Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Magick and Possibility....



"Hearth Magick" - the first piece of 2008

Much as I try to tell myself that there's nothing all that different about one day later, the New Year always seems to mark the beginning of something grand - a time to re-assess and set new goals, a fresh start, and a world of unending creative possibility.....so with umpteen notebooks full of sketches and notes, and a head spinning with images and ideas, I'm looking forward to a year of wonderful, wicked, wild creativity!

Goals for 2008 include an update to my website gallery, advertising in a national magazine, further experimentation with sculpting, and perhaps getting my feet wet with fiber arts as I consider a rug hooking class this winter.

I'll also be spending time preparing for the Ghoultide Gathering up in Michigan - soooooooooo excited about this, and I'd say I can hardly wait, but I have a LOT of painting to do first!

That's art.....

On a personal level, it won't be long until John has heart surgery, so I'll be doing what I can to make the experience as smooth and stress free as possible. That means an attempt at some kind of organization (did I spell that right? It's not normally a word in my vocabulary, lol)...And I expect a more than a few late nights in the studio. Which is fine. I just want him to sail through this and be well, and able to fully enjoy life's adventures with me. :)

But that's later....for now I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and CREATIVE year, filled with your own adventures and endless possibilities. 2007 was absolute *magick* and I know 2008 will be better still!

Many Blessings,
~ Carolee

13 comments:

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Carolee!
What a beautiful piece to start out2008! Great work!

I can't wait to see what else you'll brew up this year!

May it be an Enchanted and Magical New Year!

Hugs,
Joyce

Velvet Moon Bathery said...

You and your magic brush amaze me !!!Wow, I love the new piece:) I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2008!
My thoughts will be with you this year and do pray for the best of health for John and for a succesful surgery.

((((Big Hugs Carolee)))
Nina.

Patty Benedict said...

Your going to have a WONDERFUL New Year!!!

Great new piece!
Happy Creating in 2008.
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hello Carolee, I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Kim

DesignsbyCK said...

Carolee ~ LOVELY new piece & here is to an even MORE magickal 2008!!

Best,
Chris :)

Johanna Parker said...

You do have magickal brush work Carolee! Best wishes to you for a new year full of whimsical paintings, good health and happiness! And yes, getting organized is a bonus.... I'm doing the same right now, and it feels good!

Hugs,
~ Johanna

Ulla said...

What a wonderful blog you have! Do you ever do anything with barnowls? or foxes? I can already feel will need something of yours this year... My best to you and John, may the year be one of health and happiness!
Hugs...
p.s. I am adding you to my list

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Great read Carolee!
Here's to a year filled with only the best life has to offer!

Lori

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

happy new year

Carolee said...

Thanks for the kind words, all - and thanks for the add, Ulla!

I've done a few foxes and snowy owls - also lots of ravens, but no barn owls as yet...I'll have to add that to my list. :)

Happy New Year!
~ Carolee

TODAYSGOLD said...

HI CAROLEE, MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH ENCHANTMENTS & MAGICK TOO!!!

You already know how much I love your art work because it TRULY is MAGICKAL!!!

I also pray that John will be healed completely through his surgery & Doctors care.

XOXOs, LYNDY

Carolee said...

Thanks so much, Lyndy!

vintagepaletteart said...

HaPpY 2008 Carolee!

I love the teapot! And may John sail through his surgery! =o)

Hugs! *Lori