We all use them. Functional, practical, comfy, sometimes stylish. Who invented the chair? The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back,... The earliest examples have been found in tombs dating as far back as 2680 B.C” The most common theories are that the chair was an… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair
This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere The prompt for this Friday is: Alleys Everyone is welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Photography challenge. Here are some alleys in the lakes district of Italy. Mussolini's MezzegraItaly Alleys are found not… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys
Inspiration As it is the start of a brand new Photography Challenge - Friendly Friday , the one that I am co-hosting with Snow, from TheSnowMeltsSomewhere, I felt compelled and indeed, wished, to join in! Here is my photo depicting Inspiration; the prompt for this week. It was hard to choose a photo for the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Inspiration
This week in Traditional Art, we examine a treasured possession of mine, a Buddhist Thangka depicting the Wheel of Life and its cultural meaning.
Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time. They may sound trite, the authors are anonymous, and wisdom is surely found within their concise words. Join in the discussion to see what we can learn form them.
If you could save two items to represent your life at this moment in time, to place in a museum of the future, what would they be?
Ever heard of Hallingdal Rosemaling? Did your family come from Southern Norway? Rosemaling is the traditional decorative art that is timeless, and unique. Hallingdal is but one of the various styles with a long history.
When I first read the post on Travel theme - Behind, I thought that I'd be hard pressed to find many photos to fit the theme. But then I realized rear facing photos can add another dimension to photography. Here is my list of tips on photography from behind. My Ten Tips for Photography from… Continue reading Travel Theme – Behind
Do you wish you had an artistic bent so you could decorate your own objects? Do you work with children and want to occupy them with some simple craft?
What is Rosemaling? A traditional form of Norwegian decoration folk art, practised more in America today than in Norway itself. Find out why.