Second in Lucy's series of paintings expanding Primstav pictographs into color and a bit of context. This one begins with the 13th day of Christmas and ends with fall preparations like September's Mikkelmesse, bringing the animals down from the mountains into the safety of sheds for the winter. Many days are marked out for prophecy of weather and crop forecasts.
These high-quality Giclee prints come in two sizes: Large 21" x 5" or Small 10 3/4" x 2.5". Information about the different symbols is on the back of the print. Signed and dated by Lucy Tokheim
The ancient Norwegian calendar stick was called a Primstav. It divided the year into winter and summer with lines for each day. The picture symbols vary, but reminded people of important dates: church holidays, or practical reminders on when to take sheep to the pastures or dig potatoes. This design series is inspired by some of these wonderful pictures of an earlier time.