Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes....

Although Halloween has come and gone for another year, it lives in my imagination and studio year round (just waiting for next Halloween, hehe!).....All the same, I'm feeling the need to mix things up a bit.......sooooooo......

Taa-daaaaa!! Do you like the new look? I was going for winter whimsy, but also something that would set off all the wicked cool Halloween and witchy art still spinning around in my head. That, and a couple of people have commented that the black background is hard on the eyes after a while. So I'm trying something new (and your feedback via comments is much appreciated!)

On to new work.....


"PEACE", a simple message carried by a black angel cat, written in many languages, listed on eBay now, and ending Monday, the day before election day. How appropriate is that? And noooooooo, I'm not getting political - but as we approach the season where we celebrate peace, love and hope, I can't think of anything more fitting. ;)

It's a short season this year, with just about three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas/Yule, so I'm getting into the *spirit* of things a little early. If you're able (the playlist thingy has been having glitches, so it's only been working intermittently) check out the new tunes by scrolling down a bit on the right....I'm a HUGE fan of Christmas and Solstice music, and of our four or five hundred CDs here at home, probably a hundred or so are seasonal. The tunes on the playlist are just a few favorites, although I must warn you (in keeping with the peace theme) you'll need tissues handy for John McCutcheon's "Christmas in the Trenches". Written about a real event - the Christmas Truce of 1914, it makes me cry every time I hear it. Lots of other great tunes there too, which I'll be listening to in the studio over the next few weeks....

Right now I'm off to Barnes and Noble to pick up a copy of Loreena McKennitt's new CD "A Midwinter Night's Dream" - just the title is conjuring up images I absolutely must paint! After the CD fix, I'm off to have a minor problem with my glasses repaired, and then it's back here to work on commissions. :)

Lots of new goodies coming soon though, on both eBay and Etsy, so stay tuned.....

Wishing everyone a happy and creative weekend!!

~ Carolee

10 comments:

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hi Carolee,
I love the new look! Hope your Halloween was a good one :)

~Diane

Johanna Parker said...

Change is a good thing Carolee - It looks crisp and fresh!.... And ya know, you can always change it again... I just goofed around with some changes on my blog - feels good to do that sometimes :)

(PS - Ha!.. "shed envy" comes with a price - 2 years in the waiting and finally, it's done!!!) I'm not very patient.......

Take care,
~ Johanna

vintagepaletteart said...

I'm changing up too Carolee.....sorry to see Halloween end though. I hope this winter flies by fast! =o)

Love your new makeover!
*Lori

Leah's Art Magic said...

Carolee, I just went over to hear that new LM CD, Midsummer Nights Dream. That will be on my Christmas list for sure! Your posts are always so up lifting.
Love the new sign!

Leah

Leah's Art Magic said...

Ooops I mean Midwinter's Night Dream!

Doreen said...

Hi Carolee. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me. I love your new look..I didn't realize that Christmas was so soon after Thanksgiving....Goodness..I don't know how I'm going to fit everything in this year!!!

:)Doreen

Iva's Creations said...

Thank you for your kind Halloween wishes. Hope yours was wonderful! I love the cat and peace sign! Your paintings are always so beautiful. Like the change in your blog too!
Hugs to you...Iva

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Hi Carolee!
I love the changes. Winter-whimsy rules. :)

Chicken Lips said...

Carolee - just stumbled across your blog - and so glad that I did! Your work is truly inspirational. What talent!

Outside the Box Primitives said...

simply amazing...robin