Hi everyone! This is the last post this year. Rest of the year I’ll have a blogging break. Paint Party Friday Have a relaxing time, enjoy, don’t stress… See you in January 2018
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 […]
Hi everyone! It’s gone, oh yes, November!!! And now it’s less than three weeks for winter solstice! dadadadaaaa…. Can you see pica picas on top of the trees? 10.11.2017 If not, here’s a collage I tried to draw, paint a pica pica…no luck. But then I just […]
hahaa, it’s almost gone, yes! ‘How to survive November’ by Lepis 2017 ‘shadows and reflections’ This is my last picture for this challenge this year. Bye, bye November, I will not miss you!
…for me. I don’t need to buy anything right now. Do you go crazy for shopping this weekend? Do you buy just for shopping or do you buy things you really need? I’m so happy November is soon gone even if it’s not been too bad this year. Challenge ‘How to survive […]
November in 2017 by Lepis We all need energy to survive
Hi everyone! What a week. Drawing after drawing. Figure, perspective, shading…I try to keep up pencil drawing plus learning. I watch tutorials in YouTube and I’m sure that every time I learn something new. I’ll show you later what I’ve done… Theme Art challenge in November is ‘collage 100’ […]
A couple of shots to enjoy this month! For me this month has been ok – I try not to complain about weather or darkness – I can’t change neither of them so I try to have positive attitude… how to survive November 2017 ‘shadows and reflections’ […]
KK vintage-haaste avautuu tänään teemalla Lintuhäkki ja höyhen. Aihe on laaja - kuka tietää, voit päätyä vaikkapa kauhistuksen kanahäkkiin... eikä yhtäkkiä linnusta ole enää tietoakaan. Minä pitäydyin turvallisessa, tosin varpunen kurkottelee kovasti kaulaansa ihmetellessään outoa punaista höyhentä eikä häkkiä näy missään - kätköni ovat siltä osalta aivan tyhjät.
Is it? Blue is one of my favorite colors but I don’t feel sad at all! What is your favorite color? why? These blues are for Theme Art November challenge ‘100 collage’ First picture of the series is here. Huomaan että 100 kollaasiin kertyy vain sinisiä […]
Hi everyone! The snow we got last week is all gone but November is here and it’s time to create images for How to survive November 2017 by Lepis. Theme is ‘SHADOWS and REFLECTIONS’ My first image, a shadow of a hand… This image is for Paint Party Friday and Theme Art […]
But before snow pics here’s ‘eyes in black’ I draw with pencil for Paint Party Friday It was hard to get black good black with pencil… For Theme Art challenge in October 2017 ‘domino abstract’ here’s the collage of all six together. Before snow leaves looked […]
Hi everyone! We can see it, we can feel it, autumn. Soon nights will be below zero… I walk and shoot photos at the same time… The picture above inspired me to paint with watercolors… hahah, not very good but it was meditative to play with colors… […]
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 […]
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: Here I click name/URL option and after that it looks (sorry in Finnish!) like this So here – as a human being – I need […]
Hi everyone! On holiday in Málaga, we visited CACmálaga – Contemporary Art Center of Málaga I was staring this huge 240 x 300 cm (94 x 118 in) painting by Santiago Ydáñez Look at these eyes. Especially the left eye, amazing! My early bird is from another planet, […]
UseYourStuff challenges you to use something old and something new in one project. Not that this might pose a particular challenge, we all keep buying new things and incorporating them into our art. But think of it this way: there's bound to be some craft stuff that you are not just using, however tempting it has seemed to you long ago. Now challenge yourself to give that a second chance! I have had these sporty gents in my stash for more years that I care to remember. But until now they got...
Hi everyone! Now it’s over – all summer holidays. We came back on Monday from Greece + Spain holiday. I tried to do some drawing, painting but I couldn’t really concentrate… So I forget September’s 29faces challenge this time. Here’s one I did for fun, one line drawing of Einstein
... jo vain! Kaloilla on joskus merkillisiä ajatuksia. Nämä suorastaan etsivät kalastajaa... Nämä haluavat uida maailman ääriin... Ja nämä vain yrittävät pärjätä. Kalenterinlehtiä liimattu ensin kortin päälle, sitten distress-musteita, hieman helmiäistippoja ja löydettyjä sanoja. kalat on leimattu ja väritetty, helmiäismaalisilmät niilläkin. KKVintage haastaa sinut tekemään kortin tai ATC'n aiheesta 'Pinnan alla'. Ja senhän ei tarvitse olla meri.
ArtGrupaATC had a very broad theme this time: Badges. The theme could be anything really, as long as there is a badge included. Luckily my order from A Flair for Buttons had just come in. I ordered several designs, but Marie Antoinette'esque ladies just jumped at me and begged to be used. I started building the cards with some rather romantic tissue papers I had been saving for too long. I added some baby blue texture paste (Marabou) through a stencil. Next I built up layers with scrap papers...
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 […]
Hienot kisat Turussa viikonloppuna! Kimmo ja kumppanit olivat onnistuneet leipomaan kansainvälisenkin mittapuun mukaan mainion hyvähenkisen ja kilpailullisesti tasokkaan tapahtuman, ilman erään kiinalaisomisteisen brändin ylitsepursuavaa byrokratiaa. Erityismaininta napakasta kisainfosta, pirteistä toimitsijoista ja hienosti toimivasta kisaravintelista, josta löytyi esim Fafaksen pitaleipiä! Kuva: Challenge Turku Uintistartti tapahtui rollingstarttina, jota pääsin kokeilemaan nyt...
It has been busy times here with summer guests and my stuff moved about from the living room to closets - I even lost my ATC trading stash in the process. or should I say 'lost' - it will turn up somewhere, sometime, but it's embarassing to owe trades. This little bird inspired me to make a collage. In fact, I made this as inspiration for this week's challenge at UseYour Stuff - go take part . This is your chance to use what is lying around on your work table. also entering this in: Three...
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!
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 acrylics acrylics This painting was originally just lines but […]
Paluu Puolaan sitten vuoden 2007! Challenge Poznanin täysmatka valikoitui tämän vuoden kisaksi lähinnä sijaintinsa perusteella. Oli mukava päästä kisaamaan ja käymään Puolassa pitkästä aikaa, kun 2000-luvun alussa siellä tuli asuttua pariinkin otteeseen. Päätös ei ollut huono ja järjestelyt olivat oikein kivat, jos myös pientä yskähtelyä oli aikataulussa pysymisessä. Kisaa ei muuten järjestetä ensi vuonna enää Challenge Familyn alla eikä viikonlopun aikan pääse...
It’s midsummer weekend, midnight sun, the sun remains visible… I shot this the other evening 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 On Wed 21.6.2017 at 7:24 it […]
together is watercolor
The ultimate summer theme - for me it's butterflies. We don't have many in our yard even though I try various flowers each year, perhaps three, four different ones. To compensate for the lack of them I made this set as an inspiration for the Use Your Stuff challenge that opens today. Background was made with acrylics and stamping the grass. The background was so pretty by itself it was almost a shame to cover it up. I built up with stamped tissue paper and some washi tape, added snippets of...