Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Enchanted and Bedazzled

Do you remember last year when I told you about the bear den web cam for Lily and her cub Hope? Well, it's that time again! Lily and her one-year-old cub, Hope, have moved into a den together and a few days ago Lily gave birth to at least two more tiny cubs. 

I have this link bookmarked and whenever I remember, I check on them for a couple of minutes. Often nothing is happening, but yesterday I was lucky and got to see one of the little newborn cubs. Utterly enchanting! Click here to go to the live webcam and here to go to a collection of videos that are just wonderful! 
Photo courtesy of North American Bear Center

Then this morning I had a great surprise. I had finished this painting when it was gray and overcast outside here. But this morning, the sun came out and I was totally bedazzled by the sparkle on my painting when I came into the living room. The photo does not even come close, but it gives you an idea.
I have so much to share with you that I have to sit down today and make a list. Otherwise I'll forget. There is knitting, felting, cooking, baking, more art, and my favorite magazine to name just a few things that are on my mind. Plus I just love lists, so any excuse to make one is welcome...

Wishing you an amazing Wednesday!!


  1. The bears are so cute and I love the painting!

    Love, C

  2. Your painting is wonderful, Silke! Now I am off to view the bears. Thanks for sharing. xoxo Diane

  3. I can't wait to show those videos to our grandson...he just loves this type of thing.:)

  4. Oh - sind die süß! Und das mit den Listen kann ich sooooo gut nachvollziehen!

  5. What a sweet little bear cub. I just love animal babies...even little alligators are cute ;-)

    Glad you're having a good day! Enjoy!

  6. OMG silke, what i just saw: kisses! they were kissing one another! seeing that was just great! thank you ♥

    your painting pops. now what has that duck become? hmmmmmm...

    have a nice day. more snow here tonight, holy moly :)

  7. Now the duck looks like he has a hat on...and he's sparkling!! LOL I just love art!

  8. Awe..... what cuties!! I'd love to see your piece live. It looks great on my computer. xo

  9. How cute are they! Awwww.....

    Love this painting! The colors pop! :)

    I love lists too. . .the other day I added something to my list I had already completed just so I could cross it off! lol

  10. Those bears are so cute! Thanks for sharing the webcam link. The painting does look even more lovely. Can't wait to see what other goodies you'll be sharing. :) Theresa

  11. i love these web cams, thank you for letting us know about the bears. maybe they will inspire some new paintings?!

  12. Love how the sun makes your painting blaze!
    Sweet little bear cub!

  13. Yay!!I love this painting..i was looking forward to seeing feels like being enveloped inside the very fabric of the sky ..a cocooon so soft......and how this colorful tapestry would feel if the northern lights were flowing by....thanks for sparkling my imagination!

    The bears look oh so cute,,thanks for the links!