A time to reflect

One year ago, my husband and I briefly lived in our current house. We had given away most of our earthly possessions, moved from the Oslo area, and started a road trip through Norway as we figured out what was next for us. We spent a week in Folldal as Airbnb guests, enjoying the snowContinue reading “A time to reflect”

The rising sun

The rhythm of life on a tilted, spherical planet swings once again toward longer days here in the northern hemisphere. The sun now rises high enough to cast long rays of light into my office. A bright winter day is a great reason for me to be thankful. The temperatures here have been cold (-25°C),Continue reading “The rising sun”

Growing with the times

I’ve been interested in photography ever since I was gifted a camera as a child. Back then, you used this thing called 35 mm photographic film. One had to be careful and keep the film away from sunlight. The film came in canisters that you loaded into your camera. You pressed the shutter button; the shutterContinue reading “Growing with the times”

Following my heart

Jake Parker started Inktober as a challenge to himself in 2009. Today the Inktober team creates a daily drawing prompt for the month of October and thousands of artists participate. I thought it was a cool concept, but I was a photographer, not an inking artist. I had talented friends who engaged with it, but it wasn’tContinue reading “Following my heart”

The times, they are a changin’

Autumn colours are showing themselves here in mid-Norway. Night is slowly taking a larger share in a 24-hour cycle. The night-time low temperatures creep toward freezing. But the days still bring blue skies and swiftly moving clouds – the stuff of everyday adventures – and we’ve got sturdy boots and a cozy fireplace. Making another moveTJ and IContinue reading “The times, they are a changin’”

Creating joy

I enjoy learning from other creative people. The latest advice that I’m taking to heart: Create art that makes me happy. This has been a season of learning. I started a newsletter, added new external shops for merchandise, and finally took the leap into a new website. I’ve been moving in a new creative directionContinue reading “Creating joy”

Some things I’ve learned

My everyday life was going to change this year. I knew that at the end of January. My family had already decided to move from the Oslo area. We didn’t know where we were going, so we decided to take some time off and travel around Norway. / Hverdagen min skulle endre seg i år.Continue reading “Some things I’ve learned”

On top of the world

Seeing the world through new eyes It finally happened: I travelled to Nepal with my husband. Our dear friend Rabi had invited us many times to his home country, but life somehow kept getting in the way. But this October, we finally found our way to the place with the highest mountains in the world.Continue reading “On top of the world”

Looking back / Ser tilbake

I recently read through my old blogs and thought about what’s changed in the last four years. That’s how long I’ve lived in Norway, and I’m still learning and laughing. / Jeg nylig leste gjennom de gamle bloggene og tenkte på alt som har endret seg de siste fire årene. Det er hvor lenge jegContinue reading “Looking back / Ser tilbake”

It’s summer, get outside!

Det er sommer, nyt livet utendørs My, how time flies Hmm, it was winter the last time I wrote… Since then, the days have grown much longer and already begin to grow shorter again. Trees have flowered (loads! – the worst pollen allergies I’ve experienced), family and friends have visited, and it’s soon time toContinue reading “It’s summer, get outside!”