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  1. 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.


  2. 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.

     


  3. Creating Christmas Cards

    November 6, 2011 by Administrator

    I’m painting Christmas cards today.  Three down,

    52 to go!


  4. Signs of Halloween

    October 28, 2011 by Administrator


  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:

    http://www.dewberrycrafts.com

    or

    http://www.celestinepaints.com/home

     

     


  6. 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!


  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. Here’s a short list of websites I love….

    May 2, 2011 by Administrator

    Here’s a short list of websites I love.  This list is very random. I promise you I do not get anything for mentioning these sites.

    I have discovered these websites (many by accident) and enjoy them all routinely. I could name a many more and I probably missed some goodies.  Feel free to post your additions to my list.

    Books and DVD’s

    Amazon

    Amazon is an all-round online book source, that is easy to use.

    www.Amazon.com  ]

    Alibris – Like Amazon but specializes in used books from many sources.

    http://www.alibris.com/

     

    Supplies

    Oriental Trading- Large variety of miscellaneous items.  Great for school teachers.

    www.orientaltrading.com

    Jerry’s Artarama Great for fine art supplies and hard to find items

    www.jerrysartarama.com/

    Amos Advantage – I have found some really great clearance sale prices here.

    http://www.amosadvantage.com/

    Painting and Craft Lessons

    Cool 2 Craft – Just plain cool!

    http://www.cool2craft.com/

    Visual Arts Network – Free online TV channel that shows paint instruction all day.

    http://www.visualartsnetwork.tv/van_tv.htm

    One Stroke Painting – If you want to learn how to paint and you have never painted before One Stroke is a great place to start.

    www.dewberrycrafts.com

    Everything Crafting

    The Hive – I just love the Hive.

    http://creatingthehive.com/

     

     

    Post your comments and include your favorite web spots!

     

     


  9. Lessons.

    January 25, 2011 by Administrator

    Up-Coming  Class Schedules

     One -Stroke Class

    Week 1 – Hearts and Daisies

    Week 2- Leaves on “watercolor”

    Week 3 – Wiggle Leaf Welcome

    Week 4 – Fruit on a Plate

    Week 5 – Spring Bouquet

    Advanced One -Stroke Class

    Week 1 – Wildflower Brushstrokes

    Week 2 – Scrolls and Swirls on Fabric

    Week 3 – Flowers and Faces

    Week 4 – Painting from a Pattern

    Week 5 – Roses Bath Set

      (subject to change)
    Come and Join the Fun….


  10. Up-Coming One-Stroke Class

    January 20, 2011 by Administrator

    These simple Valentine greetings are painted on puzzle surfaces. Break up the finished puzzle and send it to a loved one. Assembling this greeting will be half of the fun!