The Lingonberry Garden

A blog celebrating painting, design, folk art, Scandinavian-American heritage and everyday living.

On The Rosemaling Road

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Another great California Rosemaling Convention, this time workshops with Ruth Green and Judy Ritger, both Vesterheim Gold Medalists in Rosemaling.  It was a fun painting trip.  I love the projects: Ruth's Rogaland style floral design on a covered round box and Judy's Gudbrandsdal style design on a tine.  Also had the chance to take Judy's class in Kolrosing, another Norwegian art form, where the design is lightly incised into the wood then darkened with finely ground pigment (we used finely ground coffee).   Judy is also a VGM in wood carving.

CRA's annual event is always a nice venture into the Scandinavian arts. Lots of painting (this year in Sacramento, #26) and many painting tips shared. Good inspiration and catching up with friends and meeting new. We even had entertainment from the El Dorado Scandinavian Dancers who have a fun way of telling stories through their music and dances.

Got some pictures and notes for December's issue of California Rosemaler,

Now, back to work (and more painting!).

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