Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Magic in the Air, and Bit of a Scattered Post....

Remember the movie Chocolat, where the clever north wind blows magic into the little French village?

We awoke this morning to just such a wind - dark, bluish-grey clouds moving very quickly, interspersed with sunlight, and the loudest wooooosh through the trees.....

Merlin and Arthur were behaving the way cats do when something is afoot - running from window to window, wide eyed, and a little agitated.

Taking it as a sign, I descended the stairs, put the Chocolat soundtrack in the CD player, lit some candles, filled the tea kettle and set right to work sketching a new piece with a gypsy theme. More on that later...

First
I have to show you yesterday's project - a wine bottle holder and two hand painted glasses. I've listed it on eBay with an offer to personalize the glasses. How fun would this set be for an October wedding or anniversary!?

The wine shown here (not included) is a bottle of "Witch's Brew" a wonderful collector turned me onto last year when we were up in Michigan for the Ghoultide Gathering. I loved the bottle so much I had to grab a case on the way out of town, hehe....A wine connoisseur I'm definitely not, my method for choosing wine entirely based on the cool label and limited budget factors. ;)

Moving right along, the Fairy Tale Princess chest is listed again, with the reserve dropped to $300. A commission on this chest would run almost three times that, but I'm trying to think about the economy, and do need to sell it. I'm also offering personalization on this one, at the base of the chest. Soooooooo, if you know any real life fairy princesses...

Let's see....what else? Oh! My workspace is completely organized now! Thanks to Courtney, who was home for a weekend visit, and decided to brave years worth of accumulated art supplies (some purchased twice because I'd lost the first ones!), scraps of paper, paint, old hardware, glitter, wood, gourds, glue, material, ribbon, wire, varnish, brushes, canvas....well, you get the idea. I knew it was bad last summer when a friend visited and declared "It looks like Michaels threw up in here!". I knew she was right, but lacked the time to actually DO anything about it. Enter my darling daughter, who has amazing organizational skills (no CLUE where she gets that from) and presto-chango - CLEAN workspace!

YAY for great kids.

That's about it for today....I'm off to pour another cup of tea and work on that gypsy piece now - which I hope to share later. In the meantime, have a magical, creative day, all!

♥ Carolee

10 comments:

Johanna Parker said...

HAHA!...." Michaels threw up" in your workspace!... that's a visual I can relate to at time :) Glad it's all organized now..... doesn't that feel nice?!

Have fun with your Gypsy piece and love that bottle and glass holder..... sweet!

Have a creative week!
~ Johanna

snippetgirl said...

So funny! I watched Chocolat yesterday for the umpteenth time. Don't you just LOVE that movie??? I adore it...just wish i was as beautiful and enchanting as Juliette Binoche :).
Your new piece is stunning, of course!!

Marbella Designs said...

We had a windy morning like that a few days ago. There's a lot of trees around here and I loved the sound of the strong wind moving thru the trees.
I too have to get my office/studio organized. Glad you did, I know how good it feels when everything is in it's place.

Kathleen Coy said...

Can you loan your daughter out to organize my studio, Carolee? ;-)

Lol, I like to buy wine based on what the label looks like too!

William Bezek said...

I love those delicious warm winds too. They really stir that creative intuition.

Lisa Oceandreamer said...

Your work absolutely knocks me out!!!! FABULOUS!!!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Carolee -- Ohh, I sure wish my Artsy Room was organized! Yes, please send help!

Your new piece is just awesome! I love your creativity!

:) :)
Brenda

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Oh, how I'd love to have an organized studio by our child!! However, our teenage son could use a little help in that area too! Your wine holder is awesome and the wine is quite special too with that neat label. Have a wonderful week and see you in EHAG...Iva

momentsinaneye said...

Hi, Your work is wonderful. Thanks for letting me visit...

Leah's Art Magic said...

Oh I love that movie "Chocolat" but then I like anything with Depp in it!
I can SO relate to the "Michaels threw up" in your work area! Mine is in need of a shovel right now.

Hummm...maybe I could get my daughter to do an organizing job on mine.

The wine glass and bottle holder are simply awesome!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Leah