Thursday, March 5, 2009

Roots

In honor of the wonderful Potet Klub (potatoe dumplings...super yummy!!) dinner my grandma made me last night, I'm featuring some Norsk design today! Rosemaling is decorative Norwegian painting. Designs vary from floral to scrolling lines to script lettering. I have never tried my hand at Rosemaling. It is on my list of things I want to try sometime in my lifetime. If you've ever seen in done in person, it gives you a true appreciation of the art. (check it out sometime at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot...lots of talented artists!)

3 comments:

Salt said...

Hallo. You're extremely lucky to have been treated to potet klub last night...makes me salivate just thinking of it. Glad to see you're featuring one of the arts from our heritage! Minot's Adult Learning Center is offering a rosemaling class this spring if you're truly interested. Perhaps we could spin pottery sometime and then try our hand at rosemaling as a finishing touch? God dag.

Anonymous said...

It is even better the next day when you fry it in butter. This wonderful dish is something that should be passed down to the next generations, but I haven't tried the technique yet. It is on my to-do list just like the art of making lefsa from real potatoes.

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous that you got to eat potatoe dumplings! Yum yum yum!