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Take a peek inside my Norway Cruise Sketchbook

Take a sneek peek inside my sketchbook!

I recently went on a cruise to the Arctic circle to see the northern lights. Mrs Rayner and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. I did a bit of random sketchbooking and thought you might like to see.

Sketchbook journals are 50% sketching and 50% memories and stories. Don’t get too hung up on your drawing skills – just draw to remember the good times and the interesting stuff!

With the recent changes on YouTube, I will be doing a lot more of this and a lot more sketch booking altogether. Let me know what you think and what you would like to see me work on.

How to draw the Norwegian Flag

Gratulerer Med Dagen! (Which means congratulations for the day or any special day, including birthdays, in Norwegian.) for today is Norwegian Independence Day.

17th of May, (Syttende Mai) is actually the day Norway declared independence from Sweden in 1814 but independence didn’t really come until 1905 when the union was dissolved and Prince Carl of Denmark, became king of Norway with the Norwegian name of Haakon VII, following a referendum to restore the monarchy.

Why do I mention this? I’m half Norwegian! God Dag!