Friday, April 4, 2014

Full Steam Ahead!

Dear Friends, do you sometimes feel like your life is running away and you are barely keeping up? Yes? I feel that way right now.

And I think part of the reason is that I would like to think back and reflect on the wonderful travels we've had, things we've done and people we've met since December and there is just not much time for that.

Life goes on and it does so at a good clip. New fun things are waiting to be explored and discovered. And maybe that's the solution.

I often think about the concept of living in the present moment and how that is really where I would like to reside. Well, if that's true, then maybe it's enough that I enjoyed all the present moments when I was traveling and now I am on to new adventures that demand my full attention.

Still, I want to show you some travel photos after Daniel is done editing them all so patiently, but for now I'll share a new oil painting portrait I started today and hope to finish this weekend sometime.
It's coming along nicely.

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With love and gratitude,



  1. Silke-- I'm so happy you and Daniel had such a grand adventure with your travels-- looking forward to all the photos.

    Your picture is beautiful- she has such a lovely face:)


  2. Liebe Silke,

    du schenkst immer wieder viel Freude.

    Alles Liebe

  3. What a great painting! Is it a portrait of a real person? I know you often paint faces just out of your head, but somehow, she looks "real".

    I know what you mean about the "full steam ahead" thing, and you want to take a deep breath and stop for a little while to let it all settle. Sooner or later you'll probably get some time to reflect, and then you will find that it is all still there in your mind and heart, waiting for you.

  4. "...then maybe it's enough that I enjoyed all the present moments when I was traveling and now I am on to new adventures that demand my full attention."

    Yes, I would say that this is the perfect way. :-)

    And you make oil painting look so easy....

  5. wow..this newest painting is amazing..she is stunning, peaceful and bewildering! I sense a new shift in your work!
    Glad you have had wonderful adventures and many memories!

  6. I can relate, i think time goes faster the older you get. The portrait is looking great

  7. Ein gelungenes Porträt, liebe Silke.

    Und ja, ich stimme dir zu, die Zeit rennt dahin. Oft nutzen wir sie nicht genügend. Nun haben wir schon wieder April. Der Frühling ist endgültig angekommen. Ich genieße das sehr. Also doch nicht vergeudete Zeit...

    Das Wetter zeigt sich von der Aprilseite: Sonne und Regen im Wechsel.

    Viele Frühlingsgrüße