Researching my Swedish Heritage

Well I have been researching my family tree for the past year or so.   We had no idea that our father’s great grandfather was from Sweden.  So I have been looking for inspiration for my sculptures and came across the tradition of the Tomte.  I will go into this a bit more in later posts but for now here is a picture of my first Swedish Tomte made out of polymer clay.

Another is almost ready in the studio and will post this later in the week.

 

My first Swedish Tomte