He paints Christmas elves and animals in snowy landscapes. He also paints
Tomten who are mythological creatures from Nordic folklore often associated
with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. I hope you enjoy looking at a
few of his pieces today.
I have no illustration for today's poem but it seemed an appropriate selection.
I remember the teacher reading this poem to the class when I was in grade one.
I've loved it ever since.
Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together; Green jacket, red cap, And white owl’s feather! Down along the rocky shore Some make their home, They live on crispy pancakes Of yellow tide-foam; Some in the reeds Of the black mountain-lake, With frogs for their watchdogs, All night awake.
There are more verses to this poem if you're interested. These are the only ones I'm familiar with.
Thanks for visiting today,