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guests, reading, candlelights…

February 23rd, 2018 by BLOGitse received 4 Comments »

Hi everyone!


We’ve been busy with guests but now and then

I’ve had a minute to start reading Cathy O’Neil’s book

‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ (Suom. Matikkatuhoaseet).

Do you know the book, read it?

I’ve just started,  interesting and scary…


This acrylic ‘trees’ painting is for

Paint Party Friday


acrylic trees by BLOGitse


Our little guests made castles for candles.


candles in the snow 1 by BLOGitse


candles in the snow 2 by BLOGitse


I’ve made more faces for

29faces Feb 2018

You find all of them HERE.





29facesFeb2018_#22 by BLOGitse





29facesFeb2018_#25 by BLOGitse



We’ve had and will have real winter,

temperatures from daytime -6°C (21.2F) to nighttime -20°C (-4F)…brrrrrr


weekend greetings by BLOGitse


Have a relaxing weekend!




just faces…

February 15th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »


Hi everyone!

My world is full of faces,

two art challenges and visitors this weekend!


All my 29faces Feb 2018

faces are HERE.

This is #13


29facesFeb2018_#13 by BLOGitse

This is also for

Paint Party Friday challenge


For Theme Art challenge February 2018

‘found faces’ or hidden faces or faces everywhere

I found from this – originally just background painting –

at least five face figures – can you find them?


fheme art 'found faces' at least five by BLOGitseTämä oli alunperin maalattu vain taustaksi kun huomasin että heipparallaa

siitä löytyi ainakin 5 kasvohahmoa, mitä erilaisempia…

Alla niistä 4 sekä haasteen kollaasi.


‘open mouth’ / ‘avonainen suu’


theme art ‘found faces open mouth’ by BLOGitse



‘big lips’ / ‘isot huulet’


theme art found faces big lips by BLOGitse



‘big nose’ / ‘iso nenä’


theme art found faces big nose by BLOGitse



‘half face’ / ‘puoli kasvoa’

or profiles / tai profiilit

because I can see at least 3 profiles here /

koska minä näen ainakin 3 profiilia


theme art found faces half face by BLOGitse



How many you can see? / Montako profiilikuvaa sinä näet?




theme art teemakuu Feb 2018 collage by BLOGitse



mango greetings by BLOGitse

Have a relaxing weekend!



winter is going on…on…on

February 9th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »



Hi everyone!


Our extra mobile had a sim card which was out of date.

We opened that card…

broken sim card by BLOGitse

That arrow shows where all the information is.


core of sim card by BLOGitse

The heart of information in our phones is packed in this small packet. Wow!

less than 2 mm (0.079 inch)


Are you a curious person?

I am.

I want to know about new inventions, products, life in future

(like robotics and artificial intelligence) etc.




I’ve made more faces.

Here’s #8



29facesFeb2018_#8 by BLOGitse

All my 29 faces Feb 2018 are HERE


This is for Theme Art challenge Feb 2018

First I noticed a long white beard

then two eyes


details of theme art ‘found faces’ #2 by BLOGitse


This is how I refined it


theme art ‘found faces’ #2 by BLOGitse



I link this also to

Paint Party Friday



weekend flowers by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!




body and parts

February 1st, 2018 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »

Hi everyone!

Remember I’ve been sewing – I got two pair of pants,

one dress and a scarf ready for summertime!

I have still a couple of fabrics waiting but

so many other projects are waiting that I need a sewing break…


We visited Kiasma (the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki)

in December.

This is Pekka Kauhanen’s work –

‘Look Back and You’ll See in Front’ / ‘Katso taaksesi niin näet eteesi’


Pekka Kauhanen art by BLOGitse



29 faces February 2018 has started.

I’ll post all faces HERE

This is the first one you can see there


29facesFeb2018_#1 by BLOGitse


I didn’t know what the theme art challenge’s

theme for Feb would be but when I read this morning

‘found faces’

I thought this is perfect for that challenge too, right?

En tänä aamuna tiennyt teemakuun kollaasiin teemaa

kun olin jo ‘löytänyt’ nämä kasvot, sopinee haasteen teemaan?


And for


Paint Party Friday





Nature’s snow game is going on.

Last days nothing happened but now

it’s white all over again…

Some green needed…


flower greetings by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!






snow, no snow..what next

January 25th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 12 Comments »


Hi everyone!


