Eva Melhuish -- this is some of the most endearing artwork I've ever seen. It made me want to cry! Haha www.evamelhuish.com (this pin does not link to her page, so I gave you the address!) "/ A story of Santa Claus"
The tomte, nisse or tomtenisse is a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore, typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is generally no taller than three feet, and has a long white beard and wearing colorful clothes. It is known as a gift bearer and is considered the Swedish and Norwegian version of Father Christmas.
Nordic Thoughts: The magpies...by Lennart Helje
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Another reason to love gnomes...they are so connected to animals and nature. "Lennart Helje print"
My Collection 2c (Kjell Midthun, Johnnie Jacobsen, other Norwegian & Danish artists) - Guillaume O'Tell - Picasa Webalbum
Following in the footsteps of Trolls , Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whethe
Pig Christmas Card, Tomte Gnome Feeds Pig, Jenny Nystrom image by KatyDidsCards, in my #Etsy store now.