Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Welcome to Paint Palette Wednesday, This season is a busy one and my studio is a mess. I will have to take a pic sometime, but not today. LOL!!

Painting for me starts with loading my palette with the paint I will be using. Acrylics in this case. Years ago, when I first started to paint it was with oils, watercolor and rembrant transparent oils. Anyway, over the years I have found my way of using a paint palette by taking a clipboard, stack of copy papers and by putting the two together, I have sheets of palette paper ready to fill with loads of paint. It is an inexpensive way to work and no special tools needed. I tried the paper plate idea, but I run out of room. LOL~~ Expensive palettes just use up so fast for me too, so the clipboard works out great.

Notice I painted my clipboard pink. It will get splashed with other colors soon.
Moving on, I found some ornaments in Ross the other day, and, well, the paper vintage designs were placed upside down on the ornaments. Whoops!! So I thought I could redesign them by painting over the papers and giving them a shabby look with a little pink rose.

This next ornament has an old world tuscan type look with it's copper surface and I added a black cherry rose to accent.

Lately I have been painting on glass and having fun with it too. Here is a medium size vase with "forget me nots" all around.

Then a candle plate with little violets scattered about.

Cherry juice glasses. I found these vintage glasses awhile ago. I wish I could get more of these. They are such a cute size.

Lastly, meet this years cone santa nest head ornament! Santa carries a nest with sweet bluebird and glittered presents on the top of his head. I offered this new design last year and brought it back alittle different this season.

It was so nice to have you visit the studio today. Hope you can come back next Wednesday for more studio fun. Not sure what you will find or what I will get into next, but hope you can join me.
See you tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday~~
Till then, Have a great day!
Smiles, Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Wow, everything is so special and beautiful! You're a great talent! True eyecandy!!

Anonymous said...

I love that vase. It still amazes me how talented a person can be and you are so talented. I could never do that. Everything you paint is so beautiful.


A Southern Rose said...

You are so talented! I love those pink glass ornaments! They are beautiful!
Have a great day!

Lee Laurie

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! I am truly amazed by your incredible talent Celestina! What gloriously beautiful items you have created. ~Lovely and elegant.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always surprise me! You blend the colors and create something unique! The Christmas ornaments are my favorites! Splendid!

Connie said...

Celeste, those are stunningly gorgeous, honey!! I don't think I've ever seen a makeover so beautiful.

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Celeste, you know I love everything you do. The tassel is really pretty, I purchased several last year from Hobby Lobby in pink and used them on my tiebacks in my pink guest room. I haven't painted on them yet. Love the idea for the clipboard. I have been using freezer paper, it is coated on one side just like palette paper but less expensive. I save the palette paper for seminars. Your Santa is adorable, glad you brought him back this year, also, I love the little hearts in your ETSY shop.

Unknown said...

Hi There!
Oh I can so relate...I can hardly SIT in my studio right now! I have so much I want to do And never seem to have much time or energy to do..alas..hopefully today I'll get some much needed time to finish up some nagging projects!

I just LOVE your ingenuity and creative on those ornies! You have such an amazing eye for this! I so enjoyed your post and it has inspired me to get going!

Have a great day!
Hugs Lorena

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!


Anonymous said...

How lovely! I can't pick a favorite but I know you're a wonderful artist! Oh, I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Fantastic...I love those sweet ornaments. How smart are you to fix them that way! Have fun creating friend!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My...Your art is suberb!!
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love how you fixed up those ornaments from Ross!

So nice to see you posting more, Celeste! ♥

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Friend...have missed visiting you! What a fun painting spree you've taken me on today! I loved it! I've been sooooo busy with LIFE these past two months with constant company (not kidding) and sewing numerous gifts that needed completed. I'm finishing my first quilt for my grandson...a 3 yr project it became! :) Hope to be visiting you more often in weeks/months to come!~ Hugs! ~CC Catherine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I loved seeing you painting, in your studio.
What beautiful work, everything is so pretty.

I hope that you are having a lovely week.


♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

Ola querida bonito blog

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Celestina,
Thank you kindly for your sweet words today about my Dad :)
Your blog is beautiful, And, I love your Pink christmas ornaments..
Jo-Anne Coletti

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celestina Marie, and Merci for visiting my blog today... I actually stopped by your blog earlier but went right to your Etsy shop, then we chatted... so nice to meet you! I am excited to receive my beautiful pumpkin and so happy I found you through sweet Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage... your blog is lovely, just like you...Miss Beazy Lee is precious! Doggie kisses to her! I love your previous post too, I also inherited my mama's recipes when she passed away, many of them had handwritten notes on them as well, whose recipe it was, if she liked it or not, stained from many years of reading and baking from... these are my treasures and keep me close to my mama when I read them and bake something as she once did... I never change an ingredient...I too will follow your blog...I love everything on your sidebar, I always look at all pictures on the sidebars too...will visit again soon... Bisous... Julie Marie

Deborah said...

Those ornaments are beautiful.I envy you your talent. I love seeing what you are painting next.

Amanda said...

I love, love, love seeing all of the Christmas decor Aunt Celeste!! It's supposed to SNOW here today and for some reason snow automatically makes me think of Christmas- and all of the wonderful decorations, smells, and food. Love the items you have designed thus far for the holidays!

Terri Morse said...

I really enjoyed your studio post today. The pink glass ornaments are just beautiful. They would be perfect on my Victorian Christmas tree! All of your glass painting is lovely. The cherry glasses would be the perfect addition to my vintage red and white kitchen collection. You inspire me to get into my studio and do something with the huge set of stemware I got from the dollar store. I love visiting your blog. God bless, and keep painting!

Unknown said...

You have magic hands, everythings is so beautiful.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..