Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A few things...

I've been quite scarce in blogland lately and here are the reasons why:
1. The end of the school term. Last class was yesterday. I thought I'd share my last two prints with you. My professor loved them and thought they were my strongest prints yet. She was amazed by how much emotion I could evoke with these two portraits and how she was tempted to fill in their stories.
The Dream
12 x 16" intaglio print

It's worth clicking on the images to see them larger. The detail in the lace (especially in the print below) is quite stunning. It amazes me that this kind of intricate detail can be etched into copper! Both of them (and the others) are being submitted to a couple of international juried shows (in addition to the upcoming show in Egypt - those print have already arrived there!). Keep your fingers crossed!!
The Realization
12 x 16" intaglio print
2. Taxes. A necessary evil. I'm almost done with them and that's wonderful!! It has spurred me on to be a whole lot more organized this year. I used to be incredibly organized with paperwork and such - before I became an artist! And then - somehow - everything become more creative, even my filing systems...

3. An upcoming road trip. We are leaving Friday morning for a week away, which means getting us ready to travel and the house ready for our trusty pet sitter!!
4. My new obsession with knitting and felting little hearts and then embellishing them with some embroidery, ribbons and beads. So much fun!!

I hope you are all doing wonderfully and send my love your way! And, when I have a few moments free, I'll be visiting your blogs to get caught up!!

Happy Wednesday!

11 comments:

  1. Oh Silkie-the hearts are wonderful !! and the prints of the two girls are beyond words! Lovely is as close......
    ~~Rain
    .....and have a great trip!

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  2. Congratulations on all your wonderful prints you have made and good luck in the upcoming contests!!

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  3. oh wow!!! love everything you have posted today and that road trip sounds like it will be a blast!!!! wishing you a wonderful day !!!!

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  4. Liebe Silke,

    da kann man nur gratulieren.

    In Liebe

    Elisabeth

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  5. Oh Silke, toll. Ich drück die Daumen! Und die Herzen sind sö niedlich!

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  6. Yes, you have been busy!...We just got our taxes done yesterday. Such a sense of relief now! Just think about that..and keep barreling along. ^_^ ...Have a good time on your trip too!

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  7. Beautiful paintings and loving your sweet hearts, x

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  8. Happy Wednesday to you too, Silke. The hearts and prints are lovely :D Have a great week!

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  9. Die Herzen sind wunderschön.

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  10. Have a good trip. Those hearts have to hit your etsy!!!! xox Corrine

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  11. I love the little hearts! and I hope you have a great trip,

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