Monday, September 14, 2009

Burning the Scented Candle at Both Ends....

September madness is in full swing here, as I prepare for the big show and still try to keep up with auctions and commissions. The house is suffering and the dust bunnies are winning, but I've always been of the opinion that a clean house is the sign of a life misspent, so I'm not too worried. ;)

I do have a couple of new pieces to show for all the late hours I've been keeping...

First, back by popular demand is Wicked Jack, listed on eBay now. He's long been one of my favorite characters...the perfect combination of wicked and whimsical!

The next piece I have to show you is very special to me...."Familiars"; a table/bench featuring two beautiful autumn cats, modeled after my own Merlin and Arthur. Handsome boys, aren't they?

This is one of those I was sooooooooo tempted to keep, but sell it I must, so it's listed now too. :)

Let's see....what else....

Oh! I picked up several hand crafted mantle clocks today and can hardly wait to get started on them...Most will go to the Ghoultide Gathering with me, but I'm thinking I might paint just one for eBay as well, so stay tuned.

On the home front, it's apple time!

Seriously, nothing says autumn to me like fresh local apples, and the prices at the farm stands can't be beat right now. These are a combination of granny smith and gala, which will make their way into an apple cake and a batch of homemade applesauce this week....soooooooooo good!

Not a lot else new here, just painting, painting and more painting...and feeling more than a little overwhelmed by everything that must be done before we leave for Michigan. It will come together though, it always does. ;)

Again, many thanks for all the kind comments and emails - I WILL catch up when I return from the show, I promise! In the meantime, there are Halloween pieces calling my name....

Back again soon!
♥ Carolee

13 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

carolee, you do wonderful work..I love them all and love the detail you put into each and every one..:)

Michele said...

"Familiars" truly takes my breath away! I have never seen anything so beautiful before. I swear if I patted Merlin & Arthur, I would feel how soft their fur was!!!! If only I could win the Powerball....ho hum. ~.~

Gourmet Candles Distributor said...

Love the Jack O Lantern sign. That is really awesome. Cannot get enough fresh apples as the orchards are blooming.

William Bezek said...

I know how you are feeling! Your work is looking great, very nice cat painting.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oooh, I do love what you do. they are fantasic, I wouldn't want to part with them! Suzie. xxx

Kate S said...

I absolutely LOVE Wicked Jack!

Chicken Lips said...

Oh the stress of a holiday artist in September. I'm right there with ya.

LOVE that Pumpkin pub sign!

Stacey said...

Oh Carolee~ I can smell those apples and scratch those kitty chins! Always a feast here...always.

Stacey

Heather said...

Hi Carolee!

I just wanted to let you know the tickets arrived safe and sound and I can't wait to see your work at Ghoultide!!!

Thank you so much!

Brialee of Raven Fae's Creations said...

That pumpkin pub sign is wicked cool Carolee!!

Kathleen Coy said...

That table is incredible, Carolee!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I'm just completely enamored of the table - how completely enchanting! The painting is marvelous - so creative and so well done.

Enjoy your respite!

Janine said...

Your kittys have real star- qualities.
I want to know where that pub is?
I would like to have my drink there. (hehe)
And the clock is awesome aswell. You have allways so good ideas. And you are such a good painter.
WOW