Friday, April 6, 2012

Rachel ~ Finished Painting

Every once in a while a painting really surprises me and this is one of those times. Meet Rachel, my very special daydreamer. She reminds me of myself when I was in school. I was such a dreamer and I cannot tell you how often I heard: "Silke, stop daydreaming and pay attention!"
In my adult years I learned again how important it is to keep dreaming. Rachel never stopped and she never will! She knows that her true power doesn't come from being vocal, but from being quiet and letting her thoughts wander.

I don't know what it is about this little painting I like so much. I think it's her sweet face. I feel like I know this girl! I'd like to sit next to her on the stoop and watch the world go by...
Rachel
5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on clay board
Available in my Etsy Shop (click here)

I am linking her to the wonderful folks over at Paint Party Friday and also to Illustration Friday (this weeks' theme is "vocal").

P.S. Remember to enter my giveaway (click on the photo at the top of my right sidebar) - you have until tomorrow evening EST.

23 comments:

  1. Liebe Silke,

    Rachel ist eine schöne Frau.

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  2. Wow...She is magnificent Silke! Totally gorgeous spirit to her..there is such a gentle yet powerful energy vibing from her that i can feel so clearly....and i love your words of wisdom..well sadi! Ha ha..i laughed..I daydreamed too in school..and still do!I feel connected to this beautiful soul..and the texture and backdrop is stunning..very sensory!! Gorgeous!! Hugs..i love her!
    victoria

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  3. Dreaming is so important! I have to agree with you- it is her amazing face!

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  4. Liebe Silke,
    Rachel hat ne coole Frisur ♥ Auch dir und deinen Lieben schöne Osterfeiertage.
    LG Sabine

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  5. Hi beautiful Silke lady. I think Rachel is just beautiful. Yes she does remind me of me too. I'm a dreamer and am constantly in thought. I love her and her richness. Nice going and great to see you on PPF!! Yay! I'm listening to Billie Holiday right now on my dvd player and her voice is making me mellow. Take care and Happy Easter and PPF!

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  6. Loving your gentle Rachel. Happy PPF and a Happy Easter, Annette x

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  7. Hello, Beautiful One. I LOVE her! You are such proof that one can never stop learning, or growing, or becoming more. DeLovely. Both of you! Wishing you a Happy Easter. **blows kisses** Deb

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  8. I love both her and the sentiment. You are so right - we must never stop dreaming :)

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  9. Beautiful face, and I love the background.

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  10. oh my gosh, silke. she is everything you say. how soft and gentle and open.

    but i see more. something is changing in the way you paint eyes and expressions and emotions. i think you agree?

    better and better and best and best. you are an example of what can be achieved through effort and patience.

    love
    kj

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  11. I love a good daydream and this is a wonderful painting... you have captured day dreaming perfectly... have a wonderful Easter...xx

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  12. What a pretty shaped face she has!

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  13. She is very lovely! Dreamy is good. :) Definitely Rachel makes you wonder what she is thinking...

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  14. oh Silke!!!! this new painting is amazing work....I have so much to catch up on here in blogland!!! wonderful to see you again!!!!

    Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter.....

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  15. Rachel gefällt mir. Frohe Ostern !

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  16. Beautiful painting, such soulful face and dreamy eyes! Happy PPF!

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  17. Rachel ist dir super gelungen. Viele Grüße von Alexa *zwinker*. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie schöne Ostern!

    LG Biggi

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  18. Silke, she has such a sweet and pretty face. She really does look like she is daydreaming. I love the stories you put with your girls. You've become an artist AND a writer! ♥
    audrey

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  19. Beautiful!
    Can really see her day-dreaming in those gorgeous eyes!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. Oh yes certainly she's so beautiful! Isn't amazing how our inner self shines through also, which is awesome. Like the soul shinning and your is definately doing this!

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  21. Happy Happy Easter, Silke! **kisskiss** Deb

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  22. Yes Rachel is beautiful and soooooo right to keep on dreaming! I love what you said about true power coming from letting your thoughts wander instead of being vocal. You have no idea how much that means to me right now. Thank you for the synchronicity of that message!!! Hugs, Deb

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  23. Hi Silke. You really have grown from these past couple years. Great job with Rachel. Love the piece. Happy PPF!

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