Hallingdal Rosemaling

Try some Traditional Art – 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.


Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking from somewhere around the world. I enjoy discussing the often hidden layers behind the words. I hope you will too. Please join in on Proverbial Thursday


Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from Around the World

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, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.

Traditional Art

Rangoli – What is it? (Women in Art)

Rangoli is a traditional women’s art form common in Hindu households throughout southern India. Designs are drawn directly on the ground and entranceways as part of a ritualistic religious practice. The front steps, entrance, and walkways of buildings are properly cleaned and then decorated with designs and patterns made with chalk powders. There are a remarkable variety of styles and motifs which vary according to the tribal groups and festivals.

Australia, Community, History & Traditions

She’ll be right, mate? Won’t she? This is Australia!

January 26: Australia Day. The only National Day of Celebration Australia observes, that has any strong evidence of tradition. Most Australians will relax by going to the beach, or relaxing with a pool party with family and friends and a hearty outdoor Barbeque. Being such a new country, is it the only tradition we observe?