Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock....

Have you ever had so many projects in the works and deadlines looming, you can practically hear the clock ticking?

Such is life here at the moment, and is likely to remain that way until we pack up the little Beetle and make our way to Michigan for the Ghoultide Gathering. Truth be told, I'm alternating between giddy Halloween excitement and total, abject panic, as the painting kicks into high (or should I say higher?) gear...

I've been busy with commissions too (if you're one of those waiting, rest assured I AM making progress!) and have also managed to paint the first Halloween clock of the 2010 season, now listed on eBay...

Tick-tock, tick-tock. ;)

The last days of summer are ticking away as well, and much as I try to enjoy the blessings of each season, after this latest heat wave I am seriously anticipating AUTUMN!

Cool mornings, bulky sweaters, the scent of woodsmoke wafting from nearby farms, pumpkin EVERYTHING, road trips to the mountains, harvesting the last of the summer herbs....HALLOWEEN!! It's a time of year when magic is in the air. It's almost electric, and all things seem possible - from meeting those deadlines, to creating and sharing a little magic of my own...

On that note, it's back to the studio! The show is just a few weeks away now, and I'm SO looking forward to meeting some of you there!

In the meantime, thanks for dropping by, for your kind words and comments, and thank you especially for the continued prayers and good wishes for John, who's doing amazingly well and remaining as positive as ever.

I'll be back super soon :)

♥ Carolee
PS - If you haven't already read about it, please scroll down just a bit for details about the EHAG Next Generation Halloween Art contest, and pass it on to a young (10-14) artist!

4 comments:

Emerald Window said...

I have a clock that runs backward just for these times when deadlines are creeping up and I have too much to do.
Good luck on your show. I'm eagerly anticipating Autumn too. My favorite season.
Cenya

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Wish I could be there at Ghoultide and see your wondrous display of painted items! So glad John is handling his treatment so well too. Hoping for cooler days for you!
~ Iva

Kate Sterling said...

Eek! I know EXACTLY what you're talking about, unfortunately. My only child is moving 3000 miles across the country day after tomorrow. She's going away to college for the first time and we're not even close to being ready. This is on top of all the art and writing projects that I'm falling way behind on...

Best wishes to you that you can keep up, do fabulously at the Ghoultide Gathering, and that John continues to do well. :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I hate clocks.....they're always so demanding.
Always enjoy stopping by to see your wonderful work.
:)