Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hi, My Name is Carolee...

..And I'm a magazine addict.

The addiction is especially acute this time of year, when all the Halloween issues begin appearing on the stands. I can't help it, once September hits, I start jonesing for every issue of glossy, autumny, Halloweeny goodness out there. Thankfully, my addiction is currently being financed by the last of several Barnes and Noble gift cards presented to me at my 50th this summer.

I was especially anxious to check out Somerset Studios "Holidays and Celebrations" issue, which includes a full page ad for the Ghoultide Gathering, and shows a piece of my work...

Hardly a feature, I know, but I was still VERY excited to see my work in print!


Sooooooo, yes. Definite magazine addiction. And this morning - since some kind of dreaded virus seems to have hit - I'd love nothing better than to set aside work for the day, brew up yet another steamy mug of Echinacea tea



....and settle into a big, comfy chair for hours of reading. If wishes were horses, right? ;)

As it is, there's a large storage table and soon-to-be Halloween checkers game calling my name, so just as soon as I photograph some commission work for a collector, work on the new piece will begin. Assuming of course, Arthur is willing to give up his perch...



I'm picturing this one done in the brightest orange and black, with all sorts of Halloween characters, and maybe a little verse around the edge. We'll see how it evolves.

That's about it for this morning. I'm off to brew up a cup of liquid magic and wellness, then to work....

Oops! One more thing!! Almost forgot to tell you about the monthly PFATT giveaway! Run over there and sign up for the drawing - there are some wonderful goodies up for grabs!!

Wishing everyone a happy, *creative* and productive Wednesday!

♥ Carolee

16 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Congratulations Carolee! Now all of those computerless people can enjoy your work as well. I will be off to the book store myself to see what is looking like Autumn.
♥, Susan

William Bezek said...

NOOO!!!!!!!! You can't be sick now, too much to do, just refuse it! At least you have that nice fluffy kitty and a huge stack of good reading to keep you company.

Dolores said...

I think Aurthur may have other ideas for that box....Maybe a kitty sleeping chest or a comfy kitty bed, or a kitty hiding spot. Better check with him before you start painting :-)

Creepy_Creations said...

Congratulations! I am the same way with Halloween mags. I hope you get to feeling better! Your kitty is so cute sitting on your project. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Jamie

Heather said...

I have the same problem... such a magazine addict... egads.

YAY! to you being at Ghoultide though! I never knew this existed, and I will be attending for the first time ever this year!

Susan said...

Maybe Arthur is telling you he wants his picture on the chest. He's BEAUTIFUL!!! He looks like the resident cat we had at a veterinary clinic I worked at. I loved playing with him!
Hope you feel better soon!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

I hope you feel better soon, you must be miserable with all you have to do in the next few weeks to prepare for Ghoultide.

Kudos on the adverts, I already knew you were cooler than the rest of us!

Please bring the mags to GG if you remember to, I know I cannot buy them all here.

Most importantly... feel better! ~ Lori

Wendy said...

So it's not just me, huh?
I *LOVE* magazines! Not really sure why, though.
And I have to go from the first page, page-by-page to the last. I can't skip any article that catches my eye, and I can't simply flip to page 23 to read that article I got the mag for...
Wow. Maybe I should join a group...

And I'm so tickled for you, being featured in a magazine! You must be absolutely *thrilled*!
=-)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Carolee you do wonderful work and should be in that show that you pictured..I love your Kitty Arthur..he is adorable and I can tell you were talking to him when you took that photo..his eyes are all squinty like..my littlest one does the same thing..I have 7...and they are my loves...we also have one stinky puppy..I love him too...but he is his daddys..hands down...have a great week..:)

Michele said...

My goodness Carolee, your piece pops right out off the Ghoultide advertisement! You are in a class all to yourself and I wish you HUGE sales at the Gathering!! Do try to sneak in a few "cat" naps to help in fighting off what ails you. ~.~

Nicola said...

Congratulations on the very well deserved magazine exposure....
nicola x

vintagepaletteart said...

Hi Carolee!!!

Had over the Halloween mags and nobody gets hurt!!!! lol ;o) Look at all that Halloween goodness!! And a HUGE congrats on being in the Ghoultide ad!!! That ad is absolutely gorgeous!

Can't wait!

Hurry and feel better soon!

And thanks for the PFATT blog giveaway shout out too! =D

Itch2stitch.com said...

Congratulations! and I hope you feel better soon! Suzie. xxx

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Hope you're doing better! I am also addicted to magazines, especially those of the Halloween sort! Is this the kitty that sounds like a crying child? Too cute!
~ Iva

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Carolee, congrats on your Ghoultide PIC! Thanks for stopping by my blog & your sweet comment about Woodstock...

AND yes to your question about the Los Angeles fires. I just posted about the fires with personal PICs on FaceBook.

Feel better, gosh your Arthur looks just like my SpiceBoy!!!

Hugs Always,
Lyndy

P.S. I just got my Martha Stewart Halloween magazine, so Ghooooooooooul!!!

Valeriote Design said...

Addicts UNITE! LOL. I'm right there with you. The book shelf is quickly becoming the magazine shelf. YAY!!