Friday, July 5, 2013

Knock, Knock ...

 ... I'm back ... sort of.

Done while on vacation in France ...

drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
left: "Door in  St. Martin en Ré, on Île de Ré, France"
right: "View from the hotel window in La Flotte, Île de Ré."
watercolor with pen & ink, in moleskine sketchbook
June 2013  ~  Île de Ré, France

Now it seems like years ago that I drew/painted 
these in my moleskine journal. *sigh*

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"Picture of me in the process of painting 
the view from our hotel room in La Flotte."
June 2013  ~  Île de Ré, France

Last month, in the first week of our vacation in France, we spent three lovely days on the island Île de Ré and, lucky for us, the weather was very kind! 

Our summer vacation spot in France is now always near Limoges (in the Limousin region), but we venture out for short overnight trips to other areas that aren't too far away. This time, it was over to the Charente-Maritime department on the S.W. Atlantic coast of France, to the island Île de Ré (always makes me chuckle typing the word "island" in front of the word "Île" since that's what "Île" means - island!). It's about a 3.5 hour drive from Limoges to Île de Ré and so worth the trip. Hopefully, we can make another trip back there in the future, perhaps in the autumn, because it's a truly beautiful island.

photo copyright 2013 Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
View of the harbor in La Flotte, from our hotel window. 
June 2013 ~ Île de Ré, France

In the next few weeks, I'll post some more drawings from my "Travels in France Moleskine, vol. 5" (which is now completed, so now on to vol.6). Right now, I'm busy getting used to not being on vacation. It's difficult!! :o) So much to catch up on around my house.

Oh! Of course, my Kermits enjoyed the trip too.
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"Big Kermit at the harbor in La Flotte on Île de Ré."
June 2013 ~ Île de Ré, France


doei (bye),

1 comment:

Yorky said...

Welcome home Judy. I look forward to seeing you other sketches.

That door knocker is unusual.



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