It's spring, and the cherry tree is in flower, frothy white against blue skies. I just hope this weather lasts a while - we can still have an unexpected fall of snow, but the sun is stronger, so the snow melts away immediately. ... Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning it snowed, and these narcissus were bending right into the earth. Today, suddenly , the weather is much warmer, and the stems straightened up again, reaching outwards and upwards. It reminded me of when I was much younger, travelling via the Swedish LLoyd ferries that travelled between England and Gothenburg. I could always... Continue Reading →
Two new creations, both of mainly Indian fire agate. The necklace to the left is composed of fire agate, carved jade, together with silvered spacer beads. The centre stone is a matching druzy. The necklace on the right is of pale grey labradorite, together with the fire agate . The pendant is also of labradorite,... Continue Reading →
I painted this climbing geranium two years ago (time flies!). I loved the fiery red colour, and the leaves were as stunning as the flowers themselves. Unfortunately it didn't survive the winter down in my cellar. But it survives as a watercolour, reminding me of it's vigorous growth and fiery colour.
This spring's walks have started again, and we walked along the coast, and then through woods. On the way we passed this ancient boundary. It was an exhilarating walk as the birds were singing and we saw wild flowers peeping out in between dried leaves and pine trees.
I was browsing through some old photos and found this one. It is very interesting if you look closer. My husband and I were involved in the world of horses a few years ago. The photo was taken at Akershus Fort, Oslo. The fort is right by the Oslo fjord, and this is why there... Continue Reading →
I created this necklace for an jewellery exhibition a couple of years ago. These dreamy blue stones are lace agate. The blue has a slight lilac tinge to it, and the stone is said to be the stone of the Virgin Mary. As a contrast, I used stones of aquamarine. The clasp is 925 silver.
What happens in my home town, Fredrikstad, when it's Easter, but on the same weekend , there is a football match? The town is decorated with orange feathers and silhouettes of yellow chicks, and when you turn around, the bridge is decorated with flags with the emblem of Fredrikstad football club.
Busy days tidying away after winter and putting out tables and chairs on the terrace. I thought I would decorate the space in front of the side wall of the garage with a sewing-machine table , owl and pansies in a mini watering can. In the back garden I have made a new flowerbed for... Continue Reading →