Monday, October 22, 2007

Back from the Wilds

Good morning, all!

I've just returned from another weekend with the Cabin Ladies, and am feeling completely refreshed, and ready to dive right back into commission and eBay work. :)

For anyone not familiar, I get together with a group of women friends several times a year and we rent a cabin in a beautiful wooded setting for a long weekend of relaxation - no kids, no husbands, no t.v., no computers or phones, just good friends, good food, good wine, and good conversation; we read, play board games, knit, cook, chat, and take the occasional day trip to nearby points of interest. This is definitely not roughing it though. The cabins are fully furnished, have hot and cold running water, and over the years our supply of provisions has grown to include things like wine glasses, a coffeemaker, a large selection of cookware and utensils, even an extra towel rack. My kinda camping, lol.

I'll be dividing my time this week between commissions, eBay offerings and a last minute Halloween mailing. I'm also hoping to add some bells and whistles to the blog here, and get the ball rolling for a quarterly newsletter.

As usual, I hardly know where to start - more ideas spinning around in my head than time to paint them, and this is the time of year inspiration leans to kitchen and yule witches, Christmas ghosts and faeries, and magickal black cats. I've also just recently purchased some "diamond dust" - gorgeous clear, German glass glitter I can't wait to try on a few holiday pieces. So stay tuned....

In the meantime, it's very nearly HALLOWEEN, and I can't wait!! Pumkins, parties, and parades of trick-or-treaters! Living downtown as we do, there's a pretty constant barrage of costumed children. I bought something like 15 bags of candy last year and had to run out for more - now THAT'S scary, lol!

Okay....off to make a cup of tea and face the day now..... Wishing everyone a happy and *CREATIVE* week!

Artful Blessings,
~ Carolee

6 comments:

Rick's Time On Earth said...

Hi, I came across your blog and paintings online while searching for halloween artwork. I was blown away by some (o.k, ALL) of your work. I hope you enjoy your new home at Blogspot.
Take Care
Rick-

vintage*palette said...

HI Carolee!! I found you! Gonna add you to mine! You must put some of those gorgeous paintings on here!

Happy Bloggin!

*Lori

Holiday Queen said...

Welcome Carolee! Looking forward to future posts of your beautiful art work! Melissa

DesignsbyCK said...

Glad you had a nice girl's weekend trip!

Have a GREAT and creative week! :)

Best,
Chris

Carolee said...

Thanks so much, all! I'm really loving this....:) ~ Carolee

Todaysgold said...

Hi Carolee, BEWITCHING BLOG SITE!!! Glad you had a grand time with the girls. Thank you for your concerns about the firestorms here in CA. It's so scary! Our important papers, photos, cat & dog pet taxi's are waiting at the front door. Thanks also for linking me & posting!

Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy