|'In the Mountain's Shadow' 5x7 plein air pastel Iceland ©Karen Margulis|
purchase painting $50
|'Iceland Extreme' 4x10 plein air pastel somewhere on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland June 2014|
|The Midnight Sun as seen from my bedroom window in Stykkisholmur, Iceland|
|A sunny day in Stykkisholmur with our red house in the distance. This was 10:00 pm|
|A gray and moody day in a field of Lupines|
|Lots of layers to remove or add as necessary. A waterproof layer is important.|
|Keeping my feet warm and dry|
|Icelandic sheep are everywhere|
The sweaters are available everywhere but I bought mine at the weekly flea market Kolaportid in Reykjavik. I had the chance to chat with the woman who had knitted my sweater. She told me “I looked well” in my new sweater. She also gave me care instructions. Did you know there is no need to really wash the sweater for two years? It is said that one somehow knows when they find the perfect Lopapeysa....like a wedding dress. It sounds strange but it was true for me. I knew it was the one as soon as I put it on and I will treasure it forever.
|Modeling my new Lopapeysa|
|steam from geothermal springs|
|the Mid- Atlantic Ridge comes ashore on Icleand|
|Moss covered lava fields from distant volcanoes|
|waterfalls are everywhere|
Be sure to return for part two tomorrow!