Early Settlersby Vikki Salmela
ABOUT THE ART
This photo, taken around 1915, is of my paternal grandma's first farm as they came to America and settled in the Upper UP (Michigan). I'm very proud of my great grandfather and how he came to our great country, and made a life for his family. I restored the photo, then decided to work on it as a piece of art. The Finns are a proud people, and love to take a hot sauna and get around on X-Country skis. It's in my blood, their spirit as well, which they call Sisu.