Friday, February 28, 2014

"Darkness There"

It's that time again! The doors to the EHAG Emporium creak open in just a couple of hours (9PM eastern time), and I have a very special piece up for grabs; The Master of the Macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe, with Raven perched on his shoulder, painted in acrylics and accented with very fine pen and ink work....

This handmade, birch wood box measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", and comes signed and dated on the bottom, with a certificate of authenticity.

$135 + $12 shipping in the US.

It is available, as always, on a first-come basis, to the first email I receive after the 9PM update. Please email to purchase, and thanks so much for visiting! UPDATE ~ SOLD.

There are so many new pieces in various stages of completion, so please do check back here, or find me on facebook (see link on sidebar) for updates. :)

♥ Carolee

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shame On Me....

Has it really been three weeks since I've popped in here? Eeek!

I'd like to say time flies when you're having fun, but time actually flies when you're under the weather too. ;)  

These past couple of weeks have found both myself and the Mice President simultaneously trying to shake some sort of sinus plague, and dealing with upcoming changes in health insurance. With COBRA running out, we've been researching plans under the new insurance exchange, and I'm happy to report we found a "platinum" plan at several hundred dollars less than COBRA has been running. So yay,! Seriously, whatever your feelings about the affordability of the new health care system, it means that people like John are actually able to get insurance now, rather than being turned down, and for people in our situation, that is just HUGE.

In the studio, there are several new pieces in the works, both commissions and Etsy offerings - and of course the monthly PFATT Marketplace and EHAG Emporium as well. The last couple of days have found me working on some pen and ink pieces too. This homage to the barn owl is the most recent, just listed in the Etsy shop this afternoon...

 I've hand lettered some of the qualities of these beautiful creatures around the edge of the box: "Magic, Wisdom, Prophesy, Imagination, Luck". I do hope it finds a good home with an owl lover!

Two more pen and ink pieces are in progress as well, both featuring Edgar Allan Poe. Here's a glimpse at one in progress (already sold)...

The other (just a wee bit smaller) will be up for grabs on this Friday's EHAG Emporium (9PM eastern time). :)

March pieces will include a couple of lazy susans, and two very special canvas paintings: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (patron saint of cats and gardeners), and Saint Melangell (patron saint of rabbits). 

In the meantime, it's back to the work table for me, and I promise I won't be gone so long next time!

Stay warm, and think *spring*, yes?!

♥ Carolee

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Polar (Bear Cub) Vortex ;)

Just popping in to share a trio of ornaments painted in honor of the icy cold winter of 2014, where even the polar bears are a little cold....

As of typing this, one has sold and two remain available in the Etsy shop.

They're actually inspiring me to begin a series of seasonal ornaments, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I'm off to read a good book ("Shadow of Night" by Deborah Harkness) and perhaps do a bit of knitting. We're expecting snow tonight!

Back very soon!

♥ Carolee