Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last of the Wild Peaches

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. 
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"A Wild Peach"
pen & ink with watercolors, on recycled paper
August 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


It's not only the last day of August, but it's also the last day of my hoard of wild peaches ... so I drew one.

The first time, in my life, that I saw wild peaches was at an open-air market here in the Netherlands. I wasn't sure what I was looking at; I thought they were odd doughnuts. :o))! Then I looked up and saw the words "wilde perzik" on the sign above them and realized they were "wild peaches" (wilde perzik (singular) wilde perziken (plural)). I now prefer wild peaches over "normal" peaches.

Wild peaches have the most beautifully sweet white flesh, interesting shape and multicolored skin ... perfect for drawing/painting and then eating!



tot ziens,
Judy
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sacha - she's 10 today!

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"Sacha is a real Dutch Masterpiece"
Tenth birthday pic. :o)
August 6, 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Gefeliciteerd / Happy Birthday to our little "kat in klompen" !


:o)
Judy

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pink & Green

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Artwork copyright © Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
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"Pink & Green"
Pen & Ink with watercolors, in Moleskine sketchbook
July 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

It's been a good year for the hydrangeas (hortensias) in our garden but, alas, they are fading fast now!

Despite all I did to keep watering things in the garden, after a few very hot and dry weeks here in the Netherlands, the once vibrant colors of the hydrangeas have pretty much disappeared. Oh well, they were gorgeous while they lasted. 

The good news is that autumn is just around the corner, (my favorite season), and I can't wait! :D



tot ziens,
Judy
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