Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A New Idea Taking Shape...

Here's what's been happening... Lately, I've been busy but feeling entirely uninspired. Yet, by now I know that this usually is a phase when I hatch a new idea. My problem is that I am not very patient, so I decided to fill this in-between time with knitting and crocheting.
I found some ribbon yarn in new colors and finished three scarves already - white with a silver thread (so pretty and festive!), burgundy and copper (luscious!), and light blues and aquas (cool and fresh!). I also crocheted another curly scarf, this time in bright red! I'll let you know if and when I list them in my shop.
Knitting and crocheting is very rhythmic and with easy patterns like these, perfect to let my mind wander on it's own mysterious path.

And then, yesterday, BINGO! An idea started forming and I could hardly contain my excitement! Something new with my art, something fun, something unpredictable and with endless possibilities!
Remember these two ladies? I always had a feeling they weren't finished and now I know why! I won't go into the details of it all just yet (too much to sort out still), but wanted to let you know that these two are about to go on a journey! Let's wish them Bon Voyage...
And when they come back to me, I sincerely hope that they won't be the same, that their journey will have left it's mark.

There's much more to write, but this will have to be enough for's all still unfinished, swirling ideas in my mind.

In the meantime, I hope your week is progressing with wonder and excitement! I promise I will be by to visit your blogs! And I thank you for continuing to visit mine and to leave your much appreciated comments. You brighten my days!!

P.S. I am also working on another painting I hope to show you soon. It's looking quite different!


  1. Love the new scarves and can't wait to see how your new inspiration changes these two gals!

  2. Silke, I LoVe your scarves!!! Fantastical!
    **happy smiles** Deb

  3. Sounds like you are embarking on a new adventure - maybe a collaboration?? I am looking forward to hearing all about the mysterious adventure!!

  4. I know exactly what you mean about filling in the "waiting for inspiration" moments w/ something like knitting or even (for me) rug hooking and hand sewing and the simple rhythm lets your mind wander and follow it's own path. Can't wait to see where this will take you creatively. I'm finding myself at a new phase too and it's scary and exciting to see what comes of it. Happy Creating!

  5. I just love your creativity, Silke. What an inspiration! Keep on journeying! xx

  6. Doing a different activity when the muse is elusive is such a wise thing to do...and the scarves are gorgeous. Sounds like you are taking risks and spreading your wings, congratulations brave lady!

  7. Those scarves are gorgeous. Can't wait to see what else you've been up to!


  8. I wisch you a wonderfull progress with your two lovely ladies Silke,-can`t wait to see, how they turnes out.
    Hugs to you, with love

  9. That is so funny that you were knitting because your top girl looks like she has knitting mixed in with the paint.


  10. your scarves are gorgeous, silke!! and i can't wait to see what's in store for your lovely paintings!! :))

  11. beautiful scarves. love them

    and the paintings are just great

  12. How exciting...I can`t wait to see what`s up your sleeve!

  13. Can't wait to see what you are up to.

  14. Oh how exciting Silke! Can´t wait to hear what your beautiful creative head has come up with now! Hugs Annika ;)

  15. Fun to see what you come up with!!

  16. Dear Silke,
    I liike your new scarfes.
    Stricken ist herrlich entspannend, nicht wahr.
    Have a great weekend and

  17. I am all gigly just reading about your excitement!

  18. knitting is one of my very most favorite past times .... ahhh, i love me some fiber!