mmmmmm reading THIS in the park this morning. then home to work/play in travel journal. i did the page above in amsterdam. i can't imagine a trip abroad that didn't involve a mini art retreat every night. how i loved sitting in front of the tall canal windows and writing/painting in my book.
here are the houseboats i mentioned yesterday. sometime it would be v. fun to rent one of these instead of an apartment.
it's easy to imagine drinking a mug of coffee on deck each morning.
there are so many varieties. from quaint & quirky to ultra modern with walls of windows. i'll have one of those please!
this elevated patio deck is enticing.
have i mentioned the indonesian food yet? excellent! good article HERE about dutch colonization of indonesia in case you're in need of a brief history lesson like i was. we ordered a la carte at one place and enjoyed the rijsttafel at another. i highly recommend the latter if you are headed to amsterdam.
just one of the bazillions of design worthy shop windows. i was REALLY glad that melinda was not a shopper. everything is fabulous, but i would really hate to be dragged into so many stores. oy! my idea of a nightmare and too much visual input gives me a headache. but i liked looking through the windows! i think those cups and half&half plates would be fun to draw/paint.
back tomorrow with another installement!