Monday, August 4, 2008

New Work and a Giveaway

This little witch has been waiting to make her debut for weeks now....Painted on a musical wooden bell which was imported from Russia, she makes the most beautiful sound when tipped. Since only one of these was available, I waffled back and forth as to whether to paint it with a witch or a black cat, and ultimately decided on both. She was a lot of fun, and one of a very limited number of Halloween toys and games I hope to paint in the next month or two. :)

Moving right along, I also have to share a little ornament I painted for the long overdue monthly drawing. Those of you on the mailing list may remember an announcement in the last newsletter about a drawing from the names of all the collectors who've purchased work recently.
Here it is - a sparkling star, painted on a rusted tin ornament, containing a tiny scroll with an inspirational message inside (surprise!)....I'm rather pleased with the way she turned out, and will be sending her off to the winning collector by the end of the week!

More new work is coming soon to both eBay and Etsy, and in the meantime I'm catching up on a couple of commissions, and painting lots of goodies for the big show!

Have to add, I'm LOVING Etsy - the fact that I can set a fair price based on my materials and time, and give collectors the opportunity to purchase work without going through the bidding process...Don't get me wrong - I love eBay too, and the bidding can be exciting - but it's also exciting to offer my work in a new marketplace!

(An aside to all you knitters out there: check out the hand dyed and hand spun yarns on Etsy - they're gorgeous!)

Okay, off to bed with me now, before I turn into a pumpkin (or start buying Etsy yarn again, hehe)....

Until next time,
~ Carolee


Melissa said...

Your new pieces are stellar!! And I have to agree with your Etsy comment. It's another wonderful marketplace for artists and collectors. So many talented artists!

Linda said...

Beautiful work,

sheila said...

Super new pieces!!

Dolores said...

Thanks ever so for turning me on to ETSY yarn. I really needed a new addiction. Love the ornament.

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh DROOL!!!!!!!!! How sweet and kind of you to have a special giveaway for your collector's Carolee!

This little star has the sweetest face that I've ever seen! Joycee nad I were drooling over her this morning!

You are going to make some lucky winners day for sure!


Laurie Hardin said...

You never cease to amaze me--the bell is just wonderful and very special and the star giveaway for your collectors is just the best!! I have decided you don't sleep because your output and level of creativity is off the charts and impossible for us mere mortals to attain!!

Designs by CK said...

LOVELY especially the give-away star...very unique and I'm sure will be treasured by the lucky winner!

Congrats on Etsy being a successful venture 4 U!

Spooky Hugs,
Chris :)

thegothamcloset said...

Hello Carolee,

The Bell Witch is adorable!! Love HER!


Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hi Carolee, Just stopping by and checking out what you have been up to. You are always such a busy girl!!

I love your little witch. See is wonderful and the star is cute too.

I went and checked out your Etsy store. Don't you just love it. I love Etsy too. I am like you, I still like Ebay but it is fun to do something different. Looks like your store is doing great. But it's all empty. I know you will have it full enough as hard as you work.

Hope all is well with you and your family.



Hi Carolee, you need to add your birthday to the MySpace reminder record, it's easy... I gave up on calendars, long ago.

Great comments about the Hippy Era on my Blogger, THX!

Always love your artwork. Do you have a newsletter reminder about your give aways & special days like your birthday? As a loving & big spender ~ I mean collector ~ of yours I would love to have one sent to me.



Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Carolee~
Glad to hear that Etsy has been a successful venture for you. Your lucky collectors can experience instant gratification now! Your gift piece is great! I love the face!!!

Have a nice weekend,