Monday, June 6, 2016

During the Rains~

It's been raining in Texas

Just when I wanted to take those after photos to share my upgrades
from the last post,
that mission has been on hold as we try and dry out.

While we need the rain,
 and the flowers
have loved it,
we need some sunny dry days 
to lift the spirits


our thoughts and prayers go out to the many 
in Texas who have seen flooding
and worse.


If you've followed me for long,
you know I love to be om the studio when it rains.
So when the skies give rain,
I swing my paint brushes.

Last week  I completed this tray painting
inspired by a study in 
Going Places.

I adapted the design to this vintage tray with detailed edge.

The beach, the ocean, the lighthouse 
 and a sunny day!!

Hope you enjoy a sunny day

See you next week.


shortybear said...


Sandi said...

Wonderful painting! You have true talent.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work. We have been hit by rain and storms too for the best part of 2 weeks. Hugs, Valerie

Stacey said...

Your tray is beautiful!

Looks like we are in for some of that much needed sunshine now. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. You blow my French we say, "Tu me bluffe!"

Beautiful blues will come again, whether in the sky or in your studio!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love how that tray turned out. What a great idea! I've heard about the rain and flooding in Texas on the news. It's shocking how a person's life can be changed in an instant. Prayers for all the victims from the flooding.

Dorthe said...

It is beautiful painting Celestina, so filled with summer joy, and everything painted so wonderful, making the scenery look real.We have heard so much of the terrible rain , but not had any in Denmark.
In Germany and France ,people dyed from the water, and flooding, it is so sad, and awful, dear..
I wish for a little water to the garden, but the weather is not to count on anymore, I`m afraid !!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Wonderful beach cottage design and detail painting! You are a Great artist!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You've had a lot of time to keep busy this past week, my friend, with all of our downpours! As a result, you've made the prettiest tray to remember your trip! I also love the background painting that shows up in your last photo. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us! Maybe you'll be out in your gardens this week, with our sunny skies. Love and hugs are sent to you!

Sue Kosec said...

Your painting just astounds me. Everything is perfect!!!!!!!!! Be proud, girl!

Sunny skies this week ...

decorayadora said...

Hi dese Celestina ,, qué bonito trabajo ,, espero que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope and pray your weather improves and that ours doesn't get bad. Love the lighthouse! Perfect for summer time decorating...or Florida decorating! Sweet hugs, Diane

Patti said...

That tray is proof that behind every cloud there is a silver lining. It's beautiful.

My daughter is headed to Texas in 3 weeks. Her husband's family lives in Austin, and they are going to spend a couple weeks with them. Trips to the Hill Country are on the agenda. Hope the weather will cooperate.

Love and hugs,

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, at least when it rains you have painting to keep you busy. I love the pretty beach scene you made on the tray. Take care and have a nice week.
Julie xo

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous paintings! Hope it dries out for you soon! Enjoy your Monday :-)


Kim said...

You are so talented. A true artist!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Celestina~
Can something be both tranquil, And stunning!?! : ) Well, I think this tray is~ So gorgeous; it's amazing! And yet peaceful and dreamy. Beautiful work friend! I'm awestruck. We are hoping for better weather in TX~ Hugs 2U, Karen O

Donna said...

How beautiful, Celestina! Your painted scene is so realistic, it looks like I could walk right up to that lighthouse! I just love how you gave it so much dimension and depth. The tray makes the perfect canvas, I really love that pretty scalloped border. Hope you get some dry and sunny days:)

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,my dear friend, you did such beautiful paitings! I love those Lighthouses and the blue sky ...well, I am sure, you want to have lovely weather again with sun abnd blue skies ..but, rain makes you do paintings, beautiful paintings, georgeous paintings ...I think about singing ..."Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain" *LOL* ... for more beautiful paintings ;O)
No, honestly , I wish you a beautiful week, my Dear!
Sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Art and Sand said...

I have heard a lot about you rain lately!

I love being inside creating in poor weather too.

20 North Ora said...

Hope the rain hasn't affected you. Your painting is just gorgeous.


living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear, Yes the rain and flooding has harmed so many in Texas! I am glad you are safe and have taken this time to paint and to rest in doing what you love! As I look at these scenes I am remembering that saying... "The BEACH is calling and I must GO!
Thinking of you this morning!
Hugs, Roxy

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful painting!! It has been pretty here in I went outside to work in the flowers beds and now have poison ivy!!

