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natural light nights in Finland…

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It’s midsummer weekend,

midnight sun, the sun remains visible…

I shot this the other evening

 

bright night 20.6.2017 at 22 29 pm by BLOGitse

 

Check how it looks in Northern Finland

 

Utsjoki: Tie970 − Nuorgam − Tenojoki: Play lifetime

 

Here’s a google map showing the web cam location

Nuorgam, Lapland, Finland

 

Nuorgam, Finland map by Google

 

 

On Wed 21.6.2017 at 7:24 it was Summer Solstice

it looked like this

 

Summer Solstice Wed 21.6.2017 in Finland by BLOGitse

 

 

We celebrated midsummer last Friday. The weather was perfect to stay up

till early morning…we had a couple (or more?) of bubbly, BBQ and sauna at midnight.

 

It was a beautiful night!!!

 

 

 

This is my first entry for

 

Theme Art summer challenge

 

‘art of goods’

 

🙂  🙂  🙂

 

Tämä on ensimmäinen työ Teemakuun kollaasin kesähaasteeseen

 

‘tavarataidetta’

 

 

Happy Midsummer 2017 by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

HAVE A RELAXING MIDSUMMER WEEKEND!

 

>>> land of the Midnight Sun <<<

 

 

MUKAVAN RELAA JUHANNUSTA KAIKILLE!

 

 

 

 

Fri 9.6.2017 sunrise 3:59 – sunset 22:42

Friday, June 9th, 2017

 

and we have full moon today here in Southern Finland!

I wake up every morning 5 am because it’s so bright (I get up later though).

 

We’ve been painting outside walls,

planted grass seeds (hopefully good ones),

organizing furniture and stuff inside…

This sun we bought from Egypt when

we lived in Cairo…

 

one of my suns by BLOGitse

 

 

These watercolor/ink paintings are for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

she's singing by BLOGitse‘she’s singing opera’

 

 

walking with her dog by BLOGitse

 

‘walking with her dog’

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

Sibelius, Kusama and me

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

 

8.12.2016

is composer Jean Sibelius‘s day

(8.12.1865 – 20.9.1057)

I love his music.

 

Finlandia Hymn is mostly sung in Finnish but

these guys sing it quite well in English, right?

 

There are lots of versions of this piece also called ‘A Song of Peace’.

 

 

 

The other day I visited HAMHelsinki

 

Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition made me feel good.

I enjoyed everything: her art, books and film about her,

and most of all bright colors and those million dots.

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-1-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-2-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-3-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-4-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-5-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-6-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

yayoi-kusama-art-7-in-ham-helsinki-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

and last but not least 🙂

my ‘art’

just abstract ink and gouache strokes

 

for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

just-abstract-by-blogitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

post number: 1490

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

 

 

wow, that’s true,

this is 1490th post!

 

Last weekend we visited our friend’s summerhouse

(used all year round). No snow.  The sea looked cold.

But I found some really green spots and grey beauties…

 

 

finnsih-archipelago-26-11-2016-by-blogitse

 

 

lichen-by-blogitse

 

 

bryophyte_1-by-blogitse

 

 

bryophyte_2-by-blogitse

 

 

bryophyte_3-by-blogitse

 

 

 

This gouache painting ‘Is there light?’

is for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

is-there-light-by-blogitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

I need more light….

Friday, November 25th, 2016

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait brighter, lighter days!!!

 

26 days for winter solstice

 

How many hours do you sleep at night?

 

Normally I sleep 7-8 hours…but now I notice it’s difficult

to get out of the bed in the morning even if I’m awake…it’s sooo dark!

 

 

apple-by-blogitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

For

how to survive November 2016: ‘aesthetics of everyday life’ challenge by Lepis

 

(previous posts: just scroll down, down…)

 

 

day 23

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_23-by-blogitse

 

 

day 24

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_24-by-blogitse

 

 

day 25

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_25-by-blogitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

how to survive November 2016: aesthetics of everyday life days 19 – 22

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

 

 

how to survive November 2016: aesthetics of everyday life challenge by Lepis.

 

My previous posts:

days 1-2
days 3-4
days 5-8
days 9-11
days 12-16

days 17-18

 

 

day 19

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_19-by-blogitse

 

 

day 20

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_20-by-blogitse

 

 

day 21

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_21-by-blogitse

 

 

day 22

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_22-by-blogitse

 

 

Now I feel how this November is getting harder…dark, darker, too dark but

I’ll survive!

 

 

Nyt alkaa pimeys vähän nyppiä mutta kyllä tästä selvitään!

 

 

how to survive November 2016: 1- 2

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

 

 

It’s November again and time to beat it with Lepis from Parralel Lines.

 

This November is full of happiness

 

aesthetics of everyday life / arjen estetiikkaa

 

 

‘According to Richard Shusterman we can find everyday life aesthetics from

nature, human body, rituals, sports, fireworks, popular culture,

home decorations, tattoos, cave drawings, cosmetics and so on.

It is to be found from colorful views and inspiring happenings that enrich our lives.’

 

 

Here we go, day 1 and 2

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_1-by-blogitse

 

In Finland we can drink tap water – no need for bottled water…

 

 

how-to-survive-nov-2016_2-by-blogitse

 

When it’s cold outside it’s nice and warm inside…

 

 

More aesthetics of my everyday life coming soon.

 

 

swim in or ski on

Friday, March 18th, 2016

 

 

It’s a winter day…sunny moment.

 

first you have sauna and then by BLOGitseFirst you have a good ‘löyly’ in sauna…then you walk down and…

 

 

then you jump in to swim by BLOGitse

dive or jump in! eeeek! yes, it’s cold!

 

sunny winter day to have a swim by BLOGitse

but sunny

 

or would you like to ski by BLOGitse

or would you like to ski on the lake?

 

ski or swim by BLOGitse

 

 

swim in or ski on the lake by BLOGitse

 

 

 

Which is it for you to swim or ski? 🙂

No winter swimming for me – too cold….brrrrrrr…

 

 

Theme art month ‘scenery’

 

Teemakuun taidetta ‘maisema’

 

#3-4/6

 

theme art March 2016 scenery maisema_3 by BLOGitse

 

#3

 

 

teemataide theme art March 2016 scenery maisema_4 by BLOGitse

 

#4

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

more faces

Friday, February 19th, 2016

 

 

It’s Friday again!

And our days are longer and lighter, jihuuu!

 

This was shot last weekend in the middle of Finland,

near Urjala.

 

sunset near Urjala, Finland 13.2.2016 by BLOGitse

 

 

29 faces

 

 

#11 – 15/29

 

faces29 Feb 2016 #11 by BLOGitse

 

#11

 

 

faces29 Feb 2016 #12 by BLOGitse

 

#12

 

 

faces29 Feb 2016 #13 by BLOGitse

 

#13

 

 

faces29 Feb 2016 #14 by BLOGitse

 

#14

 

 

faces29 Feb 2016 #15 by BLOGitse

 

#15

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

black and white 1/2

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

 

BLACK

 

 

for

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

black ink lines by BLOGitse

 

Chinese ink straight from the bottle and a few brush strokes…

 

 

details

 

detail_1 black ink lines by BLOGitse

 

 

detail_2 black ink lines by BLOGitse

 

 

WHITE

 

snowy views by BLOGitse

 

On our way to a friend’s summer house weekend 3/2016.

 

 

snowy branch by BLOGit

 

snowy branch

 

 

snowy stairs by BLOGitse

 

snowy stairs

 

 

snowy swing waiting for summer by BLOGitse

 

lonely swing

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

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