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ho-ho-holiday…summer holiday

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

will start on Monday…


I’ll be offline until September, yes!

It will be traveling, a painting course, hopefully more

sun and warmer days!


We eat oatmeal porridge every morning –

our tummies are happy! 🙂


I’ll be back after oat threshing here in Finland.


oat on color by BLOGitse



oat, negative by BLOGitse


negative colors




oat by BLOGitse



oat, watercolor and ink by BLOGitse

watercolor and ink


Paint Party Friday




oat, ink and watercolor by BLOGitse

watercolor and ink




Happy summer holidays by BLOGitse



snow, rain…we got it all

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


This April has been very interesting.

One day it’s sunny,

next day snowy,

the following rainy…


Look at these images


footpath 23.04.2017 by BLOGitse


Sunday 23.4.2017


it was nice and dry to have ‘a forest walk’



snowfall 25.4.2017 by BLOGitse


Wet snowfall Tuesday 25.4.2017



grape hyacinth helmililja 25.04.2017 by BLOGitse


Tired Grape hyacinths Tuesday 25.4.2017



grape hyacinth helmililja 26.04.2017 by BLOGitse


Grape hyacinths in the Wednesday afternoon 26.4.2017



after a short shower of hail by BLOGitse


Terrace table after a very short shower of hail

Wednesday 26.4.2017



Between dentist visit and filling a tax return I started to repaint

some old acrylic paintings.


Here’s first step I did,

more layers will come later…



texture painting (not ready) by BLOGitse



Paint Party Friday



and a couple of details


texture painting detail_1 by BLOGitse



texture painting detail_2 by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!



Have a relaxing weekend! by BLOGitse



spring = more light

Friday, April 21st, 2017


Hi everyone!

Thanks for your kind and supportive words last week!

This week has been better even if I almost

ate a dental implant screw. It’s back again…oh boy.

But otherwise life is good! 🙂



Theme Art challenge in April 2017
’something new’


paper yarn something new_8 theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



paper yarn something new_9 theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse


Previous posts here and here.


something new collage by BLOGitse


This was FUN!



Kaikki ‘jotain uutta’ on postattu. Olipa virkistävää tehdä ihan jotain uutta! 🙂



One more.

I got an inspiration of this image…


paper yarn macro by BLOGitse



to draw with pencil this tiny detail for


Paint Party Friday


inspired of paper yarn by BLOGitse



It’s still cold here in Finland but here’s a promise of tulips….


waiting for tulips by BLOGitse


On Saturday 22nd of April 2017

Sunrise at 5:45

Sunset at 20:57


Have a relaxing weekend!



something new

Thursday, April 6th, 2017


Oh boy,

Theme Art Challenge in April 2017




‘something new’


I’ve had two paper yarn skeins waiting for inspiration.


paper yarn something new ‘material’ theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



But what to do with these?


I cut black yarn, wet it, straighten, dried, made a knot, put it


on crumpled paper…


Here’s the first one, edited version



paper yarn something new_1 edit vers theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



Here’s original


paper yarn something new_1 theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



Another one with more black ‘objects’


paper yarn something new_2 edit vers theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



Here’s original


paper yarn something new_2 theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



Then I took orange yarn,


played a bit


paper yarn something new_3 theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



and a detail of that



paper yarn something new_3 detail theme art april 2017 by BLOGitse



This was fun but like a performance because

all of these are saved only digitally….


I took several photos,

more will come next week!



blue drop by BLOGitse



Paint Party Friday



Have a relaxing weekend!



more faces

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017




Happy Valentine’s Day!





Aurinkoista ystävänpäivää!




29faces Feb 2017






faces29 Feb 2017 #11 by BLOGitse





faces29 Feb 2017 #12 by BLOGitse





faces29 Feb 2017 #13 by BLOGitse





faces29 Feb 2017 #14 by BLOGitse


more coming on Friday…

(this challenge means a lot of work but I love every minute!)



after blogging break…

Friday, September 25th, 2015


it’s good to be back!!!



Our move from Helsinki to Espoo

map from Helsinki to Espoo, Finland

was hard work –

we had and still have too much stuff!

BUT we’re happy here – we have a small house with a huge terrace and

a small sauna and storage building.

It takes less than 30 minutes by buss from here to Helsinki city centre, not bad.


My entry for


Paint Party Friday


is painting on the wall…


some acrylic and white paint on top – voilà!



my painting on the wall by BLOGitse



I have no idea what this beauty is but I like it 🙂

Do you know name of this flower? or plant?


back yard detail by BLOGitse



after rain by BLOGitse



This is a view when I look up…


autumn sky by BLOGitse



Having a fireplace is a big plus!


fireplace by BLOGitse




Did you have a good summer?


What did you do?



Have a relaxing weekend!



orange memory and Italian mozzarella

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014


Right now this is only a memory

but we need COLORS this time of the year, right?!


orange maple tree by BLOGitse


Mandarin Orange Monday



The dog doesn’t know the difference between
Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
so I have to walk the dog early those days too.

Donna Shalala



😆 I don’t have a dog! 😆



Have you tasted Italian mozzarella like this?

oooh, it was so yummy!!!



Italian mozzarella by BLOGitse


P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday



Have a colorful week!



city of imagination

Monday, October 6th, 2014








detail of the city painting by BLOGitse


a detail



of this painting,

watercolor, marker pen



city by BLOGitse



makroviikko/macro week challenge #10

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011


makroviikko #10 /macro week #10


makroviikot/macro week

teema: kukka tai sen osa / ulkokuva

theme: flower or part of it & shot outside


Tässä sitä tulee, kukkaa pukkaa… / Here’s my entry


flower in Italy by BLOGitse


•  •  •


ja vähän lisää kuvia Toscanan auringon alta…


…and some extra pics under the Tuscan sun


flowers for sale, Italy by BLOGitse




flowers by BLOGitse




lavender 14.5.11 by BLOGitse

Lavender 14.5.2011



lavender 27.5.11 by BLOGitse

Lavender 27.5.2011




baby olives in Tuscany, Italy by BLOGitse

Soon to be olives…




to be grapes, Tuscany, Italy by BLOGitse

Soon to be grapes…




almond in Tuscany, Italy by BLOGitse





Citta di Cortona, Italia

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011


Photos of the weekend #20 / Citta di Cortona, Italia


One more week here and many more to post pics I’ve taken here in Tuscany!

Hope you enjoy these!


Citta di Cortona_1. by BLOGitse

Palazzo Comunale, Piazza della Repubblica



Citta di Cortona by BLOGitse



Citta di Cortona by BLOGitse



Citta di Cortona by BLOGitse



Citta di Cortona by BLOGitse



Citta di Cortona by BLOGitse


City of Cortona


More Italy posts on my main blog here and here


Have a goood week!



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