On Wednesday we had a LOT of snow

(white on white is difficult to see but you get the idea)

– on Thursday it was all gone



one day snow next day gone by BLOGitse


It’s difficult to believe it’s soon March!!! jeeee!




Theme Art challenge in January 2018 is
’black, white and one color’



theme art ‘b&w & 1 color’ #4 by BLOGitse


theme art ‘b&w & 1 color’ #5 by BLOGitse



And all 5 together



theme art January 2018 collage by BLOGitse




These are also for


Paint Party Friday



This week has been busy but good.

How was your week?




have a relaxing weekend by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!







patterns for spring or spring patterns

January 18th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 11 Comments »

Hi everyone!

We had about one week when nothing came down from the sky.

It was so cool! No rain, no snow. We got even some sunshine!

Last couple of days we’ve had minus temperature and

light powder snow now brightens our terrace…very pretty.


I got inspiration to sew again.

First I had to cut and modify patterns, yak, I don’t like that at all.

Finally today I almost finished a tunic,

next one is so much quicker to make.

sewing by BLOGitse


I haven’t had much time to paint nor to draw but a couple sketchers at least.


This face is for


Theme Art challenge in January 2018
’black, white and one color’




Paint Party Friday


theme art ‘b&w & 1 color’ #3 by BLOGitse

gouache, fountain pen on white paper


At last but not least


hope of spring 🙂


tulips by BLOGitse

Have a relaxing weekend!



light and lights…

January 11th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 13 Comments »


Hi everyone!

Finally we have more daylight!



The other evening we enjoyed LUX light show.

Helsinki Cathedral looked like this here on my blog

in 2011 in daylight


Senaatintori Helsinki by BLOGitse



In the evening it looked like this

(too many people and other ‘blocks’ to shoot better photos, sorry)



LUX Helsinki 2018 by BLOGitse



This is for


Paint Party Friday




Theme Art January 2018

‘black, white and one color’





theme art b,w+1color #2 by BLOGitse


black ink and turquoise gouache (looks more blue than turquoise)




Have a relaxing weekend!



Amaryllis by BLOGitse



old year is wiiiuuuuh, only a memory!

January 4th, 2018 by BLOGitse received 17 Comments »

Happy New Year 2018 by BLOGitse

Hi everyone!

Hope you all are well and life is good!


My break was really relaxing…lots of candles, good food and

nice drinks…No hassle, no stress.


This year I’ve been to gym, started studying Spanish again and

found ‘bonesetting’.  It’s very difficult to explain but you might get an idea


from here and here.


Afterwards I felt like a new me! Next week again 🙂


I’ve been painting too but most not finished yet.

This one is ready, abstract, for


Paint Party Friday and


Theme Art January challenge


‘black, white and one color’


This is a detail of ‘color’ – a dot of turquoise :


detail of theme art b,w+1colour #1 by BLOGitse



theme art b,w+1colour #1 by BLOGitse



Teemataiteen tammikuun haasteena on

‘musta, valkoinen ja yksi väri’

Yllä oleva kuva on on musta ja valkoinen höystettynä

pikkuruisella turkoosilla täplällä.


You wanna smile?

This is perfect for ‘bonesetting’ theme! 🙂




Have a relaxing weekend!

Happy holidays!

December 15th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »


Hi everyone!

This is the last post this year.

Rest of the year I’ll have a blogging break.


bye bye year 2017 by BLOGitse


Paint Party Friday




Have a relaxing time,

enjoy, don’t stress…


See you in January 2018 🙂



Happy holidays 2017 by BLOGitse



Leppoisaa joulunaikaa kaikille!

Pidän bloggaustauon,

täällä taas tammikuussa…







Finland, Finlandia….

December 7th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »


Hi everyone!


After Finaland’s 100 yrs birthay in 6.12.

we celebrate again.


8.12. is

Jean Sibelius and Finnish music day.


Here’s one of my favorite Sibelius music, Finlandia.



“Finlandia, Op. 26, is a tone poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

It was written in 1899 and revised in 1900.“

more in Wikipedia



My gouache painting was inspired by Sibelius’s music…



Jean Sibelius and Finnish music day 8.12.


Paint Party Friday



Have a relaxing weekend!



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