Thursday, September 22, 2016

2 Many Reds

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"2 Many Reds"
watercolors with pen & ink on watercolor paper
September 2016 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

It seems there is an over-abundance of red peppers in the grocery stores here in Holland and it has been this way for almost the last four months. I'm missing my green peppers when I make my spaghetti sauce. Where did they go? It's not "my" spaghetti sauce without some green peppers as well as the red peppers. 

Red peppers are lovely, but "my" spaghetti sauce requires the colors of the Italian flag - green (peppers), white (onions), red (peppers). It may not be the 'traditional' sauce, but that's how I make it and I'm missing that green pepper taste. I really hope this isn't some stupid trendy 'foodie' thing making the green peppers disappear from the market *sigh*. Bring back the green peppers and stop messing with my sauce! Pronto!

I'm so not amused (obviously...lol).
Judy
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Oops! Someone's in trouble.

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photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
"Excuse me, did you forget something?"
August 2016 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Sacha, the only "kat-in-klompen", turned 12 years old on Aug. 6th and she isn't too pleased that I forgot to mention her birthday.

Uh-oh, I'm in the dog house now!


doei,
Judy
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Colorful Columns


And we're back ....

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"St. Eloi's Column Decorations - Noyon, France"
pen & ink w. watercolors in sm. Moleskine sketchbook
June 2016 ~ Noyon, France

Until the middle of this month, we were in the Haute-Vienne department (middle western part of France) for vacation but on our way back to The Netherlands, we stopped in the town of Noyon (in the Oise department of northern France). We spent a lot of time in Noyon's huge St. Eloi cathedral - it's immense!

I was fascinated with the decorations on the tops of the columns in the cathedral. Although this cathedral was pretty much destroyed during WWII, some of the columns still had remnants of the original paint colors on the capitals. Most of the old capitals had been painted in blue and red colors ... so I drew a couple. :)


*The Blogger problem solved: It seems it was the image size and the copyright symbol © in my file names that upset Blogger. Never did before, but whatever ... we're back. That is, "we're back" until Blogger throws up another annoying distraction. LOL! 


tot ziens,
Judy & Sacha
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