And sure enough, in my spam folder was the letter notifying me that I was a finalist and the instructyions for the gallery showing.

    The funny thing is I liked my two other entries better!


  2. Zentangle Research

    October 2, 2012 by Administrator


    Check out the Zentangle research from Create Look Enjoy.

  3. CZT! Certified Zentangle Teacher – Celestine Hart

    September 27, 2012 by Administrator


    Zentangle on Hotel Coaster

    Hotel Coaster

    This week I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher. As most of you know Zentangle (registed trademark) is a process of creating art developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle doesn’t only create art but is a great relaxation technique. The process is just as great as the result!

    Rick and Maria were our wonderful instructors and host for the 10th CZT seminar. Everything was first class.

    I plan to teach Zentangle – so contact me if you are interested in a class. Check out if you want more information about Zentangle.

  4. Fall One Stroke Painting Classes- Celestine Hart

    September 17, 2012 by Administrator

  5. Vote for my Art Contest Entry!

    September 10, 2012 by Administrator


    Click one of the links below to vote!




  6. 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.

  7. Hello Painting Partners……..

    July 15, 2012 by Administrator

    I hope you all are staying cool this summer.

    Allen Street Farmers Market

    I have a booth at the Allen Street Farmers Market on their monthly festival days – Wed. July 18th and Wed. August 29th. I sell original artwork, greeting cards and paint faces. Stop by and say hello. The market hours are 2:30pm to 7:00 PM.

    I will also have a booth at the City Market Art Fair – Saturday, August 18th and the Mason Open Market on October 6th.

    One Stroke Painting Classes

    The next Advanced One Stroke Painting Class begins on Tuesday July 31, 5:30PM at the Letts Center. Calling all pass One Stroke students – come on back and join the fun!

    The fall 2012 beginner One Stroke class begins October 2.

    I am also available for private lessons, painting parties and face painting.

    Internet Sales

    I am selling products via Etsy, Zazzle,and Imagekind. I also manage my own web page, blog, facebook page, facebook group (Create Something Everyday), Pinterest page plus other Internet forums. If you need assistance setting up a web page or with other Internet tools contact me. I am available to consult for a small fee.

    Try Pinterest.

    This is a great place to get painting and crafting ideas. I just love it!.

    Bob Ross Painting Class

    I recently took a Bob Ross painting class from Betty Darcy, a certified Bob Ross instructor, here in Lansing. I have attached the oil painting we completed in this class. Betty is a wonderful teacher and I enjoyed the class very much. Contact me if you want Betty’s contact info.


    I continue to enjoy Zentangle. Give it a try. What is Zentangle????? I plan to attend a the Zentangle certification class in October of this year. I have found Zentangle to be both relaxing and addictive. Shery Laramand is a Certified Zentangle Teacher in the Lansing area. Let me know if you would like her contact info.

    Well this has been a busy summer for me. I hope each of you are staying creative!


    Penterest – Internet bulletin board


    Twitter – Internet message system!/celestinehart

    Creating the Hive- Creative arts group

    Celestine Paints Website

    Celestine Paints Blog

    Etsy – sales of handmade items

    Imagekind – sales ofart prints

    Zazzle – sales of custom printed apparel and items*

    Celestine Paints Celestine Hart, One Stroke Certified Instructor, Level II

    E mail: –

    Celestine Hart, Level II OSCI

    Buy my art at Imagekind!

  8. Celestine Paints Update!

    May 31, 2012 by Administrator

    Hello All,


    I’m planning a busy summer for Celestine Paints.


    Allen Street Farmer’s Market.


    I plan to be at the Allen Street Farmer’s Market in Lansing on the following Wednesdays 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM:

    June 20th

    July 18th

    August 29th

    Celestine Paints will offer hand painted greeting cards and face painting.These  are festival dates when the Wednesday farmer’s market will feature arts and craft boothsalong with the produce booths. .


    Lansing Juneteenth Family Celebration


    Celestine Paints will provide face painting for the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration at St. Joe Park.  This event is open to the public and is held on  Friday and Saturday, June  15th and 16th. I will face paint on Saturday.


    Summer One Stroke Painting Classes


    New classes begin:

    Beginner – Tuesday, June 12th 5:30 PM Lett’s Center- 5 sessions $40.00 resident

    Advanced – Tuesday, July 31st 5:30 PM Lett’s Center- 5 sessions $40.00 resident

    Contact the Lett’s Ctr (517) 483-4311 to enroll


    Garage Sale

    I am planning a garage sale for June 9 and 10.  Lots of great arts and crafts supplies plus many hand made items! More info to come.



    I am available for face painting at events or private parties. I also arrange painting parties for adults or children.  Tell your friends.


    Feel free to call me at (517) 484-2015 or email


    I hope you all are enjoying your summer!


    Check out my web page and blog.

    Also, check out Celestine Paints on Pinterest, Facebook, Zazzle, Imagekind, Twitter  and Etsy

    – Celestine Hart, OSCI, Level II


    Penterest – Internet bulletin board




    Twitter – Internet message system!/celestinehart


    Creating the Hive- Creative arts group


    Celestine Paints Website


    Celestine Paints Blog


    Etsy – sales of handmade items


    Imagekind  – sales ofart prints


    Zazzle – sales of custom printed apparel and items

    Celestine Hart, One Stroke Certified Instructor, Level II

    E mail:


    – Celestine Hart



  9. Level Up!

    May 21, 2012 by Administrator

    I recently enrolled in  the Level II certification class for One Stroke painting.  I became a Level I One Stroke Certified Instructor (OSCI) in 2005. As many of you know One Stroke Painting was developed by Donna Dewberry and is a simplied method of learning to paint.

    I have enjoyed One Stroke painting over the past few years.  I have used what I learned from One Stroke to help me branch out and learn other painting methods.

    I attended the Level II certification class this month. I had a great instructor for my Level II certification class – Michelle James in Livonia Michigan.  She was wonderful and so patient.

    I am very proud to report I passed and I am now a Level II, One Stroke Certified Instructor -OSCI.



  10. One Stroke Painting Demonstration and Lesson

    April 5, 2012 by Administrator


    One Stroke Painting


    Demonstration and Lesson

    6:00PM to 7:30PM  – Thursday, April 19, 2012


    200 North foster, Lansing, MI

    Adults – and Teens 13 And over.

    Space is limited.  Call (517) 484-2015 to reserve a seat.   Instructor: Celestine Hart

    Come see what One Stroke Painting is all about.