CELESTINE Celestine Hart, Michigan Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Creative home based businesses are growing as area residents seek new ways to survive during tough economic times. Celestine Hart, a lifelong Lansing Michigan resident, seeks to expand her hobby, decorative painting, into a profitable business. Hart calls her business venture Celestine Paints. Hart has always loved art, crafts, drawing and painting. She did not see art as a career option 30 plus years ago, so she obtained a Packaging degree and a Master’s degree in Business from MSU. After over 25 years managing various business functions in the private and public sectors, Hart is creating her own business. Hart worked in Materials Management with Motor Wheel Corp and has worn various hats including Purchasing and Warehousing Director while working for the Lansing School District. Hart plans to retire from the Lansing School District in 2011. “I love painting murals, pictures, hand-made greeting cards and giving painting lessons. I will paint anything that doesn’t move.” says Hart. “ I also face paint for parties and events . Kids certainly do move!” Hart learned to paint by watching painting lessons on TV and taking classes when she could. Now Hart is a One Stroke Painting Certified Instructor. Along with teaching for the Lansing Parks and Recreation, Lett’s center, Hart continues to take all of the painting classes she can, either through the internet, DVD or live classes. This year she was able to attend the Craft and Hobby Association National Super Show in Chicago. “I learn the most by teaching and preparing lessons for each class that I teach. I try not to repeat lessons and teach something new with every class. If a student takes my class more than once, I always want to show them something new.” Says Hart. As Hart’s success in the small business world grows she hopes to pass on her 25 plus years’ big business experience to others who seek to turn their hobby into a profitable small business. To learn more see: www.celestinepaints.com.
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