lauantai 29. maaliskuuta 2014


is the theme of this week´s DC. Our host is Patrice, see her fabulous blog Patrice A. for more.
These images tell about early spring and melting ice on a lake and tiny river in a small town of  Kankaanpää where I study at the moment.
- The turquoise one in the middle is about wet linen fiber on a balloon:)

 My love and connection with nature can be seen in my art work. 
The fragility of the balance in nature and worry and anxiety about the condition of the water system on earth should be seen in my works more clearly.
Thank you, Patrice, for the important and wonderful theme.

perjantai 21. maaliskuuta 2014

Kivi, paperi, sakset

Olen leikannut lakanoita ja pellavia ja tehnyt niistä paperia. 
Olen laittanut käteni saveen. Poltossa savesta haihtuu kaikki vesi ja siitä tulee kivitavaraa..
 I have made paper of cotton and linen. 
I also have been moulding clay - oh, how I love the touch of it!
The first and last images are seen through unpainted and painted papersheets. 
We still have had mostly misty and cold winter days as can be seen in the image in the middle.
In waiting for brightness I have been watching Bright shadow by two wonderful artists.

lauantai 15. maaliskuuta 2014


Earth 1, watercolor on paper, 29 x 42cm, LV 2014


Earth 2, watercolor on paper, 29 x 42cm, LV 2014

  Connection to earth ( maa in Finnish ) is important to me. 
Unevitably that can be seen in my works, too. 
And there is a clear connection between my photos and paintings. 
For me the dearest place on earth is - as you  may already know - our summer place in Rauma archipelago. 
And, yes, there is a connection between that place and all these images:)

I can´t wait  to get there , there , there again..
We got some snow: it is not spring yet, so I´ll have to wait some more time:(

This week´s drawing challenge is about Connections. 
Our host is Kristen, see her vivid and colourful blog  Sunny Spot for more:)

perjantai 14. maaliskuuta 2014



earlier about nets of different kinds in this blog f.ex. here  here here  here here

 ..and I´ve always liked making nets with crocheting and so is here my student friend  Liisa:)

perjantai 7. maaliskuuta 2014

Raven Hair

Those drying, hanging linen bunches remind me of wet hair
I have been staining linen fiber into black color to make paper blend of it later on.

I had a witchy feeling standing  in front of the stove with big pink gloves on, stirring the black raven hair mixture in a huge kettel:=)


A while ago I painted a "hair-dye-self-portrait"
( acrylic on paper, 50 x 60cm )
There is a witchy feeling there, too, don`t you think;)

Thank you, Nadine, for the DC theme of this week
see other participants via Nadine`s charming blog Tiny Woolf


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sunnuntai 2. maaliskuuta 2014