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Hindeloopen painting -a Traditional Decorative Art

HIndeloopen art is a type of traditional decorative painting originated in the northern province of Friesland, The Netherlands.

It is a form of folk art painted by the maritime community of Hinderloopen, (a small town on the Zuiderzee). During times of bad weather when there was no fish to sell, sailors/fisherman would turn to painting as a way to pass the time and make some money.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

Developing Muscle Memory for Photography Who would have thought muscle memory had anything to do with photography? Scott Bourne explains that, just like musical ability, practising with one’s camera is vital in aiming for that perfect shot, or lots more perfect shots! Scott explains: During the pandemic, I am practising my modal scales on the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

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I Knew there was a Dutch Connection

I’ve always been attracted to the Dutch culture. After all, who doesn’t like cheese? But the attraction was more than that, it was the tulips, the food,  scenery, lifestyle and especially the folk culture. I felt such an innate ‘pull’ towards seeing the Netherlands, that I visited there whenever the opportunity arose.  For many years,… Continue reading I Knew there was a Dutch Connection

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A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.” A visual feast for the eyes? Some may say it is overworked, a sensory overload, yet in historic or religious terms, one can see that the designers wanted to transform material objects, into something ornate in such a way  as to exemplify glory, or divinity,… Continue reading A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

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Why Make it Yourself? Travel theme – Handmade

When it comes to darning socks, almost no-one does it anymore. Cheap items and time poor couples with high disposable income, have relegated simple repairs to low priced essentials, to the pages of history books.

Shouldn’t we be overjoyed that we are freed from the yoke of menial tasks?

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Traditional Art forms – The Omnipresent Tulip

No matter where you travel, in the world, within each region you will find examples of  innovative forms of folk art. These are not completed by the skilled artisan, but rather by the common person, often with little training and few tools, simply decorating their homes and surrounds. Historically, an itinerant artist might travel from… Continue reading Traditional Art forms – The Omnipresent Tulip