Thursday, January 29, 2015

Schack Art Center classes this winter.

Please join me in any, or all, of these classes beginning in February 2015: Gelli Plate Printing Polymer Clay Arty Hour. Wine, cheese and other yummies....Plus 3 hours of art making with friends and family. Handlettering. Explore fonts, media, and express you favorite quotations, mantras, blessings.... Wrap It Up Journals. Start to finish, make your own personalized art journal. Cover, signatures and bind it all. Then begin to fill it with your artwork. Come Play!

Blogger help requested....

...or a new hosting site. I cannot figure out how to add to the sidebar any longer. The changes in blogger, frustrating. Meanwhile...I've been knitting up a storm and job searching (anyone in higher education? lifelong learning? talk to me.) and preparing for summer and fall classes.
a selection....

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Watercolour Sketches.

One of these days I am going to match the colors in my traveler's watercolor kit to the names, then I'll fill in the color wheel I created in my journal. In the meantime I just pick the colors that work best for the vision in my head. Check out the etsy postings on the side bar. I'm back :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Disneyland this Christmas

What a fabulous time. E's first time there. He loved every second of the 12-13 hour days in the parks. Plus the 186 foot water slide at Paradise Pier. And the Character Breakfast. Thank you to all of your friends and family who made this once in a lifetime vacation dream come true! Blessed Christmas to you all. And Happy New Year!

Friday, December 05, 2014

I've established a sketch every day practice. Again. It started out with just the sketch. Then I found I wanted color, depth and more life. So I started painting with watercolor. I like that better. Usually. I've also started learning instagram (Instagram">celestedouville there).
This holiday season. Give the gift of a mother's love. Please explore my etsy store for more lovely handcrafted items. Blessings.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

class scheduling underway!

I'm in the throes of writing up a dozen class descriptions. Here are some visual clues about the classes that will be offered soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

handcrafted visual journals

If you love paper, paint and paste, you must do some visual journaling in your very own made from scratch journal. This journal was made in the Remains of the Day style (Mary Ann Moss).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Text Tile class tonight

I've been creating quote art for a few months now. The Big Studio Cleanse* has prompted me to finally scan them all and to get them to a print shop. Soon they will be available for sale. I've posted this print on Etsy this afternoon *The first floor of our house recently had water damage. We are in the middle of getting it repaired...the water damaged area has been removed, all the tile in the laundry/bathroom, the water soaked carpet and padding, 2 feet of the drywall around the laundry room (and one wall of the garage), it's colder and ugly down there right now. So, next is packing up all of the studio (and laundry room). I have been clearing out things I don't imagine myself using any longer. However, now is the time to just pack. I enjoy purging in the unpacking process even more. When I unpack, I like to think about each thing and it's placement, if I don't know where it goes, then it goes. When it is all done, I will have sunshiney yellow walls and new squishy carpet (we opted for spending more on the padding to cover the concrete foundation).