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it’s September!

Friday, September 1st, 2017



Hi everyone!
How are you? Did you have a good summer?
My summer was great even if the weather wasn’t perfect…hubby had six weeks vacation so we had time to do things at home and a couple of short trips etc. And tomorrow we’ll escape for two weeks. First one week in Greece and then another in Spain. Can’t wait sun, good food and wine, swimming, being…

I’ll try to draw 29faces too. And to take a lot of photos! 🙂






This time I’ll try to do all 29 + 1 with one line,


‘Continuous Line Contour Drawing’


#1 faces Sept 2017


faces29 Sept 2017 #1 by BLOGitse




This face is also for


Paint Party Friday





We visited Viljandi, Estonia this summer.

Viljandi is a small, walkable, green, cute city with lots of culture!

This is the first set of photos from Viljandi.


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_1 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_2 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_3 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_4 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_5 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_6 by BLOGitse


Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_7 by BLOGitse

More coming next week!


Have a relaxing weekend!




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



playing with acrylics…

Friday, June 30th, 2017


This summer has been weird.

Some nice, sunny days and next hard wind,

rain…right now we have a storm in Southern Finland!



I played with acrylics this week.

These two are just quick strokes, whoosh, whoosh…



ink and acrylic by BLOGitse

ink and acrylics


acrylic play by BLOGitse




This painting was originally just lines but

soon I noticed it became

‘a forest’


forest, acrylic by BLOGitse


Paint Party Friday




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!



croquis drawing with charcoal

Friday, May 20th, 2016



First set was one minute drawings.

It’s been loooong time I’ve done this.

First minutes were hard…


croquis 1 minute collage by BLOGitse



croquis 1min_4 by Blogitse


It’s been a while I’ve played with charcoal so the medium took some time

to warm up….


Here are two minutes drawings


croquis 2 minute collage by BLOGitse



croquis 2 minute collage by BLOGitse


You can see she’s sitting, right? 🙂

Five minutes was too hard this time….

I did it but it became total mess but was good practise.


If you want to try croquis

check this






Paint Party Friday




Have a relaxing weekend!



ps. aaachoooo has gone, we both feel ‘normal’ again…



weekend #15 – more aboriginal art

Friday, April 10th, 2015



But first my ‘art’




Paint Party Friday




forest #3 original vers by BLOGitse


Edited version (#3) of this is here.



My previous post from MCA Sydney is here.



aboriginal art in mca sydney_1 by BLOGitse


Do you see a snake?



aboriginal art in mca sydney_2 by BLOGitse


Is this a frog or not?



aboriginal art in mca sydney_3 by BLOGitse


Are these ants?


Have a relaxing weekend!






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weekend #14 – aboriginal art

Friday, April 3rd, 2015



but first my ‘art’ 🙂



Paint Party Friday





ink marker, watercolor


dancing she devil by BLOGitse



detail of her face


detail of dancing she devil by BLOGitse



And now real art from Australia.

I shot these pictures in MCA Sydney.


First details…


detail 1 of Yukultji Napangati painting by BLOGitse



detail 2 of Yukultji Napangati painting by BLOGitse



detail 3 of Yukultji Napangati painting by BLOGitse



and this is how Yukultji Napangati’s whole painting looks



Yukultji Napangati painting by BLOGitse




So many dots, hours and hours painting…




I recognized Georg Tjungurrayi when I saw a photo of him





detail of George Tjungurrayi painting by BLOGitse


of this huge painting

George Tjungurrayi painting by BLOGitse




just wow!



Here you can see Georg at work…

(video is too long but it’s really interesting
to see how his work gets a life…)



A few Aboriginal art symbols here.



Have a relaxing weekend!





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weekend #13 – back at home in Helsinki

Friday, March 27th, 2015


Hi everyone!


After a long and interesting holiday

I’m in Helsinki again.


It was soooo good to sleep in own bed, aaaah!


I will post several weeks about our trip –

I took over 1.000 photos! and some

of them I want to share with you…


As you know I couldn’t really paint

but one day I put a rubber glove on

and started to play with watercolors – better than nothing!



These are for


Paint Friday Party


details of rubber glove watercolor painting by BLOGitse





Here’s the actual painting


rubber glove watercolor painting by BLOGitse



We visited

MCA Sydney (Museum of Contemporary Art)

I’ll show more art from there in future weeks…


I really, really like these Peter Kennedy’s works!


Peter Kennedy's art by BLOGitse



I had to see them closer….


Peter Kennedy art by BLOGitse


I don’t know why but these hit my soul!


Peter Kennedy art info by BLOGitse



A view from the museum


view from MCA Sydney Australia by BLOGitse



Have a relaxing weekend!




As I promise

I’ll visit all those bloggers sites this weekend who have

left me comments (or will leave) and have name/url option to leave a comment!



weekend 6

Friday, February 6th, 2015


This is a happy girl/woman,

almost jumping 🙂


happy girl, watercolor by BLOGitse


Paint Party Friday



nature's geometric patterns by BLOGitse

Helsinki 12.01.2015


Geometric Friday



Some bloggers have been painting/drawing like old masters.

I’d like to introduce two of my favorite Finnish masters.




‘Boys playing on the shore’ by Albert Edefelt



Gallen Kallela Symposion.jpg


‘Symposium’ by Akseli Gallen-Kallela




I saw this painting last week in Ateneum Art Museum




‘Year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius.
Ateneum Art Museum makes an early start on the festivities
with an extensive jubilee exhibition that explores
the composer’s contacts with the art scene of his day.’



Have a relaxing weekend!



art, art and ‘art’

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


 Helsinki Festival 2014 has been full of happenings.

We visited a temporary hotel room.

Havis Amanda fountain has been hidden inside this room.

People were taking lots of selfies –  here too…


Hotel Manta Helsinki by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi by BLOGitse

 Designed byJapanese artist Tatzu Nishi


bad bad boy (peeing) in Helsinki by Tommi Toija by BLOGitse

Bad Bad Boy by artist Tommi Toija,

More than 8 meters high concrete sculpture in Helsinki’s Kauppatori market.

Down left you can see a guy standing between ‘his’ legs 🙂



I’ll participate new challenge Paint Party Friday.

I wanted to paint this banana, just it, no shadows, no background coloring….

banana watercolor, marker pen by BLOGitse





Shadow Shot Sunday2

(sorry about this post – no shadows!)



Sundays In My City




Have a relaxing weekend!



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