Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Meet My New Book

Meet my new book: it’s called Keskiäkäisiä hajatelmia which is impossible to translate into English. But I’ll tell you what you’ll find in the book.

The book contains comics, poems and stories about a woman, who has reached a certain point in her life. She’s not so young anymore, she’s more likely to be hit by lumbago than by the arrow of Amor, and she’s reached the age when she wants desperately to have a seat in the bus. She wonders about her life, the new facts days bring along, and she’s anxious to know why the seats in bars are so high nowadays. She remembers the days when she had ten drinks in the evening and two aspirins the next day, and can’t figure how it is nowadays two drinks and ten aspirins.

It was fun doing this book. I published it myself, like my earlier books, with the help of BoD.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Welcome To The Grand Opening Of Galleria Selätys

Galleria Selätys was opened in November 2009. Lepis invited co-bloggers to join into a project called How to Survive November. In the project, bloggers were to choose a photo of their own, which then was to circle through all the other bloggers who participated the project, each putting one’s own touch to the photo. Thus the original photos were manipulated by many bloggers.

The results of this interactive project are now to be seen at Galleria Selätys.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

And suddenly there was light

I went out today. In the morning.
For real.
The sun was climbing slowly, sleepily, deciding finally to settle low. The sky became blue. It was amazing.
I don’t remember when was the last time I saw light. The sky has been grey for weeks.
Or so it seems.
When I returned home, the weak hug of sun had begun to melt the powdery snow on the branches.
Now the trees are bare, the sky has gathered clouds of every shade of grey and black, and the sheltering shield is hanging once again over me.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Helsinki In The Afternoon. Today.

One photo does indeed tell more than thousand bitter words.