About Me


Great, you are looking at my blog.

I am Johanna and I live close to Cincinnati,Ohio with Mr. Walker and the dog and i work at best library possible! Our oldest son lives in London, England with his marvelous girlfriend. Our youngest son lives in Toronto, Canada. However, we all originate from The Netherlands.

This is a simple blog about lovely, beautiful and often a bit kitschy everyday things. And about my passion for illustrative art and knitting and craft. In 2014, I went back to school, for art classes to improve my drawing skills.

Mrs. Walker is a character from one of my favorite cozy reads, ‘Miss Buncle’s Book’ by D.E. Stevenson. Mrs. Walker is a down to earth woman who looks at life with a sense of humor, who adores her family and is quite creative. I like to think, I look a bit like her…



Leuk dat je naar mijn blog kijkt.

Ik ben Johanna, woon dicht bij Cincinnati, Ohio met Mr. Walker en de hond en ik werk in de allerleukste bibliotheek die er bestaat. Onze oudste zoon woont in London, Engeland met zijn fantastische vriendin en onze jongste zoon woontin Toronto, Canada. Maar alle vijf zijn we Nederlanders.

Dit is een eenvoudige blog over gezellige, mooie en vaak wat kitcherige alledaagse dingen. En over mijn passie voor illustratieve kunst, breien en handenarbeid. In 2014, ben ik ook weer in de schoolbanken gekropen om mijn tekenvaardigheden te verbeteren.

Mrs. Walker is een karakter uit een van mijn favoriete knusse romans, ‘Miss Buncle’s Book” door D.E. Stevenson. Mrs. walker is een nuchtere vrouw die met gevoel voor humor naar t leven kijkt, die haar gezin adoreert en nogal creatief is. Ik vind t een leuke gedachte dat ik wel op haar lijk…

Love and Liefs, Johanna


ps: If you are interested: this is my previous blog.

pps: If you want to use my photos and images or contact me personally, please be so kind as to send me an email at colorpencil.2014@gmail.com

Als je mijn foto’s en afbeeldingen wilt gebruiken of mij persoonlijk wilt berichten, wees dan zo vriendelijk om een emailtje te sturen naar colorpencil.2014@gmail.com


105 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I know life gets busy. Just so you know… you’ve been in my thoughts.Had to pop-by,say hi and I miss your posts. hope all is well out there.

    • Dear Mona, thank you for stopping by. All is very well here but also very busy! After 4 year of unemployment I finally have a job at the library again! When we moved to America, it meant the end of working at library in Canada of course. And arriving here…well, being 50+ and having no USA schooling or work experience is not helpful in finding a job when unemployment is high.

      However things have changed and I thought “Lets give a try again..” with the long hot summer coming up. I know, with the heat, I will feel cooped up again and all my volunteer work stops over summertime. So I applied, got an interview and was practically hired on the spot! It is a very wonderful but very busy job at a great library. I hope in due course to do some blogging again but for now all my energy and time are divided between work, Charley and Mr. Walker (and Mr. Walker says, indeed in that order ;o))
      Thank yuo for showing an interest xo Johanna

  2. Hello Dear Johanna, I was thinking of you and Charley. I was re-decorating (again) at Boomdeeadda and including my Charley photo of course. I’m missing your creativity, insightful photography and general delightfulness. I hope all is well with you and your family. Sending cheer and hugs xo Kelly

    • Yes my dear Kelly, all is honki dori but my new job is next to being delightful and wonderful…very busy!!! I am going over now to your place and have a look at your spruced place!!! Xoxoxox and big hugs from Charley.

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