Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Herbes et Potions"

The thing about snowstorms is they inspire all kinds of creativity and productivity...Too cold to venture out for more than a few minutes, I've spent the last couple of days sipping tea and painting this tres French Witch's herb and potions chest (actually a salt box, whose history you can read about in the eBay listing.:)

I sooooooooo love the detail on this one....

From the scrollwork at the top, to the larger compartment and two drawers, the woodworker's craftsmanship is just beautiful....

I like it's versatility too - that it can be set on a countertop or mantle, or mounted on a wall or hearth... and the possibilities for it's use are endless; a place for keys, wallet, a pet's leash, for herbs and oils in the kitchen, makeup and toiletries in the bath, set on the dressertop as a jewelry chest...so many uses!

After much agonizing I decided to set what I feel is a reasonable reserve on this one (which I'm happy to share if anyone is interested - just email me)...

Switching gears a bit, the next painting will be another cat piece - the Cafe Chat Noir. No details yet, but the colors will be vibrant, and the inspiration comes from the caffiene-like buzz which propels my own cats through the house at 100 MPH in the wee hours of the morning, hehe....

And look for new work on Etsy soon, and a giveaway just for collectors. :)

That's about it for now, except to wish our amazing daughter Courtney the happiest of birthdays! She's 27 today, but don't tell anyone - I'm far too young to have a 27 year old daughter, don't you think? ;)

That's about it for now. Oh - almost forgot! There's a new badge to the right which you can click to find me on facebook. Just send me a message. :)

Until next time.....
~ Carolee

22 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Your daughter is a beauty!

I need to win the lottery so I can buy numerous things of yours!

Tess said...

gorgeous box, fabulous daughter or is it fabulous box, gorgeous daughter. Either way they are both lovely.

Leah's Art Magic said...

Carolee,
Beautiful box! You amaze me with your talent!

Lovely photo of your daughter. She looks a lot like you.

Leah

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Carolee!

WOW! This herb box is gorgeous!

And Happy Birthday to your daughter too! She's a beauty!

Enchanted Blessings,
Joycee

Karie said...

what a lovely talent you have, your boxes are so unusual

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Your daughter is gorgeous and the box is wonderful. You are the premier Halloween painter my dear!!

Laurie

Julia Guthrie said...

Carolee, that box is just beautiful! Oh I wish I could own something like that :)

Happy birthday to your daughter!:)

Kathleen Coy said...

I am in love with that potion box!!!

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! :-)

Sonia said...

Oh Carolee,

It is a wonderful potion box...and you are much to young, and Happy Birthday to your daughter a beautiful young lady.

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

yusufyusuf said...

Hi..!
Nice blog...

The Unborn Face ©

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Carolee, it has been cold here too, even for Georgia. Hope you warm up soon. And happy birthday to your daughter--she is your most beautiful creation!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Aw, my oldest is going to be the same age in April. Hard to believe we have kids who are all grown up..I wonder when we will. Love that box.
♥, Susan

Micki said...

I just found your blog today and I love it!!
Your art is fabulous.


Micki x

p.s I'm having a giveaway on my blog, feel free to enter!

Sara said...

The details are wonderful! I sent you an email about a special project I'm working on...please let me know if you didn't receive it. Have a great weekend!

Danielle Barlow said...

What a gorgeous box! I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.
Hazmat Modine is on my 'to buy' list too - I love it . You and I have similar music taste - when I get fed up of listening to my playlist, I come and listen to yours!

Lauren said...

What an amazing piece!

Heather said...

ohh! this is so beautiful, love it! And happy bday to your daughter!~ :D

Diane Duda said...

Hi Carolee,
I've seen your work before too and then somehow lost track of you/it. Now I'm a follower. :)
Lovely box and lovely daughter.
Happy Birthday to her.
Di

Lisa Gatz said...

Very nice piece! I have been a fan of yours for a while now.

happy birthday to your daughter. I know how you feel...and I have 3 grandsons!

Designs By CK said...

Gorgeous new chest & happy belated birthday (fellow Aquarius) Courtney!

Chris (-:

Rosie said...

Amazing box, beautiful daughter!
Rosie

Nancy Rodemich said...

Hi Carolee!
Love your blog & your art!Love the beautiful spring kitties!