Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Year 2012

Ever wonder why we add on an extra day every 4 years and call it leap year? It all has to do with science really. You see the days do not exactly divide up to complete a year. It all relates to the time it takes for the earth to travel around the sun. We actually end up with 1/4 of a day each year, so when we add this quarter of a day every 4 years we get the extra day called leap year. If we did not do this, our springtimes would arrive at different times of the year pushing it up as late as June.
There are 5 million people who also celebrate their birthdays on the 29th called, Leapers. This nearly happened to me, but I arrived to this world on the 28th of February instead.
And, speaking of birthdays, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to my friends and family for the beautiful cards, calls, gifts, flowers, emails, e-cards and surprises. You made my day very special and blessed me more then you know. It was a special day with beautiful weather and time spent with my two favorite guys.

Today it is back to reality and my studio is calling me to grab those brushes and start creating. Lots of treasures are based and ready to go~~~

New items are arriving to fill the shelves in my boutique.

Hope you enjoy a last and extra day in February and leap right into March with inspiration and many blessings.
See you again soon.
XO Celestina Marie


Patti said...

Well a happy belated birthday to you!! Hope it was a day filled with love and joy!!

A friend of mine is a leap year baby...born February 29, 1960. I asked her today if, since she has really only had 13 birthdays, does that mean she is YEARS younger than the rest of us.

Wishing you a beautiful day.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Happy belated birthday greetings, and glad that you had the happiest day with you two favourite guys.
So sorry I missed your post.
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

Sending hugs

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, well, happiest of birthdays to you my friend. Love the new painting, the dress form especially, very pretty.


Mari said...

Hi Dear Celeste~
Happy birthday.....
Also I love your new items, your work is always beautiful....


Jenna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Celestina! Hugs Jennifer :o)

Betty said...

Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I wish You A Very Happy Birthday and Many Many More.

My uncle was a leap year baby.

Createology said...

A very Happy Birthday to you dear. Sorry we missed your special day however I believe you should celebrate all year long. Blissful Birthday Hugs...

BG said...

Happy Birthday Celeste! Trust me to be late ... hope it was a really special one.

Boy I needed that extra day yesterday, to make up for the one I lost the day before. LOL! Pity we didn't have an extra day every month.

By the look of all that base painted stock you have your work cut out for you ... have fun, I always enjoy seeing what you do with your paintbrush.


BrushedByAnAngel said...

A very belated Happy Birthday, Celeste. I can't believe this is the end of another month already, I have the hardest time keeping up with what day it is since retirement. It looks like you have been busy - hope you took a little time out to enjoy your birthday,

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi Celestina Marie!
I'm so sorry I didn't knew you were having your birthday on the 28th!! I only see it now!! Anyway, I hope you'll accept my belated birthday wishes to you! I hope you day was wonderful and that you will have a beautiful healthy and happy year ahead of you with your loved ones :-))
Big hugs and birthday blessings!

Kerri said...

Happy late birthday! I paid off my car on the 29th whoo-hoo! I like your latest creations and your stockpile of goodies there to paint on!!! Enjoy your week painting fun :)


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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..