Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Work, Old Hardware and an Altogether Productive Day

Just have to share this one with you....

I was going for a kind of magical feel with the black cat and sparkly dragonflies, and hope I succeeded. Actually, I think ALL cats are magical, but black cats are especially good luck - and I read somewhere that in ancient Japanese culture dragonflies represented good fortune and protection....the perfect combination of magical creatures, yes?

Have to add, I'm having sooooooo much fun sculpting these paperclay accents, and have another very special black cat piece in the works too. I won't give away too much of the surprise, but the little sculpt on it will be a mouse!

Today was one of those incredbibly productive days - made Swedish pancakes with fresh berries for breakfast (one of John's favorites), finished the treasure box shown above, ran to the architectural salvage place for skeleton keys and assorted antique hardware, picked up some wire (which I have to add to the sculpted kitty as whiskers - completely forgot before I took the photos!), stopped at the grocery store, and made it home in time to throw together a pretty great salad for dinner - penne, arugula, sun dried tomatoes and roasted pine nuts - yum! (If anyone is interested in the recipes, let me know). :)

Oh - can't forget this! Please click here to check out the EHAG Art blog Skeleton Key Hunt and blog giveaway...

The fun begins tomorrow!

And for another fun giveaway, click here to check the PFATT blog!

Back again soon...

♥ Carolee


Janine said...

This box is a real treasure and I adore this littke figures you make.
it is amazing what you do with papaerclay.

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Carolee.. your little sculpted pieces are perfect touches! And yes, I'd love both recipes, please!

Thank you! :)

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

That Box and cat are georgous Carolee!

Girl Interrupted said...

Oh that's lovely! I really like the colours you've used!

And lunch sounded wonderful! You're a bit of a superwoman ;)

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow, LOVE the little sculpy cat, and the box is darling!

Sonia ;) said...

Ok Carolee,

I think you are going to have to post the recipes...I love the paper clay sculpture touches...You had a very productive day...Black cats are my favorite also.

Sonia ;)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Another amazing creation! And what a fun way to do a giveaway. Off to find the key!

Jenn said...

hooray for sculpting! Your cat is so wonderful...and so is the fabulous box! You are so prolific Carolee! I can't believe how much detailed work you get done!!! Beautiful!

Art4Sol said...

This one is soo beautiful...just love it!

Debby said...

So glad to have found your blog, it is totally awesome.

david mcmahon said...

Now THAT'S what I call a breakfast.

Alaso intriguing to note how black cats have had mixed connotations, even though felines were worshipped in ancient Egypt!