Saturday, August 2, 2008

Season of the Witch

Just a quick post today, as we're off to Lancaster's Central Market for a few provisions. Although the main mission today is acquiring some just-picked summer sweet corn, it's likely we'll come home with other goodies as well - we always do; stuffed grape leaves and homemade pita bread from the middle eastern stand, orzo salad from our favorite gourmet place (can't remember the name just now), a few deli goodies for John, and whatever other fresh picked produce looks like we can't live without. Oh - and sunflowers - a must have.

Much as I love summer's bounty though, this is the time of year when my thoughts turn to autumn. I start seriously anticipating cooler days, hills on fire with color, pumpkins appearing at local farmstands, the scent of woodsmoke as we drive through the countryside, sweaters and scarves, homemade soup simmering on the stove....I could go on and on.....When it comes to a feast for the senses, it just doesn't get any better than autumn.

No surprise at all that my anticipation is making it's way into the latest eBay offering, shown here. Lots of falling leaves on this one, a maple leaf closure, and inside the box I've lettered "Must be the season of the witch..."

Indeed - just a few short weeks!

In the meantime, I'm off to enjoy a bit of summer. Wishing everyone a happy and creative weekend. Back again in a few days.......

~ Carolee


Outside the Box Primitives said...

hey, just stopping by to take a peek..I ADORE ANDREW WYETH...i need to get out that way someday. I am in southwestern pa, south of pittburgh...hope you have a great few days break!! robin

Outside the Box Primitives said...

Hey Carolee...Thanks for your comment on my blog. I hope she goes good, otherwise she will be off to ebay..I tried to get into ehag, I love Halloween, and my halloween stuff sells the best, but they said my stuff was too much like the other doll makers in there. Well I have been watching, but haven't found any yet in ehag like mine.. oh well.. maybe another time!! Your paintings are amazing!! robin

polkadotwitch said...

i marched over to ebay ... this would be great for my new studio to hold my favorite brushes or some other treasured items.

not only do we share a name, but a love of witches!

Carolee said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by....Wish I could give you advice on the EHAG thing, but I'm not involved in the new member stuff anymore (it's all I can do these days to post to the different groups occasionally!)

I didn't know you were in PA too - very cool!

~ Carolee

Carolee said...

Carolee!! (Still feels weird writing that to someone else, hehe!) I thought that was you, lol....Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it.....And yes, very weird (and cool) that we share not only the same name and love of witches, but also the same birth month!!

~ Carolee

Designs by CK said...

LOVELY autumn anticipation in this piece Carolee!

Hope this note finds you well!

Chris :)

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Carolee~
Hope your trip to the market was good. It made my mouth water with the mention of all those goodies! I love sunflowers too and buy them whenever I can. Your new piece is wonderful and here's to a speedy arrival of fall!

Have a good week,

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Always a treat!! You've been quite busy. Love the little star and the Russian bell too. :)