Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Spinning and Spinning and Spinning...

Life is such a whirlwind sometimes....but in a good way. :) Ideas and inspiration spinning around, faster than it could ever be possible to execute them all. Orders and commissions pending, and more coming in - almost daily, it seems. Ebay and Etsy. A big show for which to prepare. Emails, blogging, art groups, facebook....It's enough to make a body dizzy....

And that's just the King of Mice stuff. There's also home and family, the fur-children, friends...Never, as they say, a dull moment. A good thing, as I'm not really big on dull moments. ;)

So here's what's been keeping me busy these last few days - the bench is finally finished! I've already received an email about purchase, so I'm not sure if it will be listing on eBay or not, but stay tuned....Here's the front view....

Here's the back....

The side....

And the interior...

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. :) (Oh, and excuse the older than old background - this house was built in 1892 and it's the original floor).

I've been busy around the house too...

Last evening, around twilight, I finally finished planting the herb garden and salsa garden. I can hardly wait! There's nothing like walking out the back door for supper ingredients, and it's quite a savings too.

And at the risk of boring you to tears with a weather report, I have to tell you that being only a few days before the summer solstice, it's been downright chilly here. 59 degrees at the moment, which is making me think prematurely of autumn....I mean, summer has barely started, and here I am thinking sweaters and pumpkins and hot apple cider, hehe....Of course, it's NEVER too early to be thinking of autumn. ;)

John's been a huge help as I try to juggle everything around here. He's in the kitchen as I write this, making spaghetti sauce and garlic bread - yummmm.

So, that's about it for today. I'll be back soon, with photos of a candle box, and some wonderful links to share. In the meantime, I'm going to slow down for just a couple of hours, pour myself a glass of sangria, enjoy a delicious supper, and catch up on some reading.

♥ Carolee

12 comments:

Designs By CK said...

ABSOLUTELY STELLAR!!!

Well done & magical!!!

Chris (-:

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Carolee,
The bench is beautiful!
Hey we have had cooler temps as well. There is a certain way the clouds drape down the mountains in the fall, recently the clouds have been been draping the mountains the in last few days and I cant help but get that warm cozy fall feeling.
My favorite time of year!! And spaghetti? well.. my mouth is watering!!!
Take care,
~Diane

Kathleen Coy said...

FANTASTIC!!! This may be a new favorite!

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

Again a piece I absolutly love and put on my wishlist for Santa !!!Absolutly beautiful !!!!

artbyakiko said...

Hi Carolee! What a beautiful bench! I also love those stars inside. Nice touch!

snippetgirl said...

Soooooo amazing!!!! The person that gets this treasure is one lucky duck!!!

Linda Byrd said...

I love the bench (and all of your art). I wish we had some of your cool weather. It's scorching in southeast Texas!

William Bezek said...

A beautiful job on the bench. I'm sure it seems hectic, but it is wonderful that you are so busy with orders!

Janine said...

Oh Carolee,
this cats at the side are so lovely.
Merlin did a good job as a muse.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

your imagination just doesn't go on holiday! this is so lovely - the flying witch is delightful!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Carolee -- you keep out-doing yourself! (did I say that before?!)
Simply amazing!
I love your old background -- it adds charm to a charming piece!
So fun to see what you're up to.. I'm never disappointed!

:) :)
Brenda

Misty's Creations said...

Carolee,
Your use of color always amazes and delights me! I can't get enough of it!Truly wonderful!