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birch seeds…

are everywhere! They fly like birds. Did you know  that 1 kg contains 5-8 MILLION seeds! Our terrace is covered with them and they fly inside without asking 🙂 Right

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summer is…

sea, bark boat, flowers and strawberries…   We’ve had summer guests. The weather has been interesting. One day cool and rainy, next warm and sunny, cool and grey, warm and

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top three

of this week: First I heard it, then I saw it and shot a picture (not very sharp, sorry) great spotted woodpecker (käpytikka) This morning I saw this miracle Usually

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it’s Midsummer!

Hi everyone! It’s the time of the year when most Finns are escaping to summerhouses or at least to countryside to BBQ, drink, swim, celebrate midnight sun. This is also

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We need colors!

Hi everyone! This week has been full of colors 🙂 blue, white, orange, green… My painting is a real mess of colors. It was fun to slap here and there

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tie-dye experiments…

Hi everyone! As I told you last week I did some tie-dye this week. Here are a couple of experiments: My favorite is top left – pole tie-dye – difficult

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sketching and dyeing

Hi everyone! I’ve been dyeing for years but next week I’ll try something new – stitching, different folding styles…Stitching and pole wrapping are new to me. Here’s a video how

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weekend abstracts

Hi everyone! How are you? Painting/gardening/shopping/relaxing…or what? 🙂 This week I’ve been painting a few abstracts and started a big canvas with acrylics, (not finished yet) First a quick warm-up

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Lars Kepler – I’m hooked

Hi everyone! During a break I listened three books, fourth started. It’s a great way to listen books when sunbathing. Lars Kepler‘s ‘The Hypnotist’ was creepy, violent but mesmerizing, well

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spring break

Hi everyone! I’ll have a short blogging break, till mid May. This week I’ve been trying to draw, paint, sketch a little every day. These croquis drawings I did to

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