Dec 14, 2013

Holiday Inspired

A little known fact my husband and I share, we both have Scandinavian blood. His family (as close as his grandfather, who was a 100%) have a Norwegian background, and I have a Swedish background.

A while back when I discovered I had Scottish and Swedish roots, I began digging into it. I adore the folklore and ornate designs found in their art books, history books, and style today.

My mother in law asked me to help her with a project which lead me to Pinterest, which then lead me to browse Scandinavian design....Christmas style. I am so in love with it! I can't get enough!

I saw many little doll ornaments with long red pointy caps and adorable red dresses. Last night, I just had to draw my own. What I really like about Scandinavian design is the pattern, simplicity of color, and cozy calm it brings visually. I am very looking forward to painting this lovely lady!


Jenn said...

What a whimsical piece! L♥VE it, Sara! And Merry Christmas to you all!

Lorena Mellado said...

Será un hermoso trabajo como todos los que nos das a conocer.
Felicitaciones y Feliz Navidad.
Un abrazo desde Chile de esta pintora de fantasía.