Friday, December 14, 2007

The Snow Queen....

...Has come to life here in the studio (see the sparkling sleigh here, listed on eBay now), and is also scheduled to make a personal appearance in the form of yet another winter storm, due this weekend. We were looking forward to visiting friends down near the city on Sunday, but the forecast is making travel seem more and more unlikely...So it's looking like another weekend of painting, and hopefully - finally - getting the tree up!

It's a very strange holiday season this year, and I'm usually much more on top of things, having completed all the decorating, baking, cards and gifts by now. But I suppose John Lennon was right - life is what happens while we're busy making other plans. Between John's recent health crisis, lots of errands and doctor visits, and repeated problems with the new car (four months ownership and five trips to the dealer for repairs?!), to say I've fallen behind would be an understatement.

But much as we enjoy the trimmings, what will make Christmas special for us this year is that we're together; John is home for the time being (with heart surgery likely after the first), Courtney is arriving next Friday and will spend 8 days here, and we've scheduled visits with family and friends throughout the week.

In the studio, the Witch's pantry I've been promising has been pushed back until after the holidays, but look for a wonderful new knitting box (or mitten box - not sure what I'll call it) to be listed soon, and well as a new Halloween piece. Everything will be on three day auctions until Christmas, in an effort to allow as much shipping time as possible.

Many thanks to all of you who've sent cards and emails with well wishes and inquiries about John, and kind words about my work - you've made a very stressful time much less so, and I love you all. :)

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed season!

~ Carolee


Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Carolee!
The sleigh piece is beautiful. Hope all is well with you and your hubby. How about a little fun? A quick game of tag with a list of your 25 all-time favorite movies.
Take care,

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Carolee,

You already know that I adore your sleigh & hope you enjoyed my little Xmas surprise via mail! :)

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!


Carolee said...

Thanks do much, Kristen! I'll have to think about those many to choose from!

~ Carolee

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Beautiful sled Carolee, You are so talented.


vintagepaletteart said...

Your snow queen is absolutely gorgeous Carolee!! I love everything that you paint! =o)

Happy Holidays!

Missy Sue Hanson said...

OMG....I SO want this!!! Well, I want everything you have.....I had to show my fiance your site (I collect witches and halloween decor)...and I told him I want one of your pieces for Christmas, he looked at me and said..."Honey, you are the only person i know who would want a witch for Christmas." LOL