In our last post we wrote about the December home. For a long time we enjoyed the lights, the warmth and cosiness of the Christmas home, and of our Christmas tree. We kept procrastinating with putting the tree out. Our beloved tree is now in the garden, in a pot. As our garden isn’t big enough to plant a tree, we hope he’ll find a good home in a different garden soon.
With all the decorations carefully wrapped and stored, the house felt empty, and we miss our tree. But mother nature did some decorating of her own: the fog and frost turned everything into a winter wonderland. So out we went and took some photos – cold fingers and feet are but a small price to pay for such incredible beauty!
The paintings of the dolls are from just before Christmas. I’ve been quite productive recently, and have gone through a lot of my materials. With canvases, paints and brushes replenished, I’m now again back in the studio, painting, and listening to beautiful music. I recently discovered the wonderful cello player Mischa Maisky in Dutch TV program Podium Witteman. He performed there with his children – a daughter who plays the piano, and a son who played (amongst other things) the violin. Goosebumps! You can see Mischa perform with his daughter in this YouTube video. I would highly recommend him – listen, and enjoy!
Geertruida and Sietske