Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday! (This & That)

Here I am wearing my PAMO ART T-shirt that was sent to me by my blogging friend PAMO.  I am facing Tennessee (where PAMO lives) and cheering: THANK YOU PAMO! (I sense that she is a little fond of all caps, else she'd be Pamo instead of PAMO). Seriously, I do LOVE my PAMO T shirt and I am very HAPPY it's mine....all mine!

A couple things I bought recently...a wonderful book about John Singer Sargent and a Strathmore sketchbook with tan paper. (At night I've been sketching some of the paintings out of the book and reading about Sargent. Great fun).

Sketches, Celeste Bergin, After Sargent, pencil on 6x9 toned paper

I stopped at "I've Been Framed" for some Black Gesso. (I'm thinking of doing more black gesso panels, like Cathleen Rehfeld does). 

I posted this photo of my basement studio on my wall on Facebook today. The comments were running about 50-50 about whether I should clean it up or not. 

It only took me 35 minutes to get it to this improved state. (The area outside of the photo is where the frames and boxes are so there is more work to be done). I'm gearing up to build my still life station to paint a lot of still life in "der bunker" this winter.

This was my Tuesday....how was yours?


martinealison said...

Une joie spontanée... qui fait du bien à voir !... la neige effleure le sol à l'aube de Noël qui a sonné un peu plus tôt pour vous avec ce merveilleux tee-shirt....
J'aime la manière que votre mardi s'est écoulé au rythme de vos envies... Une belle atmosphère dans votre atelier...

Mon mardi fut relâche à la dollhouse. j'ai trié, classé et me suis attardée sur d'anciens croquis... Une journée peut-être nostalgique et molle !
Cette année je n'ai pas encore décoré mon univers... Demain peut-être !
Gros bisous à vous.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

A spontaneous joy ... that's good to see! ... snow touches the ground on the eve of Christmas has come a little early for you with this great t-shirt ....
I love the way your Tuesday has been at your own pace ... A lovely atmosphere in your workshop ...

My Tuesday was hard to dollhouse. I sorted, graded and myself lingering on old sketches ... One day perhaps nostalgic and soft!
This year I have not decorated my world ... Maybe tomorrow!
Big hugs to you.

(thanks, Martine!)

Karen Boe said...

Ha! That's funny Celeste - I went to IBF last weekend, and just finished black-gessoing an artboard after reading a tutorial by Kathleen. Freaky. :)

Paula Kuitenbrouwer said...

Hi, Celeste, you have fun sketching John Singer Sargent and I have picked up a sketching project of Raphael. I hope we will both progress steadily.
Cheers to your project.

Autumn Leaves said...

Well if you manage to clean up your studio, maybe you could wing your way over here and do mine too? Love the looks of the two pieces "After Sargent." I've really got to practice more.

Libby Fife said...

I am glad that I am not the only one who wears a short sleeved shirt over a long sleeved shirt. You look great!

Lots of fun with the brown paper sketch book I bet and who wouldn't want to read about John Singer Sargent?

Not sure I could function in your studio but I love that all of your stuff is there and you are surrounded by your creative results. Can't wait to see the still life setup.

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
You look so nice in the T shirt! The studio looks awesome. Thaaaat's the artist's studio, I believe!
Cheers, Sadami

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

:-) love your world!

Pam Huggins said...

Yeah!!!!! I absolutely love your jubilant shot wearing the lovely on you color yellow PAMO ART t! I felt the vibrations of you waving toward TN. They were good vibrations too!
Jeff just stopped in and said I quote, "That's sweet, it' really sweet." And it is.

You are a wonderful and terrific person Celeste not to mention a very gifted artist.
Love your sketchbook and am extremely impressed with the quick transformation of your studio space. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. What an honor!

Ralph said...

You look so full of joy in your t shirt I just laughed and laughed. Thank you my dear friend.

Gatepost productions said...

My last post shows my manic Tuesday!

A tidy studio is not a busy studio...is my excuse :0))

Sketching Sargent puts you very close to him. That's why I like sketching Axel H Haig, I get to see things through hie eyes!

Great T shirt!!

Arty Quin said...

Go Celeste, go! You're inspiring me to get back art-related organization instead of all this holiday busy-ness. Love the T and I'm jealous of your snow! We didn't get any over in St. Johns ... Waaaa!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Celeste,
You look great in the T-shirt! Somehow, the caps in PAMO fit for me.
So, did you "clean" your studio some more? Can you find anything? I am curious to see how you do your still life set up. As always, I enjoy your work.

art by Michael Perchard said...

I love your photo!
You are a symbol of true joy! Happiness is contagious!
Keep jumping and smiling!
(Is that snow on the grass! I hope so! We have had little or no snow yet on the south coast of Massachusetts! I miss it so!)
You jumping for joy made my day!
(Also love the drawings!)
Paint on and on!

hmuxo said...

You just made my day, Celeste...seeing you so happy with that awesome shirt! What can be better than that...!!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I think this should be Photo of the Year. I just caught up with your last four posts--even read the notes from the "edges" meeting.

You are an inspiration and I love the T shirt! Is that snow on the ground?

Dan Kent said...

I jump for joy just to see your studio!! I have got to pose in my new PAMO t-shirt. I'm just waiting for the right moment. I have rearranged my humble new studio 4 different ways, trying to get it right so everything will fit in the finally got it!!! (It's taken every spare moment to figure it out. I'm slow.) I just spent a glorious evening trying to design characters for the dream of a children's picture book - yeah!! I was going to say, btw, don't clean. And now I say - you've cleaned enough already!