Friday, March 18, 2011

Old Work, New Work, and a Giveaway!

I suppose I should begin with the "old" work...well, last week's anyway, hehe...

It's very seldom I set a reserve on a piece I place up for auction, but this little milking stool/footstool, rescued from the basement corner of an architectural salvage shop, was pretty labor intensive - it took literally DAYS to complete. I know reserves often scare off eBay buyers, but I just couldn't bear to see this go for a song. Alas, it didn't make the reserve, so here it sits...

I did however break down and drop the reserve price (from $250 to $195) in re-listing....soooooo, we'll see what happens. It's truly one of my favorites, and I wish I could have taken this as a sign and KEPT it, hehe - but with John out on disability (regular readers may remember he's in the middle of his first round of radiation) I must sell every piece I paint.

I've also removed this sweet, primitive, not-so-little (almost 2 ft long) garden sign from PFATT Marketplace and placed it up for auction as well...

Another one I would dearly love to keep, to set amongst all the bee-friendly blooms this summer, but again...must sell. ;)

Moving on to new work, here's one in progress (and quite possibly spoken for) but I just have to share it...

A child's chair, hand made by an Amish toymaker, which when finished, will be adorned with mice, rabbits and a hedgehog. Those leaves climbing the legs are the beginnings of blackberry brambles. I'm sooooo pleased with this one, and very much wishing I had several more of these chairs, but alas, said toymaker has discontinued this pattern, so I have just one more left.

I'll share a photo here when it's finished. :)

And last but certainly not least - a giveaway!!

I breezed right by my 500th blog post recently, so in honor of that, and by way of saying a heartfelt thank you to my wonderful collectors, friends and blog readers, here's a little trinket box...

Just leave a comment here, and you'll be entered to win it. Re-post on your blog, tweet, or share on facebook and you'll be entered again! I'll draw a name via random generator next Friday, the 25th.

Oh, and there's another giveaway happening over the EHAG Emporium blog! Check it out here. :)

That's about it for today...I'm off to finish that chair now. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, filled with magic and joy...

Give a big hug to those you love. :)

♥ Carolee

67 comments:

B'ham said...

As I have stated previously on Facebook...

WANT !!

ahem...
xoxo
Karen
and will share on F-book as well !

Sassy Marsha said...

I don't blame you for wanting to keep that stool!!

I will post your giveaway on my sidebar and retween it!!!

I hope you have a fab weekend!

xxoo

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

The chair is looking awesome! Wish I had some money for that bee garden sign:)

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love all your work. I'd love to be able to purchase a piece one of these days, but alas I can't fit it into a already stretched budget.

The Cat From Hell said...

I can't wait to see the chair! It looks awesome. And I hope the Milking stool goes quickly. Love the sign too. Your husband is in our prayers.

Patricia Paul said...

Love it. Want it.

Jodaeodesign said...

I am absolutely crazy about your work. Each piece is uniquely wonderful. I love following your blog and look forward to each new post. Congratulations on reaching 500.

Irissa said...

Your work is so wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

Jan said...

Your work is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us here.

sassypackrat said...

Please enter me! Such a lovey box!

adward32 said...

It's so cute!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Oh! Please put my name in the pot Carolee! :-) I love your trinket boxes! ~ Deb

Justine's Halloween said...

That stool is beautiful! I can tell that a lot of work went into it.

Kristen said...

It's really amazing how talented you are! The stool reminded me of my middle school after school art program where we took all of the wooden stools and painted designs on them... they came out so cute and made the art room so colorful and creative. I love, love, love your stuff (as always)!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Love all your work. Have a great weekend.

Sandy

Nancy Hunt-Bartek said...

I am always drawn to your work being a cat lover too. I would love to own a piece of your work. I am reposting on my blog too.
fondly, Nancy

Beth Niquette said...

Hahahaaa...well, I am hoping to be the person blessed with winning this wonderful piece!

AND I'm going to share this entry on Fb. ((hugs)) Ah, one can always dream of being a winner...

(grin) Have a lovely day, my dear!

Barbara on Camano Island said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. Thank you so much. =^..^=

Melinda said...

oh my gosh this is one of the most amazing pieces of art I have seen! I love it so much..the colors..the face....the BLUE! I love the SUN, MOON and STARS and faces incorporated onto them and have a few pieces I have collected in my home...this is a wonderful creation!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Carolee,
I love the star face, especially the eyes!!! Please enter me for a chance to win!
Thanks so much,
Sylvia

Loren said...

I love your work and will post the giveaway on my facebook!

Unforth said...

omg, I love it! I'm so in. Congrats on 500 posts!! I'm getting close 100 myself, it's amazing how fast these milestones come!!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

I would be so honored to own one of your works.

Posting on FB and tweeting right now.

Judika said...

I love your work so much! I'm posting a comment here and I have shared on facebook and twitter.
Thank you!!!!

Cordelia said...

Oh if only I had enough pennies, I would buy that footstool in a heartbeat!

Thanks for offering the giveaway and I will repost your blog to facebook to hopefully find some new buyers for you!

Blessings, Cordelia

Suzanne-Poplar Street Prims said...

