Friday, December 19, 2014

And ... I'm back!

A few days ago we got back from a beautiful Caribbean cruise and it couldn't have been more perfect! It was inspiring, relaxing, FUN, warm, delicious, gorgeous and invigorating. We traveled with wonderful family (there were six of us) and all had the best time together. The water was spirited for most of the trip and rocked and rolled the ship, which is something all of us love. The food was amazing, the islands beautiful, but to be honest, my favorite place on any of our cruises is right here:
On our veranda, overlooking whatever is in front of me and relaxing, reading, talking, knitting or thinking. And on this cruise: planning!
I brought a notebook with me and as I thought about this year and where I want 2015 to go, I filled it up - completely! Being unplugged from the internet and day-to-day life, the ideas just came flooding in. I'm so excited where I'm going to take my art, my blog and life in general! This year was all about finding my own voice and this next year will be about sharing myself, my art and my life.
That also means that there are some changes coming! One of them being that I'm going to close my knitting/jewelry Etsy shop at the end of this year. Of course I'll keep knitting (best therapy there is!), but only for Daniel, myself and for gifts. My main focus will be on my art and my blog.

In the meantime, if you would like to purchase something, use the coupon ENDOFYEAR in the coupon box (in both of my Etsy shops - knitting and art) to get 20% off through the end of the year.

Dear friends, this is such a special time of year and I hope you are enjoying it to the fullest. Life is good here in Savannah and I hope for you as well!! My wish for all of us is one of inner peace and deep joy.

With much love and gratitude for your presence in my life,

Silke

Monday, December 1, 2014

I'll be back soon...

Life is going to get very busy with travel and family over the next couple of weeks, so I leave you with this colorful and happy painting!
I hope you will have two wonderful weeks and I'll see you when we get back!

With lots of love and happy thoughts for you,

Silke

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Color on a rainy November day

Why is it that when life is gearing up to be very busy, all I suddenly want to do is paint?!?
Oh well, it's ok with me, especially when the result is such an intense wolf face! Love it!! He looks straight into my soul it seems.
This following week is going to be busy and so much fun. We are getting ready for Thanksgiving, my very favorite american holiday and then for family coming to visit.
And the week after we are all leaving together to cruise the Caribbean for a while. I can't wait!! But it's still more than week before that happens and there's much to do to get the house ready for our house/pet sitter.
And there's still more to paint! I have another one in the works as I'm writing this. I might even get it finished today... The next one is less intense and more playful again.
And here...drumroll please...are my new business cards! I love them!! These are from moo.com and they do such a great job.

I leave you with a wish for a color-filled week for you! If you celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy this time of family, friends and abundant food. And if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, still enjoy your family, friends and abundant food.

With much love and gratitude,

Silke