29 Nov 2019


The week started again with rain, a real unhealthy weather and lots of people sick with a cold.

We had our Scrabble at Nicole's and the game was so difficult, that we had to stop berfore it ended because it was getting late for our cake and coffee and we started to have enough.

Outside as often late afternoon it had stopped to rain and the sunset was rather beautiful.

We enjoyed a delicious cake and little Isis who loves company was sitting on the floor

Our local Newspaper had published a picture of all couples who had celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary at the City Hall together with our mayor and and her assistant. 

And here we are standing in the middle. Usually I use our Newspaper for my pouring painting under the canvas, but this one I kept and put it together with the official photo they had taken fr

Together with Myriam and an other friend we were invited to the Vernissage of the Waterloo artists exhibition. All artists living in Waterloo and who wanted to participate had to present one painting. The theme was "Dance"

We hadn't participated because it was not really something for us, but others from our group had and as we represent our painting class we had to go there. There were so many people, the mayor with her youngest daughter and other members of the city. There was a buffet with wine and chips and little snacks which were quickly gone with such a lot of people.

I couldn't take a lot of pictures there were always people standing in front of them. Finally we thought to come back in the middle of the week in the afternoon, where we could see the paintings.
We had just seen the once from our group members.

These were a few paintings I could take a picture, but honestly they were not my cup of tea and I don't think that I will return and see all of them. What I have seen was enough for me.

Unfortunately due to our very humid weather I started asthma attacks and have to stay mostly inside and don't move too much otherwise I get breathless. I never had this so often then this year, because it was rather very seldom that I had it and just this year I don't go to Egypt as I did for the last 10 years and there  the climate helped me. Maybe I will go in February. Don't know yet.

We were not a lot of painters this week, 5 were missing which left a big hole in our group. They all had a cold or weren't feeling well.

What helps me in this dull grey month of November are colors ! Therefore I started a new pouring painting, and in my enthusiasm I had prepared far too much colors for one canvas.  Fortunately I had two with me and did them both. Now the strange thing is, that with one pot of different colors I got two completely different paintings !

Here they are side by side, just drying. It's always a surprise when the colors get on the canvas and it will change again when they are dry !

This one I had done the week before and it is now hanging in our entrance hall.

After class we went to "our" all you can eat Chinese and when we came out we were full ! It tastes so good ! I couldn't eat anything for supper just had an apple.

I only hope the weather will change because next week we want to do an excursion by Bus to the Christmas market in Düsseldorf (Germany) it would be a pity if it rains !

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  1. Dry climate certainly helps with asthma.
    I like the term 'pouring painting". Your displayed pouring paintings look great!

  2. What a nice spread in the newspaper! And such a variety of paintings in the exhibition. I hope you get to go to Germany and Egypt!

  3. Hello from the U.S.. I love the paintings! Awesome. Congratulations on being married 50 years!

  4. I hope you feel better and don't have any more asthma problems and are able to get to both Germany and Egypt.
    Congratulations again on your 50th wedding anniversary! I love how your city celebrates with you.

  5. I hope you're feeling better. Your paintings are always so vibrant and interesting.

  6. Get well soon! It seems too early in the winter for the weather to be so cold and damp already. Crossing fingers for good luck on your weather on the Düsseldorf excursion day! And crossing them for good luck for us on the weather Wednesday when we fly to Florida. I hope you get to go to Egypt later this winter!


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