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Traditional Art in the Netherlands

Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?

On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.

Rosemaling art
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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

Guitarists often practise daily out of sheer joy 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,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

Hallingdal Rosemaling
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Traditional Art – DIY Hallingdal Rosemaling

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.

Forestwood
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How to Design your own Artwork – Week #1 Design Challenge

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.