Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This and That

Lots of irons in the fire this week, so thought I'd share just a few of them....

The piece above was completed yesterday, a memorial chest in remembrance of Nutsy, a collector's beloved tuxedo cat companion. I painted him just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, gazing at a beautiful monarch butterfly, added to represent metamorphosis. Painting pieces as memorials or remembrances is always an emotional process, bringing up memories of my own late companions. But it's also an incredible blessing to think that my work may bring some small comfort, and someday perhaps even a smile in fond remembrance.

Switching gears, the piece below is one I painted last year, and listed on eBay last evening with no reserve. There's a very cool little sculpted spider, set with faux jewels, on the back of this one. :)

Currently in progress are two plaques; the first, a painting of St Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats and gardeners, and the second a faerie themed garden piece. Next up are two Halloween commissions, a whimsical table, a witchy salt box, and an old fashioned stationary box. (I know, I need another twelve hours in a day!!)

Add to all this the fact that I'm coming down with the annual January headcold, and the Christmas tree is still standing in the living room, well - it promises to be a crazy week....

I'm off now to listen to the newly updated playlist (scroll down and give it a click if you're so inclined!), then I'll brew another cup of Good Earth tea, and get to work....

Until next time, wishing everyone a happy and creative Tuesday!!
~ Carolee

14 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

Oh, I love how you did the memorial piece! That's exactly how I see the "Bridge," Nutsy looks so sweet, and the butterfly (and the meaning behind it) gives me chills! (Butterfly has been showing up for me a lot lately, hmmm...)
Wonderful work, as always!

Ooo, and I'm loving your new playlist too!

Linda said...

Lovely piece, very happy & peaceful vibes.Lindax

Doreen said...

Hello Carolee. I just love the memorial chest..it's beautiful and how very sweet for the owner to have.

Love the chair as well.

January colds stink..I am just getting over a bad cold i had..of all times...at Christmas..my husband is sick now. Hope you feel better soon.

Don't worry about the tree...it will still be there when you get to it!

Take care,
Doreen

Kathy Hunka said...

I absolutely love to see what you come up with each and every week! You rock the house sista! Happy New Year!
Kathy

Outside the Box Primitives said...

omg, breathtaking!! hugs, robin

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I like all of your "irons"!
Hope you can chase away the headcold.

Rosie said...

Hi, I was surprised this morning, when I realised that I had another follower to my blog - not that there is much to follow at the moment, but thank you. I absolutely adore your paintings, and so wish I could paint. I have done bits, but its hard to get a teacher where I live in the UK. The memorial piece is wonderful.
Rosie

Francesca said...

Carolee, thanks for stopping by my blog. Chorley eh? Just down the road from me! :)

I love that memorial chest, what a beautiful idea. And an amazing chair, wow!!

Iva's Creations said...

Yay!!! You can comment now!! Well my friend, your work is always spectacular. Thanks for helping me out!!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Beautiful pieces Carolee. I enjoyed seeing your fur baby pics too! They are adorable! Hope you feel better soon.

(hugs) Leah

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I alsolutely love the memorial piece! Having just recently lost a beloved cat your portrait of the Rainbow Bridge is wonderful.

Chair is cool also as is the Gardening piece!

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

Oh my goodness, I love your stuff !Especially the chair !!! Wonderful works !!

Ellen Morrow said...

Have been following blog links around today (what fun!) and came upon yours...lovely box for a beloved tuxedo..:)
I love your hand painted boxes...very beautiful.

Caroline said...

I love the chair!