Tuesday 11 June 2013

If I'm Not Here, I'm Elsewhere!

Since this blog seems to exist in hibernation or has turned into Sleeping Beauty, I want to remind you that I am not totally absent. I post photos almost daily and also my art blog is active. 


Wednesday 1 May 2013

A May Day

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!)

Friday 5 April 2013

Paint Showers Of April

a detail, unfinished painting

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.

Monday 11 March 2013

It Is March

photo manipulations from the exhibition

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. 

More paintings to hide somewhere….

paintings from the exhibition

Thursday 31 January 2013


A comment in Mick's blog:

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.

Friday 11 January 2013

Art Exhibition In Eastern Helsinki

preparing the exhibition, Johanna's paintings

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.

my photo manipulations


Sunday 2 December 2012

Came Whiteness

Came last day of November.
North wind killed that misty grayness hanging in the air.
Whiteness, whiteness everywhere.
Silence of December.

Friday 16 November 2012

Nothing Sensible Here

October was fabulous. My art exhibition showed me that I can still dream, I have hopes.

I saw a lot of people during October, had a really social life, unfamiliar to this hermit, and I've spent November cherishing still life.

I did publish my seventh book, a collection of short stories, The Portrait Of The Clown, this week, though, but writing is very silent doing.

To cheer you up and to warn you from not doing the same (unless you're able to cope with horrible noise)...

Thursday 11 October 2012

My Art Exhibition

my friend Johanna

It’s done! 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 process!

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.

My dear 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. 

The opening was a fun occasion. Almost thirty people came and what I heard, people seemed to enjoy themselves.

The 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 10-18.

I’m happy 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. Now.

Sunday 2 September 2012

So Exciting!

I’m living quite exciting times, I’m preparing my first art exhibition that’ll take place in October. Crazy! Well, that’s what I am.

It’s going 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.

Well, I must be going…see ya! Wish me luck!

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Monday 6 August 2012

Look At Me, I'm Hundred...

not a day younger
not a moment older

Monday 16 July 2012

Saturday 28 April 2012