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  1. Fall…. Time for new classes!

    August 28, 2013 by Administrator


  2. This Week’s Project

    January 25, 2012 by Administrator

    This weeks project…….

     


  3. Brag About Your Art

    January 22, 2012 by Administrator

    Brag about your art using a dollar store brag book.  I converted these dollar store brag books into portable portfolios.

    This is a simple project – just paint the cover  of a brag book with your favorite  simple design.  Then fill the book with 4″ x 6″ pictures of your various projects.  Carry these brag books in your purse or bag of crafting/painting supplies.  Now you have a portable portfolio ready to show off your work!

     


  4. From a Land Far, Far Away

    January 3, 2012 by Administrator


  5. Recent Class Project

    November 29, 2011 by Administrator

    I’ll take time to enjoy the upcoming cold nights with a cup of tea in a hand painted coffee mug. The warm brown, limited pallet, was chosen to match my new kitchen decor. (I am still working on my kitchen face lift.) The mugs were a Dollar Tree find and the paint was Plaid Folk Art Enamels.


  6. I am Busy!

    June 19, 2011 by Administrator

    I have been very busy lately.

    Face painting

    Examiner.com

    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 Examiner.co, 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.

    celestine@celestinepaints.com

     

     

     

     


  7. Zen Greeting Cards

    May 30, 2011 by Administrator

    I used watercolor color greeting cards and Zentangle inspired techniques to create these cards.  This was great fun.  I can create the cards while sitting in front of the TV or visiting with friends and family.


  8. Important info for bargain hunters…..

    May 28, 2011 by Administrator

    If you live in Lower Michigan I have a couple of bargain hunting tips for you!

     

    The first one is the O’Leary paint store in Lansing, Michigan, 300 East Oakland. All year in the back room of this main store location there is a bargain barn that is open to the public.  The bargain barn carries closeout art, scrap booking and craft supplies at great prices.

    And better yet, O’Leary’s has its annual warehouse sale on June 10, 2011 – 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Oakland Street Store. Last year there was a line at 7:30 AM  waiting out side the store.  I have attended this annual sale every year for at least 5 years.  There are many wonderful bargains but you must come early because there are limited quantities of everything. For more info call O’Leary’s at 517 487-2066.

    For more feel good bargain hunting in Lansing you must check out the Creation Station, 200 Museum Drive. The Creation Station is a non-profit volunteer group which takes donation of items from industry and individuals to be used by crafters, artist, teachers, scouts, churches and any other creative types. “A destination for people with imagination, a community outlet to reduce, reuse and recycle. ”

    Shopping at the Creation Station you are getting great bargains and at the same time keeping good usable items out of the landfill.  I have routinely found many wonderful items at the Creation Station including beads, quilting fabric, yarns, paints and painting surfaces.  Most items are priced $5 or $6 for a grocery bag full.  Sadly the Creation Station is only open on Thursdays and Saturdays.  It is staffed by volunteers so call ahead to double check the hours, 517 371-2451.

    I am looking for an architectural salvage store in Lower Michigan – Let me know if you have found one! I would think that would be a great place to find painting surfaces.

    I would love to hear from you. Please post your favorite bargain hunting locations here.

    Happy bargain hunting!

     

     

     

     


  9. 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!


  10. Altered T Shirt

    May 20, 2011 by Administrator