Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Birthday....to me!

Believe me, the day after Christmas has never been an ideal Birthday---but I've gotten so I like it now; it is a perfect day to "kick back" and it is super-surprising that people have sent me so many Birthday wishes...(I like it!)

My birthday has always been a good time to take stock of the year..and 2011 has been a great one, largely because of my art friends (and that includes you, my blogging friend!)

I found some time today to add a few revisions to this copy of a John Singer Sargent painting ....Sargent proves to us that grays are............ colorful..!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, after John Singer Sargent, oil on 16 x 20 gessoed masonite



31 comments:

Jeri said...

Happy Bday Celeste from one December baby to another. I know of what you speak about the timing not being so great, especially as a child.

Sadami said...

Ohhhh!!! I did not know your birthday~! Hey, happy birthday, Celeste!! You're not only so talented, full of sense of humour, empathy, a creative heart!! Have a wonderful time. Hope all your wishes come true. Celeste, make it happen, go, go~~, forever young!
Best wishes,Sadami

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Celeste,
May I add my congratulations on the occasion of your birthday. Like many of your followers, I, too, know the trials of having a December birthday, but your date is particularly challenging. You must be used to receiving greeting cards beginning with, "Sorry this is late."
But, enough of that. We know it doesn't do much good to whine about it. It's just life, I guess.
So, enjoy what's left of your special day and fire yourself up for a fantastic New Year!
Best Wishes,
Gary.

Linda Popple said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Celebrate!

martinealison said...

Avec un petit retard, je viens donc vous souhaiter un très joyeux anniversaire...
J'en profite pour vous renouveler mes voeux de bonheur et de créativité pour l'année 2012 qui frappe à notre porte.

Gros bisous

Irina said...

Happy Birthday, Celeste! Thank you so much for your inspiring, teaching and amazing art you share with us in this blog. I wish your brushes never dry, wish you health, joy and sun, and let your wishes come true.

-Don said...

Happy Birthday, Celeste! It's fun sharing this art/blogging ride with you.

-Don

Hoghart said...

Happy Birthday Celeste ! I wish you a glorious 2012 year.

conservativelybohemian said...

Happy belated birthday, my dear Celeste! I hope you had a fabulous day yesterday and your Sargent piece is really beautiful! It is one of those pieces that keep me coming back to look again and I see something new each time. May your 2012 be even more special that 2011!

graziano tessarolo said...

AUGURI CELESTE!!! TANTISSIMI AUGURI!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... TO YOU!!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Celeste! The day after Christmas is a day to kick back and enjoy, isn't it.

Libby Fife said...

Happy belated birthday then! Hope it was a good and distinctive day:)

Grays are wonderful and can be so expressive. JSS really was onto something and your painting looks super!

Casey Klahn said...

Happy Birthday!

The painting is wonderful - you choose a great mentor.

roberto said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

J. Kevin James said...

Happy Birthday, Celeste! Wonderful painting. I've truly enjoyed following your blog this year.

Manel said...

Happy birthday, Celeste, and that copy of Sargent is very good. Congratulations!

billspaintingmn said...

Happy Birthday Celeste!

Your painting looks great! And so does that cake!

Happy Holidays, and best to a new year!

Dean H. said...

Wow!! Happy, happy birthday, Celeste!
Love your Sargent painting! The grays are great!

SamArtDog said...

Happy Birth2DaysAfter!... Thank you so much for giving us all of the wonderful presents which you wrap up so beautifully in this blog almost every day. And for being your funny, generous and talented self.
xoxox
Sam & the Dogs

Carol Lee Beckx said...

Belated Birthday greetings - I hope you had a wonderful day.

L.W.Roth, said...

Well Happy Birthday to you Capricorn. My son's birthday is the 27th, today. It wasn't a very great day to have a birthday when he was a kid; all his friends were out of town skiing or sunning on some beach somewhere. Now he's sunning on some beach somewhere too. --Your grays are great. I adore gray--it's magic--it becomes the complimentary color of whatever color it's next to.

Dan Kent said...

Happy Birthday!!(to add to the list) You're birthday is the same as my son's which leads me once more to conclude that you are a fine person!

I always loved Sargent - this may be why I like your work, I don't know, but I like your painting today - great greys!

loriann signori said...

Happy birthday Celeste! Here's to another wonderful, awe inspiring year!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Wonderful painting, Celeste. Happy Belated Birthday; SamArtDog is right--your blog is a gift.

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Dear, dear Celeste: You have been an inspiration and a "secret pal" to me (so secret you are probably not even aware of it!) Thank you. Mazel Tov and blessings for your new year of LIFE.

Dave Starr said...

Happy Birthday Celeste---I really enjoy your blog. You are one of my favorite people and I feel lucky that you try to help me. Hope your day is great. This is a great painting. I don't know how you do it!

Celeste Bergin said...

THANK YOU, Jeri, Sadami, Gary, Linda, Martine, Irina, Don, Hoghart, Sherry, Graziana, Janelle, Libby, Casey, Roberto, J. Kevin, Manel, Bill, Dean, Sam, Carol, LW, Dan, LoriAnn, Sarah, Hallie and Dave! You are all so nice to leave me a Birthday message....you totally made my day! thanks so much! :)

Virginia Floyd said...

Oh, I missed your birthday! Happy Birthday to you! Just claim all the holiday festivities for your birthdaty.

M. J. Muir said...

Late birthday greetings Celeste. Sounds like it was a good day. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog with us out here in blogger land. Have a Happy New Year celebration and see you again online in 2012.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

With a small delay, so I just wish you a very happy birthday ...
I take this opportunity to renew to you my best wishes for happiness and creativity for the year 2012 who knocks at our door.

big kiss

____________
Thanks Martine!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, and Happy Painting!