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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 now – and next week! – we have perfect summer weather. Early morning, sun and a cup of coffee – oh, yes! via GIPHY This

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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 sunny – like a circle or rolloercoaster… Our little guest made this bark boat. I did this watercolor painting one day when sitting in our

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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 all greens die in my care 🙂 This orchid has been sitting by itself. Every now and then I just put it in water and

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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 the time when most Finns start their summer vacation, on average four weeks. I call this ‘Midsummer abstract’… Paint Party Friday   Hope you all

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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 different colors. A few details of that Paint Party Friday   Nothing special happened this week. I’ve been painting, listening audiobooks at the same time.

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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 to get tight. I really like the pattern… Top one I wanted b&w but somebody changed the bottles so now it’s brown. argh! This is

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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 many folding styles there are, SHIBORI folding tutorial   Here you can see stitching   I’ve done some stitching, rubber band and other foldings, more

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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 sketch wiuh, wiuh – done! Gouache and ink and just ink and water Paint Party Friday For ThemeArt May 2019 challenge ‘music with symbols and

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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 written crime story. I’ve always liked crime stories – but too violent crime movies or series are not for me – listening is different. I

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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 warm-up the other day. These are one minute sketches. Paint Party Friday   This is for ThemeArt May 2019 challenge ‘music with symbols and signs’

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