Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday Mish Mash

This morning, I finished the Angel's Trumpet flower. It's also in the square format like my previous flower paintings, but on a larger canvas. I've listed it in my Etsy store here. I've got another one started, so flowers will remain on the menu for a while it seeems...
Now on to printing class, which I am still not sure about. On the one hand I love it, on the other it seems to push a lot of buttons for me and I am trying to sort through that. I love the professor and the etching part and the finished prints. The printing process I am not so sure about yet. Our professor is having us do exploratory writing and that is really helpful in sorting out my thoughts and feelings. 
The building we are in is the school's painting building, an old warehouse right  under the beautiful bridge to South Carolina in the commercial harbor of Savannah. I LOVE that location - I've always had a thing about commercial harbors - and every day when I am there, I peak around the corner to see which of the big freighters is docked at the moment.
Tomorrow, we have to turn in an edition of three prints of the plate(s) we have etched. This proof I pulled on Saturday, but it's an image I will not submit for this assignment. The two images I will hand in I have to print today. If they turn out, they will be gorgeous! Keep your fingers crossed!!
Now, something totally different! I prepared broccoli a couple of days ago in a way that tasted great - if you like broccoli that is. Inspired by a similar recipe I found in Everyday Foods, I sauteed it in olive oil until it was slightly browned, then added some garlic, a little lemon peel, some toasted walnuts and parmesan cheese. Seasoned with salt and pepper, it was delicious!!

That's it for the moment. I am going to hang out with my sewing machine for a while and then head into town and hopefully get my prints pulled. There are several classes using the same printing press and all having projects due around the same time, so it can get very busy.

Wishing you a most wonderful Wednesday!!


  1. Beautiful new painting Silke! Your flowers are so bold and wonderful especially against that black background! Keep going with these! Hope you are happy with your prints for class.

    Yummy broccoli recipe! Your photo of it makes it look even more so!

    Have a great day!


  2. The location of your current class looks great -- I love industrial buildings. And since moving to the Portland area, I've grown fond of commercial ports as well.

    Keep on doing what you're doing -- I bet you will work through your resistance and end up really enjoying this course. I know I enjoy seeing the work you're producing!

    That broccoli sounds delish. You are always such a creative cook. Have a great afternoon, my friend!

  3. It must feel like an adventure to go to class in the industrial area, down near the water-so different from home life. It is good you are writing about your etching class, that always helps to clear things up.

  4. Hi Silke-
    In a word- FABULOUS!! I love the colors and the detail- oh my gosh- it's so beautiful! You must keep doing flowers!

    I have to tell you that I am so loving your etchings. It must be so exciting for you to be learning this new technique. You are amazing--

    Love the broccoli recipe- that is so ME!!

    You are the busiest person- always crafting and learning new things. I bet you wish there were more hours in the day!

  5. Hi Silke - good to 'see' you again! You're as busy as ever - where do you find the time? I have tried etching too and love the end result but can't be doing with all those steps between! It's fun to try all these different art techniques isn't it? Your flower canvas family is growing quickly - the poppy is my favourite! That looks like a delicious broccoli recipe that I'll have to try soon - thanks for sharing.

  6. What a fun filled post Silke!!! love the new the photos and love the food!!!!

  7. Ohh, ich derzeit so wenig Zeit zu surfen, aber heute klappts :-) Tolle Bilder und ein klasse Blumenbild!

  8. Your work just gets more and more stunning and thanks for the broccoli recipe, I reckon Mr Mousie will adore that!!

    Hope you're all well xxxx

  9. Oh Silke, just look at you!!! I am amazed but not surprised. You are beyond wonderful. How you inspire me to live. **blows kisses** Deb

  10. I just love that flower painting, Silke. :) You truly do have a gift for painting flowers. And I DO indeed happen to love broccoli - this recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)