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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. 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

     

     


  5. 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

     

     

     

     


  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. 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!

     

     

     

     


  8. 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.


  9. 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?????


  10. 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!