Thursday, 31 July 2008

The Sky

See the sky?

The black and purple sky?

The sky with orange clouds?

Don’t reach for the sky

if you want to die.

Go, honey, go!

See the sea?

There’s no sky.

Only the sea.

No, Jesse, no.

Only the sea for you.


The weekly theme for

Thursday Challenge

is sky

Monday, 28 July 2008

Animecon 2008 in Tampere

I’m back, at least for a few days.


The weekend in Tampere was colourful, sunny and lively. Look at yourself!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

On the Move

Summer is to be on the move, and while I have been home, I’ve been rewriting some of my old short stories, that have been published in Finnish women’s magazines in the 90’s. My intention is to self publish a collection of these short stories. Why? Because it’s fun. Not to rewrite old stories, that can be a bore, but to publish.

In my Finnish main blog I’ve told about this project, and I asked the readers to come up with a name for the collection, and I’ve got plenty of good titles. I have also been making some cover designs for the collection and I shall set up a vote for the cover I shall use in my collection.

Blogging is interactive indeed.

Because of the rewriting, I haven’t had so much time to post in my blogs. Hey, I do have eight blogs….but, autumn is coming, and there will be those long, dark days and the time to post more again.

Tomorrow I’ll leave for Stockholm for a few days. Meanwhile, here is a photo story I made after staying in the countryside. I’ve published it in my Finnish photo blog and in my Swedish blog, so if it’s familiar to you, that is why.

See you.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

In My Sorrow

In my sorrow
I dress up in purple,
put a green ribbon in my hair,
wear a pink coloured smile on my lips.

I let the orange light of the sun
shine on me,
the red warmth cuddles me,
listen to the golden rays sing me a lullaby.

Pure blue in my eyes, silvery tears glistening,
northern lights of my heart.

Colours I have.
Strength will I gain.

Together we will beat the sorrow.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

To Her

Well, I am back after a week of an internet less world. It was calming.
When coming home yesterday, I checked my e-mail and found a message telling me that a fellow blogger had died the day before.
Kati was a magnificent artist. She was creative and courageous: she wrote, made videos, took photos, and sung with her strong voice. She was the one I got the encouragement to dare to sing on a video.
She gave me inspiration in so many ways, and although we never met in real, the years we were in contact here in blogosphere, made me feel I had found a person I could call a friend.
Kati had left a comment in my Finnish main blog during my absence, a poem response to a poem I had written. That poem of hers inspired me to make a video, a tribute to an artist, to the memory of Kati.
The English translation of the poem appears at the end of the video.
Kati suffered from bipolar disorder. She was very tired, and now she has found peace.

Kati on Youtube

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The Medieval Market in Turku 2008


A short stay for me at home, I'm on my way again, see you some day.