I bought a beautiful notebook….I never want to write or draw in them really, they mostly are.. afraid to ruin them from the inside out.. This time I decided to go right ahead and reserve this beauty for personal thoughts, notes and drawings. These are the thoughts from today.
I’ve been on a short and well deserved break last week, took the boyfriend and kids out to a castle in the beautiful French ‘Pays de Loire’ . Chateau de la Roche Hue was our destination, within range of the cities of Saumur and Angers. In the end we did’nt do much sightseeing. Swimming, reading, and enjoying the lovely French wines of the region is what we did. Especially the cremants (methode champagnoise), my favorite; a red cremant by the house of Ackerman as well a brut rose called Xnoir, of which we bought a stack to take home after visiting the caves. Of course I did some drawing as well..
Just a doodle while enjoying the fire, red wine and a fine saturday evening at home. Sometimes that’s all I need.
Waiting out the blizzard in front of the fireplace in Tigne, France. Had some excellent days of skiing just before.
On a personal note.. we spend the weekend in beautiful Rome. A wonderfull city with ancient treasures around every corner. Ofcourse I will upload my pictures to Flickr soon, but here’s an impression.
On the way home through France just below Lyon, our next stop. Mountains fading in the distance.. Smell of fresh summer rain washed away by the strong sun.
Rough edges with houses miraculously attached here and there, the Ligurian coast.. I have this drawing and a collection of pebbles to take me back every now and than.
Quick drawing of the Dutch polder after a good summer rain storm on my way to my parents. Love the simple dark but bright colours, so I kept it simple.
Whilst sitting and waiting on a very busy museum sunday. The kids wondering of and coming back doing science projects all afternoon at the “science festival” I had this magnificent view on the Amstel and Amsteram