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my first Ikebana

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Hi everyone!

What a busy week I’ve had.

Mon-Tue in Stockholm, Sweden,

Wed met a friend here in Helsinki,

Thu hair cut,

today we’re having dinner guests…so my post is very short today.

 

Last Saturday I participated in ikebana for beginners course.

It was very interesting but to really know how to make beautiful ones

you need years to learn…but it was a fun and interesting day!

 

 

Here’s my first ever ikebana –

have you tried/studied ikebana?

 

my first ikebana by BLOGitse

 

 

For Theme Art challenge October 2017

‘domino abstract’

and

Paint Party Friday

are these two abstracts (two more coming next week)

 

#3 & #4

 

domino abstract #3 & #4 by BLOGitse

Sorry the photo is not very sharp…

 

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

about: commenting, abstract, painting

Friday, October 6th, 2017

 

Hi everyone!

 

About leaving a comment.

If you’re a Blogspot blogger you see this kind of list of options

for others to leave comments:

 

name:URL option commenting by BLOGitse

 

Here I click name/URL option

and after that it looks (sorry in Finnish!) like this

 

I'm not a robot by BLOGitse

 

So here – as a human being – I need to tick that I’m not a robot.

If you get nasty/bad/saddening etc. comments

they are written by other human being.

But don’t worry, just ignore, delete them.

 

Or publish them!

 

 

 

Theme Art challenge for October is

 

‘domino abstract’

 

Teemakuun kollaasin haasteeseen tässä kaksi ensimmäistä kuvaa

 

 

#1 & #2

 

 

domino abstract #1 & #2 by BLOGitse

 

For

 

Paint Party Friday challenge

 

‘lady in black’

 

lady in black by BLOGitse

 

I wanted to play with black aquarelle adding a little water and a drop of white to get different tones…

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

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! 🙂

 

 

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNLT8gYFJ1Q/WZR9RqLm_lI/AAAAAAAAHg4/kd_4w_rmpx072iWpzW2y-iquEU4qz-GawCLcBGAs/s1600/29Faces%2BSept%2B2017%2BSM.JPG

 

 

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

acrylics

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

water + color…

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

 

 

together is watercolor 😆

 

Last couple of days have been SUNNY and WARM!

 

I bought a pile of 300 g paper from England.

Oh, and have I painted – yes, yes, yes!

I really like that paper and I must, must order more of it before

all 100 sheets are gone……..

 

I shot this peony bud in 9.6.2017

 

peony bud 9.6.2017 by BLOGitse

 

it was inspiration to sketch

 

peony bud, watercolor, ink by BLOGitsewith ink and watercolors

 

 

 

These have no outside inspiration,

just colors and flow 🙂

 

 

These two I painted on that new paper…

 

I can see the sun, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

Do you see something here?

(I had no plan, just played with colors)

 

 

lemon yellow, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

 

a detail

detail of lemon yellow, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

ps. pls have URL/name option to leave a comment on your blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

hey, hey it’s still May

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

 

You have still time to watch this little fellow

 

The Saimaa ringed seal, saimaannorppa in Finnish by BLOGitse

 

‘The Saimaa ringed seal, saimaannorppa in Finnish,

is one of the rarest seals in the world.’

 

LIVE HERE

 

 

Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been away a couple of weeks…

I’ll be on and off near future too. I don’t have time to be online because

 

SPRING is here and we have to do all kinds of things out there…

 

 

spring green birch by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017

‘sketch and complete a work in five minutes’

 

Here are the sketches

 

sketches for Theme Art '5 mins' by BLOGitse

 

 

and here with watercolor, finished

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete crocs by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete crocs by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete grape hyacinth by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete wood anemone by BLOGitse

 

 

All finished images

 

collage Theme Art Challenge May 2017 by BLOGitse

Tein näitä enemmänkin mutta en millään ehdi editoida ja postata enempää.

Viisi työtä ja viisi minuuttia…

Mukavaa toukokuun jatkoa kaikille!

 

 

I’m linking these also for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

weekend image by BLOGitse

 

 

 

 

 

 

color play

Friday, March 17th, 2017

 

Hi everyone!

 

This week in our art class I played with colors.

First bright yellow and then more and more

layers of colors (gouache).

 

Here’s the result.

 

color play by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

details

 

color play details by BLOGitse

 

 

Happy St. Patric's Day 2017!

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

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