Finnish Sami American
I've recently discovered that some of my ancestors who claimed to be Finnish are actually Sami. According to wikipedia, The Sami people are the Arctic indigenous people inhabiting Sapmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. The Sami are Europe's northernmost and the Nordic countries' only officially indigenous people.
Introducing, the giraffe!
Introducing, Mr. L. E. Phant
New gouache painting! He goes by L.E. Phant - don't believe it - check the stitching inside of his jacket! Available on etsy.
I Dream of a Conservatory
Spring has arrived in San Francisco and like many others, I don't have an outdoor space to enjoy the wonders of flora and fauna under the sun. If I did, I would love for it to be just like the conservatory and garden in Practical Magic. Fortunately, there are several parks nearby and I have many, many plants, air plants and bits of moss to keep me company inside of my maison! But let's keep dreaming of having a conservatory!
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