Sunday 29 January 2012


Sunset time with pink and blue. February is making its way here, with colder days. The light is softer, more yellow. Aquarius birthdays to celebrate for the whole month, first ones last night inside frosted windows. A long breakfast with a friend to think about the next ones, and some spring adventures.

Kristen made an interview with me. Her world of names is very interesting.

There is an exhibition with a few of my paintings in Vuojoki mansion in Eurajoki. Till the 28th of February.

Sunday evenings are for music, for reading and for a long walk (and pinched red cheeks).

Have a warm entrance to the new week!


Heippa! Kevättalven retkikohde: Vuojoen kartanolla, Eurajoella, on Kuvittajat ry:n Metsän tuhat tarinaa -näyttely. Siellä on myös muutama minun maalaukseni, 28.2.2012 asti.

Lämpöisiä ajatuksia!

Tuesday 24 January 2012


Slowly it appears, the winter light. If counting small moments, the days are already a bit longer. Skating and observing new snow covers over the old ones. Every season is my favorite. This early spring-winter is the favorite of this moment. Cold air is so good to breath.

Thank you dear Barbara for the beautiful gift (and the cardigan).

Early spring flower scents of Grape Hyacinth, or pearl lily as it is called in Finnish. On my painting table other flowers are blooming.
Have a calm Tuesday.

(The book and the paper boat in the first and third photo by Barbara.)

Wednesday 18 January 2012


Good morning dear you,

Something happened again on my painting table while I was not watching carefully. A little bit of colors while everything is so beautifully pure and white outdoors. A little bit of exotic scents and warm winds. Just for a little moment to remember them while the winter is just in its most pretty bloom.

Have a calm day!

(Unplanned previously 1, 2 & 3)

Saturday 14 January 2012


Some winter sun. Slowly it comes and quickly it goes. In blue hues. Warm tunes from radio. Watching the snow fly in wind. Steam of coffee. A few paint brush strokes. A long walk in a finally-finished new and warm winter jacket. A sentence from a book once in awhile.

What will you do today?

Happy weekend!

Photos on film from last winter.

Tuesday 10 January 2012


A little while ago I was dreaming of a company that would deliver daily amounts of chocolate right to a doorstep. Just a daily amount as it seems that chocolate is something that is just vanishing. Yesterday it became true for a moment. Thank you dear L! Opening a parcel like that is almost like traveling to another country. Feeling of different kind of paper, text and taste. And something handmade, so precious.

On a holiday is also the mother in these illustrations that I painted for Kaksplus magazine (1/2012). An article about having free with and without children.

Under Ice available now as a limited edition print.

Thank you to all of you for your kind words in comments and emails. Sending you some gentle snowflakes from behind my windows.

Winter hearts.

Wednesday 4 January 2012


Meeting with a friend by a pond. How there can be life under ice. Plants, the fish with their families, bubbles, streams. Under ice beings.

So glad to be here with you all with a new year. Let´s make it a peaceful one with embracing happiness of little things.

The winter has arrived, snow storms keep company outdoors. Going for a long walk and to sauna and for a winter swim. Maybe I meet a few under-ice-friends.

Be well!

P.s. Under Ice available now as a limited edition print.