Saturday, May 30, 2009

Off to a Good Start...

Call me crazy, but I am soooooooo not one of those people who's happy just vegging on the weekends. Not at ALL.

I need to be doing something, feeling productive, making headway...and especially love it if something creative is involved!

Most of the morning was spent running - UPS, the grocery store, the art store, with a quick stop for a nonfat blackberry latte (yum!)...But then I settled in to paint my latest favorite piece - this huge Halloween platter. Read it all the way around - words to live by, yes?!

Soooooo much fun, this one, and I toyed with the idea of keeping it here for a few weeks to submit it to a national magazine (determined to do that this year!)....But I really should sell it, so it's listed on eBay with a "buy it now" option. I was also thinking maybe I'd reduce the "buy it now", or offer a partial refund if the buyer was willing to wait for shipment so I could still do the magazine thing. Is that a crazy idea? I'm thinking when people buy a piece they usually want it right away, but maybe if someone wasn't displaying it until Halloween anyway....something to think about.

After I finished painting we took Cadie and Cosmo out for a game of fetch in the backyard. Aren't they adorable?!

Their outdoor time has to be closely supervised, because we have a koi pond, and a three foot fence on one side, with a yard full of cats on the other side. Just a wee bit tempting for herding dogs! One of these days we'll extend the six foot fence all the way around the yard and they can go crazy without Mom and Dad watching their every move.

Well, that's about it for now....I'm off to have a VERY late supper. John is grilling, and then we're going to watch "Grey Gardens" - I've never seen it, but hear it's wonderful.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, all!! I'll be back tomorrow with a photo of whatever is in progress. :)

♥ Carolee


Bee Serendipitous said...

Good Morning Carolee, I just love your newest painting...and I love the way you do the sky - the colors are awesome...I hope the person that purchases your treasure will let you keep it for alittle while longer...Cadie & Cosmos are two beautiful pups...happy Sunday, ENJOY....have a honey of a day & may sweet things come your way! Grace & Peace 2 U, Marlene :O)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love the platter - it's so fanciful and enchanting!

And the fortune telling sign is so lovely!

I am such a fan! (not of the stalking sort - though, you are out of milk)

William Bezek said...

The platter turned beautifully!

snippetgirl said...

I feel the same way as you! There are always too many fun things that i want to accomplish on the weekends.
The platter is fantastic and your pups are precious!!!!
Enjoy your productive Sunday :)....
Purrs and woofs,

The Magic Onions said...

Inspirational words on your gorgeous painting!
I had to smile at your opening words... I used to be a person who loved to vegg on the weekends... but then I discovered needle felting and can NO LONGER vegg at ANY time... I NEED to needle felt at every possible moment! As I read your post I thought to myslef... 'perhaps I've become an artist?!' The thought excites me beyond imagination!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

I think you should have kept this piece longer, as in for yourself. It's a beauty, your shaded Jacks are always fantastic!!


Fuzzy Brush said...

Great platter! I love the enchanting words running around the edge!

Janine said...

Your work is great like always and your dogs are great too.
I have to laugh when I read about your Koy- pond.
My former landlady used to have one.
And one day I wondered why my cat was becoming fater anf fater without eating more.
One day my landlady saw her fishing.
These Koys were big and by the way they were expansive.
Iám sur my Stella thought she was in heaven.
Have a nice day

Rhonda Roo said...

Platter- divine
Dogs- adorable
Blackberry latte? Priceless

Seriously, uber cool! Love the color, spunk, and spirit (oh, I'm back to the platter, BTW tee hee)! If it doesnt sell, it MUST mean you're *fated* to submit it!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Yes, words to live by!!

Cadie and Cosmos are gorgeous! Keep them away from the Koi!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Carolee the "Buy it Now" isn't showing on the auction...just an FYI. Love the platter--fabulous!!

Kathy said...

Ohhhhhh, I LOVE your platter!!!

Carolee said...

Thanks, Laurie - The buy-it-now disappears if someone decides to start bidding instead of purchasing directly. :)

~ Carolee

jane and the happy crow said...

your platter is gorgeous, I love the moon. I am well impressed if you did that in one day!! Your doggies are really sweet and looking like they want a good game. We have to watch Midgie in the garden as there is not proper fencing and the garden just blends into the woods so pheasants and squirrels are very tempting! I hope you get your artwork into a magazine it deserves to be seen. love Jane xxxx

Kathleen Coy said...

Love the platter, Carolee! And your doggies are adorable! :-)

The Seance Room said...

Love, love the platter. Very nice piece indeed. :)

Linda said...

Glorious piece, They look like they off to have some fun. Lindax

Debby said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous! Love your Cadie & Cosmos, such sweet babies.