Friday, August 29, 2008

A Wicked Good Anniversary......

.....And a Wicked Good carrot cupcake (my favorite!) to help me celebrate....


Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day I decided to take the leap, give up the day job, and follow my bliss; the day I began selling my own work on eBay instead of painting wholesale items for someone else.

It's been a wild ride so far, full of twists and turns and definite ups and downs. Self employment, especially for an artist, can be a risky thing. As precarious as living "paycheck to paycheck" is, it pales in comparison to living from one art piece to the next.

But I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

I've had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people over the last seven years, and of seeing my work travel all over the globe. I spend my days CREATING, painting what inspires me, and I'm just sooooooooo blessed that others find it worthy of displaying in their homes. This is truly the best "job" in the world, and I can't thank my collectors enough for supporting my work!

So on the heels of last month's birthday cupcake, here's a little anniversary cupcake, hehe....painted as a little nod to this wicked good artist's life. Appropos of the date, it will list tonight at 9PM. :)

Until then, it's back to work....More wicked goodies coming soon!

~ Carolee

13 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary Carolee! I love reading your posts and seeing what goodies you have for sale. Maybe one day I will have the fortune to own one! You are a very talented artist and a great writer. Maybe you should consider a book!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary, Your Cake looks delicious.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am so glad that you did that! I never realized that I was pretty much there at the beginning of your new career. Congratulations and cheers to a favorite artist. Susan

Johanna Parker said...

Congrats Carolee! Doesn't it feel great and uplifting to know that you made the right choice and with each and every piece of art, you are bringing joy to others?!

Yay!

~ Johanna
Love that cupcake too!

Melissa said...

Yummy! Just got my GG postcard in the mail today. You must be getting excited!!! Can't wait to see pictures from your show.

Designs by CK said...

Happy 7th year eBay anniversary!!!

I don't know if I will make it that long myself!!! Yikes!!! LOL :-p)

Painting your assets off huh? Don't paint 2 hard this weekend!

Spooky CK :)

suzanne.artist said...

Happy Anniversary to a talented artist! I'll light a candle tonight and blow it out with a wish for many more successful creative years for Carolee.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! I forgot to blog about mine on Friday... 9 years on ebay! Can you believe it? :)

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Here's my gift to you...an award! I really think you do awesome work! You can grab it off my blog if you want it. :0)

Jody

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Congratulations Carolee! You are an inspiration!!!

kittyism said...

Happy Anniversary!

I have a lot of respect for anyone who is willing to take the risk to stand up and own her own talent. Beautifully done.

Here's to many more anniversaries to come!

-kitty

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Well said, Carolee!
Congrats on following your heart.

Sarah said...

Just catching up on your blogs... LOVE the cupcake painting...looks good enough to eat! Hugs,
Sarah