Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Work and a Little Inspiration

"Cast a spell...Drink wicked good brew...Seek magic...Reach for the stars...Dance in the moonlight...Ride the wind..."

Words of wisdom, and so much fun to paint! It's listed on eBay now, although I was truly tempted to keep it here as a centerpiece for the dining room table I'm painting. Well, okay, the dining room table I WILL paint, I swear it! This six foot pine table has been leaning against a wall in my living room for over two years now (embarassing, huh?) but one of these days it will be transformed into a huge piece of FUNctional art. I just need a few more hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a month, etc...

I know, I know - I'm not alone in this time crunch.....I think many of us are feeling the pressure these days - working longer hours, trying to keep up in this economy. But I'm also incredibly encouraged by the support out there for artists and artisans; the effort people are making to buy handmade goods. To me, buying something someone created with their own hands is not only good for the economy, but good for the soul.... And I can't even begin to describe the feeling that comes from knowing someone loves something I've created enough to buy it...and to send my creations out into the world knowing they'll bring a little joy or magic, it just doesn't get any better than that. :)

Sooooooo, speaking of magic, I have this little video to share with you. It's not new, and I'm sure many of you have already seen it, but if you haven't, it's well worth the watch. Oh, and it's better if you have your speakers on. ;)

Wasn't that great?!

I'm off now to create a little of my own magic here, which involves the morning music/candles/tea ritual before settling in....I'm working on a couple of commissions this week (just a wee bit behind schedule as usual) but also hope to have something very special to share with you soon - something light and ethereal and ultra finely detailed (stay tuned!)

Until next time.....

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• Carolee


Misty's Creations said...

Everything you do is wonderful but this lazy susan stopped me in my tracks. I love the sayings and the color and the the tips of your trees. I should pay my electric bill but I'm going to try and bid on this. I have never done that before from e-bay but I really love should get busy on that table!

Carolee said...

I thank you for the kind words, but you're really going to need electricity to SEE the piece, lol!

~ Carolee

Outside the Box Primitives~Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

your work is so gorgeous!!robin

Kathleen Coy said...

This is fabulous, Carolee! I just adore your style, and the way you paint lettering. Awesome!!!
And I love, love, love that video!!!

GraceBeading said...

Oh my, that is wonderful - the detail and color amazing. Love the words of wisdom too.

The video was beautiful - it is not one I had seen before, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Designs By CK said...

Gorgeous clouds on this piece!!!

Chris (-:

Diane MacNaughtan said...

I love this Lazy Susan! It is always a delight to see your work.


Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Beautiful work, I can see where it would be hard to part with!

love the video, its been a long time since I watched it :)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Beautiful piece, and thank you for the video! Have a great weekend Carolee!!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

What magic you capture in your art, Carolee.. and ohh, I loved the video! Will check out that website too. Thanks for sharing!


Jenn said...

ooooh this is so fabulous Carolee! Gorgeous detail! So glad
you stopped by my blog:)


Kate S said...

That's beautiful, Carolee. (As always) :) I love the way it feels as if you're in the sky with her.

I've seen that video before, it was nice to see again. :)

Jax said...

Thanks for sharing the video, gorgeous. I love your witch too. The saying around her is just perfect.