Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Garden Inspirations

My garden has inspired me to paint florals
and recently I found a few metal
enamelware treasures to paint.
Hydrangeas are one of my favorites.
 I remember these old pieces in my grandmother's kitchen.
Don't you just love the distress and chipped areas
with that ring of blue or black?
The Hibiscus flower is another favorite and this one
was inspired by the large greeters I have at my front door.

Every year my rose arch is home to the birds who build their nests  there.
We love watching how the mama bird takes care of her little ones.
This painting of my nest with roses, came from that inspiration.

The seasons inspire me in many ways and spring is one of my favorites.
How do the seasons inspire you?
As an artist, I find  inspirations everywhere.
and the list goes on.
But one of the greatest inspirations I would add to the list,
is the memories in my grandmother's garden.
Her flowers, vegetable garden and grape arbor
was a place filled with happy times.
Sitting under the grape arbor
listening to stories and praying with my grandmother
was pure joy.
This painting inspired those times.

A vintage turning server or
lazy susan with center for a platter.

These grapes and roses are the visions I remember.

Finding inspiration right at home


those from long ago

will always be a blessing.
Wishing you a happy spring day.

Thank you for stopping by.


Celestina  Marie


Jenna said...

You always paint the most beautiful flowers...I love how you use your yard and home as your inspiration. I have dinner plate hibiscus, they are one of my favorite flowers in the summer :-)
Have a nice week! Hugs Jennifer

Bente said...

Your painting is just beautiful.

Have a nice day


Lululiz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love each and every one of the dishes you have painted.

sdsss said...

They look wonderful. And Monet Claude was influenced by his garden, too.So did many masterpieces !


Que preciosos trabajos, las flores me encantan!!! las fotos de tu jardín son muy bonitas, y la puerta es una preciosidad!! debes tener una casa preciosa, besos

Cindy said...

Such beautiful paintings. The hydrangeas remind me of my great grandmother's farm, love it!

Unknown said...

I just absolute love your nests! They are so sweet and feminine.
I always wonder about dishes I see at thrift stores, especially the extra worn dishes. They hold so many secrets!
Hope your day is wonderful...we have snow...again!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your paintings are gorgeous, Celeste! I especially love the last one.
Have a wonderful, creative day!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your painting of the roses and the nest is just gorgeous Celestina! Have a wonderful week...hugs, Penny

Jillayne said...

yes, I remember enameled tin... a homey comfort....my paint brushes live in an old enameled tin jug.
I absolutely love your front door - it looks smashing with the red door and the flowers!
Your post today has inspired me so very much; how you have interpreted your surroundings in your beautiful art....you are an inspiring impressionist painter of today!

A Southern Rose said...

Your paintings are always so beautiful. I love the old enameled tin. So vintage. Brings back memories of my granny's house.

Lee Laurie

1CardCreator said...

These paintings are gorgeous Celeste! Visiting your blog is always an inspiration to me! ~Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Love your hibiscus best! Great inspiration from your lovely garden. Loved your entrance...

Diane said...

I love the flowers on your enamalware, especially the hydrangeas. So pretty!

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste you are such a talented girl. Your flowers look so real and these hydrangeas just talk to me. They are my favourite flowers beside roses and pansies.
The weather must be so nice in USA that you've already found so many inspirations.
I hardy go out. Still raining and cold.
Looking forward to some more lovely creations.

Createology said...

Inspiration from your garden and your grandmother have truly blessed you with the touch of a brush with paint into beautiful treasures. Divine dear...

Susan said...

Celestina, you are such a wonderfully talented person! Your floral painting is so beautiful it is beyond belief. Your garden and porch are gorgeous!

Old Time Cindy said...

What a wonderful post and it brings lovely memories of my grandmother.
Farmhouse hugs,

Denise said...

Your paintings are amazing, love them.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your paintings...so pretty!! I have two wood bowls that I'm wanting to paint flowers in.

Cynthia said...

Your art is so beautiful and comforting. I especially love the Hibiscus piece. Many Blessings and joy!

farmhouse-story said...

beautiful painting! the nest and roses are so pretty, celestina! my garden is my fav inspiration.... if only we would warm up!

Donna said...

Your paintings are just gorgeous, Celestina! It is so hard to pick a favorite! The hibiscus is amazing, it makes me think of the tropics. And since blue is my favorite color, I am in love with your hydrangeas, too! All of your work is stunning, as usual! Glad you have such sweet memories of your grandma:)

Linda M. said...

Celestina, What a beautiful post. Your paintings are so pretty. I love your front door, so inviting. My favorite, well one of my favorites is the lazy Susan in honor of your grandmother. I love the pattern and colors. Thanks for sharing you inspirational work. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a wonderful gift you have! Yes, Texas is almost tropical in comparison to central NM. We have rosebuds though! I'd love to find a sweet little cottage and winter in Texas. So nice that you stopped by, Celestina!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Celeste... you and I think so much alike... we both treasure our family and our precious memories from days gone by... love all of your beautiful floral pieces, and your real flowers as well... enjoy a beautiful Spring day!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Signing on to follow once more... I lost all of the blogs I was following when I tried bloglovin... and I have heard that Followers is not going away, just "Google Reader" which is already gone...

Carole said...

My dearest friend, I love everything you have shared. As always, your work is incredibly beautiful. I too remember sitting in the garden listening to my wise Grandmother's words. Thanks so much for the walk down memory lane.
Big hugs, Carole xox

Jill said...

I love hydrangeas! Your artwork s so beautiful! I love everything about a garden, it's a great place to find peace and joy. Thanks for sharing
Have a lovely week


Kadee Willow said...

Your painted pieces make me smile so! I adore enamelware and their chippy traits. You've graced each and every piece with your amazing talent. And I'm happy you had time to paint yesterday. Loved hearing about your grandmother.. all the little details. The fact that you enjoyed being by her side and praying was so special to read!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your paintwork is so beautiful and love the hydrangeas, hibiscus and the sweet nest with eggs.
The front door looks so welcoming and love the hibiscus in pots.
Enjoyed reading of all the ways you find inspiration and hearing about your Grandmother- she must have been a beautiful Lady.
Hope you are having a lovely week


LOVE all the new piece you have painted! The nest is darling! You are so talented!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you have so much inspiration around you. I was just photographing our pink hibiscus a couple of days ago. LOVE the doorway.
Stopping by from my new/old quieter page. I figure it's more suitable for me during this transitional year. Not sure if I mentioned on a previous comment, but we move again soon and I need simple.
Hope you'll visit there too.
Keep taking the time to smell all the beautiful flowers, my friend. So much beautiful life around us.
Love and blessings.

The Farmers Daughter said...

What a beautiful post!

Tina said...

i love your work

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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..