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  1. I’m Graduating- A New Entrepreneur

    December 9, 2011 by Administrator

    I enrolled in a 10-week course for entrepreneurs  offered through the local Small Business and Technology Development Center. For a reasonable cost, the course offers training in starting and running a business based on the FASTRAC – New Venture Program from the Kauffman Foundation. I found this class through my local community college.

    I have learned a great  deal. Cash  flow, financing, legal structure, social networking and many other subjects were discussed by weekly presenters from the local business community. The goal of the course is for each participant to create a business plan. Private coaching is also available.

    I have also learned a lot from my fellow participants which are all present or future entrepreneurs.  This class has been great and has helped me create a solid business plan.

     

     

     


  2. Finished GingerBread Friend!

    December 4, 2011 by Administrator

    Finished GingerBread Friend!


  3. 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.


  4. Angels Among Us

    November 14, 2011 by Administrator

    Painting angels for Christmas  cards and ornaments using enamel paints on frosted glass bulbs  (from Hobby Lobby).

     

    Angels step by step.

     

    Using a non-traditional color scheme is fun. I love the purple and gold combination.

     


  5. Creating Christmas Cards

    November 6, 2011 by Administrator

    I’m painting Christmas cards today.  Three down,

    52 to go!


  6. Signs of Halloween

    October 28, 2011 by Administrator


  7. Rose Jewelry Stand

    October 26, 2011 by Administrator

    I’m going to use this as a decorative holder for my jewelry on my night stand.  No more knocking earrings off the night stand when reaching for my glasses.

     

    I used the following:

    One sheet of decorative scrap book paper

    One metal candle holder (from the dollar store)

    One plastic decorative wall plate (also from the dollar Store)

    Acrylic paint

    Mod  Podge or white glue

    Glitter

     

    I painted a One-Stroke Cabbage Rose  with buds on the scrap book paper. I cut the design out to fit the wall plate. I coated the front of the wall plate with Mod Podge then I added the glitter to the rim of the plate.  I centered the scrapbook paper cutout on the plate. The wall plate came with a PVC cover which I snapped in over the design. To finish I glued the back of my plate to the top of the metal candle holder.

    I like my finished project.  I can think of a lot of uses for a small stand like this.

     

     

     


  8. 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:

    http://www.dewberrycrafts.com

    or

    http://www.celestinepaints.com/home

     

     


  9. 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

     

     

     

     


  10. What’s going on?

    June 6, 2011 by Administrator

     

     

     

    Here’s an update on what’s happening at

    CelestinePaints.

     

    My next One Stroke painting classes  at the Lett’s Center will begin the first week of October, 2011. I will have a class during the day (Tuesdays) and one in the evening (Wednesdays).   The Evening class will be on Wednesday and begin at 5:30 PM.  The New Lansing Parks and Recreation schedule should be out the first week of September.

    If you have any other ideas on where I may teach One Stroke painting please let me know.  If you would like to have a One Stroke painting party at your home I can set that up for you  and teach.  There are many easy fun things we can do for an adult or children’s party.  One Stroke painting makes for a really fun get together with ” just the girls”.

    I am working with Community Mental Health and I hope to begin teaching One Stroke lessons to CMH clients.

    This summer I will attend the national conference offered by Donna Dewberry.  I plan to bring back new ideas for our fall classes.

     

    I took one Zentangle lesson and now I am hooked.  Sheryl Lemarand of East Lansing is a great CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. You can contact her at sal651@hotmail.com for more information on lessons.

    Zentangle is a great way to de-stress.  It is a very portable and inexpensive hobby. You can check out www.zentangle.com for more information.

     

    I will Face Paint at the Lansing Juneteenth  Celebration – June 18th at St Joe Park.  Hope to see you there.

    As always you can reach me by email celestine@celestinepaints.com.  Check out my website for more information on CelestinePaints, www.celestinepaints.com/home

    Coming soon, I recently became the Lansing Arts and Crafts Editor for Examiner.com – an online news source.  I will let you know when my first article comes out.  Also, I have begun to study with an online book publisher. Maybe some day soon I will have an e-book to tell you about!

    Keep being creative!