Friday, 31 December 2010

Best of Presepio 2010: My friends. An ilustration of Anton Pieck for you...

From Coisas Minhas



Anton Pieck (1895-1987), Carol Singers


I like very much the drawings of the Dutch painter Anton Pieck. However, it was my friend Margarida Elias who reminded me of him when she published on her blog some of his fairytale ilustrations.

His works are noted for their nostalgic or fairytale-like characters and are widely popular, appearing regularly on cards and calendars. I managed to get some of them to send to my friends in Portugal for Christmas. However, this one was bought after it.

From 1952 to 1974, Pieck was responsible for designing almost everything for the fairytale park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, which has become one of the most important theme parks in Europe.
We were there, remember
? :-)

This postcard is for you. Inside it is written "Prettige Kerstdagen en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar". That means "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" or "Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo".

I wish you all a 2011 full of Joy, Love and Frienship :-) Thank you so much for your friendship, support and care! You are very important to me! Sharing this journey has been a wonderful experience! Obrigada! Bedankt! Thanks!

So, I want to remember some of the joys of friendship that 2010 has brought me and I shared with you before:

January

Sharing 7 beautiful things about Netherlands requested by Isabella

February

Meeting two bloggerfriends:

Arwa in Utrecht

Aledys in Amersfoort

March

Martisor: a gift of a Romanian friend

My first traditional Dutch Birthday Party with Monique

Visiting the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht with Mihaela...

April

My artist friend, Mihaela...

June

The first Barbecue in the Acthertuin with Mihaela and her family...

July

Visiting the CatharijneConvent in Utrecht with Raquel...

Sending clouds to Margarida...

A blue happy day with Monique and her family...

Sharing my photos in the Stadhuis with Aledys...

August

A beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam with Aledys...

September

In My Place on Earth with Aida and Pedro...

In Oporto with Carla and Tomas...

October

Sharing hilarious moments with Aledys...

Sharing a delicious Indonesian dinner with Meiko...

November

Going to the Kringloper with Monique...

Sharing a November afternoon with Raquel...

Meeting Yaz in my 40's Birthday at Sherlock Holmes House...

December

Sharing Christmas Eve with Mihaela and her family and enjoying a recipe sent by my friend Carla...

I want also to thank the beautiful postcards with caring messages and the beautiful gifts that I've received, not only in the Christmas, but during the year, like the beautiful little pillow from Isabel Tiago, the drawings from Anita, the book from Margarida, the notebook from Ana, the Sherlock Holmes cup and the little pillow from Yaz and the surprise that Rosa is sending me now. :-) MUITO OBRIGADA!

Specially to Anita, Margarida, Patricia, Aledys, Yaz, Rosa, Ana, Sara, Jacoba and Thelma for your regular presence in the blog with your comments and support.

A big Thank You to all the readers, the followers and the ones who are here in a more silent way :-)
A Great 2011 for everybody!

Beijinhos!! See you all next year!!

7 comments:

Aledys Ver said...

I think we've spent too much time together in 2010. We will have to do sth. before they start talking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH70wnZc430

:D

Now jokes aside - what a joy it has been to share all those wanderings and moments with you, Sandrinha! We have to double that amount of meetups in 2011 - at least!!! :D


Happy New Year!!!

Presépio no Canal said...

@ Aledys: Let them talk! :-) We don't care! :-)))

Yes, I agree :-) We must have more meet ups.
This year was so crazy, so many things to do.
I hope to have a bit more time to enjoy myself, start to visit more museums, to go to tea houses, enjoy the Dutch terraces, etc...Let's pray for it!

Happy New Year!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SOOOO ENCHANTING! I love all things FRENCH and now, DUTCH! The Dutch artists really had so much accomplished before so many great cultures....FABULOUS!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR ONE! Anita

ana said...

Sandra,
Muito obrigada por este postal lindíssimo, pelo post em que nos contempla e nos abre a sua casa, pelas histórias que nos conta, a sua determinação e,
acima de tudo, a beleza que o seu olhar capta.

Muito obrigada pela partilha e FELIZ ANO NOVO com neve, sol e tulipas!
Beijinhos. :))

Margarida Elias said...

Sandra: Muito obrigada por tudo! Este blogue e a tua amizade têm sido muito importantes para mim. Desejo-te tudo o que há de melhor para 2011, com muita felicidade para ti e para aqueles que te estão próximos! Feliz 2011!

Presépio no Canal said...

@Anita, Ana and Margarida : Thank you for your nice words :-) Happy New Year!!! :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MA BELLE, mijn vriendin,

Have yourself a wonderful new year...you have about 3 hours to go and you will ring it in before us....bless you dearest for all the kindnesses you have shown me this year....Anita