Tuesday, December 29, 2009

♥ ♥ ♥ Collector Love ♥ ♥ ♥

Yes, I know....we're still celebrating Christmas here (the fifth day today) but as usual I can't help getting ahead of myself, hehe.

Soooooooo, with Valentine's Day just a few short weeks away, I thought it was high time to share a little collector love....

I mean, collectors are the ones who enable us artists to Do What We Do. Where would we be without the wonderful people who support and encourage us, who treasure our creations and give them a loving home?

I truly wish I could create a little gift for each and every one of you, but I have just this one...

Remember back in elementary school when we'd make elaborate boxes from cardboard shoeboxes and construction paper to hold our Valentines? This box was inspired by those days - smaller than a shoebox, but much larger than my smaller trinket boxes, and perfect for holding your own Valentines or note cards, a few pieces of jewelry, keys, coupons, or whatever strikes your fancy.

If you're a collector, all you have to do is leave a comment here and I'll enter you in the drawing to win this piece. If you purchase a piece of my work from now through the end of January, you'll be entered twice (or more with multiple purchases). I'll draw the winner's name on February 1st and ship in plenty of time for Valentine's Day.

As usual, I'll be listing work on eBay and Etsy, and hope to pull together a blog sale next month as well.

In the meantime, there's just one new piece on Etsy, listed a few minutes ago - the last tiny trinket box until my supply is replenished later in the month. :)

While we're on the subject of *love*, I also have to tell you about the annual "One World, One Heart" event, coming up very soon. If you're new to this event, just scroll down on the right and click on the magic carpet banner for an explanation. Basically, it's a worldwide blog hopping cyber-party with lots of amazing giveaways (so I'll be creating another piece for this one). Here on this blog the giveaway will be open to collectors, bloggers and visitors alike, so stay tuned....

LOTS of new pieces are in the works, including a very special sewing or knitting chest with a built-in tray, and the first Halloween clock of 2010. I have notebooks all over the house with ideas and sketches galore, and only wish I had the time to paint them all, hehe. :)

I'll be back again on New Year's Eve, and until then I wish you all the blessings this beautiful season has to offer!

Much love,

¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee


Anonymous said...

You do beautiful paintings. I love to look at your work and would be honored to win this piece.

Debbie Samples

Michele said...

Carolee ...
I'd be honored if you would please enter my name into the giveaway for the "collector love" box. It's another beautiful creation I'd just love to own.
Happy New Year to you and your family. May the New Year provide you with lots of continued love, happiness and inspiration. ~.~

Ann Loftin said...

I've become a Carolee junkie! Wonder if there is a support group for that?! LOL

Janine said...

Dear Carolee,
thank you for bringing so much joy by showing your wonderful artwork.
It is allways such a pleasure to visit your blog.
I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and joyful new year.

LYNDY WARD said...

May Your 2010 Be Filled With Bountiful Blessings & Wonderful Blogging!

Hot Cocoa Hugs With Marshmallows On Top,
Lyndy Ward

P.S. Love your cat Valentine art trinket boxes, all your art work is FABULOUS. Glad you finally got your snail mail Xmas card & gift.

P.P.S. Hope to join the One World, One Heart this new year too. Thanks for the reminder...

skyecoven said...

Its as ever so charming and full of grace.
I am a dog person but thanks to your cats i am now thinking of getting a kitty kat......

Anonymous said...


Can hardly wait to see what you have to offer for us in 2010! Happy New Year!
Please enter my name in the drawing for your collector box.



Kathy said...

Awwww..the kitty box is so gosh darn cute! - Kathy

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year, Carolee!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wishes for a very healthy and happy new year to you and your family Carolee. I would love to add to my collection of your originals in 2010!
♥, Susan

Clemmie Nightingale said...

Hi Carolee, I'm sending warmest wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy , wonderful New Years!I've been visiting your blog for about a year now, and I can tell you that I totally enjoy it. Thanks for sharing you work with us! I too am a Carolee junkie! This piece is beautiful, and being an official Member of The Letter Writers Alliance, online club hor letter lovers like me, my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw this! I would be delighted to add to my small, but lovely Carolee collection. Please enter me in the giveaway. :)

Barbara on Camano Island said...

Hi Carolee,
I Love this newest "love box". It's a truly lovely creation. Please enter my name in the drawing. thank you so much for wanting to gift all of us. ~♥~

Cheri said...

Hi Carolee,
Thank you so much for putting all your love into each and every piece. I know when I purchase one of your pieces I can feel the "MAGIC & LOVE" coming from it!
And I really can't believe I'm holding one of your pieces...but I am!!!! I put it in my curio cabinet then my search is on for your next piece!
You are my favorite artist!!
I would be honored to win this trinket box...please enter me in the giveaway!!

jann said...

Greetings Carolee, I would be honored if you would enter me in your 'collector love' giveaway. I very much enjoy the pieces I have!

Elaine said...

I love your work, you are so very talented. Please enter me in you giveaway. I hope you and all those you love have a happy and healthy new year.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Please count me in. I love to visit to see what you are painting. It is all so gorgeous.


Melanie said...

Oh oh, count me in too! I love the new kitty heart shaped box! But of course, I love ALL your work...lol!

Melanie said...

Oh oh, count me in too! I love the kitty heart shaped box! But of course, I love ALL your work. LOL!