Pleassse add me! I love your pieces!!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Can't wait to see the chair finished!
Love your star box. Happy 500 blog posts.
Leah

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I just love your witch painting. Actually I love all of your work. I only hope I could win the trinket box. Keep up the great work.

petoskystone said...

what a beautiful smile this box has! wonderful work :)

Doodles said...

Beautiful work as always. Can not believe the stool did not make the reserve! Hope it does better with the reposting.

Your art is stunning. Stay strong.

Charlie said...

Love, love, love that chair!! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. As for the sweet star trinket box, please count me in! I did know that Ghoultide is a two day event this year; we had such an awesome time last year and it was so nice to meet you in person!! Happy Spring!

Leslie said...

Shall we try again. Love seeing what comes out from under your brush. Thanks for sharing, and I also want!

Mignon said...

Your work and comments always make me smile. It would be an honor to be entered into a giveaway by you. :0)

I'm posting this on fb shortly. :)

Mignon from fb

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh...please sign me up Carolee! I love your trinket boxes and will repost this on the PFATT facebook page and blog!

Hugs to you and John both!
Lori Ü

Ann Louise said...

Oh - this give-away is for me! I just adore your work!

sueskitchen said...

Hi Carolee, Just finally having time to catch up! Love the Bee sign on ebay right now, and that chair is going to be fantastic. I didn't realize that I had your bunny sign ....No place like home...on the porch and keep getting emails asking where I got it. I send them your way but explain that it is "vintage" and you don't paint many like that any more. Hope your husband is feeling a bit better and that you are keeping up your strength.
♥, Susan

Creepy_Creations said...

What a wonderful giveaway and I love the stool too! Great work!

Jamie

Karen said...

I Love your work and we as artists must support each other

melissa said...

"LOVE your work ... old & new," says very satisfied collector of carolee.

Amanda Makepeace said...

Beautiful! Please enter me! :)

audrey said...

Carolee...
Please throw my name in the hat on a chance for this darling Star Box. Your artwork is beautiful!! The chair and the stool are stunning and the bee sign is very nice.
I've become a follower (have been a lurker for some time) and I've posted about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.
Hoping luck is in my stars...
♥ audrey

Pop Art Minis said...

Popping in to say hi and how awesome it would be to win your star box! Love it! Thanks!

AlwaysInspired said...

Such a beautiful box! I'd love to keep it safe tucked on a shelf among my other inspiring things.

Elaine Thomas said...

I love it!! please enter me in. Smiles, Elaine

Marissa said...

Hi Carolee..enter me as well..I know what you mean about having to sell every item...that's me too..just trying to get by..sometimes it's really hard though..I'll be on photobucket delete old pictures and I'll see one which I didn't want to sell...and it pulls on my heartstrings..that's kinda why I haven't sold any of my faery sculpts..that I've done..but hopefully that day hasn't come yet..hope it never does...

Sky said...

SORRY Carolee that comment went under my daughter's name Marissa..I didn't notice it was her signed in and not me..Debi

Susan Faye said...

You are a shining star (and so is that beautiful little box!)!

Jennifer Hepler said...

Please put me in the magic hat!
Thank you!

debbieluttrell said...

I love the star box! It's a very nice thing that you are doing. Your work is always beautiful.

Loralynn said...

What a darling box! It would make a great addition to my home!

Designs By CK said...

Love the new pieces (especially the chair) ~ WOW!

Would love to win your giveaway item!

CK '-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your trinket box is beautiful, Carolee, but I am enthralled with your other items you show in this post! I wish I had even half the talent you have. I have a lot of little things {a child size rocker that was my son's in our attic, in particular} that would look great with a transformation like yours.

ArtbymeCindy said...

I love it !! Posting on my side bar!
Hugs

PattiV said...

Oh its just adorable!!! and I'll post on FB!

peghain@yahoo.com said...

Yes, please enter me but I actually dropped in to say hi, and it was such a pleasure to meet you at Hugh's party. Hope to cross paths with you again! Enjoy your spring!

Sherry )O( AutumnTurtle said...

your work is amazing!

Lisa said...

I would love to win, one of your pieces, please add me in!


Lisa

Suzie said...

I love the magic in this box. Please add my name to your beautiful giveaway!

As for your furniture and your sign. .all totally awesome! Do you EVER paint a piece that doesn't come out perfect? I doubt it!!! What a talent you have!

I'm going to post this on my regular blog too!

Thank you for offering this wonderful piece!

Lisa Gatz said...

Hi Carolee...please enter me in your drawing. I would SO love to have a piece of your work!

jann said...

Hi Dear Lady, Please add my name to the drawing!
many Blessings, Jann

wittygal said...

Carolee - the face on this box is captivating! It looks like it has so much to say. :-)

wittygal said...

Another beautiful and creative creation! What an expressive face on this star from heaven...

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Sign me up Carolee, please and thank you!
BTW, the chair is bar none... one of my absolute faves!

Lori

Whimsical Kreations said...

Love your creatiions. Count me in please. Thanks.

whimsicalkreations@gmail.com

jhitomi said...

what a great box, lovely giveaway.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Norine/Henderson, NV USA said...

Bee-u-tee-full work!
I am sharing your give-away on my blogspot (www.ggprimitives.blogspot.com).
Your chair (tree) is amazing!

Cordelia said...

I feel so lucky to have won this! Just wanted to let you know it arrived safe and sound and it is just beautiful! Thanks Carolee!