Thursday, May 26, 2011

New project

Just wanted to give you a quick update! We are visiting family at the moment.. My Grandmother's birthday was also this week, so as a gift I put my rosemaling skills to work.  Here's a picture of the painting (Sorry for the bad quality, it's from my phone!)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Where are the birds?

Last year we had a bird nest in the eves of our covered patio. The nest was very obvious, and we left it alone all winter. This year, the bird is back, and made yet another nest. Last weekend, while doing yard work, I found an egg laying on our decorative rock.

I thought, being it was so carefully placed on the rock that it had safely fallen out of the nest, and my husband had put it on the rock. But he insisted that he didn't even see the egg.

Nevertheless, it proves the bird is back. Aha! The birds do reuse their nests! Not so....the nest was empty. I had to climb up to the eve and look down in the deep Crater of the nest to find it empty. There were no other eggs.

But, alas! a few days ago, you can hear the chirping of little birds in the eves, and mama bird is feverishly hunting for food all day.  But they are not using last year's nest. The trouble is, I see where the bird is, I hear the babies, but it is so deep in the eve, I cannot see the nest.

clever, mama bird, clever. So sorry to say the only picture I have of it is the dud egg.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice.

Last Saturday I finished my class in Os (ooo. ss.) Rosemaling, and starting my Telemark box. I have to confess I am not a fan of Os, but it is the easiest of rosemaling styles, so I am practicing anyways.

Financing practicing is not always easy. So with mother's day approaching, I decided to do some picture frames. I wanted to share them as soon as I finished it, but I was afraid that the pictures would somehow get back to the recipient.

But I'm pretty sure, that I'm safe now. :0)

I only put flowers on these pieces, but traditional Os is framed in red and white. As I said, I'm not a fan of Os, and I thought the flowers are pretty standing alone.

Now that I'm starting Telemark, I don't expect to be practicing much Os. I still have plenty to practice however, so I suppose many gifts I give this year will be painted ones. :0) Be on the alert, friends, if you have a birthday coming up, you might receive a rosemaled piece- if you are Norwegian or not.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Over the Rainbow

Saturday we had the uncanny chance to see a double rainbow twice. The rainbows were very bright.

I'm not going to get into my superticous thoughts about rainbows right now---I have a feeling you would think I'm nuts (I am not afraid of being precieved as crazy, I just don't want you to know how crazy I am just yet).

 Of course I took my camera out. Unfortunetly I am not a great photographer so I had a hard time getting a good picture.

Nevertheless, it is beautiful on its own anyway. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Today I play the hipocrit

So being such a fan of fantasy and Legends that stem from Great Britian in particular; I'm sure many people would be dumbfounded why I haven't even mentioned Prince Williams marriage to Kate Middleton (I know it is usually the bride that is in the front, but quite frankly, no one would give a damn about who Kate is marrying if it had not been to this particular person).  I have mixed feelings about the subject, but for the most part it, it is this:

Real people do not make the fairytale real.
You don't have to be royalty to have a fantasy love story come true, and who is to say that William and Kate are the true love fairytale anyways? Quite honestly, The story from Princess Diana's wedding to Charles was also considered fairytale-ish. It still ended in divorce, and later on a tragic incident.

What do we really know about this couple? Do we know what makes William grumpy and how Kate brings him back? No?  But, I know how my mother does it with my father. Does Kate ever feel guilty when talking about their problems with one of her girlfriends? I haven't the slightest idea, but I know my friend makes every effort to talk it out with her husband before talking to anyone else. These couples are real.  My point is, every real-life fairytale is just as important as this couple.

William and Kate's fairytale is real to them. But it's just another fairytale to us (In fact, many compare her to Cinderella, right?). 
Your fairytale is more important: because it's real to you.