Simply Neutrals #44

Hello dear friends,

Thank you so much for your wonderful and supportive messages last week! I'm happy to get such a positive feedback on the change I suggested.

So, from now on Simply Neutrals will be held once a month, the first Tuesday of each month, starting with this week.

(Let's see how this will work out in the summer months though, when we have our summer holidays here on the northern hemisphere.)

More beach photos I'm sharing with you today. Not far from where we live there is this large sandy beach. Well, actually all of the coast of The Netherlands is one giant sand beach with dunes. There are also cozy old harbor villages with fisherman's cottages, and large modern ports with huge vessels. Actually most of Holland (which The Netherlands is also called) is a river delta. Many rivers come through our country on their last length towards the North Sea.


Dear Jo of Let's Art Journal shared a wonderful post about a visit to the gallery and work space of glass artist John Ditchfield from Lancashire, England.

You can visit John's work place yourself as well, and attend their glassblowing lessons. Visit their website for more info.

Thank you for sharing this, Jo, so we could visit John's with you! I love watching artists at work, visiting their galleries and ateliers. This was a wonderful treat!

Dear Jo, here is your feature blog button if you like:

On to this week's party!


To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.
Of course it would be nice if you link up to a new or recent blog post, but if there is something from the archives you'd really want to link up here, then please feel welcome to do so.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.
Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.
The most recently added link ups will show in the list first.

Time for the link up!

xx Wen

Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky party at AppleApricot


  1. Wow, it was a wonderful suprise to see my visit to the glass studio and gallery featured today 😁. Thank you so much, I feel very honoured indeed! I love the beach and the photos of your beautiful beach are amazing, it must be a wonderful place to walk and relax! Thanks again and wishing you a happy new month! J 😊 x

  2. Oh your beaches look wonderful, that is what I liked about living in Michigan we had beaches all around us. Always so relaxing. We just went to a little town that had glass blowing it is so interesting watching the process!

  3. Great decision Wen and I love your beach photos and Jo's glass art photos!
    Hugs, Susi

  4. These are pretty scenes, make me miss the ocean!

  5. I'm happy with the once a month format - it's far less work for you and it makes it something to look forward to. Wish I could visit that glass studio!

  6. I love your beach photos as that is my favorite place to be. :-) I think it stems from my ancestors, who were fishermen (and coal miners) in Scotland before coming to the USA. But, water always soothes my soul. Thank you for hosting this and I love the new goal of once a month! I know it is a lot of work for you to do this! HUGS!

  7. Wen, your beach photos are beautiful, with their birds, boats and sweeping sand. Thanks for continuing to host SNT, and I look forward to joining you then. You have inspired me now, so I am aiming to post weekly in between, not always in neutrals :)

    Jo's glass blowing was very interesting and so exquisite.
    Wishing you happy travels and crafting and real life in between blogposts!!!

    Lots of love,
    Jesse XXX


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen