Update on House Planning: The builders are asking me to outline just where I would like the garden beds to go on our block. Already? I thought to myself. Before the house has even started and before the final plans for the house are even drawn, I have to envisage and draw up a garden… Continue reading Planning a Seaside Garden
Have you ever built a house, well designed a house from the ground up. There are so many things to decide. But this will be our dream home. Time for a Seachange.
Ten minutes to a pretty Environmentally friendly solution? I will take that! Anyone can try this embroidery hack, and it is a great activity for children. All you need is a calico bag and a fine tip permanent pen.
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.
Week 3 of the Design Challenge examines Space as an element in drawing your own piece of art.
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.
Learn how to design your own artwork examining the elements and principles of art and how it applies to design and to Norwegian folk art.
There are a variety of elements used in every artistic design or piece. Principles applied to the elements bring them together in an eye-pleasing cohesive unit. Knowing this can make the difference between being able to produce an attractive or disjointed piece. A design challenge can improve your skill level, inspire you to extend yourself, and give you confidence in your designing skills. My focus is on traditional art but this challenge could apply to any artistic pursuit.
Traditional Tuesday is a way to highlight the sometimes forgotten artwork.
Now situated in modern day Poland, Bolesławiec was once part of the Prussian empire, and the centuries long tradition of painting earthenware, with traditional patterns, is very much tied to the cultural history of the town.