Marko in Mannheim 2013 (photo by Dinah)
Just saying :)
Happy Independence Day to all of the Finns out there! :)
Happy Independence Day, Finland! / Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää, Suomi!
Our beautiful home country is now 96 years old! This is a lovely photoset of her.. :)
I had this idea last year (after we’d already decorated the tree of course), and started making and buying supplies then, but didn’t actually get around to starting and finishing it until yesterday. In the Nordic countries flags on trees are a common decoration … according to Scandinavia and the World it started in Denmark during World War II, when the country was occupied by Nazis. n.b. I haven’t fact-checked that. So don’t cite me. >.>
I sort of wish I’d had the idea to use labels and print stuff like this lady did with Irish flags, but I kind of wanted an excuse to break out the paint. The art wants what the art wants, what can I say. Will post some notes on supplies used etc. and link them here later. (ETA: writeup here.)
Maa on niin kaunis | The world is so beautiful
"Something I love about my culture is the tolerance of silence." Finnish greatness.