Linda M. said...

You have beautiful rainy day accomplishments. Wishing you some sunshine to spend time in your gorgeous garden and lovely pool soon.
Joyous Wishes and hugs, Linda

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Love the beautiful sunny day at the ocean! Rainy days bring nice things :)

Alessandra said...

Ohh...your painting is just gorgeous! Your tray is really beautiful.Your talent is great, my dear friend. Hope you will have sunny days


It looks like a place I would like to visit! I enjoy seeing your paintings, no matter what you paint on!!

Crissi said...

Oh, so beautiful paintings!
Happy blessed day
💕Hug Crissi

Anna said...

Perfect !
Have a nice day !

Creations By Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

craftyles said...

Love the pretty plate. The lighthouse is beautiful. I know we've had so much rain-I do love how green it is before the summer heat hits.

Debby Ray said...

Celeste, your ability to create such stunning works of art just amazes me! This little tray is just stunning! I hope you have been staying safe in all of that rain and my heart goes out to all of those who have lost their homes...such devastation. Have a blessed week, my friend :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just lovely! If you couldn't enjoy the sun in real life, just create some in your studio! Your imagination and creativity can take you away . . . you have a beautiful gift, thanks for sharing it with us. xo Deborah


OMG dear Celestina, this artwork is stunning! You are pure talent pretty lady.
Thanks for sharing it with us, I for one, love, love it!

Debbie said...

Your paintings are just gorgeous, Celestina! I love the summery scenes of the seashore. You have such a gift.
Have a happy week!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I have been thinking of all my blogging friends in Texas through all that rain. Your garden will be so lush after it dries out a little. We have been getting the tail end of what you had....the wind and some rain. Your tray is lovely and exactly where I'd like to be right now!

Red Rose Alley said...

This vintage tray is beautiful, Celestina. You are such a talented artist. Love the blue skies. :)


Anonymous said...

Very pretty tray. Hope your day is a nice one.

Daniela said...

I so love your works of art, my wonderful Celestina, they always win my heart !

Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you

Xx Dany

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your paintings are so special. I just love them. Thank you for your visit and your kind words..Have a wonderful week and hope you dry out soon...xxo Judy

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

My Dear Celestina, you are so very talented with these lovely paintings! Such beautiful colors and details! Oh, the flooding has been terrible and my heart goes out to all those who have suffered - such a tragedy, especially the loss of life. I am so relieved to hear that you are safe - I was thinking of you and all my blogging friends in Texas and Europe these last few weeks. It looks like you are making the best of things and staying busy creating beautiful things! Sending hugs xo Karen

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your tray. You are so talented! I will be so glad when all this rain goes away. I know we need it, but so much of it? :) Take care, Maria

Feral Turtle said...

I love the rain...but definitely not flooding. I am surprised I haven't seen it on the news. My prayers go out to all that have been affected!
You are just so talented Celeste. Your pictures remind me of when I worked on the east coast in Canada.

Mrs. W. said...

Oh my! I just LOVE your painting! The ocean is my favorite place on earth. I have always loved the thought of living in a little cottage by the seaside. Perhaps it will have to be in heaven :)


Decor To Adore said...

You posses such a wondrous talent Celeste! Such sweet scenes for summer.

We missed you at Tuesday's event and I hope to see you soon.

Joy Junktion said...

You know I LOVE this piece. Have checked it out a couple times on Etsy... It's beautiful, of course everything you touch is beautiful! I do hope your weather has brightened and that the land around you and those who have had flooding are drying out as well! Blessings, Cindy xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Celeste! HELLO! Thank you for visiting my page today. Yes, I am clicking away the camera until I get it right! Enjoy a fabulous weekend. It's hot here but we're loving it!

Createology said...

Gorgeous tray you have painted. So sad to see how so much of Southern Texas is flooding. Thankful that you are safe and awaiting sunshine and drying out. We never got all the rain that El Niño was supposed to deliver so we are still pretty dry here. Now it is Fire season and the fear begins. Blessings Dear...

Rose L said...

Love your painting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting dear friend! I find so much inspiration from your blog! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful work you do!

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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..