Saturday, January 16, 2016

Christmas Leftovers

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"Christmas Leftovers"
pen & ink with watercolors in handmade sketchbook/journal
January 2016 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Started my new handmade, leatherbound, sketchbook/journal with a few leftover ornaments that forgot to find their way into the box with all the others! There's always a few stragglers laying around.

The sketchbook/journal was bought at a Christmas market in Düsseldorf, GR, which I visited in December last year. I have no idea what type of paper was used for the sketchbook/journal, but it takes pen & ink and watercolors very well ... and I love it. :o)

tot ziens,
Judy
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Happy Holiday to You!

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artwork copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
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"Golden Ornament - 2015"
watercolor with pen and ink on watercolor paper
December 2015  ~  Utrecht, Netherlands


I wish you a very happy holiday, whatever you celebrate, and a healthy, safe, and prosperous Happy New Year!



Until 2016, tot ziens!
Judy
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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Last of the Neighbor's Grapes ...


Drawing copyright 2015 Judith Nijholt-Strong.
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"Grapes on My Desk"
pin & ink w/colored pencil, on recycled brown paper
November 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

My Dutch neighbors have a huge luscious grape vine that always produces an abundance of fruit - which also happens to hang over into our garden. They never ever pick or eat the grapes, (I don't know why), I guess it's just "decoration" for them ...

Photo copyright ©2015 Judith Nijholt-Strong.
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"The Neighbor's Grape Vine"
Utrecht, Netherlands

However, these grapes, when ripened, are pretty delicious. So ... when I can reach them, I pick them and so do the birds! What hangs over, are mine! :D My drawing above is the last bunch of this year's "harvest"... and they were good. ;o)


tot ziens,
Judy
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