Sunday, April 5, 2009

Counting Crows, Ghouls Gone Wild, and Three Giveaways!

It's been a crazy busy weekend, but soooooooo productive! (I feel the same way about productive weekends as most people feel about relaxing weekends, hehe - they make me feel good)...

First, I have to share this treasure box, inspired by an old English divination rhyme for counting crows (and yep - that's where the band got the name). The crow perched on top is sculpted from paperclay, and inside the box there's a trail of little crow footprints. LOTS of fun, this one, and listed now on eBay:

Next up, as promised - "Ghouls Gone Wild!"

The treasure chest is also listed on eBay, and the little canvas can be found beginning tomorrow on the EHAG Art blog's Frightful Fete Giveaway, so do run over there and enter!

Next, a giveaway for blog followers! This sparkly star shaped trinket box will find a home with one of the wonderful people who follow the blog here....

If you're already a follower, you're entered automatically, and if you leave a comment, you'll be entered twice! If you're not a follower, all you have to do is click "follow" (on the right) and sign in with a username or email and password. It's a great way to keep up with all the blogs you love, and receive notification when new posts appear.

The drawing will close at midnight April 14th, and I'll draw the winning name on Wednesday the 15th. IMPORTANT - I must have a way to access the winner's email address. The easiest way to do this is to post it on your blogger profile, but if not, please include it in your comment here. If I can't reach you, I'll need to draw another name....

Finally, drop by the PFATT blog for another giveaway! I didn't have time to contribute any goodies to this one, but do drop by and enter - lots of talent there!

That's about it for now...I'm off to pour a glass of sangria, and toast all of you who enable me to spend my days dreaming and creating - I can't thank you enough!!

Artful Blessings,

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee


black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love the new work that you have done. the first box with the crow...fantastic!! It is always exciting to see what manifests from your imagination.
♥, Susan

Kathleen Coy said...

Oooooo, I would LOVE to win that trinket box!!!

And the Ghouls Gone Wild and Counting Crows are so much fun!

Zan Asha said...

Carolee, your work, as always, is amazing! I love it all--and yes, please do sign me up again for the star box!


Sushiboofay said...

Yes, please enter me in your giveaway!!!! If I ever get my bills caught up - I'm going to be buying from you monthly if not weekly! I love your work!!!!!

Cyberdelia said...

Lovelovelove everything! And the little crow...omgs, adorable! :-) Enjoy your sangria---more than one glass, as you most definitely deserve it! :-)


amazing work, so stunning !!

have a beautiful day


Janine said...

Your artwork is so gorgeous,
I love the boxes.
They are great.
Have a good and creative week

Rosie said...

Hi Carolee, you have been very busy! I love the crow box, must have a go with this paperclay..

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Wonderful box my favourite yet, and there have been so many beautiful ones.!!Lindax

The rhymes oldest origins is from the counting of magpie crows as they gather in groups in the spring & autumn, to resolve territorial conflicts and social standing. These gatherings, called parliaments, probably gave rise to the many nursery rhymes and poems about Magpies, such as:

One for sorrow, two for mirth,
Three for a wedding, four for a birth,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told.
Eight for heaven, nine for hell,
And ten for the devil's own sel'.

Or more commonly:

One for sorrow, two for joy;
Three for a girl, four for a boy;
Five for silver, six for gold;
Seven for a secret, never to be told;
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss;
Ten for a bird that's best to miss.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love them!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love the crow box! On my way over to EHAG to enter!

softinthehead said...

Woo-Hooooo Carolee you da bomb! Giggles, Pam

Designs By CK said...

BOTH of your new pieces are wonderful Carolee! I thought the paperclay crow handle was very creative and I see it already ended in Buy It Now. Congrats! The "Ghouls Gone Wild" piece is FUN and I love your ghosts on it!

Beautiful giveaway piece as well! '-)

Have a great week.

Chris (-:

*Birgit* said...

Hi there,

Originally, I followed your blog without actually becoming a follower, but now I have signed up to follow your blog. Wow, what a sentence! :) Who could possibly NOT want the chance to win one of your great art pieces?! Thanks for the chance!

Greetings from Munich,

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

oh, my! what a lovely generous giveaway! Please enter me into the lottery!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Of course, Carolee, I'd be thrilled to win anything you create! I love following your blog!


vintagepaletteart said...

Hi Carolee you busy woman you!!! I don't know how you manage to keep up with it head is spinning! lol

Please sign me up for this adorable little star trinket box! Your painting is THE BEST! =o)

Hugs, Lori

snippetgirl said...

That crow box is simply fantastic!! It is totally drool worthy.

Kathy Hunka said...

Oh please sign me up Carolee! I love your work. It is so kewl and you are too! LOL

Sonia ;) said...

Me Me Me...the lil one in the back, jumping up and down, waving like a ooo oooo Im a regular, and posting too...

Absolutely love the Crow...cuz Im a crow ho...a raven maven...ok being silly...Love the work and colors as always...


Sonia ;)

BurningRubber said...

Your works are georgous!!!!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Oooo, please sign me up, Carolee! Stalking your blog is always bunches of fun!! heehee


artbyakiko said...

Beautiful! I love this crow treasure box. "Ghouls Gone Wild" is so fun. Wonderful creations, as always.

Susan said...

Oh, I LOVE the new works, especially the star box. Yes, I believe!!!!

thegothamcloset said...

Hi, Carolee
Sign me up too! Love, Love all the goodies!! The star is so adorable and the crow box is my favorite! Ghouls gone crazy indeed!


Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Wow Carolee, more great work and beautiful giveaways!!! I have my fingers and toes crossed!!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Pick me Carolee, really pick me!! I would love to own another piece of your wonderful artwork.

:) ~ Lori

Barbara on Camano Island said...

Oh wow. All the new work is fabulous. Absolutely love the crow. Must enter all drawings that you offer.

my best as always. =^..^=

Nikkormat said...

I shake my head in wonder at the talent you have been blessed with. Yes, please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

Tess said...

Oh I love the face on that star box. Gorgwous. You are such an amazing artist. I am already a follower.

Michele Whitney said...

Carolee -

Your talent is beyond description! What an honor it would be to display a work-of-art from you.

Happy Spring ~.~

paru's_circle said...

awesome trinklet box.. would love to win.. telling everybody about this on my blog, thanks for the chance..

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Carolee, pretty star box.

Don't forget to pick up your awards... :)

Have A Beautiful Easter!

Bright Blessings,

quitethecrow said...

Hi Carolee...oooooooh I LOVE your "counting crows" box! Your artistic abilities are amazing. What I wouldn't give to be able to paint half as good as you do! I so love my jazz cats CD cabinet. I stop by as often as possible just to drool over your latest creations.

Thanks too for dropping by my little blog. Hope you have a wonderful holiday...Elizabeth

julie mitchell said...

I love what you do...fabulous, everything. I would so love the star box...The key word of my life is "believe"...