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eyes, shadows and Sibelius

December 9th, 2011 by BLOGitse received 23 Comments »


photos of the weekend #49


I’m trying to learn how to draw eyes.

I cut these eyes from a magazine and tried to copy them with a  soft pencil.

Huh, not easy but I’m not giving up.

More coming later! 🙂


eyes drawn by BLOGitse



It’s dark outside.

In Helsinki we have daylight from 9:15 am till 3:15 pm.

At the end of the month from 9:25 am till 3:30 pm.

31st of December is the first longer day – 9:24 am till 15:22 pm.

Extra light needed.


We have LED candles on day and night! 🙂


LED candle light by BLOGitse



shadows of LED candle light by BLOGitse



shadows of LED candle light by BLOGitse (2)


Nice shadows, right?! 🙂


Shadow Shot Sunday



Starting this year 8th of December was a Flag Day to honor

birthday (8.12.1865) of composer Jean Sibelius and the Day of Finnish Music.

Jean Sibelius and Finnish Music Day 8.12.2011


I loooove Sibelius’s music.

Finlandia is long (about 8 minutes) but worth every second.

Hope you like it too!




Sundays In My City


Life In Pictures



Have a relaxing weekend!



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23 Responses to “eyes, shadows and Sibelius”

  1. avatar Tina says:

    Lovely, lovely lovely. Sending more sunshine your way…
    Tina recently posted..Don’t call it a gift guideMy Profile

  2. Eyes are elusive! I can’t do better than you!! So keep it up. I was at a concert and heard Finlandia played. So I have bought a cd with Jussi Makkonenon cello and Rait Karn on piano. Thanks for the lovely memories.
    keatsthesunshinegirl recently posted..Austrian – German- Swiss Charity Bazaar 2011My Profile

    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      I listened them playing together in YouTube, Sibelius Romance….aaaaaah…
      I have a lot to learn but I like it! 🙂

  3. avatar Trotter says:

    Hi Blogitse! I’m so happy to be here after my accident 😉

    Sibelius OK, but I need to be in the mood… Finlandia is awesome!!
    Lovely shots!!

    Blogtrotter Two is around Scandola. Fabulous! Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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  4. avatar Arija says:

    Eyes are not easy to capture, remember that in most people the space between the eyes is the same width as an eye.

    I am very fond of Sibelius.
    Arija recently posted..Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Me and my ShadowMy Profile

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    Your artistry is beautiful. The drawn eyes are expressive, the emotion we see well. Nice!

    We complain of our short days, but 15:15 is an hour less than us. At least in the summer, your days are so much longer. Sweet and sour must coexist…

    Helsinki is such a beautiful city – at day or night!
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  6. I like the subtle shadows in the street scene!


    If I were a shadow,
    I would seek the light;
    There I would glow sleekly,
    Black and shiny bright!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Grass and Snowy Shadows
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  7. avatar Ms. Becky says:

    these are fabulous shadows! love the blues…happy SSS to you.
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  8. That’s right-I don’t stop to think how short your days are. No wonder why folks look forward to the winter solstice! Beautiful night/LED shots!

    If no one picks up hosting SSS, I will still post my shadows as I have done for so many years. I do have an ’email subscribe’ on my blog, so if you want automatic notification of my SSS posts, sign up for that. I don’t post everyday, usually twice a week. If you visit me, I will surely visit you (but we have to leave comments so that we know we were by).
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  9. avatar Shydub says:

    that is a very creative and artistic skeches. and the shadow shot looks like an eye boggling thing. great shot.
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  10. avatar robin says:

    that little sunshine would really bum me out!! and yes!!!! very cool shadow!!!!
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  11. avatar Kelly says:

    Despite your lack of light, you’ve managed to find some wonderful shadows! I think I would have trouble with the cold and dark.

    You’ve done a very good job with the eyes.
    Kelly recently posted..Shadow Shot Sunday #58My Profile

  12. avatar Cris-Mary says:

    Another Sunday with art from you side! Very beautiful ! I hope you have a great week!
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  13. avatar Hootin' Anni says:

    Love the pencil sketch the best of your shares!!!

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  14. avatar geanina says:

    beautiful eyes! great work:)
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  15. avatar Laurie says:

    Happy Flag Day! And may your days and nights be bright from the glow of friends and love, not just LED lights. I live near the equator, and I miss the ebb and flow of dark and light.

  16. avatar Tara R. says:

    I didn’t realize Finland had such short days in the winter. I would have lights burning all the time too.
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  17. avatar Doru says:

    Excellent captures!
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  18. avatar Unknown Mami says:

    Loving the shadows.
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  19. avatar QandleQueen says:

    Yep, eyes are tricky, but you’re doing very well. I can’t imagine such short days. I remember complaining of being sent to bed when the sun was still out during the summer when I lived further north. I guess you have super long days in the summer too?
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  20. avatar Aledys Ver says:

    Here in NL we have probably two more hours of light every day. At 4:30 pm it’s already dark and at 5 pitch dark. I’m finding it difficult to put up with. The lights in the house never seem to be bright enough so that means that as of 4, I can’t really do any house chores bec. I can’t see what I’m doing. Add this to the fact that I’ve just come back from a place where daylight is too much to bare bec. it’s closer to the Equator and it’s summer now, and you have a very confused Aledys 😀
    Love your pictures!
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