Monday, March 27, 2017

Bluebonnets say, Springtime in Texas!

Yes it's springtime in Texas
when the Bluebonnets are in bloom!

Fields of blue grace the countryside 
with gorgeous shades of this blue wildflower.
People come from all around to see these beauties,
standing in the fields and taking photos with  family and friends.

This week I'll be doing the same as we take a spring break to head south to the Hill Country.
We do have Bluebonnets growing wild here too but the further south you go, the better the site.

Each year I love to paint this beautiful bloom and I hope to get a few photos this week
to help in my creativity and new designs.

I'll do a little junkin, site seeing, walking the countryside
and 
on the way back home, 
we will stop in at Magnolia Market and check out the new Magnolia bakery.
Would you like me to bring you back a cupcake?
Well, I wish I could, but I will let you know how good they are and take a photo or two.

So off we go, to enjoy springtime in Texas and these pretty Bluebonnets!
Below are  a few paintings done from years past and present!











Have a great week and see you soon.
 Happy Spring!!


49 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Sue Kosec said...

I live for this time of year. Spring is my favorite season and living in Texas and seeing the bluebonnets is the icing on the (cup)cake. Speaking of cupcakes, yes, please - I'd love one!

Have a great trip and enjoy The Silos!
xo
SuZeQ

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Have fun on your trip! It sounds like it will be great!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a blessing of blue to see these in fields for miles! Wonderful artwork as always dearest Celeste!

Donna said...

Your painted bluebonnets are just gorgeous, Celestina! I've never seen the flower in person, but I imagine they are beautiful! So happy you are getting away on a much needed break. Have a cupcake for me:)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Lovely paintings, and oh how I would love to see Texas in the Springtime. I hope to see a few of those photos.
Have a beautiful week,
Andrea

Dorthe said...

Oh you captured the bluebonnets so beautifully, dear Celestina. They are beautiful, in real life ,and at your paintings ! Happy vacation, and enjoy it all.
Dorthe, xoxo

Munir said...

Enjoy your trip. Your artwork is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad the beautiful bluebonnets have ushered in spring for you, enjoy. Hugs, Valerie

Art and Sand said...

Your bluebonnets are lovely!

Stacey said...

We have so many beautiful bluebonnets this year! I love seeing yours too. :)

BarberryLane Designs said...

Ah, reminds me of the days of working for Michaels...back when LIVE people did the ordering. I found a listing for bluebonnets on the floral master list that was not included in our set-up for the northern states. Well, rogue that I was I ordered a bunch anyway---and they continued to be so popular as they were the only really blue flower other than delphiniums, hydrangeas and basically iris to occur in the real world. Finally, the home office called and asked, "What are you doing with all the blue bonnets?" I replied and said we had many southern transplants here requesting them, and they just sold so well in smaller garden type arrangements, not to mention school colors. From then on, bluebonnets were included in our district's set-up as at least optional. Grins, I loved working with them as our area was very into --botanically correct arrangements. You surely do the sweet flower justice, Sandi

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the bluebonnets, they are beautiful. Your pictures are outstanding. Love them all.

Enjoy your break and take lots of pictures and have a cupcake for me.

Hugs dear friend,
Mary

Cynthia said...

Beautiful paintings, such talent. I've read articles and seen pictures in magazines. I can imagine they are showstoppers in person. Enjoy

Cindy

Linda M. said...

Thank you for sharing all your bluebonnet paintings. I'm going to look at Michaels to see if they stock them in my area. Spring flowers were damaged a little here with our last snow. I see hope that some may open soon. Have a great get away. Hugs, Linda

janice15 said...

Clestina, the paintings are lovely... with love Janice

Rue said...

Hi Celestina :)

Bluebonnets are so pretty. I wish we had them here. Your artwork with them is lovely, my friend.

I hope you have a fun trip!

xo,
rue

Kim said...

Normally, I am a red lover, but your sweet Bluebonnets have got my attention! SO pretty! Enjoy your trip and have a cupcake for me!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I envy your trip and I wish you a wonderful time. I would love to know if the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery are good or not! The show about the bakery implied that they are all Joanna's recipes. That woman is into everything! I anticipate seeing gorgeous pictures of your trip.

craftyles said...

Your bluebonnet creations are so beautiful, Celeste. Love the paintings. Eat a chocolate cupcake for me and have a wonderful and safe trip home!

NanaDiana said...

I have never been through Texas when the bluebells are blooming but I bet it is a sight to behold in person. Your paintings are just gorgeous.

Oh- I hope you take lots of pictures of Magnolia Market and the bakery. Eat a cupcake for me, will you? I do love a good cupcake!

Hope you have a great week...enjoy every minute of it. xo Diana

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hope you and your sweetie are enjoying the bluebonnets and the Hill Country. Your paintings are so beautiful and I'm sure you'll be inspired to paint more.
Yes please, enjoy that cupcake at Magnolia Bakery! Love and blessings!

krishna said...

Oh so beautiful paintings dear... you are an amazing artist...

Anna said...

