Monday, March 31, 2014

Giveaway! And Happy Anniversary...

... to me!! Today is my five-year blog and art anniversary. Five years that have changed my life. And, really, it's all of you who have played the biggest part in this. Without you, this journey would not have been this much fun or filled with inspiration!
I've been traveling in Europe for the last few weeks and will share photos of that with you over the next few weeks and months (there are many!). When I got back, I had trouble getting back into painting.
So to overcome that, I did something totally different than I did before I left. I played with an abstract background in acrylics and then just doodled. I'm getting ready to take Michelle Kral's Gone to Seed class and dried flowers are on my mind.
Winter's Bloom
11 x 14 inches, mixed media
I was just going to use it as an exercise and then paint over it, but I like it a lot. So, I'm giving it away in celebration of five creative years and more to come!

To participate, it's easy. Simply leave me a comment. If you share on your blog, facebook, etc. Just leave me another comment for more entries.

I will have my sister and family visiting soon (yeah!!!) and will be busy with sightseeing and having loads of fun, so I'll leave this open until April 30th!

With gratitude and love!



  1. Bonsoir,
    Une très jolie publication. Une oeuvre riche et d'une grande qualité.
    Votre talent est immense.
    Gros bisous

  2. How can I resist to enter your giveaway. That is a gorgeous painting. Just love the colors.

    I am also glad you had such a wonderful time traveling and as always am looking forward to seeing your pictures and stories that go with it.

    "Happy Blog-Anniversary"! Here is to 5 more years.

  3. Your work is just lovely! So nice to have found you. Your newest follower...Terri

  4. Oh wow Silke your canvas is totally stunning, would love to win it, Annette x

  5. Great to see you back!

    Look forward to lots of photos and musings, on your wonderful European trip.

    Oh yes, please enter me in your contest!

    Have a lovely time, with visiting family.

    Gentle hugs,

  6. Sounds like you have been enjoying yourself Silke. That's really great. Look forward to the photos. Love your abstract.

  7. Welcome home ... you were missed, and now I am looking forward to your photos and descriptions of your trip. I love your painting ... I would love to have it on my wall so I will enter your drawing, if I may.

    It is wonderful that you have family coming ... most of my family is gone except, of course, my children and my husband. But I often have friends who visit and it is great fun ... a change of pace and a time to learn and enjoy each other. Glad you are back, safe and sound, Silke ,,,

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  8. Hello Dear Silke!
    So happy you are back in GEORGIA!!
    Love your abstract painting, you are so very talented!
    Make sure you look at Meike's blog, "From My Mental Library", she shows you her cocktail party and she is wearing a dirndl!
    Take care!
    Love, Kay

  9. Congratulations on this milestone and happy happy blogging again. Oma Linda

  10. Congratulations on 5 years!! Grrrrreat Blog!!! Enjoy your time with Family..make LOTS of Special Heart Memories!!

    Loooove your painting! Reminds me of our field at sunset, in the Summer!!

  11. Congratulations on five years! It's been so fun to see your work and how it evolves! This painting is beautiful....I am very partial to weeds!!

  12. Happy Blogoversary, dear Silke!

  13. Nice to see you back, I'm looking forward to reading about your trip. What a fantastic start to getting back into painting, so different from your work before you left, you are so talented. Please throw my name into the hat for the draw. I'd love to see that picture hanging on my wall.

  14. Glad you are back blogging! I followed your trip ohotos on FB-looks like a wonderful trip. Your painting is just fabulous!!

  15. Glad to have you back Silke! Aren't you glad you picked up that paint brush a few yrs ago??? It's healing, fun and just good for the soul!!!!! Your painting is absolutely beautiful !!! Happy Blogg-aversary !!! Have fun in your travels as well. Can't wait for pics

  16. Glad you're back, enjoy visiting with your family! Your painting is so beautiful with its many layers and colors. And, happy anniversary!


  17. Congratulations on your five-year-i-versary! Have fun with the family.

  18. Gasp- how did I miss this?? Oh Silke it's gorgeous-- truly truly gorgeous. I loved the mixed media aspect and the wildflower theme is just stunning:)

  19. Oh, Silke, ich fühl mich gerade wie auf einer Blumenwiese. Was für eine schöne Arbeit.

    Meine Gratulation auch noch zum Fünfjährigen.

    Allerbeste Grüße