Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lily of the Valley - Happy Earth Day!

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From my garden for 'Earth Day': a colored pencil drawing of a potted Lily of the Valley (Lelietje van Dalen).

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"Lily of the Valley" sold
6"h x 5"w, colored pencil on Stonehenge paper
April, 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Instead of planting the lilies of the valley directly in the garden, I prefer to keep them in pots because, in my garden, they would take over. The bees would love that, but I'd have to thin them out all the time!  I love the smell when I walk by the pots and the bees do too. :o)

Happy Earth Day, 2015!




Judy
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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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