Sunday, August 9, 2009

Look What Came in the Mail Yesterday...

A little while ago, I was so pleasantly surprised that I had won the giveaway at The Art In You of this sweet magnetic memo art board, and yesterday it arrived in the mail! I just love the picture of the lovely woman, the distressed pink frame and the pretty little magnets. I will hang it in my studio where I can see her every day!

Now, there was also a little surprise gift for me - a finder's key purse and purse hanger set. I left it in the packaging because I just found it so adorable - it's a little purse! Thank you so much, Jackie! I feel so lucky! Make sure to visit her beautiful and creative blog!!
This morning, as I was picking a bowl full of lima beans (they are amazingly prolific), I spied these two tiny green tree frogs. I raced inside to get the camera and was happy so see that they waited for me to snap their picture.
I was lucky that I had the camera ready last night as Ramses was begging for a goodie. I think he might be jealous that I baked dog biscuits for Winslow. Does anyone have a recipe for cat treats?
I will have more art for you tomorrow. I've been busy...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Off to visit you in blogland now...


  1. oh how wonderful SILKE!!! the gifts in the mail look amazing....and I am so thrilled you captured the cute frogs...adorable!!! and what a cute kitty cat!!!

    Can't wait to see your new art!!!


  2. I barely saw the tree frog! It camouflaged so well. Of course if it was me I would have fainted! Congratulations on the giveaway. Nothing like opening presents!

  3. Oh Silke! I think you were visiting my blog while I was visiting yours! Ha!

  4. congrats on your giveaway goodies....very cute and creative!! :)

  5. Hi Silke, Congrats to you on the Giveaway! How exciting and very pretty to!
    The tree frogs are adorable! Way to go for getting your camera so fast...great shots of them!
    Aww, your Ramses is so precious! I just love furry ones of all kinds, they're so sweet! This week I'm going to be doing a post about furry one recipes. But I did find this one for you. I haven't tried it on my babies yet so I'm not sure how Ramses will like this. If you do make this please let me know how well it goes over with your lil sweetie.

    Tempting Tuna Treats

    Makes 55 to 65 marble-sized treats
    1 3-ounce can albacore tuna in water or oil, undrained
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 large egg
    1/4 cup water
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    In a large bowl, use a fork to shred the tuna into small pieces.
    Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well. The dough will be sticky.
    Flour or oil your hands so you can handle the dough and form the dough into small, marble-sized balls.
    Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet, and use your fingers to gently flatten them.
    Bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the treats are golden brown.
    Flip the treats and bake for another five to 10 minutes or until both sides of the treats are golden brown.
    Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    There's also a video about these here:

    I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your evening and a fantastic new week Silke! Congrats to you again on the Giveaway!
    Oh...this is your Birthday week...hmm I wonder what day it is??? Happy Birthday to you!!!

  6. Oh, thank you all for your comments!

    Diana, you are so sweet!

    Ces, you made me laugh with fainting from those tiny little frogs...

    Lori, yes, it's cute isn't it?

    And Bobbi, Ramses thanks you for that recipe! I'll try it out soon and let you know how he likes it!!

    Hugs to you all! Silke

  7. You had a great day with the camera!! Some super shots here, Silke. Ramses is cute! Oh and congrats on the win too - what a lovely surprise!

  8. can you tell me how much time you spend "arting" each day and how you fit it into your schedule? i am always so amazed at your work and how often you have goodies to share with us

  9. Lucky you Silke! I've had some good fortune lately - I've won 2 giveaways!

    Bram loved looking at the pics of the tree frog & Ramses - he loves cats!

    That sounds a good recipe from Bobbi for the cat treats doesn't it? Can't wait to see the results of that!

    Take care

    Sarah xx

  10. hand shake by cat is awesome..i would like to shake hand..

  11. Congrats on winning such great things! Aren't giveaways the best?
    I'm not a fan of reptiles, but these tiny frogs are kinda cute :)
    Have a super week and can't wait to see your newest creations!

  12. Hi Silke, congratulations for winning the giveaway!! I've seen just one frog...
    Ramses is so cute!.