Good evening! One late night post more before I head off to bed, I wanted to show you the finished tomte pair that I was working on the other day. I think they came out quite well, I love a good bearded man. I have one of my own :)
I think these two will be perfect for Christmas cards, and I envision doing a little group of Swedish themed paintings that I can sell as a set for the holidays. I've already got St. Lucia, and perhaps God Jul Sisters...just depends on which I like best when the time comes.
And to keep myself in a Scandinavian mood, I've been admiring a little dala horse ornament that my friend and fellow Nordic-Lover Christine Sharp Crowe of Weather & Noise (As well as the new shop in Tulsa, Made, where you can buy some of my art! But I digress...) I think it's so sweet and I like the blue color.
Oh, and speaking of loving Swedish things....we've sporadically planned that trip we've been meaning to take to Lindsborg and I am more than a little excited. The same day we decided, I got a catalog in the mail from Hemslojd, a store there that sells Scandinavian items and also has its own workshop and on-staff folk artists. I've been pouring over the pages and showing my (very patient and accommodating) husband photos of dala horse and viking cookie cutters, and other fun things. I'm just excited for a little adventure and somewhere new to explore and perhaps get some fresh inspiration. I hope when I return I'm full of new ideas and ready to paint!
Well, I'll turn in for the night for now. I seem to have caught the girl's sniffles. But better now than when we're traveling. So good night, sleep tight!~