Friday, April 23, 2010

ATC - Time to Recharge

I decided to try another collage since they are a bit tricky for me. I remembered this little yawning girl I had printed out a long time ago - she just makes me laugh (and want to take a nap!). I had fun with this ATC and it came together very nicely. I find that if I go with my instincts rather than overthink it, I do much better!

Speaking of overthinking... I played a little more with this tag and I think I'm going to call it done. I didn't change a whole lot, just added a little contrast around the edge and actually took off some of the color on the newspaper collage element. It's not my favorite, but it's alright.
I'm working on a new tag as well, which is looking really nice! I like to paint both sides of my tags, so I still need to finish the back before I can show you. It sure felt great getting into my studio again.

And, yes, I have carpeting in my studio (I had a couple of questions about this), but I put down a thick drop cloth so I can sling paint around to my heart's content...

Wishing you an excellent Friday. I'm hoping to have time to visit you all this weekend!!


  1. Liebe Silke,
    deine Kunst begeistert uns! Du bist sehr vielseitig und probierst immer neue Dinge aus. So wird es auch nie langweilig oder einseitig!!
    Alles Gute, Verena

  2. The Yawning girl is just precious!!! I love her. Your tag came out just fine after all! You do wonderful work. :)

  3. Hello dearest Silke, I have been lurking this past week. Lurking but not commenting because I just don't want to say something trite. I have been trying to cope with so many things at once and work is always a good excuse but my midlife is catching up with me and is draining my resources right now. Aah you are too young to feel it yet but here I am and I am entering crone stage. HAHAHA! So I am here frequently, if not in words, in spirit.

  4. Hey Silke,

    Love the yawning girl....that's how I feel this morning; ready to hit the couch and sleep away a day.
    I think you got the back of the tag to a good place; the butterfly and stamp are still the focal point, and a bit moreso now.
    Sometimes we just have to say *enough* and walk away. I've done it many times. Everything is a learning experience and that is the most important part. At some point, you'll find something you learned from the tag back.....always seems to work like that!


  5. Happy Friday to you too, Silke - I'm glad you're enjoying your art and clean carpeting. Have a great weekend - I know you will ;-)

  6. your a brave woman.. carpet and art!! love the new piece too :D i could yawn and have a bit of a nap this morning :D the power of suggestion? ;)

  7. Dear Silke, The girl yawning is so cute, the painting is very good, I also like the tag.
    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs.

  8. Hi Silke,

    I love all your paintings. This girl yawning is absolutely gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Kisses and cuddles,

  9. that yawn is hilarious!!!!

    silke, if you are going to fall in love with atc's you might want to consider the artsy soul sisters. i consider many of them dear friends and fun creative women, and they often create themes for their atc challenges.

    if you want more info, that's easy peasy.

    have a fine day!

  10. Hahaha, ohhhh that yawn. It's contagious! I like that quote you have in there -- it's later than you think. And YES, you certainly are enjoying yourself. It shows!

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Hello Silke, I love your creativity..Have a nice weekend, Inge

  12. I like girls pink little cheeks, she obviously had to get up really early for school that day.:) I will have to tell someome I know about your blog as she will love how you work the butterflies and flowers into your art...really pretty. Hope you are having an excellent weekend, we are.:)

  13. Hi Silke. You are definitely getting really good with the tags. It's fun when you find something new and realize that you are enjoying it very much. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. How CUTE!!! What a playful side you've shown. Love this piece so much. I like the subtle changes you made to your earlier piece. Sometimes, you just need to step away and take a fresh look. I'm always so critical of my own work, as well. But you - as the artist - must be satisfied with your work. :) Have a lovely weekend! Theresa

  15. The little yawning girl is wonderful and like the way the tag turned out. Have a wonderful weekend Silke.

  16. oh my heavens!!! as soon as I see this little girl...I yawn!!! so cute!!! and it is contagious...even with a photo....

    Wonderful work and the tag is FAB!!!


  17. Oh so cute!! i love the idea of you slinging paint around to your hearts content! i love seeing everything you make Silke!
    have a wonderful weekend you two!
    ♥ lori

  18. Love the collage with the little girl! You should definitely just go with your creative flow - it is wonderful!

  19. What fun! Absolutely beautiful!