Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Even though I try to plan my studio days, wake up early to jump into creating and accomplish something hopefully worthwhile, I never really know where the day's journey will take me. I never feel like my days are dull and that makes it fun and exciting. I know those of you who enjoy creating and have the need to create, understand this very well. There never seems to be enough hours in the day.

The other day, I stood in my storeroom filled to the brim with treasures waiting to be painted, created, and redesigned, while suddenly I realized once again, reconfirming to myself, how much I love to do this work and the many blessings for what I have chosen to do, bring.

Here is only a small glimpse of my very full yet organized cluttered storeroom. You might choke if you saw it all. LOL!! I seem to know right where everything is. Those of you that really know me, know that I am very organized and my studio is, for the most part, very neat and tidy. But this room gets over loaded quickly. I clean it out all the time. Filled with woods and metals, dishes and furniture, vintage suitcases and rose petals for cakes, going into this room is like going shopping.
I don't think I have ever shown this room, which is located right outside the entrance to my main studio.

Dear hubby has lined the walls with shelves, racks, pegs and containers all filled with thrift store, garage sale, tag sale and antique market treasures. Little by little it all gets addressed and there is always something to work on. I guess I am trying to say, I am so thankful for all this junk which is a treasure to me. Sweet items loved over the years, making someone at sometime very happy and keepsakes longing for a new life. All simply items, just waiting for a new purpose.

Here are a few new creations on the drawing board. Jelly jars waiting for victorian graphics and hand painted roses.

Wooden eggs in ceramic egg crates waiting to be embellished.

New flameless candles ready to add to my shops.

My new hand painted cards.

An Easel full of canvas and copies of past designs.

New bake shoppe design, cupcake recipe box and holder with cards.

And, working on a big custom order of 120 gift bags for a special fund raiser in New Jersey. Ballet slippers with bling!

However I did find these sweet storage jars at Michael's last weekend. Not sure if they will stay in the studio for supplies or find a home in my shabby garden bathroom.

Well my brushes are calling and back to the studio I go. But before I do, I will share with you a pic of Miss Beazy who has the right idea. Find a sunny spot outside and take in some sun. She reminds me daily to take time, relax and enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by. Till next time, Blessings and Sunny Skies, Celestina Marie

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