Article in the Norwegian magazine "Vi over 60"

The Norwegian magazine "Vi over 60" (Us over 60's) has just published an article about me entitled "Seilte fra sorgen" (Sailed away from sorrow), written by the journalist Karin Mogård. She tells the readers at first about how the interview took place amongst stacks of paintings in the middle of my preparations for the annual open studio event.

She then went on to write about my background and my difficult period as newly widowed and how important I felt it was to look forward instead of backwards and to plan and take on new challenges for the future.
The article also mentions this blog and how writing it has been a kind of therapy for me after the trauma of losing my husband. Karin also visited me on my boat in Greece this summer so she could describe how my life on board the boat is and some of the experiences I have had. I am glad she also tells about how I now try to inspire others by traveling around holding talks and lectures about my life as a 70 year old, widowed and solo-sailing artist. 
(When I was asked to hold my first talk in front of a large audience I didn't think it was anything special and I was terribly embarrassed. Now I'm getting requests all the time so it apparently is something worth doing.) I have a new purpose in life!


  1. Congratulations, Elizabeth! I tell many people about you and how you are my inspiration for both sailing and painting. Thanks for sharing all that you do. <3

  2. Well done...! Also the days are getting longer, time to start thinking about a return to Greece! :o)

  3. You are a RARE inspiration Elizabeth! I am so proud of you and your efforts in both realms...sailing and art worlds. This is a niche definitely worth pursuing! Not many have your fearless drive to continue on into the sea alone, but to use your unique skills to not only persist, but to leave such encouragement in your wake~
    Your journey is truly a Voyage of Discovery.....healing your heart and building strength.....