Saturday, February 20, 2010

Of Alice Tea and Gypsy Moon...

Sometimes even the most positive, glass half full, borderline manic kinda girl can have an off day....

This morning, mine began with a messy house, a broken vacuum cleaner and a very painful day for the bad ankle. I wouldn't say I was grumpy exactly, but John would probably disagree. ;)

There were good things too - a sunny day, chickadees galore singing in the backyard, and lots of time to paint...but it's hard to stay "up" when you're in pain, you know? Sooooo, what to do? Procrastinate of course, hehe. Which in the end only adds more pressure because I'm behind schedule....So by the afternoon, I was....well, OK, I'll admit to perhaps just a weeeee bit of grumpiness.

Then a package arrived!

A lovely, cheerful, pick-me-up kind of package - the kind of package that banishes the grumps and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. A very dear collector sent me this beautiful Alice in Wonderland tea cozy with two matching hot pads, and of course, I had to make tea RIGHT away, hehe...... How adorable is this???


Thank you, Susan!! You did indeed brighten my day!

After a cuppa Stash Lemon Ginger with honey (soooooooo good!) I settled down at the work table to work on two commissioned signs, both with a kind of magical theme - fun! I also managed to squeeze in a sign for eBay this week - The Gypsy Moon Cafe....

I can almost hear the guitars and tambourines, hehe...It's listed on eBay now, along with a couple of tiny trinket boxes - a Maine Coon Cat with a little red button...



and a Celtic black cat....

I just love the knotwork on this is one. :)

More goodies are coming soon, but first there's that commission work to finish (I'm actually getting caught up - YAY!) And work for the Ghoultide Gathering will begin soon as well....

In the meantime, it's dinner and a movie.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

♥ Carolee

14 comments:

Laura Haviland said...

Carolee oh love your new gift..
The tea sounds so yummy too.
I adore alice in wonderland.
Their are those days, not fun....
I love visiting your blog and your art thrills me big time !!
Hugs,Laura. xoxx.

WendiesMiniWorld said...

I have that feeling all too often!! glad you found your muse again so quickly ... think I shall go and make myself a nice cuppa now and see if it works the same majick on me this morning :o)

William Bezek said...

Great work Carolee, and I love the poetic title of this post...of Alice Tea and Gypsy Moon (that could be the name of a book).

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Oh...that was soooo sweet, Carolee! I love your tea set...it was a perfect pick me up. Your new pieces are exquisite. Hope you are having a wonderful day today...Susan

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Woo hoo!!!!

At long last I can post and comment and tell you how much I love this project!

♥´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

Janine said...

I love your dishes!
They are really special.
Your new sign is wonderful again.
Have a great sunday
Janine

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a wonderful gift that is Carolee! I am looking forward to the new Alice in Wonderland movie that will be out soon. I have always loved your signs and this one is right up there in my top 100 or so favorites.
♥, Susan

becky said...

Im a new follower, what can I say your boxes are absolutely gorgeous so cute.I cant wait to visit again soon!~~Becky

Heather said...

wow, you really capture the feline face so well! These are beautiful~

Sonia ;) said...

The new gifts adorable. Love the new work.

Smiles..Hope you have a great or better week.

xoxox

Couture de Papier said...

OMGosh I love your treasures you are so gifted and produce so fast!? how do you do it?! I would like to Thank you for following my brothers blog and facebook George Fontaine ,he definitely needs to know other artist are out here.The shrinks,meds have done a number on him so sad but at least he keeps painting despite the powers that be!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great gift... it just shows that your customers treasure you and your work!!!

Wonderful post as always Carolee and the work is beautiful!!!
Laurie

bonnesinger said...

Your art is soooo awesome! I loved visiting your blog today. Mine has been sooo neglected lately due to a computer crash 'causing frustration and limp creative juices. Your work is motivating me to revive! Thanks for sharing! bonnie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the boxes you've painted! They are beautiful! What talent! ♥