Community, Painting, Traditional Art

Daily Post Photography Challenge – Cover Art

Daily Post Photography challenge for this week - using my art, from Telemark Poster, book, or photographic collection front cover: To join in click: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/cover-art/ and visit some others: http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/ http://sassyethnicbohemian.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/ Something to Ponder About

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Architecture, Painting, Traditional Art

It’s Travel Tuesday – Rosekyrkja, Stordal Norway

Before technology arrived, the Norwegians spent long winters in darkness, so in order to brighten up the interior of the homes and places of worship, they developed a form of traditional painting that was completely unique. "Rosemaling artists" or Rose painters earned their living traveling through the western fjords of Norway, often times painting in the styles that might have passed out of fashion 100 years hence, in other areas of Europe. (Such was the isolation of some of the valleys in Norway). But this isolation is also the reason we still have them to view today.

Rosemaling with bird
Community, Painting, Traditional Art

Tutorial – Simple Telemark Rosemaling with Bird

Telemark Rosemaling is the most beautiful of Rosemaling  designs or Norwegian style of folk art, of all. It is dynamic and appears to move. One  motif less commonly seen in Telemark style is Birds. Traditionally birds when used as a motif, were featured looking backward. The meaning stems from religious times in the middle ages… Continue reading Tutorial – Simple Telemark Rosemaling with Bird

Painting, Traditional Art

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

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… Continue reading Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

Danmark, History & Traditions, Painting, Traditional Art

A Lingering Look at Architecture: April ~ Yellow Houses!

Yet another fun challenge. Yellow houses.... now this did attract my eye. Is there a 'love' button, as I could not just 'like' this post by  The Day After. This is week three of the month’s theme : "Your Favorite Color Homes" in which we are encouraged to share some of the colorful homes captured… Continue reading A Lingering Look at Architecture: April ~ Yellow Houses!

Danmark, History & Traditions, Traditional Art

Travel theme: Ancient

I was about to touch and photography history. This impressive Rune stone was raised in the 10th century at a time when the Vikings had their seat of power in Jelling, Denmark. The stones have stood there since. In 2008, four years after this photo was taken, UNESCO determined that the stones were weathering and… Continue reading Travel theme: Ancient

Community, History & Traditions, Painting, Traditional Art

Tutorial on painting freehand Telemark Rosemaling for Scandinavian festival

This was my second top post for the year. The top post was a photography theme I posted just the other day so I thought it better to re-post No.#2. There are a few people out there wanting to learn these old traditional painting methods, or so it seems. Was my tutorial helpful? Something to… Continue reading Tutorial on painting freehand Telemark Rosemaling for Scandinavian festival