Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Master of the Macabre

Mr. Edgar Allan Poe, immortalized in finely detailed pen and ink, on a wooden ornament....


He'll be available on a first-come basis when the EHAG Emporium updates tonight at 9PM eastern time...


He's $75 + $9 shipping in the US (more for international). Just email me at carolee@kingofmice.com to purchase. :)

Thanks for taking  peek, and I'll be back very soon with a new post!

♥ Carolee

Friday, July 18, 2014

Winner!

The winner of the Alice ornament giveaway is Linden Bird! Linden, please contact me with shipping info. :)

A huge thank you to everyone for all your kind comments! I will try to do another giveaway very soon - maybe a Halloween ornament?

♥ Carolee

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Mad Tea Party, A Mad Tale, and a Mad Giveaway!

Welcome! 

Thanks ever so much for stopping by! Today is the day - Vanessa Valencia over at A Fanciful Twist is hosting her annual Mad Tea Party (a sort of cyber blog-hop and all around *magical* time!)

Grab a comfy chair and pour yourself a cup of tea, as I tell you a very quick little tale about an Artist in Wonderland...


Once upon a time there was a little girl who discovered she could make ART, and she tumbled down a rabbit hole into a world of  wondrous and *magical* things, of whimsy and color and creativity...


The girl grew up, but never emerged from this artistic Wonderland, and never forgot her childhood. She painted animals. She painted people. She painted her favorite holidays. And she painted all things Alice, from one of her favorite childhood stories. 

She painted Alice on canvas...

 

She painted Alice on square things...


She painted Alice on round things...


 

She even painted Alice on birdhouses...



And every once in a while, she painted Alice on things to give away. Because the best part about being an Artist in Wonderland is making people smile. :)


 To enter the giveaway for my original, hand painted ornament, just leave a comment here (and if you don't have a blog that automatically links, please leave contact info!) and I'll draw a name this coming Friday, July 18th, at 6PM eastern time.

And while it's certainly not a requirement, I'd be ever so delighted if you follow my blog here, and/or visit my Facebook page and give it a "like"  (and don't forget to click "get notifications" to stay in the loop with new work and future giveaways!)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

"A Gathering of Familiars"

Black cats gather in the Witch's pumpkin patch, and she just can't resist giving each one a kiss...


This original, one of a kind treat bowl can be captured on today's PFATT Marketplace, at 10AM pacific/1PM eastern time (as always on a first-come basis). UPDATE ~ SOLD.


Thanks for taking a peek, and don't forget this Saturday is the Mad Tea Party (an Alice inspired blog hop - see link on the right hand sidebar)...

See you then!!

♥ Carolee

Monday, June 30, 2014

"Dressed for Halloween!"

I have to say painting is just a wee bit tricky when your model likes to sit THIS close, hehe....


This month's EHAG Emporium offering is an 8" x 10", original acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, featuring our very own Lady Guinevere, who in her black and orange coat, is ALWAYS dressed for Halloween...


The edges are black and accented with glowing stars, so there's no need for a frame...



This piece is $165 + $15 shipping in the US (international shipping is more), and is available, as always on a first-come basis, after the Emporium updates at 9PM eastern time. To purchase, please email me at carolee@kingofmice.com.

Thanks for visiting, and I'll be back very soon with new work!

♥ Carolee

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"A Midsummer Night's Tea"

Just popping in to share the latest piece, a hand painted, birch wood tea chest or treasure box (with removable dividers)....


I began painting this one on Midsummer's Day, and completed it today, which as it happens is International Fairy Day!


Such a fun piece to paint, and I hope it brings a little *fairy magic* to its new home...


Acrylic on birch wood, finished with a clear, acrylic varnish. Signed and dated on the bottom by the artist (me). Measures 9" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/2".

$285 + shipping and insurance, which will vary by location. Available on a first-come basis, by emailing me at carolee@kingofmice.com . UPDATE ~ SOLD.

Thanks so much for taking a peek, and I'll be back very soon with new work!

♥ Carolee

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wonderland Madness!

"You're Mad. Bonkers. Off your head. But I'll tell you a secret...all the best people are."

Probably my favorite quote from the movie, and Oh So True, don't you think?

I've been immersed in painting this birch-wood, scalloped edge platter for several days now, and I can't tell you how pleased I am with the result...


There's Alice sipping tea, the Mad Hatter (a little nod to Johnny, hehe), the Caterpillar, the White Rabbit, the Flamingo, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts' castle far off in the background, at the end of the road....


The edge is hand lettered, and bordered in red and white checks....


 It's painted in acrylics, and sealed with a non-toxic, acrylic varnish (no food though please - decorative purposes only) and is signed and dated on the back.

I'm making this original, one of a kind, never-to-be-repeated piece available here on my blog on a first come basis. 

$325 + shipping, which will vary by location. To purchase, please email me at carolee@kingofmice.com, and thanks for visiting!!  UPDATE ~ SOLD.

♥ Carolee