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This was never a contest entry, but hey, it's a nice winter pic. From my Tomte and Friends series (of three only, so far...)

This was never a contest entry, but hey, it’s a nice winter pic. From my Tomte and Friends series (of three only, so far…)

Yay, it’s that time of year again! The Midwinter Art Contest is ON at the Norse Mythology blog! I’ve been fortunate enough to be at least mentioned in each of the last three contests, but the last one (the 2014 Midsummer contest) I got first place!! Whoohoo! I’ll post my previous entries below, along with one of my pen brush sketches that I am thinking of redoing in photoshop for the contest. I don’t actually know if I’ll have time for that though, as I’m pretty overloaded with my teaching and translating obligations at the moment–plus, hey, I’m a total amateur, and I know there are a lot of artists out there who like doing Norse stuff who are WAY better than me, so I want everyone to apply!! EVERYONE! There are also parallel contests for kids and teenagers, so whether you are young or old, you get to participate! Celebrity judges and everything!

My winning midsummer pic had an Yggdrasil theme, so I'm considering turning this sketch into a more thorough and Wintry digital painting. We'll see... I may not have time for anything.

My winning midsummer pic had an Yggdrasil theme, so I’m considering turning this sketch into a more thorough and Wintry digital painting. We’ll see… I may not have time for anything.

My entry "People Watching"

My last midsummer entry “People Watching” that I got first place for! 😀

I only got honorable mention for this Midwinter Entry, but that's fine--there were awesome winners, and I got a nice comment from the guy who designed the Norse myth postage stamps for the Faroe Islands.

I only got honorable mention for this Midwinter Entry, but that’s fine–there were awesome winners, and I got a nice comment from the guy who designed the Norse myth postage stamps for the Faroe Islands.

My entry for the first contest, Midsummer 2013--I think I got 3rd place (if I remember correctly). More about the idea of midsummer, rather than dealing explicitly with any Midsummer myths or practices. Also, part of my Tomte and Friends series. I really need to get back to that--I do have a sketch that might fit, but it is oriented vertically, breaking the widescreen trend in these pics...

My entry for the first contest, Midsummer 2013–I think I got 3rd place (if I remember correctly). More about the idea of midsummer, rather than dealing explicitly with any Midsummer myths or practices. Also, part of my Tomte and Friends series. I really need to get back to that–I do have a sketch that might fit, but it is oriented vertically, breaking the widescreen trend in these pics…

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