Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First to arrive in the garden ... crocus!

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Last week I was out in our garden, drawing a patch of purple crocuses. :)

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"Crocus - 2015"
pen & ink with watercolors, in Moleskine sketchbook
March, 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

We have several very reliable patches of crocus that return every spring. It's nice not having to worry about planting the bulbs every autumn because these crocuses,(especially the purple ones), spread on their own.

And, of course, our cat Sacha arrived too. She watched me draw for a little while, but I think she was really more interested in spying on the bird life ... sizing things up!

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Sacha in "her" garden.
March 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Happy Spring!
:)



tot ziens,
Judy
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Blog Birthday #9 Gefeliciteerd with a cupcake!

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"Cupcake # 9"
pen & ink with watercolors, on paper
March, 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

"Kats-in-Klompen" is nine years old today!! Don't ask me where the time went! Thanks to those that are still following this blog, although, lately, I'm in my 'blog less' mode. 

I do appreciate the comments that readers sometimes leave on this blog - that makes it worth the effort. I've met, sometimes in person but mostly just "virtual", other bloggers and that's pretty cool. However, I particularly miss one blogger who has passed away, she was so funny and kind ... and I do miss her. Blogging brings people together in so many different ways and her passing affected me greatly, perhaps that's why I've been blogging less. Oh well.

Anyway, "gefeliciteerd" (congratulations) to this blog, to me for sticking with it and to Sacha (my cat) for putting up with me constantly sticking my camera in her face! :D :)



Judy
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

A sketch for my valentine

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drawing/photo copyright 2015 Judith Nijholt-Strong.  
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"Still Sweet"
colored pencils in 'Handbook' sketchbook - size 5.5" square
February, 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Happy Valentine's Day!

A small, colored pencil, sketch of a small rose bud (dried) that came from a lovely bouquet which I had hung up to dry in order to preserve the colors of the roses - with a small candy heart on the upper right corner of one of my smaller sketchbooks.

Small, sweet, memories on Valentine's Day. :)


Judy
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