Archive | November, 2013


‘Living stones’ sails out…. 0,78 square metre white paper…..44 day….. and then the rock was recreated. ‘Living stones’ the title showed up to be. Small and big and bigger challenges has been on the way. If I am content with the picture? Am I happy completing it? It feels strange and empty, I miss it……it was […]


Orchid in the night Night orchid is one of few wild orchids in Norway. She is not often seen. It is rare, seldom seen, exotic! It grew on ‘my rock’. Now the rock is gone, and so is the orchid. Now it is only living in the watercolour, and of course, in my Memoir Book. […]

Measuring land om Kvamsøy island

Great day for pilgrims! – 22nd November 2013 Everu possible and impossible official bodies have said ‘yes’ (or not said ‘no’) to us building a little chapel for the ‘Worry tree’ on a ground on the island Kvamsøy. Inger Johanne and Bjarne Hjartholm, the property owners have all the time been positive to the project, […]

Pilgrimage to Tjuatoten

1098 meter over fjorden Med fritt utsyn til sju kongerike står vi på platået der Tjuatoten er høgast. Eg har klatra til toppen før, men denne gongen er spesiell: Vi finn KROSSEN! Vi fekk den finaste haustdagen vi kunne ønske oss, klår haustsol med varme er ikkje daglegdags. Tett granskog og lyse bjørkelier; blåbær, krekling […]

To make a colourful day

The crayons box The word has its own sound in my mind; it gives associations to warm summer’s days, blossoming fields, Christmas Eve with candles and stars…… A life with no colours is impossible. I would have got abstinent without the daily colour palette. I remember every ‘first day of school’ … best from the […]

Watercolour and roadsides

The edge of the roadside hides big secrets , just bow down a little….. The Birdsfoot trefoil impresses me! She fears nothing. She grows in locations where  you would not believe she could survive: In the road ditches she lights up in brilliantly yellow, somtimes she creeps underneath the wide mantle of Lady Mary, but […]

Bjørg’s hiking

Per ardua ad astra Through hard work to the stars ‘The big horse’ is among the favourites of my mountains. To reach the top with the paintbrush is hard work. The goal is to get to the top through a new watercolour before the New year’s eve. Will you be my companion to the top?

Climbing in watercolours

The watercolour is climbing, together with me, and slowly, but steadily, we’re getting there….. To belong to, to be part of a wider context, is good and important. For me the watercolour is part of life. In the watercolour lies many words, some without connection, some go together into a meaningfulness. A story. About life […]

Wait and keep waiting…

The waiting, together with many, give a new dimension to the day. Much interesting might come out of vaiting in a queue. We hae got a shared goal, which joins us together in a special way. We know what we have ahead – we wanted to see Edvard Munch. But what we did not know, […]

Continuing watercolour thoughts

The queen of Foxgloves! Never had I seen foxgloves until I moved to Vest Norway. Now, after 40 years, they are part of my summer. The white version, ‘Digitalis grandiflora’, for me stands like a queen among the foxgloves. She is noble and sheer, tender and delicate. She keeps herself a little away from her […]