The NVO and I just returned from *Rosemaling Camp in Alta, California,
where we learned to paint these clocks:
The progression of the NVO's clock.
This is the Os style of rosemaling.
The NVO's work station.
This is Karen, the NVO's teacher.
Karen is one point away from being a Gold Medalist in Rosemaling!
She was such a good teacher with a great sense of humor-
perfect for the NVO.
And this is how it all went down with my project:
The progression of my clock.
This is an old Telemark design.
I definitely needs some stroke practice and I would have liked to lighten it up a bit. :-)
And this is my teacher, Mardella, holding her finished clock.
An incredibly talented lady,
and a truly a beautiful project.
I learned that it is just as important to paint the back of the project. :-)
I like that idea!
*This is the 54th Rosemaling Seminar at Camp Norge and our second time attending.
It is held twice a year; in April and September.
59 students including 3 men, bless their hearts!
Rosemaling started with a man so I love that the tradition lives on.
We just can't say enough about this fun-filled weekend...but for me I just can't get over that this weekend is only $85 and that includes the project, the instruction and the FOOD!
And $16 a night to stay in the dorms.
(Nevermind the $4.11 per gallon for fuel to travel there- a nine hour drive for us.)
Thanks again, Camp Norge...
See you next time!