I have a penchant for things Scandinavian. There's a mixture of nature and geometry that really appeals to me. Not to mention the patterns and contrasts of color.
In thinking about what I was going to do for this theme I did some research into things Finnish and Scandinavian. For instance, I love to go to IKEA. I love their Christmas decorations that are often themed with gnomes and foxes, straw, and stars, white and red color combinations. BUT, IKEA is based in the Netherlands which isn't part of Scandinavia. So, I think my love of what I think is Scandinavian encompasses a lot more.
That said, I think I'm just in love with the folk art of that area of the world. During my "research" I found a display of little white houses and folk art trees that I was coveting. There was one tree that captured it all for me. It was in white but I did mine in black. This was an exercise in drawing a mirror image trying to get both sides to look symmetrical.
And this is a very quickly sketched and cut out (with the wrong scissors) snowflake that I was fooling around with this past weekend. Against the red paper I thought it fit in with the theme. I might give this another try in the near future with my detail scissors.
It's off to the picnic now to see what other FINNISH/SCANDINAVIAN goodies everyone else brought this week. You can take a look too by clicking here. And again, should you wish to join in next week the theme is DREIDEL/SPINNING TOP/TEETOTUM,