Thursday, August 23, 2012

Autumn in the Air + New Work + New Brace

Hello!

I'm writing this on a crisp, cool, late summer morning - one of those heavenly mornings where Mother Nature gives us a little taste of autumn just before the day turns all hot and humid. But I'll take it. ;)

As always, autumn can't come soon enough, especially given our recent and repeated heat waves.

But in the studio....Ah, in the studio, pumpkin scented candles burn, pots of apple cider tea steep under an orange and black tea cozy, and Halloween goodies fill every surface...


Many pieces will be traveling with me to the October Ghoultide Gathering, but I've held one out - a very special - and large at over 14" in diameter - Halloween treat bowl, depicting a New England village on All Hallow's Eve...


I was going for that nostalgic "setting out at twilight" kind of feel, and hope I've succeeded. It will be up for grabs on Etsy soon, as always, on a first-come basis. There are also some pine holiday plaques listed there for anyone who's doing early shopping. I'm told that at under $30 and personalized, they make great gifts. ;)

In other news, I finally received what is proving to be both a blessing and a curse - my new ankle brace. For those who don't know, I'm a huge klutz on icy surfaces, and have severely sprained my ankle three times - resulting basically, in its complete collapse; torn ligaments, traumatic arthritis, scar tissue, etc...So was given the option of surgery (which held a 50% chance of doing more damage), or this permanent brace. Not being crazy about those odds, I chose the brace - which is taking some time to get used to, and slowing me down considerably.

But I'm determined, and with just about six weeks until the big show, I MUST break this thing in. Wish me luck. ;)

And speaking of the big show, I'm off to the studio now, where a platter and a pair of "Sew Wicked" mending boxes are calling my name...

I'll be back very soon with more new work to share...

Happy Almost-Autumn!!
♥ Carolee
PS - is anyone out there on Spotify? I'm loving it so far, and just made a 7 hour folksy playlist!








5 comments:

Susan said...

Yes, I still read blogs and love yours! The table looks mighty full of goodies!

GOTHAM239 said...

Ah,Autumn....early signs here in N. Calif too! I will cherish each day til it's officially Autumn/Falll so it can last longer...:). Now on to get me some pumpkin candles and other Autumn smell goods!

Michelle Beck said...

Carol,
Thought I'd drop a few lines just to let you know I do read EVERYTHING you post and it always brings a bright spot to my day. You amaze me with your dogged determination, you are such a prolific painter! I am a noob and nervous, lucky if I can get a project finished.I'm there with ya on the leg brace thing...my puppy pulled me right to my knees thru a mud puddle the other day, and I've been diagnosed with a chronic problem with my foot, but I just get up every day and remind myself how blessed I am to still be on the right side of the sod,lol. Thank you for turning me on to Spotify, I can now turn off my TV, and get more painting done! Good luck to you at the Gathering. I really hope I can make it down this year, it's actually about an hour closer in its new location <}:)

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Always and ever beautiful!

Pumpkin Cottage said...

Lovely items! Looking at them and reading about Halloween brings Autumn to me early!