Sunday, December 04, 2016

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: November 2016

After a week in Belgium for getting into the Christmas spirit, it's high time to get November's colors on the books!  So, here goes.

My Watercolor Sundays on Facebook for November 2016:

November 6 (photo manipulation):
"Don't worry, be happy."  --Bobby McFerrin

[It's only the most important USA Presidential Election of our time!]

November 13 (photo manipulation):
"We live in a pretty bleak time.  I feel that in the air.  Everything is uncertain.
Everything feels like it's on the precipice of some major transformation,
whether we like it or not."  --Sean Lennon

November 20 (photo manipulation):
"An optimist is a man who plants two acorns and buys a hammock."
--Jean De Lattre De Tassigny

November 27 (photo manipulation):
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
--William Blake

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My Saturday's Color posts on Facebook for November 2016:

(finished on 29 January 2013, posted on FB 5 November 2016)
I suppose many of us (Americans, that is) are feeling a bit tangled up on our insides right now,
wanting so much for this Presidential Election to be OVER.
(from my Viking Colouring Book)

(finished on 10 November 2016, posted on FB 12 November 2016)
Little did I know the symbolism of this dragonfly when I started this Color Me Fearless design
before Tuesday's Presidential Election and finished it just two days ago.
"The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world, symbolizes change and change in the perspective
of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity
and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life."  [Wiki]

(finished on 3 November 2016, posted on FB 19 November 2016)
From a new Stained Glass book, I decided to follow some of the color suggestions
given for the design, which I quite liked.

(finished on 3 November 2016, posted on FB 26 November 2016)
For those of you still celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend, here are some more apple pies for you,
and lots of loving hearts!  (from my Kaleido Color book on black-background paper)

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I can't leave on that Thanksgiving note without mentioning that our nearby friends, Femke and Jeannette, made a traditional Thanksgiving meal just for first in seven years!  I was blown away.  Here are some of the pics throughout our 11-hour day with them, posted on Facebook (during which we even watched two movies!).

First of all, before we even got there at 11 a.m., Jeannette had already posted this on FB,
showing Femke busy in the kitchen.
The 2 kilo/4 pound turkey was in an herbal brine, getting ready for roasting.

We started out the day with treats...while Femke got the turkey basted.
Kinda like eating dessert first, you know.

And then Jeannette decided we needed a "wee" lunch to tide us over.
That's her onion soup with lots of garlic!
After that, we watch our first movie.

It took Femke only one hour to roast the turkey (a special kind of oven).
Turkey, cranberry stuffing, and mashed potatoes with peas.
Astrid made the apple taart for the real dessert.
And I made the eggnog (which you can't buy here!!!) for while we watched our second movie.

What a way to finish November! 
 It definitely goes down in my history book.


  1. What a way to end November! All wonderful! xo

  2. What a way to end November indeed... we are thankful and very blessed to have friends like these. The food for really good and this is what is makes to be THANKFUL. Thankful for everything we have at our fingertips.
    I love that you make these posts from the Saturday's and Sunday's pictures, I know the delight it gives you. now we are in the last months of the year, before we know we have a whole new year in front of us... IHVJ..

    1. Friends, color, holidays for memories, good food...what more could we ask for?!

  3. Such a colourful month and a turkey day too. Thanksgiving indeed!

  4. Here is joy, gratitude, cheer, treats and every good thing!

    As Inge said after the election, she is looking for beauty, empathy and community. This post about sums that up.

    1. Oh, Ruth. That is such a great way to "see." Thank you for sharing Inge's thought and your take on it.

  5. did you ever see that movie 'dragonfly'? with kevin costner i think, it's been a long time... it's about... no i best not tell you in case you might want to watch it, tho i doubt you will haha... they marketed it as a scary sort of movie, even though it wasn't, it was just interesting... i'm glad your thanksgiving was joyful!!

    1. No, don't think I ever saw that movie, though I do like Kevin of my favorite actors. But, yes, it was a joyful Thanksgiving! Thanks.