Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Work and a Road Trip!

I've been busy as a bee these last few days - completed a commission, and listed four new pieces of art (two on eBay and two on Etsy!)

The first I have to share with you is a bit of a departure for me, and completely primitive. If only the pieces in this assemblage could talk....the homes they've graced, the lives they've witnessed....Very cool to work with materials so steeped in history!

The shutter still has it's original layers of paint, and the lettering is pieces of antique hardware. It's listed now on eBay. :)

The next two pieces are tiny trinket boxes listed on Etsy. Actually, only one is still listed. The siamese sold overnight.

Lots of fun these two! Their collars are Swarovski crystals.

And finally, the birthday canvas shown in the post below. Tempting as it is to keep this one, it's more tempting to pay the bills, haha...So it's listed on eBay now, with the offer to personalize the top layer of cake! I thought it would make a fun birthday gift if someone wanted to purchase it and have the recipient's name or number of years painted on for posterity....

That's it for new work, until the wicked cool stationary box I've been promising - look for it early in the week. ;)

In the meantime, I'm off on a little road trip today!! This one will be all by myself, as John is down with the plague this week (I'm pounding Airborne and echinacea tea in an effort not to catch it) Sooooooo, I'm off to the wilds of northern Pennsylvania all by my lonesome....

You may remember a mention here a few months ago about my favorite wood supplier going out of business - another casualty of this economy, and so sad. I bought everything I could before the closing of course, but supplies are dwindling. At any rate, after failed attempts to contact the former owner, I did a bit of sleuthing, and was able to contact their woodworker - a retired gentleman who lives a few hours north of here, who very kindly agreed to accept an order from me. (I was doing the happy dance for DAYS!) His work is just exquisite, and I'm thrilled to say I'll be picking up some pieces I thought I'd never see again, including the large chest shown on my banner, a couple of ornament chests, and several smaller boxes. (YAY!!)

I'm told the trip is a beautiful drive, much of it running north along the Susquehanna river, so even though this is technically a work related trip, I'm hoping it will feel like a real, live day off. And I couldn't ask for a better day - 70 and sunny - just perfect! :)

I'm off now to grab some tunes for the car....Hoping to take some photos too...

Wishing everyone a magical day today!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee


Zan Asha said...

Carolee, I love it all but the little witch sign definitely calls attention to itself!! :)

I am sorry to hear about the wood craftsman supplier...that is truly a shame, and I seem to see more and more small or artisanal businesses closing their doors and it is sad!

I am glad you did find the original supplier and hope you have a great trip!

Doris said...

Carolee, Have a wonderful tripl. I once took just such a trip through Pa. with a friend. There wasn't a barn sale or antique shop we didn't stop at. We bought so much, her husband had to drive back with his truck and pick up some which we didn't have room for. He says that Barbara can never go shopping with me again! Pa is great! I absolutely love your cat boxes! They are wonderful and the crystals are an inspired touch! .Glad you are doing so well with them! Enjoy the trip! Thoughts from the brush...doris

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful stuff ... I certainly wish that fab shutter was coming to live at my house!

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Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Great Witch hook piece. A perfect hanger for my hooded cape or magic broom...cackle, cackle