Monday, September 30, 2013

Home Again, Home Again + the EHAG Emporium!

I'm back from the most AMAZING Ghoultide Gathering ever, and will share photos of all the *magic* very soon - but in the meantime, tonight is the September EHAG Emporium, sooooo - one thing at a time. ;).

I have one large piece to offer, of only two remaining Halloween treat bowls this year, just in from the appearance in Michigan (I made soooooooo many pieces this year!)

It was so much fun to create this one, which features a parade of trick-or-treaters marching uphill (and running back down) from the Witch's castle, their four legged companion along for the adventure...

It measures 15" in diameter, although is not perfectly round (kind of like those old bread bowls used to be). Painted in acrylics and sealed with a clear acrylic varnish, it's perfect for wrapped treats.

This piece is available, as always, on a first come basis by emailing me at after the Emporium updates at 9PM eastern. $285 + shipping, which will vary by location . UPDATE ~ SOLD

Hoping it finds a good home for Halloween, hehe!

Back very soon....
♥ Carolee

Friday, September 20, 2013

"Three Sisters"

While I usually paint several Halloween treat bowls each year, due to time constraints, this is the only one I'm offering outside of the show for 2013...

 It just listed on Etsy this morning, and is as always offered on a first-come basis. It's solid, turned wood, 12" in diameter, and comes signed and dated with a certificate of authenticity. :)

Thanks for taking a peek, and I'll be back very soon with new work!

♥ Carolee

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Prints!! :)

Flying in quickly to share two new prints available in the Etsy shop (just  a few though, as most will be going to the show with me)...

"A Very Special Treat"...

"Wicked Sweet"...

Back very soon with a peek at Ghoultide Gathering goodies, but in the meantime, it's back to work! :)

♥ Carolee

Monday, September 9, 2013

"Halloween Time!"

Flying in with a sneak peek at tomorrow's PFATT Marketplace offering, a wickedly wonky Halloween timepiece...

The piece stands 15" tall, and the top is removable to access the clockworks (which run on one AA battery).

As always, it's offered on a first-come basis once the Marketplace updates at 10AM pacific/1PM eastern time, by emailing me at with intent to purchase. UPDATE - SOLD.

Can't wait to see where this one will be traveling!

In the meantime, it's back to work - just over two weeks before the Ghoultide Gathering, and my paintbrush is in overdrive, hehe...

Back very soon!
♥ Carolee

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Final Countdown - and a Few Tips...

With just over three weeks until the biggest Halloween Art event of the year, I'm not sure which is spinning out of control faster - my house or my mind, lol...

So many pieces to paint, the display to prepare, packing to be done, last minute supplies to be purchased, and of course, all this in addition to maintaining some kind of presence on Etsy, and offering a few seasonal pieces for those who can't make it to the show.

There have been 16 original ornaments in the last couple of days, but they flew quickly. Fortunately, the Mice President found quite a few prints here this morning (taking inventory is not my strong suit - too much like math), so the Etsy shop is now updated. Some prints have already flown, but as of typing this, some remain. I have to add, it was so much fun going through them all, and a few in particular are inspiring me to watch "Practical Magic" for the umpteenth time...

Every time I see this one, I start humming "♪ ♫ Put the lime in the coconut ♪ ♪ ", hehe...

They're available on Etsy while my very small supply lasts, along with a few other prints. :)

And now, a word about The Big Show...

If you're withing striking distance, and love Halloween, the Ghoultide Gathering is an event you do not want to miss. If you're coming (and I do hope you are - my favorite part of the show is meeting friends and collectors!), be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. I know so many people online, but would never in a million years recognize them in person, and I do want to meet as many of you as possible. :)

The website will have information on hours, location and accommodations (call the hotels rather than booking online - they have a special rate for Ghoultide attendees), but the best tip I can offer is to arrive early. Seriously. People start lining up for this one at the crack of dawn - and some even before dawn! There will be diagrams available outside, showing where all the artists are located, so collectors can map out their shopping strategy. Once inside and shopping, if you see something you love, don't hesitate. Work sells quickly here, and it's always heartbreaking to see someone walk away to think about a piece, only to return, and find it already sold. Finally - have fun! If you're so inclined, indulge your inner witch (or vampire, or whatever) and dress up.Think of it as trick or treating for grownups. ;)

That's about it for today...I'm turning in now, exhausted, but giddy with excitement, which will only increase as the event approaches.

Hope to see you there!!

♥ Carolee