Friday, October 2, 2009

C~~Stands For,

Creating, Customs,Crochet and Color. Wow, It has been so busy here in my toile studio and I have truly missed reaching my desk to post. I have also been under the weather, which is no fun, and I am not a fan of taking time off to rest. I am trying to do better, but that is a challenge for me.

Anyway, along the way I took a few pics to share some of what is going on here. My sweet friend Sue received a beautiful flower arrangement from her daughter in a huge glass vase. After the flowers were done with their bloom, she wanted me to design something with fruit for her kitchen on the vase. Glass painting is truly one of my favorite mediums and this vase, being large at approx. 18" tall, was so fun to design.
Sue's kitchen is a cottage style cozy and comfortable haven, with a mix of fruit along with her collectibles. It was my honor to create this custom for her.

It has become a stand alone piece and looks nice with or without flowers. For Christmas it would be wonderful filled with boughs of evergreen for a tall centerpiece. Thank you Sue and enjoy your vase!

Crocheting is also something that I do when I am not painting, along with all hand stitch work. I have many projects in the works at the moment and somehow one by one they finally get finished. With cooler days ahead, these, "in the lap projects" will keep me company in the evenings after work and powerwalks. LOL
This light pink broomstick lace throw is one I finished for my shabby rose guest room. I added a shell edge to complete.

I love how it turned out and is so soft and cozy.

My garden has also been a place of enjoyment. Most of the flowers are still in bloom and doing well, now that it is not 100 plus degrees.

It is also a busy time in the studio creating and painting new designs to fill the shelves, HERE and HERE
And, next week I am planning a new series that will feature, highlights for days of the week. It will be a busy direction for me, but something I have longed to share along this journey. I hope you will stop back to visit soon and see the new views.
Till then, I will share a few pics of past creations. Some art class and book studies and some originals. A few from many many years ago and others more recent. This first pic of my mother's vintage cake keeper was painted many years ago and I enjoy it in my tuscan kitchen.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon!
Celestina Marie

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