Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wicked Good Tea and Other Goodies....

It's not often I'm tempted to keep a piece of my work instead of selling it - if I did that, I'd eventually have to get a "real" job, and I love this artsy life too much! But I must admit it's sometimes hard to part with the tea pieces....

Like dog and cat people, and journey and destination people, I think there are also coffee and tea people. And while I do love my vanilla lattes, for the most part I fall into the latter category.

There's something truly magical about a good cup of tea - it warms, it soothes, it relaxes - just a few sips can change your whole perspective....Which is exactly the feeling I was trying to convey with the latest eBay offering, a witchy tea box. I hope I've succeeded. ;)

I've also been busy these past few days with creative pursuits of the culinary variety...

Friday's project was a fresh peach pound cake with apricot brandy glaze....


And last night found me staying up 'til all hours blanching, cooling, cutting and freezing a large batch of summer sweet corn. This is an annual project, and I admit I grumble about the time involved, but come January, I'm always soooooooo glad I froze so much of the stuff. :)

I'd like to say the latest domestic kick extended itself to houscleaning and organizing, but I'm afraid the place still looks like the art explosion. ;)

Ah well, one thing at a time.....

It's approaching midnight as I type this, and if I'm not careful, I'll turn into a pumpkin, so off I go. But not before wishing everyone a happy and creative week ahead!

I'll be back very soon with photos of works in progress....

♥ Carolee

13 comments:

Victoria Stitch said...

that witchy teabox is actually amazing! its so halloweeny!

Pixie_Allen said...

Do you sell your items in the uk or at least ship the out here? The only reason I ask is because I live in the UK and can't find items like you sell over here, plus your works amazing!! You might want to try selling this way, I know I'd buy from you!

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to pop in & leave you a comment because you have such a delightful site ! I've loved looking at your pictures and reading your posts - they are great !

Thank you so much for sharing them

Carolee said...

Thanks very much for the kind comments!

Pxie, I do indeed ship to the UK, as long as it's not an oversized piece. If you see something you like on eBay or Etsy, just email me for an estimate. :)

annie2006 said...

gorgeous tea -b ox. love the little cup n saucer handle - really cute!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hello Carolee! What a fantastic blog you have - I love your work! By the way, that cake looks out-of-this world delicious. :)

William Bezek said...

That cake looks brilliant, so does your Teabox!

Zan Asha said...

Helloooo there Carolee! Long time no stopping in--although it curbs me from feeling sad about buying your wonderful work--although today, I might also say that I would also try to run off with your lovely cake! :)
Have a lovely day!

Janet Comby said...

Hi Carolee, I just e-mailed you to be added to your mailing list.I've been a fan of your artwork for years and am lucky enough to have 2 of your pieces. You're on my favorite sellers list on Ebay , and Even when I'm not buying, I love to look at your beautiful , imaginative pieces. It's been great watching your art develope over the years. I'm so glad to have found your blog and will be a regular reader. I may not be able to buy very often, but I'll be here to cheer you on! I too am a tea lover and this tea box is so awesome. And that cake!!!! Well, since I'm in Pa. too I'll be right over for a a taste! Cheers! P.S. Could I have your cake recipe? I really need a taste of that cake, LOL!

Kathleen Coy said...

Ohhh, that cake looks incredible!!!
Love the teabox, too! :-)

Je'Amour (Betty) said...

Yummy :-( I would loved to taste this, but I am trying to mind my weight but I think I gained a few ounces just looking at this...
Brightest of Blessing Je'Amour

Miss Holly said...

Ok, so there must be a sinfully delicious recipe for this cake somewhere.... and the spell check area of this blog noted that Halloween is mis-spelled...but don't tell anyone!

Judith said...

I just spent the day freezing my string bean harvest. Your right, hard work, but yummy in the winter!!!