Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween and The Pinkalicious Christmas Shoppe is Open, plus my Sneak Peek!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
Big Texas Wishes for a wonderful Halloween and lots of fun with your trick or treaters.
I will be off line for a bit making some changes and recharging, but back up and running on November 4th.

In the meantime, please stop by our Shabby Cottage Shops Pinkalicious Christmas Shoppe going on till the 8th of Dec. Lots of participants with wonderful treasures to be purchased in time for Christmas. Also join in on the Christmas Tree Hunt and the Pink Present Giveaway too. Just Click HERE to read more and have some fun.

Each day I have featured the shop of the day on my sidebar, but being off line now I will not be able to include this till I am back. So again, by visiting HERE you can see what shop is featured everyday and link to visit their site.

When I turn my new computer back on, I will have the shelves filled with lots of new goodies for Christmas, below is a sneak preview of what is coming.

And, much more.
See you soon.
Happy Halloween! and think Pinkalicious Christmas!!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mary Blair

The daily search for inspiration is an easy one today, as today is Mary Blair’s 100th birthday. Mary was a true innovator, and a driving force behind many of Disney’s most memorable animations including Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan.

Her brilliant work as a concept designer, colorist, and art director continues to have a lasting impact on art makers all over the world.

Born Mary Robinson in Oklahoma in 1911, she attended L.A.’s esteemed Chouinard Art Institute, soon making her way in an industry then dominated by men.
Both her husband, Lee Everett Blair, and her brother-in-law, animator Preston Blair, were also artists.

Mary joined the Disney studio in 1940, where she and her husband created concept art for many of Walt Disney’s films. After she left Disney more than a decade later, her graphic work included major advertising campaigns and illustrations for Simon and Schuster’s Golden Books for children.

Looking back on Blair’s work reminds us of the importance of being a creator. Whenever an artist begins to imagine and to make, something of the moment of creation becomes permanent and manifests as a physical object that enters the world and begins to effect the people around it. This is an important part of making, realizing the lasting impact of art once created. Enjoy the process and create beauty, then share your art with the world.

Adapted and shared from the Society of Tole and Decorative Painters. 10-21-11

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful Autumn weekend.
I am elbow deep in my studio working long hours to stock the shelves HERE and adding lots of new treasures to arrive Nov.4th in my shoppe. You are invited to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops to browse and shop our Christmas shopping event going on right now through Dec.8th. Wonderful treasures can be found among the best boutiques participating.
See you soon.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beginning today~~

The participating shoppes of Shabby Cottage Shops have stocked our shelves with lots of treasures to kick off the shopping season and our Christmas shopping event that starts today the 20th of Oct. and runs through Dec. 8th.

Each day one shop will be featured HERE and also posted here on my blog. We have lots of fun happening with a Christmas tree hunt to win 25 dollars to spend in one of our participating shoppes and a giveaway for each shoppe too.

I hope you can join in the fun and stop by Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shop each day to browse our on line mall where the best boutiques share their talents and treasures.
For me, I'll be spending long hours in my studio where lots of new treasures are being completed and coming to my etsy shop November 4th. when I reopen the shoppe and back to my studio and blogland.

Thank you, and although it is not even Halloween, the holiday shopping has already started. Join us and have some fun!!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Soothing Evening Tea Time Tuesday

After a full work day, I find it very soothing in the late evening to enjoy a cup of tea to relax and end the day.
It also helps a sore throat, of which I am fighting at the moment. So the order of the evening is my favorite Earl Grey to do it's magic poured in one of my favorite cups in blue and white.

From the Spode Blue Room Collection, Botanical~ first introduced in 1820.
I love the blue background with wild roses in white with blue shading. Dark blue leaves and stroke work details. Reproduced from a hand engraved copper plate. Gorgeous.

Thank you for joining me for an evening tea as I relax and read. My tea is short this time due to my busy week but please visit our hostess Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for many more participants sharing in tea time. Sandi also has a list of many other dear blog friends that host this day.

See you again soon. Have a wonderful week full of the wonders of Autumn.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Helping Santa To Be Ready~

Creating and more for Christmas is well underway here at Celestina Marie Designs and coming soon in November are my new designer spoons. Spoon art with lots of hand painted details with bits and babbles all coming together to make a unique ornament.
I have painted spoons for many years, but now they are taking a new twist and offered soon in my etsy shoppe.

And while this is going on, New Skates are primed and ready to design with hand painted roses and winter scenes accented with pink and white fur trims.

Glass ornies primed and ready to finish~

Mini glass ornaments ready to grace hand painted rose buds.

Lots of glitter, fairy dust, snow and German glass in shakers are stocked for creating and bits and babbles of glass and crystals stand by waiting to accent a pretty ornament.

Meet the first snow people already complete to hang out on someones Christmas tree.

As you can see, it is busy around here and my studio is like Santa's workshop. Miss Beazy is always near by ready to help and keep cozy company through the long but happy hours.
See you again soon blog friends. Till then, I'll be painting, and creating. Glittering and glueing, Helping Santa to Be Ready.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Fall season.
Blessings always~

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