Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

Norwegian Rosemaling

I am a Rosemaler? This is my Rosemaling, through a Photo editing Camera app. I am planning on adding a border with an appropriate proverb.

Rosemaling is the traditional art of Norway, and today is Norway’s bi centenary: 200 years an independent nation today.

Gratulerer med dagen, Norway.

How about that? Australia is older than Norway! Australia had its bi-centenary in 1988.

Something to Ponder About.

Hurra for Norge... Syttende Mai in the antipodes...17th May parade and feast

 

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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12 Responses to Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    I love this. Reminds me of the pieces i have from dad. 🙂

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  2. M-R says:

    I don’t understand, Amanda: you’re saying you made this beautiful thing using a camera app??? That doesn’t seem to make sense; it appears to be chalk, and on the ground … I’d be really happy if you’d explain a bit for me; for it’s really appealing !

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    • This is rosemaling, the traditional form of peasant painting from Norway that I practise and paint. I painted this on a wooden platter and then photographed it. Then put the photo through a camera app which produced this picture here, making it look like chalk on a pavement. Easy. Clear as mud?? 🙂

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    • M-R says:

      Ah, now it is ! You’re talking about what I call post-production. Got it. 🙂
      It is VERY handsome: were I you, I would be awfully proud !

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  3. bkpyett says:

    Fascinating! Fancy Australia being older than Norway!!!

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  4. Leya says:

    Lovely – you are skilled! And, that Australia is older…never guessed?

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    • I never really thought about that until now, Ann Christine. It is funny to think in these terms. And thank you for your lovely compliment. I still have much to learn, which is the one of the reason for my trips to Norway.

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  5. scrapydo says:

    This is beautiful, your original painting and then the changing on the photo. Very clever.

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