Wednesday 29 August 2012


Hello from my painting table. 

Turquoise, clover red, puffy dandelion white and forests of greens are filling this table. A small clinging sound as the brush is cleaned in an empty jam jar and comforting melodies of boiling water, as a teapot is filled. Today, Sakura green tea and adventures of drawing small wooden houses. The colder air of autumn makes this spot at home even more precious.

Blossom SailingA small boat ready for an afternoon trip on a lake. Sun glimmering, nearby meadow sending greetings as flying leaves and flowers. Water in the lake is perfect for a small swim. 

Sweet Kate from BSDA asked me to join her art show of original artworks. There are six pieces for sale for six weeks. You can find all the works here with some more pictures. The two paintings in this post are included. There is also a small interview. You can find BSDA also here. Hopefully you enjoy them!

Wild Strawberries. Clovers, Forget-Me-Nots and Cow Vetches are covering small white flowers of wild strawberries on a clearing. Still need to wait a bit for the sun-kissed, red-cheeked berries to come.

All the works are from this year and signed and sent by me from Finland. On soft cotton paper, by watercolors and some small drops of white acrylic paint. With a lot of love, many long walks and thoughts and many pots of tea.

Thank you so much Kate for this opportunity!

Today is one of those mornings when the small lake behind my window is completely silent and reflects the same colors and forms than above the horizon. Pine trees, trees of a city garden, a corner of a field. Towers of this city. A perfect beginning for new stories to happen. A perfect morning for anything.

Warm smiles and happy last days of August! Thank yo so much for your visits and kind words!


  1. how wonderful... now i dream of working like you at such a quiet pace, it´s so hectic in my life right now.

    but i put your print up in my bedroom to calm my mornings and nights.

    august morning greetings from germany!

  2. This is the reason why I want to start on redecorating my little room. I miss these silences.

    I almost lived on a boat, but it's a very expensive thing to maintain. But your drawing makes me dream of it again.

    Have a great day!

  3. your paintings and photos always make me dream, Anna Emilia. wish I could see that art show.

  4. Beautiful, as always. Your painting table looks cozy.

  5. i love that your blouse and sweater are reminiscent of your paintings. :-)

  6. your inspiration is evident in your lovely go well together!

  7. love the texture on the boat!

  8. before i sleep tonight i will think of blossom sailing and hope it carries me into dreams

  9. Everything is beautiful and calming as always. I would like to take a nap on that boat...

  10. Sinä ja työpisteesi näytätte oikein suloisilta. Ja voi että tota paattia! Ihan järjettömän hieno!

  11. Your painting table is stunning! And so is your art work.

    Hope you'll have a happy September!

  12. It has been too long since I've passed by your corner of the virtual world to say Hi. But I have been reading and your words and work are always so inspiring of a life lived with attention to the world around and those quiet moments. Thank you always for sharing! Your work on BSDA is absolutely lovely - congrats!

  13. Hi Anna Emilia,
    peaceful place to work.
    Greetings to you.

  14. Beautiful! Your shirt looks like one of your paintings. =)

  15. hello anna behind your painting table, a new weekend arrives again hope you can enjoy it, your work is lovely as always,