From Inside The Magpie House

I've been working this week from inside a cozy little place on the Blindern Campus in Oslo. I've named it the 'Magpie House'.

Outside, in the grey weather and the white snow, two of these lovely, funny birds have been hopping around collecting bits to build a nest in the eaves of one of the windows outside my room.

Inside, where it's more colourful, I've been hopping around with a random selection of paper, thread, and a bag of mixed textile pieces I brought along.

Much like the magpies, I'm working with the materials in my immediate environment - a thread here, a piece of wool, there. They sense what they will want to use to build their nest. I sense what I will want to use to build mine.


  1. I love the image of you and the birds hopping around, searching, working... And, once again, I envy you being in Norway. God Jul, Adelaide, God Jul!

    1. I was just saying to my husband that each time we're here I love it more and more. God Jul to you, Karen!

  2. "You got the silver" Adelaide
    Keith Richards sings it so well here back in 2006


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