Shoes! Oh, the possibilities!

The removing of my large shoe mosaic in the North Cape, with the purpose of restoring it, has brought back so many memories. Here is a recap of the process, via photos. And if you were wondering, 1,200 shoes is A LOT of shoes! It is inspiring to look back on the project, from whenContinue reading “Shoes! Oh, the possibilities!”

One Step at at Time – Cleaning up the Coast

This shoe mosaic is one of the results of my environmental project, One Step at a Time, that started in 2012.  It has hung outdoors since 2014, under the midnight sun and the northern lights.  Its weathered many storms, and now, 5 years later, it is in need of restoration. As we just took downContinue reading “One Step at at Time – Cleaning up the Coast”

Catch the Sun

Arctic inhabitants have a special relationship with the sun.  Its 2-month absence creates a deep longing in the core of our being, and an overwhelming appreciation when we’re reunited.  Tears and smiles, elation and gratitude rise within us as the blazing star shines upon us. Catch the Sun When the sun smiles, smile back. WhenContinue reading “Catch the Sun”

Captured Moments

Cancer has a way of putting priorities straight.   One’s “to-do” list is shaken and sifted, insignificant plans and goals disappear immediately.  There’s no doubt what’s most important. Capturing moments with our family has had an urgency about it.  From the first day of my diagnosis, I’ve been deliberate about photographing this journey – ourContinue reading “Captured Moments”

Snow-Blasted

We just had a storm called “Ole” that blasted the northern part of Norway this past weekend.  Ole has left us with lots of snow to shovel, and frosted our buildings from basement to roof. I also want to share a photo of our neighbors’ stairs leading up to their house.  They are amazing atContinue reading “Snow-Blasted”