Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays 2007 ~ Fijne Feestdagen 2007

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"Greetings - A New Day, 2007" .. copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
8" x 7" approx.
Colored pencil drawing on Sennelier "La Carte" sanded paper.
Digital lettering was later applied to the jpg.

Tis the season .... for delicious things in the house!
Yum! "Mom" made cookies again and I stole the butter!! ;-)
(Lekker! "Mama" heeft weer koekjes gebakken en ik heb de boter gestolen!!)

"Christmas cookies for 2007"
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong

I also helped decorate the tree.
(Ik heb ook geholpen met het optuigen van de boom.)


"Sacha and her tree! 2007"
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong

Actually, I just played around under the tree, rearranging the packages and constantly annoying "mom". Hey, that's my job! While I was messing about, I saw a package under the tree for me and I can't wait to open it.

We hope that your holidays are merry & bright!

Wij hopen dat u fijne feestdagen heeft !

Prettig Kerstfeest,
(Merry Christmas),
Sacha & Judy
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About the Colored Pencil drawing at the top of this post:
I love working on Sennelier's La Carte sanded pastel paper. It's a tricky surface to work on because you can't get it wet at all (have to keep Sacha away from it, I can tell you!). However, the results are so satisfying and it's my favorite of all the sanded surfaces. While the La Carte is originally designed to be used with soft pastels, colored pencils do work wonderfully well on it. It's not as abrassive as other sanded surfaces, so it doesn't eat up your pencils.
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This drawing is based on a larger work that I have yet to complete, but the flower top just seemed right for a "merry & bright" holiday greeting. On this drawing, I used Prismacolor, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils. ~ Judy
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2 comments:

Chuck Law said...

A beautiful card Judy. I saved the one you sent last year as part of my permanent collection! Merry Christmas from the Kitties of New Jersey, Owen and Edie!!!

paris parfait said...

Judy, it all looks scrumptious - the art, the cookies! Wishing you a very happy new year, full of hope and promise. xo

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