Norwegian Brush
Norwegian Rosemaling 
by Mary Koehler

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How time flies...

Posted by [email protected] on April 3, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I have certainly neglected my website, and i apologize. Life just changes everyday!

Right now I'm preparing some pieces to be placed at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse Wisconsin. Having a Norwegian/Lutheran background of the founders of the Hospital they dedicate a window of Norwegian artifacts and interests for the Sytende Mai celebration in the month of May near the Cafeteria and other places within the Hospital.

I will be at the Nordic Fest in Decorah, IA this coming July 27th-29th. The Art Fair is held at the Middle School 405 Winnebago Street Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9-4pm. Click on the link below for information about it.

http://www.nordicfest.com/

Orders? Please read

Posted by [email protected] on August 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

August 9th, 2015  To those of you who have been trying to connect me by email through my website. There is a glitch -i get the email but i can't respond back to you through the website--so if you call me 507-452-8983 we can talk about what you are interested in. Sorry for the inconvenience. Working on the problem. Always leave a phone number and or your email address-no one sees it but me.

I've had several calls for wedding plates this past week. The plates range from $65 -95-depending on the amount of name/letters/numbers etc and style of design. This amount does not include shipping.

Thanks Mary

Nordic Fest 2015

Posted by [email protected] on July 26, 2015 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Velkommen, It was so great to see so many old friends at the Fest and meeting alot of new friends too. Go to the Nordic Fest facebook for pictures of the event. You'll have to plan to come in 2016 for the 50th Anniversary of the Nordic Fest. Much much more fun, events, food, music, shows etc. I will be there too celebrating with you all. Those of you that have placed orders you'll be hearing from me soon. And those of you who have wanted to see some particular things-keep checking back as it will take me some time to get pics posted. Have a great rest of your summer and keep checking for upcoming events that i will be showing at. Tussen Takk Marta (Mary)

Rosemaling Classes

Posted by [email protected] on May 17, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you wanting to learn how to Rosemal? I have classes for beginners and advanced Rosemaling. Just give me a call if you'd like to join us. 452-8983. Just leave a message if you don't catch me and i'll get back with you ASAP. Cost is $20 for first two hour session-includes supplies, after that $10--does not include pieces to paint.

Decorah, IA Nordic Fest is July 24 & 25. I'll be at the Middle School showing and selling. Hope to see you there!

Setting my clock ahead

Posted by [email protected] on March 9, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

:)Hello friends, Well Spring is on it's way8). I'm seeing more birds, no Robins yet though. Anyway, i've been out of commission for awhile, but am back full swing gearing up for my next shows. Rochester, MN May 2nd at the Mayo Civic Center. Was at the Winona History Center yesterday demonstrating and talking about Rosemaling. Their Norwegian History and Culture Displays are there until March 22nd. No charge to see. So go and peruse what they have, beautiful Bunads/Rosemaling/ and many other factors. There was a nice group for the demonstration and I met some nice Norwegian people too! Browse through  my photos and if something catches your eye. Feel free to call me to order. I am giving evening classes and if enough interest hopefully some day classes too.

Make it a great day! Mary

Some fun events!

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all my Norwegian friends, Here is something fun for you to listen to. From the movie Frozen which has a Scandinavian flair to it; is the song "Let it Go" in Norwegian--Enjoy

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/disney-princess/videos/36430622/title/frozen-la-den-ga-go-Norwegian

Gearing up for the Daughters of Norway Convention. Check the Calendar for the dates. The Butikk is open to the public on the 17th. and don't forget the Nordic Fest in Decorah, IA.  Hope to see many new faces!

Happy Summer!

Marta (Mary) Koehler

Winter Wonderland

Posted by [email protected] on February 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Walking in a Winter Wonderland....Feels and looks like being in Norway (though I've never been there yet) Well what a winter it has been. After a being in a bad car accident and dr. appts, physical therapy and chiro appointments and helping our daughter through her breast cancer surgery and appointments. I think my head is above water now!! But much more to go through though--Anyway, I am posting new pics today. If you are snowed and iced "in" take a brouse through the photos.

Updates as to shows i'll be at are: July 17th-19th in Minneapolis at the Daughters of Norway National Convention at the Radison Blue Hotel that is connected to the Mall of America. Also if you didn't know there is a brand new store in the Mall "Moods of Norway". There will be many events those days. I'll be showing on the 17th only. And July 24th-26th Nordic Fest Decorah, IA. 

Merry Christmas!

Posted by [email protected] on December 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is wishing you all a Merry and blessed Christmas--I'm hoping for all things well for the New Year too. My plans are to show at the Sytende Mai celebration in Westby, WI this May. It will be a new experience for me. I've heard so much about it and will be fun to meet so many other Norwegians!! I'm hoping for good weather too! Keep checking back for new pics, i'm hoping to get them up this next week. Please call if you have any questions. Merry Mary!

Holiday Fair Cancellation

Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving as you spend time with family. I wished I could have been at The Holiday Fair as I had planned, but my daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This next few weeks will tell what will happen next but we all have a strong faith in God and He has everything under control. Thanks to the Lacrosse Center for their understanding in this situation. I do plan on being there next year so don't hesitate to come and see me again. I am still taking orders for Christmas, just give me 3 week advance. I have many things I will be posting on my site hopefully soon. Bless you all. Mary


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