A Reindeer Kind of Day

I recently had a visit from a friend from the States and got to play tourist for the day. Thankfully, it was before the corona virus shut the world down. If you want to know more about this lovely excursion, let me know. After 17.5 years in Norway, it was high time to play touristContinue reading “A Reindeer Kind of Day”

Inspiring Street Art – Walls of Women

“For centuries, many stories of ground-breaking women scientists, explorers, artists and the like have been overlooked. In Tromsø, Norway, there is not a single sculpture portraying a known woman. WOW Tromsø is committed to telling their stories by making their murals.” – Liv Ragnhild Kjellman, founder of Walls of Women This mural of Wanny WoldstadContinue reading “Inspiring Street Art – Walls of Women”

Look Down, Not Up – Tiny Street Art

I have walked through this narrow passageway countless times, and I have to admit that I have never stopped to study this gigantic graffiti wall, created by Chris Reddy. But thanks to my quest to study the street art of Tromsø, I discovered a delightful surprise hidden in the middle of walkway. I want toContinue reading “Look Down, Not Up – Tiny Street Art”

When Street Art Makes You Smile – Martin Whatson

I love this piece by artist, Martin Whatson. Martin, born in 1984, grew up in Olso, Norway, and is one of the country’s leading street artists. His recognisable style, combining abstract movements with figurative stencilled compositions, is eye-catching, whimsical and fun. What lies behind the the facades of gray? What colorful realms are waiting toContinue reading “When Street Art Makes You Smile – Martin Whatson”

Tour Street Art of Tromsø – 85 year old Marit Bockelie

I am an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio. So when I walk around Tromsø, I cannot help but be inspired by the local street art. And I’ve been surprised and delighted by the vast range of styles and subject matter. From historical, cultural and beautiful to disturbing and provoking. Each piece has aContinue reading “Tour Street Art of Tromsø – 85 year old Marit Bockelie”

1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you are aware of an environmental art project that’s been in the making for three years:  One Step at a Time Shoe Exhibition. On June 11, 2014, we had the official opening and now the exhibition is on display at Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop fromContinue reading “1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!”

Just a few reasons….

The Arctic Race of Norway will be coming to the North Cape on August 14, 2014.  If you are considering being a spectator and cheering on the cyclists as they race towards the North Cape Globe, then here are a few good reasons to travel to 71˚N, join in the festivities and explore the area. Reindeer:  If youContinue reading “Just a few reasons….”

Storm watching

Today the skies and waves were in constant motion.  Gale force winds whipped through our town, one minute revealing crisp blue skies, the next, a whirl of snow flakes and low visibility.  These three photos give a small glimpse into the ever-changing skies today:

The Arctic ABC’s

Originally posted on Everyday life in the North Cape & North of Norway:
I was recently nominated for the ABC award by George Weaver at She Kept a Parrot.  She’s a lovely woman who writes beautifully.  I recommend stopping by her site and reading her entertaining and insightful thoughts.  Thank you George for your kind nomination.…