Sunday, April 27, 2008
I guess these thoughts keep me returning every morning to my cozy cottage studio. So thankful to be blessed in this life to practice an art form that I love. Like my Father once said to me, "Find what you love to do in life, and you will never work another day." So tomorrow, God willing, I will rise again. Get ready for the studio, in which Miss Beazy and I will open the door to another day, another painting adventure and hopefully another dream!
See you again soon ~~ Have a great and blessed day~ Celestina
Here are a few of the new treasures past and present.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Last week I had the sweet surprise of receiving an award from Karen of "A Scrapbook of Inspirations" http://karenharveycox.blogspot.com/. It is called the "Arte Y Pico Award". Thank you so much Karen. Congrats to you for being chosen, as you are so deserving. I will try and live up to this special honor and I am so thrilled to pass it on to 5 more very special blog friends.
The rules are as follows~~
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, materials used, and their contribution to the community no matter what the language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and the name and link to the blog that awarded it.
4.The award winner and the one who has given the award have to show the link to "Arte Y Pico"
5. Show these rules.
http://sanctuaryarts.blogspot.com/ is so creative and full of fun. She puts great designs together from wonderful treasures she finds. Her bubbling personality really comes across in her lovely blog and home. She always inspires me when I visit.
http://justbeenme.blogspot.com/ is a very accomplished artist and wonderful illustrator. Her love for life sharing her God given talents and Christianity is a true joy to share. Her words are always inspiring. Her artwork reflects her awesome talent.
http://myvintagedaydreams.blogspot.com/ is just a delight to visit. From her very contagious smile to her gorgeous curly hair, she has captured the look so many of us long for. Her eye for detail is awesome. Her treasures shared make you want to go on a day filled hunt for goodies to redesign.
http://in-my-mothers-name.blogspot.com/ is a dear friend. Not only is she an amazing artist, but her designs using yarn and felt are over the top terrific. She is from Norway living in Texas and her blog is so enchanting to read and view her creative designs from her talented hands.
http://manyshadesofshabby.blogspot.com/ is another Texas shabby artist and her hand painting is something to behold. You can get lost in her roses and her creative talents. She offers a beautiful trip in the land of romantic with her paint brush.
I encourage everyone to stop by these lovely bloggers and share in their days filled with creativity. You will have a special journey.
Thank you again dear Karen for this award, it has been so fun visiting others who also received the award.
Blessings to all from Celestina Marie~~ See you again soon!!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
ON SALE NOW!!!~~IN STORE ITEMS WITH 20% OFF
The above feature is a sample of new items in my ebay boutique. By scrolling over the pictures you will see details about the item and for a list of more hand painted treasures, follow the arrow and click. Thank you for your visit.
I have been very busy, but will be back to share a special award and pass it on to 5 creative friends. See you soon! Blessings and Blue Skies Always~~Celestina
Friday, April 4, 2008
To start off, I inherited the gorgeous 1945 furniture from my parents. This was their wedding set and is 63 years old now. ( and for the record, I am not near 63. LOL)
Look closely at the wall area above the armoire. It has a resting place for the eye, on a patterned paper that is also painted the same rich red. It gives some interest to the other wise large area of red. This detail goes around the room about 24" down from the ceiling.Red and yellow poppies fill this large vase and sit atop one of my cross stitch runners. I do this when I am not painting. It seems I always have to have something in my hands working!
Now on to the other side of the room viewing from the closet. Here I have a desk area where I have placed some more vintage pieces of glassware from the 40's and a gorgeous antique red tray plate made by my grandfather in the glass factory of Pt. Marion Pennsylvania in the 1920's. It is one beautiful piece. On the desk area I have placed a clear acrylic desk blotter with a Laura Ashley napkin that matches the other fabrics in the room and drapes. This instantly make a pretty desk blotter. You could add pictures, pretty handmade doilies or anything flat for interest. The darling red chair with rush seat, I found at an estate sale. Keeping the display of glassware on the book shelves helps to keep the room light and not weighed down due to the dark color. Red and white English plates with an iron wall piece give the area an anchor. I usually like to work in odd numbers when placeing accents. But this area called for more of a uniform placement.
The following pictures are closer shots of the patterns and accents in this "Seeing Red Room"
"Hands to work, Hearts to God" plate I hand painted many years ago.
Beautiful appliqued pillow made by Randi, many years ago. I cherish this hand work made by a very talented friend.
Wooden bed tray I designed and hand painted in shades of red.
Thank you for stopping by to view this "Seeing Red Room" I hope you have enjoyed viewing these treasures. If you missed the first room and would like to see that one, scroll down to visit there. Have a wonderful day and Happy Decorating! Celestina
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