Saturday, June 12, 2010

We're Back from the Limousin!

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What a great vacation we had ... and so did my kermits!

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
The Kermits at the Fête de Printemps
Lageyrat, France - May 23, 2010

Big Kermit & Little Kermit are relaxing in their new, authentic, traditional, handmade, Limousin chestnut wood basket. They talked me into buying it from the French artisan who wove it at the Spring festival (Fête de Printemps) in Lageyrat, France. Of course the kermits' ulterior motive was that I could carry them around the village fête, while they relaxed in style ... smart frogs! By the way, I can't get them out of that basket, their still lounging around in it ...

Once I get my photos of our trip and travels in France in order, and figure out just how much I want to write about (oy!), I'll show you - but first the massive amounts of laundry need doing!

Fortunately I don't have to do the laundry by hand, as shown below in this antique soap advert that was on display at the Spring festival in Lageyrat.

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Antique French Laundry Soap Advertising Poster
Lageyrat, France -Fête de Printemps, May 23, 2010

Ahh yes, I did manage to fill up my latest Travels in France moleskine with sketches too ...

photo/drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Travels in France Moleskine small sketch journal, vol. 3

I'll post better pics of the art journal next week ... sometime (scanning and storytelling takes time!). We saw so many interesting places and gorgeous landscapes both in the Limousin and the Dordogne regions.

All I can say is: "Je veux retourner en France" (I want to go back to France). :o)
tot ziens,
Judy

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