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  1. Fall…. Time for new classes!

    August 28, 2013 by Administrator


  2. Three Weeks in Art School – already seeing a difference!

    August 6, 2013 by Administrator

    Photo: LAST DAY TO GET 30% OFF. SIGN UP NOW!!!http://artistworks.com/how-to-draw-justin-bua

     

    Three weeks ago the Online Art School with Justin Bua began.  I stumbled across an announcement of this new school of art last month. Since Justin Bua is one of my favorite artists (have a large one of his framed prints on my living room wall) I had to check this out. There was a reasonable cost but I am on a retirees budget.  I decided to enroll.  I am having a great time learning using this online school.

    Bua Art School

    There are online video lectures featuring Bua (who is also a university art instructor) to view at your own pace. There are assignments associated with most lectures.  You upload your work in pic and or video form as assigned.

    Then the magic happens…..

    Justin Bua himself reviews your work and posts a video of his critique.  After getting over the fact that a famous artist has even seen my work, I have learned a lot from the critiques of my work and Bua’s critiques of others work.

    The pics above show examples of assignments.  As you can see, these are serious art lessons but I don’t feel out of place or left behind. After, three weeks, I have completed the first grouping of about 16 lessons. There are 5 groupings of lessons  and they will be posting more.  If you are serious about learning art you should check this out.

    To learn more see the link above or check out Justin Bua on Facebook.

    Photo: Learn How To Draw with Justin BUA | ArtistWorks


  3. What’s Happening with Celestine Paints?

    May 1, 2013 by Administrator

    Hello All,

    My One Stroke Painting classes continue.  I am looking for a location to offer additional painting and Zentangle classes. Let me know if you have suggestions.

    This summer I will take part in the Allen Street Farmers Market, City Market/Grand Art Market and the Lansing Juneteeth Celebration all in Lansing.

    I am also planning a garage sale for Friday, June 14th.  More info to come.

    Check my Facebook page to get up to date information. https://www.facebook.com/celestinehart

    Celestine

     

     


  4. So, What is Zentangle?

    October 28, 2012 by Administrator

    Zentangle® is a method and  process of developing art while relaxing your mind.  Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas developed Zentangle.  You can find out more about their story by viewing Zentangle.com. I met Rick and Maria during the Certified Zentangle Teacher training I attended in September of this year.  Rick and Maria were very knowledgeable, professional and  genuine in their teaching.

    Over the last year, I have found that Zentangle has added to my life greatly.

    1. Zentangle is a simple inexpensive, quick and portable method of creating art.

    2. Zentangle allows me as the artist to relax, relieve stress and take my mind off of the problems of life.

    3. Learning and sharing Zentangle has allowed me to meet many great new people both through social media and in my community.

    4. Using Zentangle techniques combined with other art forms- such as painting, glass engraving, drawing, fabric art, etc, -has greatly enhanced and improved the art I create.

    5.  Zentangle gives me the great feeling of accomplishment and success.

    6.  My need create and to share the gift of Zentangle with others has re-energized my life.

    Yes,  Zentangle is just that great…. Give it a try!

     

    Zentangle®  is a hot new national creative craze. Wantabe artists are finding this craze fun and relaxing. Tanglers, as Zentangle artists call themselves, use this technique to create one-of-a-kind artistic works.

    The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

    View slideshow:Zentangle

     

    Zentangle is a structured way of creating small, normally about 3” x 3”, black and white works of art using a fine line inking pen.  The supplies required are limited and very inexpensive.  Once the Zentangle technique is learned it may be applied to many other artistic or crafting projects including drawing, painting and scrap booking.The most important part of Zentangle is the creative process.  While using repeated simple marks to create very complex designs your mind and body is able to de-stress and relax. The beautiful finished product also does great things for the tanglers confidence and self esteem.  A student doesn’t have to worry if they can’t draw. The Zentangle step by step technique is for everyone, no matter the artistic talent or lack thereof.

    Classes include the Zentangle process, materials and basic “tangles”. Only one class will allow you to enjoy the basics this great hobby.

     

     

     

     

     


  5. 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.


  6. 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.

    Zentangle

    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!

    Celestine

    Penterest – Internet bulletin board http://pinterest.com/celestinehart/

    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/celestinehart

    Twitter – Internet message system https://twitter.com/#!/celestinehart

    Creating the Hive- Creative arts group http://creatingthehive.com/celestinepaints

    Celestine Paints Website http://www.celestinepaints.com/home

    Celestine Paints Blog http://www.celestinepaints.com/blog1

    Etsy – sales of handmade items http://www.etsy.com/people/celestinehart?ref=si_pr

    Imagekind – sales ofart prints http://celestineosci.imagekind.com/store/

    Zazzle – sales of custom printed apparel and items http://www.zazzle.com/celestinepaints*

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

    E mail: celestinehart@tds.net –

    Celestine Hart, Level II OSCI

    www.celestinepaints.com/home

    www.celestinepaints.com/blog1

    celestinehart@tds.net

    Buy my art at Imagekind!


  7. From a Land Far, Far Away

    January 3, 2012 by Administrator


  8. Oh Rocks! Now What?

    December 27, 2011 by Administrator

     

    I painted faces on rocks. Why??????… Why do I paint anything? Because it was there and calling out for paint!

    Now what? I’m not sure what to do next with my rock paintings.

    Do you have any suggestions?

     

     

     


  9. Finished GingerBread Friend!

    December 4, 2011 by Administrator

    Finished GingerBread Friend!


  10. 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.