Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Peep in Waiting ~ Koninginnedag 2011 - colored pencil and ink drawing

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved
Peep in Waiting
Koninginnedag (Queen's Day), 2011 ~ Netherlands
colored pencil and ink on brown paper

I know, I know, Easter is over and everyone has already drawn, or painted, their versions of the iconic Easter candy, "Peeps" - but this orange (oranje) "Peep" was waiting to celebrate Koninginnedag (Queen's Day). Plus, he's only just arrived at my house...it's a long flight from the US to the Netherlands!

Of course, we will have the almost verplicht (compulsory, obligatory), erg moeilijk (very difficult) to eat with a fork, orange tompouce (sometimes spelled tompoes (tom kitty)).

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Oranje Tompouce  - April 30, 2011
Utrecht ~ Netherlands

Tompouce is a pastry, similar to the French pastry "millefeuille" or "Napolean", which is normally decorated with pink icing but on Koninginnedag, the icing is always orange.

Our orange, Prinses Irene, tulips all bloomed a couple of weeks ago... much earlier than in years past.

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Princes Irene Tulips - April, 2011
Utrecht, Netherlands

We're not planning anything special for today, except that I might make an orange themed dinner ... I said might. No, I won't be using oranges, just things that are colored orange ... like, wortels (carrots). ;o)

You'll find my other posts, from past years, about Koninginnedag here:

The orange "Peep" and I wish everyone a ...

Happy Koninginnedag ~ 2011!

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Dutch Flag with Royal Whimpel for Koninginnedag
April 30, 2011
Utrecht ~Netherlands

Gefeliciteerd!
(Congratulations!)

tot ziens,
Judy
& the Peep
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