Author Archives: Forestwoodfolkart

About Forestwoodfolkart

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.

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Lima

Can you guess where the mystery photo is located? A must for Trivia and travel fans. Every Monday! Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Brisbane

This week’s photo comes from Peggy, a wonderful blogger from Down Under. Do you know where it might be located? If so leave a comment below.* Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, (shown below), or occasionally a mystery object. … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

We all seek wisdom but where do we find words to guide us? In inspirational quote and old proverbs from all parts of the globe. Read more about it every thursday. Continue reading

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To Honour the Best Dog in the World

How fortunate to find the best dog in the world. Continue reading

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How to Design your Own Artwork – Space

Week 3 of the Design Challenge examines Space as an element in drawing your own piece of art. Continue reading

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Color Your World – Extending my Palette

Everyone perceives colour differently and it is a challenge to artists to seek and find the correct combination of colours. Help is here! Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Words of Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, these global words of advice come to us from past … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Switzerland

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, (shown below), or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will … Continue reading

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DIY Mini Note Book Covers

Make yourself a pretty notebook cover with some designer paper scraps Continue reading

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No Dead bodies – Just a True Story of Courage and Love

Real healing and progress for autism, a condition that is considered incurable – that is surely something parents of Autists would ponder about. In Horse Boy, Rupert did just that and won, against all autistic odds. Continue reading

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What is in the Box?

This is a simple way to get kids and sometimes adults to think less materialistically, and focus on more abstract topics. A great poetry writing exercise for all. Continue reading

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Blind Drawing: Good Practice

Tapping into the creative or right hemisphere of the brain can allow us to visualize and draw shapes, contours and lines better. This exercise helps do all of that. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, these global words of advice come to us from past … Continue reading

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Celebrating Diversity in Blogging

Celebrating an achievement in Blogging for 2016! Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Peru

Do you know your way around the world. Test your geographic knowledge with Monday Mystery Photo. Linkbacks given for correct answers. Continue reading

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