May, and only a few days to the opening of the next exhibition. I have been busy! All the paintings are now ready, fifteen new ones, but still there’s a lot to do. Framing, screws to be twisted into wood, bending wire and hanging all the paintings to the walls of the gallery.
Most of the time this has been fun, and for a couple of moments, pure hell. I fight against my blue moods, I try to conquer this fatigue. Exhaustion has been luring, trying to grab me, sometimes succeeding.
Summer. It’s coming and I’m going to do absolutely nothing.
(Mick, I still can’t leave comments to your blog, it’s so annoying!)
April and sunshine, still cold at nights. That doesn't bother me, I usually sleep all through the night.
Turned out that my head wasn't suffering from migraine. That was a relief. Instead I had constantly trouble with my right eye, still have, the field of vision is blurry and cloudy. Went to the eye clinic and now I have the diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment. It’s common among elderly people, damn. I’m now also diagnosed as old!
Well, I still have my left eye, it seems to be in good condition. I’m able to paint and that is what I have been doing. Believe it or not, I’m going to have yet another exhibition in May! Again with my friend Johanna.
Some could say we’re crazy, some could say we like to have fun. I prefer the latter.
My paintings are going to be fantasy and magic visions. The exhibition is called Once Upon A Time There Was A Fairy Tale. Sounds good and I do hope it’s also going to look good.
It is March. But where is spring? It has been -15 degrees Celsius in the mornings (5 degrees in F), we’ve had almost every day a little snow. It feels like mid-winter.
How I have been longing for light and sun! And finally, when the sun came, my head and eyes yelled: NO! TOO MUCH LIGHT! I’ve had migraine. Never, never before. It’s unfair. As you know, my head is all the time a mess enough and now this damn headache!
The exhibition with Johanna is over. I didn’t sell much, so my home is overwhelmed with paintings and photos. I have my work under my bed, in the closets, under the sofa, on the walls, on the shelfs of my bookcases. In a way it is cozy. And looks like a mess.
Goes with my head.
I haven’t been doing any crocheting for a few weeks. Fingers of my left hand are numb, my hand seems to sleep all the time. Luckily I’m right-handed, so I can still paint.
The exhibition I had with my friend in January continues through February. It has been very popular and we were asked to continue for another month. Yesterday we took the sold paintings off the walls and hanged a lot of new paintings. I brought also some paintings, the rest are photo manipulations.
Otherwise, I've been dead tired, doesn't feel so good. My head again, it’s such a mess sometimes.
On Tuesday was the opening of my second exhibition, together with my friend Johanna. She shows her magnificent paintings, mostly mixed art with fabulous colors and texture. I’ve made photo manipulations and the exhibition is called Window to Dream.
something to eat at the opening
It took six hours to get all the paintings and photos up to the walls, but we had a lot of fun doing it. The exhibition place is Culture Place Mellari, situated in eastern Helsinki. The exhibition is opened from Monday to Friday from 10 to 18.
paintings by Johanna
As usual I’ll post gradually those works of mine in my blogs and on my homepages.
The opening of my first ever art exhibition was last week and now I’m dead
tired. Pleased, happy, also.
I had an
exhibition diary in my Finnish blog, there I wrote about the misery, flow,
uncertainty, despair and utter joy, all those feelings that overwhelmed me
during the preparations of the exhibition. It was, and still is, quite a
The exhibition is called Not Yesterday. Not Tomorrow. Now.
It contains of two parts: Women of Rose Valley, sixteen paintings done with acrylics and mixed
media. The other part includes ten collages and its name is Collage Crazy. I
used a lot of recycled material in these collages. Also most of the frames were
bought from flea markets and such places, I painted and pimped them up.
friend Johanna helped me with framing and putting up the paintings. She was
indispensable. She’s a real artist and you can enjoy her paintings looking
here. Also all my other friends and all the commentators in my blogs helped me
to make this dream of mine come true.
was a fun occasion. Almost thirty people came and what I heard, people seemed
to enjoy themselves.
exhibition is in Mellunmäki, a suburb in Helsinki, not a central place, but the
gallery was free of charge. I’d never have so much money that I could rent
space for my paintings. The exhibition is open 2-30.10.2012 from Monday to Friday
that I succeeded and had the strength for fulfill this exhibition. It was a dream
for me. I know what it’s like to live without dreams, without hope, without being
able to see into the future. I've had many black years. Now, the colors are different.
quite exciting times, I’m preparing my first art exhibition that’ll take place
in October. Crazy! Well, that’s what I am.
to be a presentation of some 25 paintings and collages. I love to paint and
such, and I hate frame work. I’m so clumsy when it comes to be handy…luckily
one of my friends, a gifted and true artist, has promised to rescue me offering her help with framing. It’s
wonderful to have such friends.
So I’ll be
quite busy this September. It feels good. This year has mostly been a year of
anxiety and depression, and I’ve been a hermit with no flow or inspiration. Now
I feel different.