Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's A Girl to Do?

Yesterday we had our carpets cleaned, which means I was banned from our living room, bed room and my studio (!!!) for the day. So what's a girl to do but spend some serious time in the kitchen...
and bake some delicious cornmeal/rye/whole wheat bread and...
eat quite a bit of it! Most of you already know my love affair with bread. This wasn't as crusty as I like my breads to be, but it still tasted great! And the smell while it was baking...double yum!

Thank you all for your generous and encouraging comments. Today, being allowed back in my studio, I'm going to try a couple of your suggestions on the back of this tag and show you all the result. I think it's great how art is so truly subjective. All I know is that sometimes a piece just doesn't feel finished to me and this is one of those examples. I'm glad most of you liked it anyway!!


  1. Hi Liebe Silke,

    Oh! Your bread looks absolutely divine.
    I also like it crispy, yummy!
    It seams that we have a lot in common, I love preparing delicacies, not only to me and my companion, but also to my friends.
    Bread included, ahahah!

    I was here yesterday... saw your wonderful paintings but was unable to comment.
    Nothing serious, just a conjunctivitis.
    Hopefully I'll be fine in a couple of days.


  2. Looks very Yummy! Nothing beats homemade bread.

  3. Oh! I think that bread looks heavenly as I sit here with coffee only!
    And I know I have no time to make bread today--it's off the the grocery and battle the *Aisle Zombies*! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    I will just THINK of how delicious that is.....sigh..... ;)


  4. best smell in the world.


  5. Hmmm, sieht das lecker aus!

  6. I can smell the bread from here, it looks delicious.

  7. That bread looks seriously delicious!

  8. Yummmmmmmmm. Best smell in the world...bread baking. I still like the back of the tag the way it is. You have carpet in your studio? You must be a tidy painter! **blows kisses** Deb

  9. YUM! I have the same love thing for bread myself Silke! And pasta and rice and well, everything they tell me I should cut back on :)

    Beautiful bread and pics!

  10. mmmmmmmmmm that bread looks incredibly delicious!!!

  11. Oh Silke, I too have a love affair with really good home-baked bread, still hot and slathered with creamy butter. I'll take that over chocolate any day!!!

  12. I was wondering how you were making out with the carpets. It's a challenge waiting for the carpets to dry, and even more so when you have 2 animals in the house. I can't imagine how you kept Winslow out of the restricted areas! Maybe he got to enjoy some bread too.

  13. I need some of that today -seriously. I have got to have some major comfort food after the morning I had.

    Looks great, Silke!

  14. these photos look good enough to eat. i can only imagine how the bread tastes, yum!!

    we need our carpets cleaned too, just as soon as little owen is house trained!! hopefully soon.


  15. I haven't spent any 'real' time in my kitchen....used to engage in 'harvest' days...where I'd be baking 6 loaves of bread, making muffins...basically stocking up!

    maybe I should get someone to bann me from my studio! that might make me want to get back to the kitchen! lol

    your bread looks delicious...esp. with all the melting butter...I can just imagine all the smells!!!! Yum!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  16. oh my heavens!!! you know Silke soon as I saw these wonderful photos...I could almost smell bread baking....that is one of the best scents in the home...and your bread looks FANTASTIC!!!

    wow!!!love it


  17. The bread looks wonderful.....I can smell it! I LOVE bread too!

  18. MMmmm - what a delicious aroma wafts from your photos!
    By the way, I liked your tag in the last post - it's maybe a little dark but when I enlarged it and tried covering up individual elements to see what worked, I felt it all did! So, don't cover it up!! Keep up the great work!

  19. Silke, can I take a slice?
    PS: your latest arts are great!

  20. OMG! You are fabulous in every way. Just fabulous. Get stuck in the kitchen and you bake a most beautiful looking bread.

  21. Gosh, I wish I could get my bread to rise this way. So good. I bet you didn't even save a crumb for me, did you.

  22. Oh my goodness! Is there any possible way for you to send me some virtually? LOL That looks amazing - I have quite the weakness for good bread, as well. Just ask my hubby! Do you use a bread machine or do it all from scratch (letting it rise, etc).