"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Here Kitty Kitty

Bridget thinks my new Hello Kitty toaster must be hers just because it is pink. She is such an imp. Doesn't she look like she's popping out of the toaster? Actually, the toaster makes a Hello Kitty face on the toast, if you toast it dark enough. And who couldn't use a little Hello Kitty on their toast? Well, maybe the Mister who just rolled his eyes when he saw it. But Laura and I love it anyway. And apparently, so does Miss Fancypants here. You know you want one.
xo xo -C ^..^

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Corgi Art Ornaments!

The tiniest of Cardigan Welsh Corgis....
The tiniest of Pembroke Welsh Corgis!
2" x 2" painted on canvas original Christmas ornaments in the Etsy shop now.
Sleep well my Corgette friends. May visions of sugarplums dance in your heads. xo xo -Cat ^..^

*Sold! More ornaments on the work table. Stay tuned. xo -C ^..^

Ornaments tonight!

Shhh.....don't want to waken the mouser but had to pop in to let you know that more Christmas Corgi Ornaments will be in the shop tonight. 9:30 PM EST. Happy Sunday my lovelies! xo xo -Cat ^..^

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We have a winner!

#12, Tanya! You win the "Hairy Pawter" framed tile! Email me christmascorgi@gmail.com

Thanks for your comments, everyone. Must go to bed. (yawn) xo xo Cat ^..^

Monday, July 13, 2009

Oh Harry, We Just Love Ya...

My daughter Laura and I are going to the 12:01 AM midnight/early morning showing of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince tomorrow night. We are very excited. We are big Harry Potter fans in our house. It is always fun to go to this first midnight showing of the film. People, mostly college kids, usually dress up in one form or other. Some wear Harry Potter glasses, or lightening bolt scars on their foreheads. Some dress in full Hogwarts robes and scarves (my daughter has an awesome one.) Some dress as specific characters from the series. Just hope you're not sitting behind the guy wearing the Sorting Hat. A few years ago I painted this denim jacket for my daughter. She informed me that she is wearing it tomorrow night. I thought I'd let Cinderella model it for you and show you a few photos. Cinderella is my affectionate name for the wire dress form in my studio that usually holds dog leashes and ribbons and any number of things around her neck.

The jacket is very glitzy, which is hard to see in the photo, sorry. Here's Hedwig on the back. Her name is in gold glitter at the top and she's wearing a rhinestone collar. Her wings and feathers have been accented with an icy sparkly glittery outliner. Her eyes have metallic gold accents.

This is the front of the jacket. There is a wand painted as if coming out of the pocket. The Phoenix Fawkes is painted in all his glorious color. He even has a puffy clear little tear running down his cheek. Glitter paint throughout his feathers. He's quite spiffy. The Marauder's Map is on the other side. Below it (hard to see in the photo) it says, "Mischief Managed" in a black/chrome/greenish glitter paint.

The top of the sleeve says, "Sirius was here" with pawprints and rhinestones around. Below it is a visitor's pass to Azkaban. Under that is a wicked Dementor (I wish the photo were better!) and it says "Expecto Patronum!" in glitzy letters.

And finally, the other sleeve has Harry's glasses with a golden snitch, all ready for quidditch.

Since it is Christmas in July, we need another giveaway around here while I'm finishing up the Christmas ornaments and goodies. In honor of Harry, I'll buy this "Hairy Pawter" framed tile from my shop and have it sent to the winner. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment at this post telling me one of your favorite characters from the books or films. Wednesday evening (July 15) I'll let the random number generator choose the winner.

Mischief managed. xo xo CS ^..^

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Corgi Ornaments

As promised, here is the first of my Christmas ornaments for this year. Art for your tree! This ornament is 2" x 2" and is painted on a miniature canvas which has been wrapped on tiny wooded bars. The edges have been painted black which gives the same look as many of my gallery wrapped original paintings. This is an actual micro mini original painting for your Christmas tree! It has been signed and finished with a glossy varnish. In the shop now! xo -CS ^..^ **Sold! More on the work table. Stay tuned! xo xo Cat**

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hand painted Wooden Corgi Eggs...They're back!

Today in the shop I have listed my very popular solid wood 2" chicken sized eggs! Each one is lovingly hand painted to order. You can choose from the Corgis in the listing or send me a photo and I can paint your own wee beastie as one of my signature characters. They make really nice gifts and travel well as they are solid wood and won't break. They will bring joy for years to come!

Long time readers of this blog may recall this post from Christmas past when I was painting eggs by candlelight!

The eggs I paint are hand made in the USA and I really love their quality. I hope you will love them too!

So how did you celebrate the 4th of July? We went to a fantastic party with good friends. Mary Elizabeth came too. We had a really nice day. I made this cake (complete with a little picture decoration of Elvis.) My daughter and husband really liked it and it called for seven fresh eggs which I was happy to use up!

Tomorrow in the shop: original Christmas ornaments! xo -CS ^..^

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Welcome To Christmas In July!

If you are one of the fans of The Christmas Corgi on Facebook, you know that starting today at 4:00 through July 26th we are celebrating Christmas in July!

But, first things first. The winner of the Sigg CafePress Water Bottle giveaway (chosen by random number generator at random.org) is commentor #22. "Lorie" And, Surprise! I've also chosen a second winner who will receive a 10 pack of note cards from the shop, commentor #6 "Corgi Dog Mama" !! If you would both email me at christmascorgi@gmail.com we can get your prizes on the way to you!

Now, for my Facebook Christmas in July friends:

I've decided to kick off Christmas in July by giving a signed art print of their choice from my Etsy shop to three winners. Randomly chosen as well, the Facebook Event winners are Michele Taylor, Chris Beam and "Buzzy Bear." I will contact you through Facebook so you can choose your signed art print!

Tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST I will have the first of my little ORIGINAL Christmas in July goodies available for sale in my Etsy shop. Throughout this month I will post some in Etsy and some on Ebay. If you are not familiar with Etsy, it is fun and easy! Simply visit my shop and there are links at the top to show you how to easily register and have fun browsing not only my shop, but all of the wonderful other artists and vendors at this awesome marketplace. It is like visiting an art show and craft fair without ever leaving home!

If you are on Facebook, do stop by and 'fan' The Christmas Corgi page. Please upload your Corgis and other critters to the page. The more the merrier! It is not too late to sign up as 'attending' this Christmas in July Event. I have a sneaking suspicion there will be more prize giveaways this month. It was the Corgis' idea. They love wrapping gifts. Especially the ones that include dog biscuits.

Thanks for stopping by! As the month unfolds, I hope something that pops off of my easel or out of my daydreams will tickle your funny bone and put a song in your heart. xo xo xo ....or "ho ho ho".....!!! -CS ^..^

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 233rd Birthday, America!

Now go out and celebrate!

Happy 4th! Huzzah! xo xo -CS ^..^