Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Work and Reminiscing.....

"Costumes and candy and pumpkins alight, The magic of childhood, just for one night!" (or "What Halloween means to me", hehe)...

This one was a lot of fun, bringing back memories of dressing up as early as possible on Halloween, impatiently waiting for twilight when we could set out with our treat buckets - or in later and greedier years, our pillowcases. :) We lived in a wooded area when I was a child, and although there was no witch's cottage, I remember the woods holding a special fascination. We were warned away of course, due to the dreaded poison oak, but it didn't stop us....

I hope this piece brings back some of those memories...Of days before elaborate costumes purchased online, days before trick or treating at the mall, days before we had to worry too much about sending our children out to wander the neighborhood alone. I know it's a different world now, and all the precautions we take are probably prudent....But there's also a lot to be said for the freedom we had back then, don't you think?

Listen to me, I sound like an old lady, hehe....If I say "good old days", someone slap me, OK? :)

Lots of other pieces in progress, and another giveaway coming very soon, this one for blog followers, so stay tuned!

Wishing everyone a magical and creative week!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee

8 comments:

Bev said...

That's a lovely piece of work Carolee...I sure can remember although it's been many many years since I dressed and celebrated....Cute!!!
xx
Bevie

Sonia ;) said...

So adorable...brought back alot of memories...Once again love the colors and detail.

Zan Asha said...

Ahh, I love Halloween...I doubt it will ever go out of style for me :)

As always, your work is simply brilliant!

Holiday Queen said...

WOW! That is one FABULOUS foot stool. Don't think I'd ever put my feet on that beauty. Always love stopping by your blog for some inspiring fun!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Making Halloween costumes or going to the dime store to select just the right mask -- sweet memories. I tried to create a sense of that with my kids.

Swing by my blog to sign up for a giveaway! :)

Linda (Artwolf) said...

A fun stool with all those childhood memories.

snippetgirl said...

OH my, your painting skills are incredible...so detailed and precise and such lovely vibrant colors! Just wonderful! I love everything i see.
xoxo
Carrie the SnipPet Girl

EllaEnchanted said...

That is cute. :)