Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Counting Crows

No, not the band, but rather the old English divination rhyme (no doubt the source of their name though).....



The tradition of divining future events from the number of crows seen at one time dates back to the 1600's, although at that time, the rhyme referred to magpies. There are a number of different versions, all of which I may decide to paint at some point, but this is it for now. The box is hand made of wood, and I've sculpted the bird on top from paperclay. It's listed now on eBay. :)

~ Carolee

6 comments:

sheila said...

Another Awesome box!!!

Mica Garbarino said...

Carolee, Hows the dolly??? I am inpure awe of your work .. your painting and talent is whimsicall and delightful to the eyes. I hope to one day own a piece myself. I love decorating during Halloween time. hugs to you and thanks for the sweet comment re; my Poppet Pin Cushions. Hugs, Mica

Leah Stone Art said...

As usual, I love it! I really like that Old English divination rhyme!

Leah

Melissa Valeriote said...

I just wanna cry!!! I LOVE this piece. I'm getting tired of the cricket sounds when my auctions post...sigh. I so want to bid on your little crows.

Iva's Creations said...

I love how you incorporate so much history into your art. It gives it meaning, in addition to the beautiful images your paint. Beautiful!
~ Iva

Designs by CK said...

LOVE the birdie on TOP!!! :)

CK