Years ago, I used to travel to Amsterdam once a year for work. It will always be one of my favorite cities in the world, and not at all for the coffeeshops. The cloudy, rainy weather gives one an appreciation for light and color like nothing else. If you don’t get Rembrandt, spend a week in Amsterdam. While you’re there, go to the Rijksmuseum and stare at Night Watch. I was blown away.

tulip fields

these colors are amazing!

Tulip season in the Netherlands has got to be the most colorful time of the year. National Tulip Day was first celebrated last year, to honor the start of tulip season. Dam Square is a vast, gray, cobblestone plain at the heart of the city. To see it filled with thousands of tulips must be a magical, breathtaking sight.

And they’re all free for the picking. Heavenly.

Tulpendag 2012, Dam Square, Amsterdam. Photo credit: Lianca Ruiter.

This blog has been horribly neglected since last fall. I’ve been busy launching my interior design business! It’s called ROI Design, interior design and organization for busy, growing families. I am trying to figure out — philosophically and technologically — how to marry my two blogs, because I’ve learned that I don’t “work to live” or “live to work.” Work and life are not and cannot be separated. My work is an extension and expression of my self as a mother, woman, wife, and artist. I’d love to know what you think.

Happy Tulip Day!

via Tulpendag! A Day of Free Tulips in Amsterdam | Garden Design.


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