Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Appreciation and Giveaway! {CLOSED}

When I started this blog, never in my wildest dreams did I expect to find a community of supportive and generous blogging friends. I have over 50 people now who follow my blog regularly and I am incredibly touched by that!

Because I am so very appreciative of your encouragement, I wanted to choose something for the giveaway that would express that! Now, my problem is that the originals of most of my pieces are already given away or spoken for, so I decided to offer a couple of 5 x 7 high-quality, archival prints of two of my very favorite pieces.

This egret was my first image transfer attempt for the background and the very first piece where I really painted something representational. I love it, and it has a special place in my heart as do all of you!

And this gorgeous piece I co-created with one of my dearest friends, and to me it contains the true spirit of friendship. It's a combination of collage, image transfer and acrylic paint. I called it "Joint Effort," which is how I feel about my new creative blogging adventure! Without all of you, this blog would not be what it is! I truly appreciate all of you!!

So, I want to make this really easy - if you are interested in either print (and I do hope that you are), just leave a comment on this post through this Sunday, June 14. If you feel like mentioning my giveaway on your blog, leave a separate comment on this post letting me know, and I'll enter your name twice. You don't have to be an official follower to enter!

I'll draw the names of the two winners (one for each print) on Monday and post the results on my blog!


  1. It is amazing how many wonderful people you can meet through blogging....I am so thrilled to have met you !!! your work is always an inspiration and you really have a passion for it and that makes all the difference....I would love to win one of your prints!!!


  2. I, among many I'm sure, am glad to have gotten the opportunity to know you through blogging also!
    I would love to be considered an INTERESTED PARTY in this giveaway♥♥ Please put my name in the hat :)

  3. i so share your feelings of appreciation for all the support i get on blogland! glad to be following your blog and seeing your wonderful art. the egret is wonderful!!

  4. That has to be one of the dearest things to give away. They are soo beautiful!!! Blessings dear and your Leo will be coming soon.

  5. Wow, what a generous giveaway. I love coming over here to look at your art & your photographs & interestingly enough, so do my children! Thank you for always sharing with us - we appreciate it xx

  6. Hi Silke! Thank you so much for mail and commenting on my blog. It makes me very happy! I agree with you that it is so many wonderful people in this "Blogland". And so many to be inspired of. So I would really like to send YOU a postcard of my beautiful town (I have drawn the picture on the card) for inspiring me ;)
    Hugs Annika

  7. Oh wow, so beautiful both of them. The sea life one is a favorite of mine. I can see why the bird is one too, so colourful and full of feelings. Love the way you have so much atmosphere into your art.
    Please count me in your draw!

    Thank you for the advice, I was in drooling mode when I looked at the printer the reminded about the last epson we owned,plus it is out of my price range, boo,hoo!
    On a good note I think I have a great A4 one ordered. I am so excited about receiving it and having a go! Love to have a give away of a print or two once mastered the printer settings. Well once my husband as mastered the printer settings,lol!
    Have a great creative day painting the world beautiful!


  8. Beautiful giveaways.This is my first visit here and I enjoyed reading through your older posts.Will surely come back to see your works.

  9. Silkie, you were the first person to leave a comment on my blog and I will always treasure you for that. I would love to have a piece of your art work, count me in. Yes the blogging world has been a good place so far and I've met alot of wonderful people.

  10. Hi, Silke! You've finished your sandwich! :) Isn't blogland amazing? I'm so grateful to have met you. There are so many encouraging people out here. I never would have imagined the friendships I have formed. Thank you for all your encouragement and sweetness.

    I LOVE these two prints! They are absolutely gorgeous.

  11. congrats on your 54 followers! you are so generous to offer your beautiful artwork....i would be thrilled to own either one!! it's been so much fun visiting your blog and i'm so happy that we're getting to know each other! :)

  12. Hi Silke,
    These are both gorgeous! I would love either one. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

  13. Raina said...
    How nice to have so many followers of your blog. You do keep it interesting! And ofcourse it is interesting to follow your creative progress this way.

    Yes, I would love to have a print of your work.

  14. Oh how gorgeous!! I would be honored to hang one in my home, Silke!

    Thank you for the sweet advice and affirmation that we are, in fact, not crazy! I hope when the time comes that we are ready for the move!

  15. Count me in! I'd love to have a fabulous piece of art from my fabulous friend!

  16. Hello dear Silke!

    What a wonderful and generous idea this is! I'd love to be included, and I've included information about your giveaway in my post today.

    Alles Gute!

  17. these are gorgeous, I wish I could see them in person. that texture looks crazy.

  18. Lovely blog, lovely work, and lovely woman.

    Renee xoxo

  19. Silke, I am glad you have found lots of artistic friends on Blogger (as I have too :)!!! Your giveaway is great and please enter me in it! Also, I am about to go and paste a link of this giveaway on my blog, so please give me two entries!!!

    Cheers and have fun with your first giveaway, hugz Val xxxooo

    PS Just wondering if the little painting has arrived at your home yet?

  20. I have an award for you on my blog, thank you so much for shairng with us! Such a treat!

  21. Silke, your celebration is turning into a big success, as it seems - congratulations!! And keep it up!!

  22. I can see your dilemma in picking one. They are both very nice. I would be excited with either print -- really. Your blog is quite refreshing. I love the perspective it gives me, especially after reading through academic blogs and working on the web site!

  23. I just found your blog from Angela Recada's blog which is such a fun way to find people! Love your beautiful prints and your artistic passion. I"ll be back! xo diantha

  24. Hi, Silke, I am a little late, but I also want to be in the list, ok? I love your paintings.
    Thank you.

  25. Yay! I'd love to be entered into your gorgeous prints giveaway. Thanks for always leaving lovely comments on my blog too! Kaili xx