Lovely flowers and paintings !!!
Have a shinny day !
Hug
Anna

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

It must be a fantastic sight to see the mass of blue bonnets flowering! Love the pictures you've painted. I am jealous that you can go to visit Magnolia Market and Bakery so easily! I have that and the Pioneer Woman's Mercantile to visit on my check list!

Alessandra said...

Ohhh....your paintings are gorgeous!!! I love your bluebonnets, they are amazing. You are really a great artist, dear romantic friend.
Hugs Alessandra

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh my, how I love the Texas Blues! Those bluebonnets bring such joy and beauty to the Hill Country. I visited Texas last year and blogged about it here: http://mountaintopspice.blogspot.com/2016/04/ive-got-texas-blues.html Oh those bluebonnets on the Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg are amazing! Have you been on that trail? It is SO worth it! All your beautiful painted art with the bluebonnets is stunning, love your gorgeous scenes with the bluebonnets. Truly the most beautiful time of year in Texas! Enjoy your time away, and I will look forward to seeing your pictures when you get back :)

Tete said...

I so wish we had those here...and I always think of you and your art when I see them online...Hope your days are good and all are well.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am following your trip on Instagram! You just cannot beat a Texas Spring and oh those Bluebonnets. I have been scooting around the Metroplex seeing the grands and all along side the byways are glorious Bluebonnet blossoms.
Your talent is inspiring my friend!
Blessings and Hugs,
Jemma

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Hope you enjoyed your trip? Your post and paintings of the Bluebonnets is fabulous.
LJ

marcia said...

Always love your paintings, Celeste. Beautiful blues. How nice that you get to visit Magnolia Market. I get lost in the magazine.
Love and blessings, friend.
xoo

Createology said...

Enjoy your trip South and the gorgeous wildflowers. Bluebonnnets are beautiful and your painting of them is amazing. No cupcake for me thank you...I have been a bad Weight Watcher of late. I would like to smell the cupcakes and the flowers. Safe Travels Dear...<3

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your paintings are always so beautiful and love the pretty bluebonnets -you have captured them fabulously.
Hope you are enjoying your trip and look forward to seeing some photos when you return.
hugs
Carolyn

handmade by amalia said...

The paintings are lovely, such a wonderful way to celebrate the season. I wish I had your talent.
Amalia
xo

baili said...

how pretty and artistically done post dear friend!
Loved these beautiful blue gorgeous smiles of nature as blue is my most fav color .hope you will be back with fresh photos of these wild smiles

eileeninmd said...

Hello Celestina, the paintings and bluebonnets are just lovely. I would like to see the field of flowers myself some day. The trip sounds great. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Eilis said...

You have really captured the beauty of our Texas treasure. I love this time of year when I am just driving the usual roads around our home and then am pleasantly surprised by a beautiful field of blue.

Lea said...

Oh, know you have had a great time seeing all the gorgeous Bluebonnets. We really need to make a trip during their blooming season. It's not that far at all for us. I love your artwork, especially the 2nd piece. What a talent! Blessings to you!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just lovely! Blue flowers are somewhat rare in nature, it seems, so these are especially delightful! Hope you are enjoying/enjoyed your trip. Sounds wonderful. xo Deborah

Conniecrafter said...

You have done beautiful paintings, hope you got more great inspiration for more creations and had fun searching for goodies while you were junkin.... I just watched the episode the other day about the bakery they have started, wow they are just branching off in all sorts of directions aren't they ;)

Jill said...

Hi! I wanted to stop by to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers for my surgery last Monday. Diana posted a prayer request on her blog and I am full of gratitude! I am slowly recovering but wanted you to know how very much I appreciate you thinking of me. :-) Your posts always bring me so much joy and this is just beautiful! Have a wonderful week.

Blessings & love,
Jill

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The bluebonnet is such a pretty flower and I love your beautiful paintings. Have a fun time at the bakery! Hope you have a wonderful week.
Julie xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, the Bluebonnet is such a beautiful Texas flower. Your paintings are so lovely. I especially like the one with the little brook and rocks. And that plate is gorgeous. I hope you're enjoying these Spring days while they last. Our blossom trees have already come and gone. There's Pink everywhere this time of year!

love, ~Sheri

Lynn Bean said...

What beautiful artwork! Trust you have had a wonderful week.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a lovely treat. Your paintings are so lovely. Loving the beautiful Bluebonnets. I have neve seen any. A special treat to visot Magnolia and the new bakery. I watched the show, when they renovated the bakery. Thank you so much for your blessings and prayers for my dad. Xo

Ang Smith said...

I thought I commented on this. See, this is what happens to me. I read something, then a child pulls me away, and I forget about it.

Anyways, I really love your artwork here. I have always wanted to see the Bluebonnets in real life. I guess you could say it's one of the few items left on my "bucket list". But your pretty flowers are surely the next best thing! Great job, my friend. :)

baili said...

BEAUTIFUL paintings and loved the bluebonnets!!!
you are amazing at you expressions my friend

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Love the paintings and the Texas shaped basket!

Silvana Joanne said...

Just beautiful! You have such talent love the colors and since I already read your last post I know where you got your inspiration from for these pieces :-) Stunning!

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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..