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Finland, Finlandia….

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


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!



Suomi Finland 100 years 6.12.2017

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017




Suomi Finland 100 yrs by BLOGitse


Kehitys on ollut huimaa minunkin elämäni aikana,

mitä mahtavaa tulevaisuus tuokaan tullessaan…


Kippis ja kulaus juhlan kunniaksi!




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





Happy Midsummer 2017 by BLOGitse


Paint Party Friday





>>> land of the Midnight Sun <<<








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



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.
























and last but not least 🙂

my ‘art’

just abstract ink and gouache strokes




Paint Party Friday






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…



















This gouache painting ‘Is there light?’

is for


Paint Party Friday






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!






Paint Party Friday




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


(previous posts: just scroll down, down…)



day 23





day 24





day 25





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





day 20





day 21





day 22





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




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





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’




theme art March 2016 scenery maisema_3 by BLOGitse





teemataide theme art March 2016 scenery maisema_4 by BLOGitse





Paint Party Friday



Have a relaxing weekend!






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