Sunday, July 5, 2009

Witches and Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My!!

Now that the Fourth of July is behind us, it's time to kick Halloween preparations into full gear, teehee!!

Around here, that means new work galore; sketches and notebooks strewn all over the house, orders placed for materials and supplies, and pieces in various stages of completion for eBay, for Etsy and for the upcoming Ghoultide Gathering (don't even get me started on how excited I am about this year's show! BEYOND excited!!)

I listed a very special piece on eBay last night (probably silly timing on my part - I mean who, at least in the US, is on the computer looking at Halloween art on July Fourth?) Just couldn't help myself though - had to share this one right away. It's a large, wooden ornament chest, featuring my own little version of "My Favorite Things"...

I had a lot of fun with this piece, especially the calligraphy around the edge...


I'm offering to personalize the inside too - a family name, a favorite quote, or what have you. I think it would be a nice touch, don't you?

It's listed now, with a "reserve" price of $295 and a "buy it now" option, which as I understand remains in place until the reserve is met. But I thought I'd add the option just in case someone doesn't want to deal with the bidding process.

Oh! Can't forget to tell you about the wee break I'm taking from Halloween too! Not a long break, I promise, just a piece or two....

The PFATT Marketplace is hosting "Jingle Time July" beginning at midnight on the tenth, so I'll have a Christmas offering for sale there (first come basis on this one!) No clue what it will be yet, and I probably won't know until I actually begin working, hehe....the most FuN thing about this "job" is that every day, every piece, is an adventure. Soooooooo, stay tuned. :)

I've been making great progress on commissions too, with three completed and three more to go (waiting for materials to arrive on these). Due to time constraints, I'll probably only accept another two or three commissions this year, so I can devote the rest of my time to preparing for the show. So if there's a piece you want, now is the time to email. :)

On the home front, there have been some challenges with John's health again, but we're staying positive and taking things one day at a time. I don't mean to be cryptic, and I certainly don't want friends to worry, but we'll know more after the next visit with his cardiologist, so I'll post something then. In the meantime, he's doing fine, cracking jokes, and just...well, just being his general smart-assed self about the whole thing. ;)

That's about it for today. I'm off to grab a quick breakfast, put some tunes in the CD player and get to PaINtInG!! (No rest for the wicked, eh?)

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-weekend!

♥ Carolee

12 comments:

Cornerstoregoddess said...

That's right, Carolee. Halloween is just around the corner! Hope the bidders understand that!

Misty's Creations said...

I just sit and look at your beautiful Painting. You bring everything to life! Stopped by to say Hi, may I write down your favorite things from the ornament box? I love the quote! Have a grand day!
Misty

Kathleen Coy said...

Another wonderful piece, Carolee! Halloween will be here before we know it. I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!

icandy... said...

Very cool! The calligraphy border is gorgeous! Halloween really is right around the corner, huh? It'll sneak up on us...

Happy Day!!!
Christina :)

Designs By CK said...

BOOTIFUL and your hand lettering is STELLAR!!! '-)

Chris

Victorian Lady said...

This is truly amazing! It looks just perfect and I love the saying too! You really are a gem! If you are ever looking for a post idea...I'd love to know your artist history, when you started and things like that! :)

Have you ever illustrated for a children's book? You totally should! :)

Mere

Michelle said...

What a beautiful piece of art, I dont think I could part with it! Your work has made me want October to get here, I LOVE Halloween, too!

Michelle :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Its just wonderful! Of course we are looking for Halloween in July.. who isn't ;)

Look forward to all your pieces!

*hugs*

Cat

Renee said...

Carolee you make me laugh that you are thinking of Halloween.

The box is amazing.

I will be keeping your husband in my prayers.

Love Renee xoxo

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I only have 77 days left to produce for Halloween and Vine...I had to do a calendar so I've been in Halloween mode for a time already!!! I don't know how you do it all, but you do, and it is a wonderful thing!!
Laurie

Susie Pastor said...

Carolee, Obviously you dont have to worry about your "timing" my dear! lol Doesnt matter if you posted Halloween on Christmas day. Someone would be looking for your work! I have posted the same message three times and just now I realized that it had to be approved!! Man, I AM getting old. Geeez Actually I like this last one best....

By Way of Salem said...

Spook-tacular! Love the quote. Love the dancing, heck I love everything about it! You're just the bomb sister!