I made a list of reasons I fear moving to Norway. Here I made a list of why I should move. It seems to be much longer than my fear-list was.
Hooray! One of my favorite holidays! I even got married around this time on purpose. I am most familiar with Midsommar in Sweden because we hold a Midsummer Festival in the US (Geneva, IL), celebrating everything Scandinavian- mostly Swedish.
To read more about what the Norwegian version, Jonsok, is like click here.
Alesund, where I most likely will live, had the biggest bonfire in the world. I am excited to eventually be part of this festival in it’s traditional way, rather than American. I really want the food. I won’t lie.
My husband and I have been talking literally everyday about moving to Norway. He wants to talk out my fears and understand that I have a support system there. That support system is made of his family, our friends and himself. I will not be completely alone- although I may feel like it.
Here are some of my fears about moving out of the United States:
***I want to add this post is in no way meant to slander the Norwegian people.***
One of my favorite styles of painting!
Rosemaling is a little known traditional art form unique to Norway and is characterized by stylized flowers and ‘c’ and ‘s’ shaped scrolls, inspired by the Renaissance and Acanthus motifs. It is a regional folk art that is timeless and dynamic.
Traditional Telemark Rosemaling
How did Rosemaling evolve?
From rudimentary beginnings in the woodcarving decorations and religious art of the Middle Ages, Rosemaling first appeared in Norway during the Renaissance and Baroque periods of 1550 –1700. Early examples, such as stylized plant motifs and acanthus scrolls, can still be seen in the traditional Norwegian churches dating from that era. In addition, regular trading of goods, with other countries in the Hanseatic League, provided the opportunity for East Asian influences to reach the shores of Norway and this provided further inspiration and influence for development of Norwegian folk art.
Wood Carving in Lesja
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