Vernal Equinox is today. The snow is receding in the woods. We need more above 50 degree days and some rain to rinse the snow and bring Spring in full force.
The snow in the forest is leaving.
I recently returned from a Swedish Painting Class held at the Vesterheim American Norwegian School in Decorah, Iowa. It was a great week with other artists. The book I am working on now will be illustrated with Swedish art. My maternal family came from Norway and my Paternal family from Sweden. As I learn more about my Scandinavian heritage I am discovering just how rich I am. I am including a picture of the painting I am working on. It is done in the Swedish Dalmälning style of folk art from the Province of Dalarna, Sweden. It was first practiced in churches as a form of decorative painting. Originally used to depict Bible stories it evolved into a means of commemorating important events like weddings.
This painting is a work in progress. I am creating Swedish themed art for my next book “Tree Trolls and the Vallhund”
Our home in the woods.
From our home to your home may the Joys of love and family be yours in 2014 and always – Marjory and Michael – Erinn, Tyler and Gabriel
Shared with or four leggeds – Freya, Juno, Prince and Mercedes
This gallery contains 7 photos.
The 12 days of Christmas are past and we are enjoying the January chill and snow here in Aurora. I haven’t seen the Northern Lights dancing in 2013. The Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis inspire me to co-create my art while drawing … Continue reading
Season review here in the Northwoods is in full swing. Fall Equinox is past and the snow is here for our outdoor fun. Thanksgiving reminds us of how fortunate we are to be here. Preparations are also in full swing for Christmas visitors.
Take care everyone and stay in touch.
Frosting on the Trail. Leaves after the Fall Equinox
Tracks in the Snow show us who is out and about.
When it is deer hunting season we all wear orange while we travel the trails. Here we are almost home.
Marjory will be signing her newest book during “Norsk Hostfest” in Minot, ND in the Book Shop September 25 – 29, 2012. Stop in and visit.
Tree Trolls Slug, Mug and Plug don’t have a good understanding of the consequences when they decide to play a Tree Troll trick on the humans. Will Grandpa and the children be able to dig their way out? Combining a rich story with wonderful watercolors, fabric arts and other creative touches,this second book in the Tree Trolls series takes place in the deep winter of the Northern Woods.
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Mail: 6416 Woodland Court, Aurora, MN 55705
I will be in Minot, North Dakota in the Book Store during the 35th Norsk HøstFest Celebration of all things Scandinavian. I will have both of my books (Tree Trolls in the Rommegrot Pot and Tree Troll Winter Mischief!) there as well as Scandinavian Stories by my Friend Anne Rouse. It is a monumental gathering to celebrate the Scandinavian Spirit, Entertainers, Scandinavian artisans, Ethnic Foods, Music, Strolling Trolls, Culture, Dance … All this and more at the North Dakota Fair Grounds in North Dakota. The fun begins September 26 and continues until September 29.
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There are times when everything in the world seems to be “in order”. I had such a moment while on a hike with 3 of my grandchildren. As we were hiking on a trail along a stream we discovered a culvert which had to be explored. Frogs were discovered along with big rocks, fast moving water and water bugs dancing along with the current. This is an example of grandmotherly medicine “nature nurture” with kids outdoors. Only the best for our children
Tyler Brent and Jacob