Monday, October 31, 2011


Self-Portrait I
Intaglio (love the way that sounds - so seriously arty!!!)
Ok, so the last two copper plates I had worked on are probably not savable (except maybe one, but I won't find out until tomorrow). So, after a day of regrouping, heaving big heavy sighs and getting over it all, I decided to move on and do a self-portrait.

I was studying myself so intensely that my portrait is quite intense as well. Actually, I'm scaring myself just a little - appropriate for Halloween, isn't it?!
So then I tried to take a photo of myself where I don't look so intense or distraught for maybe another self-portrait etch. Do you know how hard it is to take a decent photo of yourself by yourself?! This one is ok, although the perspective is a little weird. At least I look a bit friendlier. I might have to enlist Daniel's help...

Unfortunately, he is coming down with a cold and I am feeling the beginnings of one as well. Not happy about that!!! Not at all!! So, we are resting today, drinking lots of fluids and staying warm and cozy.

I hope you all are feeling great and wish you a frightening and ghoulish Halloween!!


  1. Liebe Silke,

    da kann ich nur schreiben:
    "Silke, wie sie leibt und lebt."
    Das ist naturgetreu.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  2. Du hast dich schon ganz gut getroffen, aber du guckst so ernst.
    LG Sabine

  3. I like your self portrait and your photo. You would have to pay ME to take a photo of myself that is so close-up!
    Oh, I know folks like to be scared at this time of year, but warm and cozy is what sounds good to me!

  4. That's pretty cool! :D I love your smiling photo, pretty lady. Great peace earrings, too!

    Happy Halloween and feel better soon!

  5. Hi Silke.
    I like your self portrait ~ it has a lot of character. And your photo is darling just like you. I hope you and Daniel don't get BAD colds. Maybe since you stayed in, drank liquids, and stayed warm and cozy all will be well.
    Happy Halloween.
    ♥ audrey

  6. Ich kann mich Bella nur anschließen.
    Ich hoffe du wirst nicht krank und kannst Halloween genießen.
    Liebe Grüsse

  7. Sorry about your copper plates--well that's what class is for-to learn what to do and not do. Self portraits are so hard--the drawings you make while looking in the mirror--I hate the way I look!! Hope your cold doesn't get too bad!

  8. your hair, your eyes, your earrings, your shirt: you are the soft sky. :^)

    keep on keeping on, silke. the road is clear!


  9. wow silke! this is great!! Hope you and daniel feel better soon! xo

  10. Hello Silke, I know exactly how difficult it is to take your own picture - I've been practising since 2008, and I still find it almost impossible to get the facial expression I really want to convey. Maybe you'll see what I mean when eventually I'll post my "Autumn Wardrobe" blog I've had in the making for some time.