Monday, 16 August 2010

YELLOW ON ITS WAY




Hello dear all of you,

It was one more weekend of summer, bicycling up and down, around lakes and to a touching outdoor movie under dark blue sky with starlight on a hill of pastel colored wooden houses. Dark nights feel like a soft cotton cover around, it makes everything comfortable and silent after the summer light. Everything goes to sleep again. This morning the wind was very cold. A few leaves of the birch tree nearby have turned to yellow. Bye bye color green, it has been wonderful to have you around!

Last spring while I was waiting the first rain to arrive, my brushes were painting portraits, bonfire, handwriting and driftwood. There were "dark" and "fire" to be followed, I thought of nightly lakes. It all became album art for Holmes.

How was your weekend? Have a comfortable new week of August!

17 comments:

  1. The album artwork looks amazing Anna... well done! I'll be sure to listen to some of their music too. Hello from Melbourne where it's the middle of a very cold winter!

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  2. this is so beautiful! good work :)

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  3. Such a perfect application for your portraits! They are so wondrously crafted. Well done!

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  4. Just love all of this! Your portraits are so beautiful, simple, clear.

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  5. Hi Anna,
    It is always so refreshing to come visit with you on your blog!
    Diane

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  6. Beautiful work! You seem to have such a careful hand. And so distinctive.

    I heard rain in my sleep last night. The season is changing...

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  7. I so enjoy reading your posts. My weekend involved a lot of reading. I was captivated by Vendela Vida's novel, The Lovers.

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  8. very nice album art ... how sweet in his portraits!
    here the rain has set the tone of the weekend and painted the light of day back: the summer already fled !

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  9. The images of these portraits will be with me for a long time. They are haunting - but not in a scary way. Very good work Anna Emilia. It caught me off guard to see portraits. I loved it. Carolina

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  10. Onpas tosi kauniita! Ja niin sinua.
    Tulisitpa vielä käymään. Laitanpa sulle kirjeen kun on paljon kerrottavaa..:)

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  11. hej! jag gillar dina bilderna väldigt och gillar också att lyssna på holmes. jag har tillfälligt köpt deras skivorna och buttons och har funnit ditt blog ett år senare, då jag har inte visst, att du har målat dessa covers, men gillade konst av dig! :) ska du fortfårande måla deras bilder?
    kram cecilia (försökande at läsa svenska) :)

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  12. Beautiful! Makes me want to get out my paintbrushes again...

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  13. hienoja, hienoja! oon taas takaisin kaupungissa. tänään sataa, se on hyvä. ja viileääkin on. syksyä kaipailen, vaikka kesäkin vielä on mukava. pehmeää viikkoa sinnekin!

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  14. Hello dear Ben in Melbourne!

    Thank you so much, it makes me happy that you like these images. End of summer wishes to your cold winter (which I am already secretly waiting to arrive here a bit too)!

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    Thank you dear Irene! Smiles to you!

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    Thank you dearly Matthew! Thank you for visiting!

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    Dear Natalie,

    Happy to see your lighthouse cards, they are so very pretty! There are lighthouses always in my mind, at the moment I am actually sketching one (: Thank you for your comment.

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    Dear Jacilyn,

    Thank you! Happy that you like them, it was a pleasure to paint these.

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    Dear Diane,

    Such a delight to have you here, thank you for stopping by with your words.

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    Dear Marina,

    Your small cat Pancake is in my mind a lot these days, hoping to see her soon again in your pictures.

    This early morning I enjoyed the rain sound too a bit, wrapped in long sleeves, but as the morning sun started to warm again, it feels still summer. Ready for a new day of bicycling and painting!

    Thank you for your sweet words and your emails.

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    Dear Ren,

    Thank you so much!

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    Dear Denise,

    Your weekend sounds very nice. Today I will bicycle to the library to see what I can find for the moments before falling asleep.

    Thank you for your comment!

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    Dear Arrosoir,

    Happy that you like them! Hopefully the summer will still visit you for a little while in between the rain.

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    Dear Carolina,

    Thank you very much, I am happy that you like the portraits, they were nice to paint. Have a good Wednesday! (Oh it is already Wednesday!)

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    Ulla rakas,

    Tulen varmasti joskus. Syys saa levottomaksi, mutta ei ihan vielä ole uusia matkoja suunnitteilla, paitsi kotikulmille katsomaan joko saisi metsästä puolukoita ja variksenmarjoja (en koskaan tiedä niiden nimeä englanniksi, mutta islanniksi ne on krækiber :)

    Odotan kirjettä innolla! Sitten on jotakin johon vastata <3

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    Hej Cis,

    Vad kul att läse svenska (hoppas inte allt är islenska vad jag skriver här :).

    Tack så mycket! Jag hoppas att kunna måla mer till Holmes, men förstås dom ska välja vad dem vill. Roligt att ha dig här för en besök! (:

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    Dear Eva,

    Please find your brushes again and show what you painted (:

    Happy days dreaming about kitchens!

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    Hei Hanna kultainen,

    Kiitos kovasti! Täällä hiukkasen vain satoi, nyt taas paistaa ja piti vaihtaa pitkät hihat lyhyiin, mutta ehkä ehtii myöhemminkin kääriytyä pehmeään.

    Mitäs siellä kaupungissa nyt odottaa sinua, vieläkö on koulua jäljellä vai jotakin muuta?

    Tuulen viemiä lehtiä ja naapurin parvekkeen tuoksuja (niillä on jokin hyväntuoksuinen kukka siellä)!

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    Love to all of you, thank you so much for lightening my days!

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  15. kiitokset anna! en oikeen tiedä mikä täällä kaupungissa odottaa. kaikki on vielä salassa. välillä oon siksi levoton ja välillä se on kepoista. toivottavasti jotakin jännää. mutta kouluakin on, lopputyö esimerkiksi. hyvää keskiviikkoa ja sateisia tuoksuja!

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