Ukraine and its resilient people are in our hearts and prayers at this time. I think of their art. Tragically, Russian bombs are devastating their time-honored, magnificent architecture, especially their Ukrainian Orthodox churches. But two Ukrainian art forms cannot be destroyed by invading forces: their Pysanky (Easter eggs) and Kokum (“grandmother” scarves). This blog shares insights into these art forms and ways to provide solidarity with our Ukrainian brothers & sisters.
In this recent Travel Date to our own world class city of St. Paul, we visited Rice Park, the “front yard” of the historic, grand Landmark Center. We celebrated great native Minnesotans: cartoonist Charles Schultz’s Peanuts character sculptures throughout the park; and hockey legend, Coach Herb Brooks, with a culinary stop at a tavern named in his honor. Enjoy highlights in my blog!
Today is December 13th, Santa Lucia Day in Sweden! To honor her and this festival of lights, plus my Swedish ancestors and my favorite Swedish artist, textile artist Helena Hernmarck, I’m issuing Homage to Sweden.