Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Pastel Sketch

In between getting our house ready for our guests and tomorrow our house sitter and getting everything together for two days of camping tomorrow, my pastels were calling to me. Very persistently!

So, I gave up and did another quick little sketch. These fast drawings are fun for me. I don't have much time to think and they often turn out quite expressive.

Well, tomorrow we are going to the Okefenokee Swamp to canoe and hopefully see some alligators. I would also really like to see some snakes, which last time we didn't at all. We'll be camping there as well, but a little outside and in an alligator-free zone. I've been nervous about it for the past few days, but today I feel excitement and I think I'm just going to go with that. Last time we went, we had a wonderful time and I expect the same for this trip. Plus, we get to share it with good friends!!

I'll be sure to take lots of photos and share them with you when we get back.

In the meantime, I've really missed checking in with you and am looking forward to doing so again very soon!! Wishing you a great few days!!!


  1. have a great trip Silke... we went there when I was little... very beautiful!

  2. I'm glad you're staying in the gator-free zone.....don't want you to become a Silke-Snack for some big lumbering reptilian beast!
    Have a good time~~I am sure it will be beautiful and you'll enjoy all the things to see/photograph once there!


  3. Beautiful, dear, very beautiful!

  4. Wundervoll. Die Farben sind fantastisch.
    Lass dich nicht von den Aligatoren beißen :-)
    LG Sabine

  5. Liebe Silke,

    schön, dass du wieder hier aktiv bist.
    Herzliche Grüße und einen frohen Abend

    Angela und Elisabeth

  6. Un beau séjour en perspective... Profitez-en bien... Un autre joli pastel...
    Gros bisous

  7. Silke, you are having such fun with your pastels! You are making beautiful art.
    Have a lot of fun on your trip looking for alligators and snakes. It does sound exciting.
    Be careful.
    ♥ audrey

  8. Look forward to your photos from the swamp!! have fun!

  9. Another fast, fun, & fantastic pastel! I love her soulful eyes.

    Have fun camping with your friends! Take lots of photos, but give me fair warning if you post images of snakes. Hate snakes, as you know. ☺

  10. love this piece--and enjoy your time away!

  11. Enjoy the 'new' on your outing ... ! I feel the joy in your sketches and am inspired by how you have opened to and embraced your creativity!

  12. Hello Oh Beautiful One!!! Oh how I have missed you ♥♥♥ and apparently I have missed a lot of beautiful art. **weeps** Have fun and be safe.
    **blows kisses** Deb

  13. Silke you go with those pastels!! SHe is great! I can see how much you are enjoying them!


  14. Enjoy your camping trip, it sounds like fun. Stay safe!!

  15. Fast and free! You make me want to break out the pastels!

    Have a great and fantastically fun trip, Silke. Later, alligator!

  16. Lovely pastel work, Silke. I really love the dimension of the background. Have fun on your trip! :) Theresa

  17. see you in a while, crocodile!!!!

    oh, i almost forgot to say she looks like a serious girl. i wonder what she's thinking. do you know? :^)

  18. I hope you had a wonderful trip. Wishing you a nice start in the week. Inge

  19. Ooh I love this Silke..she is very strong...I am also very drawn to her hair..it feels real and floating ghostly atop the page..like i could touch it! beautiful!
    I really love pastels...and love exploring this realm!

  20. She is truly beautiful Silke - I love the way you blended the soft colors. Such a beautiful shade of blue for her dress~~