Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Changing Gears

I know, I know, it's not even Halloween yet! Believe me, I'm nowhere near finished with autumn, and as usual the season is flying by far too fast for me to capture all the ideas I'd planned to paint before the big day!

But I'm afraid all it took was one listen to my winter playlist yesterday, and I was off and running with the first Christmas piece of the season; a large lazy susan (shown here in progress), tentatively titled "Christmas Tea", or possibly "Peppermint Tea"...

Hmmmmm, thinking the teacup may need a peppermint stick, hehe. :)

I love the concept of cats and mice as friends, especially during the season of Peace, and am having great fun with this one. :)

But not to get completely ahead of myself, there's still Halloween to celebrate!!

Some of you may have read my little facebook rant about changing the date of Halloween, which they do here in Lancaster County with regularity. The Powers that Be always seem to insist that "Trick or Treat Night" fall on a Friday or the occasional Saturday, but NEVER EVER, heaven forbid, on a Sunday. Don't even get me started again, lol...Halloween is October 31st for crying out loud!

*Ahem*, now that I have that out of my system, where was I? Oh yes, celebrating!

Friday and Saturday will find me spending time at one our beautiful Pennsylvania state parks with the "Cabin Ladies", a get together regular readers may remember from this post. (I may run home to see the trick or treaters Friday night though!) ;)

Much as I'd love to send the entire four day weekend, Thursday is booked with household obligations, and there's what promises to be a fabulous Day of the Dead party my friend Jen is throwing Saturday night (a MUST!), so I'll scoot back here for that. Sunday is up the air, and may find me back at the cabin, but I'm playing that by ear.

In the meantime, there's work to be done, including the lazy susan. It may list on eBay tomorrow evening, probably with a "buy it now" option, and I should mention I will not be taking orders on this one. Some pieces are just too labor intensive to repeat, and this is proving to be one of them. ;)

I'll be back very soon with photos, and probably another Halloween post as well. In the meantime, I wish you a happy and creative Wednesday!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee


Lee said...

Oh~this looks like it will be adorable! Love the Tuxedo cat!
I hate the fact that artists must change over to another holiday but understand.

Enjoy HaLLoWeEn but don't lose your head~lol.

Anonymous said...

Love your Christmas lazy susan Carolee!
Can't wait to see the finished piece.
Sounds like you have a fabulous few days ahead.


Sunny Lee said...

Christmas is always exciting....can't wait to see the finished one... with peppermint stick will look so welcoming...

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! :-)
Love the work in progress!

~ Deb