Monday, August 3, 2009

Blog Love + Halloween and Holiday Excitement + Magical Shows!

I feel like I've been gone for AGES, but really it's just been a few days....

Can I tell you the truth? I've been busy beyond belief, but must also admit to being sucked in to the vortex that is Facebook.... And methinks I'm not the only one....There does seem to be a bit of a mass blog exodus going on, doesn't there?

The thing is, I LOVE my blog. I really do. And while keeping up in real time is fun, this feels more, well - more in depth, at least as much as that's possible on the internet. Kind of like the difference between fast food and a lovely gourmet meal. Oh! And speaking of blog love, I believe the new issue of Artful Blogging is due any day now. Can't wait to see this one - along with ADQ, Where Women Create and Holidays and Celebrations. (Stampington publications, all!) Thank heavens for birthday gift cards to Barnes and Noble, hehe....

Studio time is being spent gearing up for Halloween now, with a few commissions thrown into the mix, and of course eBay and Etsy. Today's project was a sign (or door crown) in vintage black and orange (listed now on eBay)....

Does it put you in a Halloween kind of mood?! It certainly has the effect on me, but then, so does everything this time of year! Won't be long at all until we're wearing sweaters, drinking hot apple cider and carving pumpkins....

"It's the mooooost wonderful time of the year!"....(that's me singing) ;)

And speaking of the most wonderful time, here are three reasons why....

Tinsel and Treasures, in Alamo, California. I soooooooooooo wish I could go to this one. Such an incredible lineup of artists.

Halloween and Vine, in Petaluma - Fabulous!! (perhaps next year?)...

And of course, the Ghoultide Gathering - a truly amazing Halloween Art show, not to be missed. If you're within striking distance, do try to make it! Seriously, these shows are absolutely magical, and completely infused with the *spirit* of the season (pun intended).

Okay, that's about it for tonight. If I'm not careful, I'll turn into a pumpkin myself - a Halloween pumpkin, but a pumpkin nonetheless....

So I'm off now, but not before wishing you a happy and creative rest of the week!! Back as soon as I possibly can....

♥ Carolee

7 comments:

icandy... said...

Trust me, Carolee!!!! I've been sucked in, too! You are not alone! Facebook is getting to be a night~time ritual for me... or wait... I mean anytime that I have a minute, for that matter! HA!

You HAVE been busy and I've been keeping up with all of your fantastic creations, on facebook, of course!! *hehe* :) Lookin' good!

Christina :)

Lynn said...

Your blog is beautiful.Just stopping in for a quick hi.....but I'll be back! Visit me at Painting Thyme Needfuls. http://www.paintingthymeneedfuls.blogspot.com/

Jorge de Rojas said...

Hey Carolee, can't wait to see all the results of your busy hands. I think Facebook can be a little stress relief and still inspire with the connections you make.

magikalseasons said...

I've had to take a vacation from facebook! Adore your work! I'm looking forward to Ghoultide Gathering! I can't wait! Wonderful art and wonderful people! Becca :)

Heidi said...

My sister keeps threatening to put an account on Facebook for me since I have so far resisted. I'm with you that blogging is like a gourmet meal instead of fast food. I love all those shows you listed. Wish I could go to them in California. I'm going now to ebay to check out more pictures of your door sign. It looks amazing!

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

I SO wish you could be at Tinsel and Treasures too!! I would love to meet you in person! I may sneak up and see you at Ghoultide Gathering? Or if you decided to come out for H&V, I'd love to meet up. Yes, it IS a magical time of year!
~ Iva

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Can't wait to meet you (in person!) at Goultide, Carolee!