Friday, February 29, 2008

My Favorite Things



"Black cats and witches and strange apparitions, Midnight and moonbeams and magical visions, Pumpkins and potions and bats on the wing, These are a few of my favorite things".....

(There - now you'll have the tune in your head all day just like I do!)

With limited time to paint this week, I wanted to create something with all Halloween's magical elements rolled into one; something that literally SCREAMS "Halloween", and hope I've succeeded. It's listed now on eBay, but I accidentally listed it to end on a Monday MORNING - eek! My listings generally end in the afternoon or evening, but my head being elsewhere these days, I clicked the "list your item" button too soon, so there it is. Painting this one was a cheerful respite in an otherwise challenging week, but then, painting is always a respite; a sort of food for the soul, and much cheaper than therapy or a day at the spa. ;)

At any rate, I hope it brings a smile.

On the home front, John is still suffering from complications following heart surgery, so please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming. And many, many thanks to all those who've sent messages and emails - your support and encouragement lifts both our spirits, and really helps us get though this difficult time.

That's about it for now.....Look for an ornament giveaway very soon, something to mark my 100th blog post, and look for a very special black cat piece in the next few days. :)

Artful Blessings,
~ Carolee

4 comments:

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Oh boy, I hope things get better soon for John!!
How are you holding up?, you must be worn out and stressed out!

Thinking of you both!
xo,
Lori

Designs by CK said...

Lovely new piece Carolee! :)

Chris

Leah Stone Art said...

I am keeping you both in my thoughts. Get well soon John!

Carolee, I just LOVE your lastest painting! The ghostly witches are wonderful! The moon is fab too.
I am having a hard time keeping my bid finger in check!:)

Leah

Holiday Queen said...

How do you do it all so beautifully? You are a star!!! Brilliant piece.