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it’s autumn…

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

 

Hi everyone!

We can see it, we can feel it, autumn.

 

autumn red by BLOGitse

Soon nights will be below zero…

 

autumn green by BLOGitse

I walk and shoot photos at the same time…

 

autumn yellow by BLOGitse

 

 

autumn woods by BLOGitse

The picture above inspired me to paint with watercolors…

 

watercolor autumn woods by BLOGitse

hahah, not very good but it was meditative to play with colors…

 

Paint Party Friday

 

For Theme Art challenge ‘domino abstract’

#5 & #6

 

domino abstract #5 & #6 by BLOGitse

 

Here they are together but

the collage I’ll publish next week…

 

all done domino abstract by BLOGitseTässä on kaikki kuusi kasassa,

kollaasin postaan ensi viikolla.

Relaa viikonloppua kaikille!

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

windy August…

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Hey everyone!

It’s been really windy,

temperature dropped,

rain every now and then…feels like autumn already!

Autch.

 

Many evenings the sky has been like a flaming ocean…

Like this on Friday 5.8.2016

 

unset Fri 5.8.2016 by BLOGitse

 

 

This was an inspiration for my

 

Paint Party Friday

 

entry this week

 

 

watercolor sunset by BLOGitse

 

 

After two weeks we’ll escape to France for a week

to meet family members from different parts of the planet…

We rent a huge house with a pool, outdoor kitchen etc.

Can’t wait to relax and enjoy summer over there!

(Here at home our renovation project continues now outside;

terrace enlargement,

we built a small shed for garden tools etc. that needs painting plus

this and that small things.)

 

 

How’s your life???

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

Mukavaa juhannusta! Happy midsummer!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

Finnish midsummer ‘juhannus’ is like a mega sauna party!

 

People escape to summer houses, cottages, tents…

People enjoy sauna, swimming in cold waters, barbecue, drinks, get drunk…

 

We are boring.

We stay at home.

 

We have everything here, enough good food and drinks –

sauna is not ready but we enjoy just to relax, be.

 

 

peony watercolor by BLOGitse

 

PEONY, watercolor

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

peony midsummer 2016 bu BLOGitse

 

 

 

fountain pen sketches

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Oooh what a week!

 

Men come and go,

we move things from here to there and back…

Sauna building is now…half done, but still lot to do.

I sanded and painted two old stools – now they are ready.

 

ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse

 

 

detail of ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse

 

 

check here how this looked last week

 

I had dentist visit today…she found a hole under a crown.

Either roots will be ok with crown if not that tooth is gone forever…

But I have still a couple of teeth left, no problem! 🙂

 

I haven’t had time to paint/draw anything ‘big’

but here are a couple of fountain pen sketches I’ve done.

 

Paint Party Friday

 

fountain pen sketches heads by BLOGitse

 

 

fountain pen sketches postures by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

sanded and painted

Friday, June 10th, 2016

 

Hi everyone!

 

I gave up sanding the sauna window frames. We’ll do it later or not…

But I sanded one of four old stools.

Icky brown is almost gone,

it gives  interesting surface with transparent pearl white paint.

 

sanded old stool by BLOGitse

 

Here it’s only partly painted. I’ll show it next weekend when two coats done…

 

 

I found leftover flower painting to show you…

 

summer flowers by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

Here’s a detail of that

 

detail of summer flowers by BLOGitse

 

 

Before rain we had to cover all kinds of renovation stuff,

after rain:

 

rainwater on heavy duty tarp by BLOGitse

 

 

rain drops on heavy duty tarp by BLOitse

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

sewing break

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

 

This week has been mainly sewing –

 

sauna window frames are still waiting for sanding because

I need special liquid to get rid off old varnish…

 

and I don’t like that kind of work… it can wait…xxx more days… 🙂

 

I’ve made kind of tank tops or sleeveless t-shirts…four pieces so far (different fabrics).

 

Here’s what I planned to make of this fabric – not all of them

(one top made already)

 

sewing summer tops by BLOGitse

 

This is not my favorite pattern but the fabric was on sale… 🙂

 

 

Here are details…ink and watercolor with the fabric…

 

summer top's details by BLOGitse

 

Do you sew?

 

 

Summer is officially in Finland – it’s June!

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

just flowers

Friday, May 27th, 2016

 

Our sauna building renovation is still going on.

Now my duty is to sand window frames and

paint them. I’ll show you when these are totally different color!

 

window frames by BLOGitse

 

 

I haven’t had time or energy to paint, draw much but

all Theme art flowers are done.

 

Loput teemakuun kukat kollaasin kera valmiit, jihuu.

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _4 by BLOGitse

 

#4/6

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _5 by BLOGitse

 

#5/6

 

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers _6 by BLOGitse

 

#6/6

 

 

and all six works together

 

teemataide theme art May 2016 kukkia flowers collage by BLOGitse

 

 

I apologize not visiting and commenting your posts but

I’ve been traveling and busy with renovation.

This weekend I’ll promise to visit and leave a comment!

(to all those bloggers who have name/URL option to leave a comment)

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

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