Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Project from Rosemaling Camp

A "Rogaland" Style Bread Plate

Upon our arrival at rosemaling camp on Friday evening we took a stroke class taught by
Karen Nelson, a Gold Medalist Rosemaler.

This is her Gold Medal:
Very pretty!
 These were our practice sheets:

Saturday morning we started on our projects, this time the NVO and I took the same class: 

Sunday afternoon after three days of rosemaling, a BINGO night (incidentally our teacher won the stabburs from this post), many wonderful meals and an auction where we won this wonderful rosemaled tablecloth...

...we finally finished our boards:

The NVO's finished board:

Oh and BTW...
... rosemaling camp is not without it's "perks".
Here's the NVO with "teach":
a truly fun and talented lady!

This time the NVO and I took the same class so we came home with the same project, of course.
Last time I took Mardella's class and truly wished I could do both, but luckily I was able to purchase the kit from her class to make at home:
 Here's Mardella with her beautiful board.
A lovely lady, a lovely project.
I'm on my own with this one.

Have a great week y'all!


  1. Now you have a matching set! And they're gorgeous. The perks look pretty good too.

    P.S. I have to admit the words "stroke class" raised several images in my mind - some pleasant, some not so much. Depends on the type of stroke. :)

    1. Thank goodness no strokes or heart attacks occurred in class. :-)

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Sue!

  2. Now this is true talent Astri....I can't draw much less paint like that. Now my older sister can. Our grandmother taught us our craft skills...she taught me how to crochet and taught her how to paint. Yours are just beautiful! and good luck on the one by yourself....you can do it! Shari ")

    1. Thanks Shari. What a wonderful grandmother. An aunt, in Norway, taught me to crochet at the Oslo airpost on the way home from a visit when i was 10 years old. I hope to inspire a child one day. :-) The painting is new to us - your sister is lucky, but you are quite the lucky gal yourself - your projects are amazing!

  3. Eh bien vous êtes très doués tous les deux, ces deux plats sont magnifiquement décorés. Je comprends pourquoi vous avalez 18 heures de trajet, le résultat en vaut la peine et le séjour doit être particulièrement convivial.
    Thanks and have a good week too :)

    1. Oh yes, Domy - the 18 hours in the car are worth it twice a year. Thank you for your sweet comment. :-)

  4. So lovely that you and the NVO took the class together. My husband would never do anything like that. Looks like you had a wonderful time and your boards turned out great. I have no doubt you will do well on your solo project. Best wishes, Tammy