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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.

 

Paint Party Friday

 

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

 

#4/6

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _5 by BLOGitse

 

#5/6

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _6 by BLOGitse

 

#6/6

 

 

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!

 

 

croquis drawing with charcoal

May 20th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 11 Comments »

 

 

First set was one minute drawings.

It’s been loooong time I’ve done this.

First minutes were hard…

 

croquis 1 minute collage by BLOGitse

 

 

croquis 1min_4 by Blogitse

 

It’s been a while I’ve played with charcoal so the medium took some time

to warm up….

 

Here are two minutes drawings

 

croquis 2 minute collage by BLOGitse

 

 

croquis 2 minute collage by BLOGitse

 

You can see she’s sitting, right? 🙂

Five minutes was too hard this time….

I did it but it became total mess but was good practise.

 

If you want to try croquis

check this

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

ps. aaachoooo has gone, we both feel ‘normal’ again…

 

 

aaaahchoo!

May 13th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 5 Comments »

 

again, ahchoo!

 

Sorry but we’ve had terrible…achoo! virus…aaaahchoo!

 

Hubby had fever, my biggest problem has been pain in head,

felt like a heavy balloon…

 

Somebody said it’s B virus…

I feel better now but not totally ‘normal’….hopefully totally recovered soooon!

 

How do YOU feel, everything okay?

 

 

Just two ink & watercolor paintings this weekend.

 

 

Theme art May 2016 challenge: ‘flower/flowers’

 

Toukokuun teemataide ‘kukka/kukkia’

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _2 by BLOGitse

 

#2/6

 

 

 

previous flower #1/6 here

 

 

ensimmäinen kukka on täällä

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _3 by BLOGitse

 

#3/6

 

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

watercolor fun

May 6th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »

 

Greetings from summery sunny Finland!

 

We’ve had amazing weather for a week now…

to do our sauna building renovation! 🙂

It’s been noisy and dusty – that part mainly done. good.

 

The other day I played with thin paper…

first loosely wrinkled, added watercolors…

 

watercolor fun_1 by BLOGitse

 

 

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wrinkeled, crinkled and crumpled 🙂

 

it became like a…what?

 

watercolor fun_2 by BLOGitse

 

fabric?

 

 

Haven’t had time to sew this week (guests, renovation…) but

I had time to do first of six

 

Theme art May 2016 challenge: ‘flower/flowers’
Toukokuun teemataide ‘kukka/kukkia’

 

 

Ensimmäinen kukka teemataiteeseen.

 

Muste ja vesiväri.

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukka flower _1 by BLOGitse

 

#1/6

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

ring, ring, ring it’s SPRING!

April 29th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »

 

 

Hauskaa vappua by BLOGitse

 

 

I’ve been sewing after toooo long break.

It took for a while to find right rhythm and

‘see’ how to modify patterns.

Here are a few fabrics I’ve been working with.

 

fabrics by BLOGitse

 

 

April’s Theme art ‘minimalist’ all six works are done.

 

Waiting what’s the theme for May….

 

teemataide theme art April 2016 minimalism minimalismi collage by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

Have a funfun spring weekend!

 

 

 

 

R.I.P. Prince

April 22nd, 2016 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve danced like a hurricane with Prince,

my hubby has always respected Prince as a great musician, an artist.

 

 

R.I.P. Prince by BLOGitse

 

 

 

 

Last two of six Theme art works…

 

Teemataiteen viimeiset kaksi työtä…

 

 

teemataide theme art April 2016 minimalism minimalismi_5 by BLOGitse

 

#5/6

 

 

teemataide theme art April 2016 minimalism minimalismi_6 by BLOGitse

 

#6/6

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

Collage of all six coming next week…

 

Kaikki kuusi kuvaa ensi viikolla…

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

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