Celena McMahon's Profile

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When I was a little girl, drawing was my passion. Paradise was sitting up and watching my mother sew into the wee hours of the morning. She was forced to make ends meet as she had to now raise five children after she was widowed when my father passed away in 1974. I was six then, and was inspired to delve into art, crafting, and singing- out of my mother's trial. She turned her pain into beauty! Mom, with a drop of money, decided to open up a clothing shop which later became a Bridal shop. She hand made everything! Even today, my mom sews and paints. So started my new quest to design and use my artistic talents with the Brial store. We called it Clidine's after my mother's name.I would bead beautiful gowns for pageants and for wedding gowns from a young age. I later decided I wanted to teach children how to make their dreams come true through Art and taught History and Fine Art for over a decade to elementary, Junior High students,…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 30
  • Joined July 8, 2011

Favorite materials

silk chiffon, pearls, oils, chocolatecoloredleather, gold, crepe, gorgette, silver, drummel tool

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When I was a little girl, drawing was my passion. Paradise was sitting up and watching my mother sew into the wee hours of the morning. She was forced to make ends meet as she had to now raise five children after she was widowed when my father passed away in 1974. I was six then, and was inspired to delve into art, crafting, and singing- out of my mother's trial. She turned her pain into beauty! Mom, with a drop of money, decided to open up a clothing shop which later became a Bridal shop. She hand made everything! Even today, my mom sews and paints. So started my new quest to design and use my artistic talents with the Brial store. We called it Clidine's after my mother's name.I would bead beautiful gowns for pageants and for wedding gowns from a young age. I later decided I wanted to teach children how to make their dreams come true through Art and taught History and Fine Art for over a decade to elementary, Junior High students, and adults.

Rembrandt is my favorite artist as he gives fullness, fun, and a quirkiness, if you study him, to life and to every painting. Also I think he rocks! I love God, my family, fine art, and think that to see the world through the eyes of children is how we should all live; New, colorfully~carefree, living each minute as if each were my last. My other love is singing, so I studied at Pierce College, Cal State Northridge, then took private voice at USC.

At 20 I was severely injured and had to become ambidextrous to be able to keep up my passions in arts and music. Even though there was much pain and it took over 10 yrs. I decided to climb back up on the horse again, in fact, one of my favorite quotes is: Your greatest triumphs are not in winning, but in rising again after every fall. I now design and create~ hoping to give some of the funds to support "Boxes Of Hope" To SOLDIERS in Afghanistan, needy families: buying goats, and chickens for them.

I hope you enjoy my designs~ and may you make all your dreams come true too!
With Love,
Celena At Rembrandtrocks!

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