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rough work done, brushes waiting…

July 29th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 4 Comments »



All rough work in our sauna building is DONE!

Only a few details to be done today and finally

tomorrow we’ll have our first sauna session. Jeeeee!


These boots were busy but now they are somewhere else

doing good, important work, thank you!


renovation boots by BLOGitse



We have still organizing to do, some stuff is outside under plastic…



I can’t wait to get my ‘normal’ days back,

able to draw and paint more…


Brushes are staring at me – use me, use me….. 🙂



Paint Party Friday




painting brushes by BLOGitse



How’s your life?




Have a relaxing weekend!



pear – to paint and eat…

July 22nd, 2016 by BLOGitse received 5 Comments »


This week has been sanding and painting.

All sauna window frames painted,

today we’ll get sauna benches ready but

we have to wait first ‘löyly’, to sit inside,

for a week or so. We have time…


We’ve eaten lots of fruits and berries this summer.

The other day we ate pears.

Like this one


pear to eat by BLOGitse



I painted it quickly with watercolors for


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watercolour pear by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!



round and around…

July 15th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 14 Comments »



doodling, round and around, round and around…

I needed a break from sauna building renovation things but

I didn’t have inspiration to paint nor draw…

I did some croquis skething with charcoal but it didn’t go well…

Then I took sheet of paper and let the pen flow without thinking or plan…


round and around…

here ‘s a collage of that session


doodling collage by BLOGitse



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After that I took a fountain pen…let it flow…

some watercolor and she’s dancing like a maniac…


dancing woman by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!



peas without princess

July 8th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 3 Comments »


I’m not a princess and I eat peas not sleep on them 🙂


Here are details before adding water (I used watercolor pencils)


peas watercolor details by BLOGitse



and here how it looks ready


dancing peas 🙂



summer peas by BLOGitse



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Have a relaxing weekend!



burgundy red

July 1st, 2016 by BLOGitse received 4 Comments »


July is here, autch how days fly!


Our sauna building renovation is 80% done…

can’t wait to use our own washing machine again!



sweet cherries by BLOGitse


I loooove cherries, yummy, yummy!!!



I got an inspiration of these burgundy reds for


Paint Party Friday



watercolor cherries by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!




Mukavaa juhannusta! Happy midsummer!

June 23rd, 2016 by BLOGitse received 12 Comments »


Finnish midsummer ‘juhannus’ is like a mega sauna party!


People escape to summer houses, cottages, tents…

People enjoy sauna, swimming in cold waters, barbecue, drinks, get drunk…


We are boring.

We stay at home.


We have everything here, enough good food and drinks –

sauna is not ready but we enjoy just to relax, be.



peony watercolor by BLOGitse


PEONY, watercolor



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peony midsummer 2016 bu BLOGitse




fountain pen sketches

June 17th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 7 Comments »

Oooh what a week!


Men come and go,

we move things from here to there and back…

Sauna building is now…half done, but still lot to do.

I sanded and painted two old stools – now they are ready.


ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse



detail of ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse



check here how this looked last week


I had dentist visit today…she found a hole under a crown.

Either roots will be ok with crown if not that tooth is gone forever…

But I have still a couple of teeth left, no problem! 🙂


I haven’t had time to paint/draw anything ‘big’

but here are a couple of fountain pen sketches I’ve done.


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fountain pen sketches heads by BLOGitse



fountain pen sketches postures by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!



sanded and painted

June 10th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »


Hi everyone!


I gave up sanding the sauna window frames. We’ll do it later or not…

But I sanded one of four old stools.

Icky brown is almost gone,

it gives  interesting surface with transparent pearl white paint.


sanded old stool by BLOGitse


Here it’s only partly painted. I’ll show it next weekend when two coats done…



I found leftover flower painting to show you…


summer flowers by BLOGitse


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Here’s a detail of that


detail of summer flowers by BLOGitse



Before rain we had to cover all kinds of renovation stuff,

after rain:


rainwater on heavy duty tarp by BLOGitse



rain drops on heavy duty tarp by BLOitse


Have a relaxing weekend!



sewing break

June 3rd, 2016 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »


This week has been mainly sewing –


sauna window frames are still waiting for sanding because

I need special liquid to get rid off old varnish…


and I don’t like that kind of work… it can wait…xxx more days… 🙂


I’ve made kind of tank tops or sleeveless t-shirts…four pieces so far (different fabrics).


Here’s what I planned to make of this fabric – not all of them

(one top made already)


sewing summer tops by BLOGitse


This is not my favorite pattern but the fabric was on sale… 🙂



Here are details…ink and watercolor with the fabric…


summer top's details by BLOGitse


Do you sew?



Summer is officially in Finland – it’s June!



Have a relaxing weekend!



just flowers

May 27th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 16 Comments »


Our sauna building renovation is still going on.

Now my duty is to sand window frames and

paint them. I’ll show you when these are totally different color!


window frames by BLOGitse



I haven’t had time or energy to paint, draw much but

all Theme art flowers are done.


Loput teemakuun kukat kollaasin kera valmiit, jihuu.


teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _4 by BLOGitse





teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _5 by BLOGitse





teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _6 by BLOGitse





and all six works together


teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers collage by BLOGitse



I apologize not visiting and commenting your posts but

I’ve been traveling and busy with renovation.

This weekend I’ll promise to visit and leave a comment!

(to all those bloggers who have name/URL option to leave a comment)



Have a relaxing weekend!



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