But for a good friend you'll allways make time. As it was in this case where a friended couple both turned 50. To celebrate this unique event they invited us over last weekend, with a bunch of other friends. We all took our kids and camping gear with us, so it was quite a happening. Furthermore the Dutch soccerteam won the match against Costa Rica, so the festivities lasted a great part into the night.
As a gift I've drawn the farmhouse our friends bought a couple of years ago. It's situated in the north-east of the Netherlands, near the German border, in one of the more remoted parts of the country. For us it is allways quite a trip to get there, not only in means of distance but also in means of atmosphere: more rural then we are used to. The kids had a wonderful time, though. There were lots of activities to be done, water and mud included, which led for quite a lot of dirty clothes in just two days.
Pen and ink and watercolor on 300 grs Canson.
Pen and ink with watercolor on 300 grs Canson paper.
I've made a cartoonesk postcard, where every member of the family has the most remarkable hairstyle. Except for one person, because he choosed to be bold some years ago... The phrase is Dutch and means: "Happy Newhair", instead of the normal phrase you'll see on cards in this time of year.
Pen, ink and watercolour.
Pen and watercolor, 15 x 22 cm.
Pen and watercolor on 300 grs Canson cold pressed cellulose.