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colorful August…

August 18th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »

 

Hi everyone!

 

Oh it’s been RAINY! and windy…

Rain and hard wind are good reasons to be inside

and

get up and do some exercise.

Yes. I started this Monday…some Tai Chi, Pilates,

using a foam roller (oh that’s hard but feels gooood!)

and just stretching…

 

my old exercise mat by BLOGitse

 

 

 

Look up and get an inspiration to paint.

That’s how this watercolor painting started…for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

August clouds watercolour by BLOGitse

 

 

One day it was sunny enough and I shot Rowan in our garden.

 

 

Rowan in our garden by BLOGitse

 

Nice looking but hard wind blows berries/fruits all over our wooden terrace.

 

oh well, all kinds of stuff is coming down: rain, snow, pollen, needles…

 

 

What’s coming down in your garden/neighborhood? 🙂

 

 

I’ll have a blogging/holiday break –

see you again in September!

 

Enjoy rest of this August!

 

 

windy August…

August 11th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »

Hey everyone!

It’s been really windy,

temperature dropped,

rain every now and then…feels like autumn already!

Autch.

 

Many evenings the sky has been like a flaming ocean…

Like this on Friday 5.8.2016

 

unset Fri 5.8.2016 by BLOGitse

 

 

This was an inspiration for my

 

Paint Party Friday

 

entry this week

 

 

watercolor sunset by BLOGitse

 

 

After two weeks we’ll escape to France for a week

to meet family members from different parts of the planet…

We rent a huge house with a pool, outdoor kitchen etc.

Can’t wait to relax and enjoy summer over there!

(Here at home our renovation project continues now outside;

terrace enlargement,

we built a small shed for garden tools etc. that needs painting plus

this and that small things.)

 

 

How’s your life???

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

rough work done, brushes waiting…

July 29th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 7 Comments »

 

YES!

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

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

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

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

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

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

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

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

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

 

Paint Party Friday

 

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!

 

 

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