Welcome to Friday. I hope your week was a good one. This was a difficult week for our family. Rather than discuss it here, I’ll simply point you to the post I just published this morning: Occam’s Mirror and Surrounded By False Reality.
This Week’s Artwork
Today I’m featuring a new artist. Peasant Girl is by Norwegian painter Hans Dahl.
Wikipedia tells us (edited by me for brevity):
Hans Dahl (1849 – 1937) was a Norwegian painter. Hans Dahl was most known for his paintings of Norwegian fjords and surrounding landscapes.
Hans Dahl was born in the village of Granvin, on the Hardangerfjord in Hordaland, Norway. His talent was already evident when Dahl was 16 years old. However, it was only after service in the army that Dahl received artistic education.
Dahl resisted the transition in art from Romanticism to Modernism. In the 1890s a new school of art arose, and artists like Dahl were not very popular in the leading circles in the capital. He was particularly criticised by the art historian Jens Thiis. He was severely criticized by fellow artists especially by Christian Krohg, who was one of the leading figures in the transition from romanticism to naturalism which characterized Norwegian art in this period. Throughout his life, he increasingly narrowed his range of topics. Dahl often described the scenery of the western part of Norway in brilliant sunshine with smiling people in national costumes. His vibrant colors and charming portrayals of young Norwegian girls in their national costume have always been very popular.
I’ll be sharing more by Dahl in the weeks ahead. He has some beautiful, cheerful paintings.
I had originally planned to start some things with Caroline this week, but she wasn’t feeling well when the week started and I was all out of sorts as explained in the other post so I decided to wait.
I wrote earlier this week about some of the work I was doing in Make The Most Of Your Pantry. I won’t repeat that here. I will say I’ve continued to work for 20-30 minutes each day on the other parts of the basement after the big slider puzzle and I’m happy with the progress I’m making.
I have also been working on the kitchen. It’s not going as quickly as I wanted, but I’m okay with that since I got a lot of other things done.
The vacuum sealer has been getting a bit of a workout this week. I like seeing the finished product.
David harvested the potatoes we grew in buckets. We got a LOT of them, but many of them were very small. I need to ask my brother what we can do to improve their sizes the next time around.
David and I finally finished updating two products in the shop. It feels good to have them done! If you have previously purchased them, you can get a new copy in your shop account. See the website menu bar for a link.
I did write a few posts this week including:
- Simple Living Can Mean Walking Alone
- Make The Most Of Your Pantry
- Recommended Video – The Authoritative Source, False Reality, and The Party of False Decorum
- Occam’s Mirror and Surrounded By False Reality
I added quite a bit to the Forum.
That’s it for now. I’m off to send out the newsletter. I hope you’ll share what you’ve been working on in your home. ♥