Thursday, May 31, 2012

EHAG Emporium Offering

"Trick-or-Treaters on Parade"....

I completed this piece just a few days ago, while vacationing down south (the piece began in South Carolina and was completed in North Carolina). My intent was to invoke memories of childhood Halloweens...

 An original, one of a kind treat bowl (wrapped treats only, please), hand painted in acrylics on a vintage bread bowl, it's slightly asymmetrical, measuring 13" x 12" x 3 1/4" deep...

Notice the details like the boy's skelly costume, and the dog and cat joining the parade. It's not shown in the photo here, but the exterior of the bowl is black, with cascades of yellow stars. The piece is signed and dated on the base, and will arrive with a certificate of authenticity.

As always, this EHAG Emporium piece is offered on a first-come basis.

$275 plus shipping, which will vary by location. To purchase, please email me at

Happy Halloween! (Only five months now, hehe!)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saint Francis, Patron Saint of Animals

I'm sharing this latest piece while still on vacation. A little unusual, in that it was begun in Pennsylvania, and finished in South Carolina...

As an animal lover, I've always been drawn to Saint Francis, and it was such a blessing to paint him. The "Brother Sun" and "Sister Moon" at the base of either side is taken from one of his canticles. He's quite large, measuring 21" x 22 1/2". Painted in acrylics on solid pine, with a clear acrylic varnish.

He's $375 on a first-come basis, plus shipping, which will depend on location. I can send him off as soon as I return to Pennsylvania, at the end of the month. Email me at with questions or to purchase. :) UPDATE ~ SOLD.

I'm having a wonderful time here in the Charleston area, and we're off to Savannah and St Augustine next!

Until next time,
~ Carolee

Friday, May 18, 2012

Six Days In...

...And I'm having a fabulous time, despite some rather serious glitches (which you can read about here)...

I'm writing this from my friend Ann's beach house on Sullivan's Island, S.C. - and I must say I could get used to this, hehe. :)

More sightseeing today, followed by local seafood for dinner, and I'm trying to squeeze a little painting in as well. St Francis of Assisi is nearly completed, and as soon as I learn to edit photos on a MAC, I'll share them here and on Facebook.

In the meantime, I'm wishing everyone a restful and relaxing weekend!

Back again soon...
~ Carolee

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Road Trip!

It's finally here! We leave bright and early tomorrow morning, and will be blogging along the way, both here and on the Road Dust and Wanderlust blog (assuming I can learn to use a different laptop and photo program, haha)...

The Mice President will handle print sales while I'm away so please be patient with him.

And assuming I can figure out that photo program, there may even be a couple of new pieces painted as we travel. :)

Until next time...
♥ Carolee

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Goddess Prints!

Just popping in quickly to share that the first four prints in the monthly Moon Goddess series are now up for grabs in my Etsy shop. :)

It was such a blessing to paint these, and I'm very excited about sending them out into the world as prints!

Until next time,
♥ Carolee

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Moonstruck Goddesses

Did you see the supermoon last night? It was pretty spectacular, although during the time it was supposed to "peak" (just after 11:30 here) we had too much cloud cover here to see anything but a vague glow in the sky. Disappointing, but still energizing just to step outside and bathe in the brightness.

There's something so magical and otherworldly about the full moon, something directing our thoughts to the mystical. You can feel it's energy. With this in mind, I began painting a series of Full Moon Goddesses in January. The idea was to choose a Goddess appropriate to the symbolism of each full moon. Some are Greek, some Celtic, and some may be Roman or Norse.

The first in the series was Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the hunt, for January's full wolf moon...

Next was Chione, also Greek, for February's full snow moon...

March's Goddess was The Morrigan, Celtic goddess of battle and strife, who shapeshifts into a crow - perfect for the full crow moon...

April's full pink moon was Eostre, the Goddess of rebirth and fertility, and namesake of the Christian Easter celebration...

And the most recent, actually painted as the full flower supermoon rose in the sky, the Welsh Goddess Blodeuwedd (pronounced bluh-die-weth), magically made from flowers, whose totem is an owl...

It's been quite the journey painting these women, and quite the education. I'm reading as much as I can, but also realizing I've only scratched the surface. My friend Lunaea very kindly recommended some books on Goddesses, and they're next on the Barnes and Noble list. ;)

The originals in the series - 13 in all, counting the blue moon - are already spoken for, but there's been so much interest on facebook, I'm offering prints. The first four in the series (Artemis through Eostre) will be available in my Etsy shop within a few days. At this point, I've only ordered half a dozen of each, as I wanted something easily manageable before I leave for an extended road trip on the 13th. Those of you following my art page on facebook (link on the right hand sidebar) will see a heads-up posted there as soon as they're listed.

Next up is a a piece for this month's PFATT Marketplace, honoring St Francis of Assisi, and all our animal friends.

In the meantime, things are a bit crazy here as I prepare for the trip to Key West (details here)...I'll be doing a bit of art as we travel, but in watercolor and colored pencil, which will be a fun change...

Thanks as always for your interest in my work, and for your kind comments. :)

Back soon!
♥ Carolee