This past March I met Bjorn and Elizabeth. They have a farm at the end of the road right where the trail begins for the Buerbreen 🇳🇴 glacier and they are moving forward with plans to have a cafe at the farm for the thousands of visitors who hike to the glacier every year. The 2nd tile that I made when I came to Odda 🇳🇴 Was a tile of their farm and the glacier in the background And originally I had hiked up there to go to the glacier but they helped Advise me and what I should do given the Winter and concerns I should have about hiking in the mountains in the Winter seeing that I've never been here before. It was great advice and I made the tile of their farm in the glacier and it was one of the 1st tiles that I completed last week and I delivered it to them for a gift I gave him a few extras too just for good measure. They said they want to use them in their cafe somehow maybe install them somehow but they were very pleased with the tiles and they sure are nice tiles.
Bygdeborg or Hillfort.... There are roughly 400 hillforts in Norway. 20 in Hordaland County, which is where Odda is located. This Hillfort is most likely from the Iron Age and was used as a shelter during times of unrest.
The new tile "Tradition meer Fiske" all three made it through the kiln firing. I am going to fire two of them again to really get them hot and this one I will refire and add real gold to the necklace and belt where it is necessary.
Paulino Cecilio Jr. just sent me this image of the nearly finished painting that I commissioned him to make. All I told him is that it is perfect. I told him that I wanted it for my gallery in Norway. There are a lot of painters out there in the grandtraverse region. Some of Paulino's work is by far the only paintings that resonates with me. He proves it yet again. The Brew in Downtown Traverse City is where you can often see hi work for sale.
A little piece of the Folgefonni glacier - which according to Norwegian folklore was created by enormous amounts of snowfall that wiped out the entire settlement because they were evil and sinned. They still live under the glacier and kidnap women from time to time to bear their children.