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”

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!”

One Step at a Time

In just two months, One Step at a Time, an environmental art exhibition will open.  It’s a project that I’ve been working on for over two years and I’m thrilled to see an idea turning into reality. A diverse group of five women will display artwork made from 1,200 shoes plucked up from North Cape beaches.Continue reading “One Step at a Time”

One Step at at Time – Cleaning up the Coast

Originally posted on Everyday life in the North Cape & North of Norway:
I’m blessed to live in a very beautiful part of the world – in the town of Honningsvåg on the island of Magerøya in the North Cape of Norway.  One of my favorite things to do is go hiking.  Whether I’m with…

National Television for One Step at a Time!

It all started with a treasure hunt and a bad conscious: Looking for polished sea glass, weather-worn driftwood and other treasures on this secluded, North Cape beach, I also found this: And my conscious said, “You can’t just take the pretty things and ignore all this plastic.”  An internal conversation started.  “What can one personContinue reading “National Television for One Step at a Time!”

World Environment Day – Take up the Fight against Pollution

In honor of the World Environment Day, I wanted to share the trailer to the movie Trashed – thanks to Mobius Faith Imaging’s blog for bringing it to my attention. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know that ocean pollution is something I want to see come to an end, and here in theContinue reading “World Environment Day – Take up the Fight against Pollution”

Cleaning up the Coast- TV Interview!

Since moving to the North Cape and coming face to face with the ugly reality of ocean pollution, I’ve asked myself what I can do as an individual to fight this gigantic problem, and help raise awareness. The amount of trash that’s washed up on the local coastlines is astounding. Countless hikes to beaches riddledContinue reading “Cleaning up the Coast- TV Interview!”