Monday, 31 October 2011

You've been framed!

I have plenty of old frames stucked away. If I stumble upon a nice frame I usually purchaise it as I know that I eventually will find the perfect image or artwork for it. This frame was perfect for the image I showed in my previous post. I like the idea that this is a detail of a large painting at the Sistine chapel, I doubt many remembers this background figure. If you google "Sistine chapel prophet Ezekiel" you'll see the fantastic painting in colour. I´ve bee humming to this all day. Oh my! Happy monday my lovely!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday evening

Tonight I cykled along the shores of the city, the air was mild and damp. The city was quiet and fairly empty. I do enjoy cykling alone, especially in the evening. It has been a very good weekend. Now it´s time to say good night, turn off the computer, light a few candles, enjoy a warm cup of herbal tea and enjoy a quiet sunday evening. Above is an image from a 1920's german folder containing details of the artwork at the Sistine chapel, here is a detail of the prophet Ezekiel painting (this is not the prophet, this is one of the background figures). I simply adore the colours.

Friday, 28 October 2011

And yet another weekend ahead

This week has been filled with yoga, trying to dress according to weather and finally give in and turn on the heating, dates with the most lovely person, fleamarket finds (I found a gorgeous vintage handbag!) and THIS has made me smile. Oh look what classy souldancing, and what style! Tonight I´m changing music styles, going to see Gimme another country. A country musical! And after the performance I´m going to have a few drinks with my colleagues. The annual Helsinki book fair is on and I´m going to pay a visit tomorrow. My absolute favorite cartoon-artist Nina Hemmingsson will be a guest, one of her albums has finally been translated to finnish. So I hope to catch her. I have her albums in swedish as it´s my mothertongue, but always happy when good stuff gets wider publicity. And on saturday evening I have been invited to a huuuuge housewarmingparty, a collective in the citycentre. Should be good. Lots of friends attending. Above is a old chandelier from a piano. I placed it in front of a mirror, it reflects a very warm light. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Risotto

I am making risotto. With funnell chanterelles that were actually given to me, I have not picked them myself. Delicious. I looove risotto. And a glass of wine and some good music and then this tuesday has it´sperfect peak! Above is a shot I took yesterday.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Drawing challenge

Renilde of Stroke of the brush challenged us in drawing bottles. On her blog you will find all the other participants. I really enjoyed the bottles by Ariane. I personally interpreted the challenge literary: "draw a bottle". As can be seen above. Thank you Renilde, it was fun to participate!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Angels and links

I received a little surprise in the mail earlier in the week. Inside the little envelope was a beautiful vintage necklace, seen above. Sorry for the poor quality of the picture, it´s taken with my mobile just now. As my camera is located elsewhere;) The angel that sent this wonderful gift is my dear blogfriend at A Kiss from the Past. Kiitos!!!!! Tonight I´m going to see the last Helsinki performance of YOUMAKEME by K. Kvarnstr√∂m & Co./ Helsinki Dance Company. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Tomorrow morning my friend A is arriving to Helsinki for the weekend, we shall start of by brunch and I have tickets for a consert in the evening. Suvi Isotalo and Sansa at Korjaamo. Should be a great night! In fact, I believe this weekend will be great! I wish you all a great weekend!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A paintjob

I painted my old crappy shoes. They attracted quite a few positive comments when they were out and about today. Not sure how well these will last, but as they were old and crappy, I thought, they will last for as long as they are meant to last. And it was fun to do. I cannot take credit for the idea. I saw an image in a magazine once and thought, mmm, that is a great idea. need to try that sometime. And sometime is now. I cannot for the life of me remember who's image it was nor how the boots looked like. I have just come home from joga. I shall warm my soup from last night and enjoy a glass of organic red wine, I also have some dark chocolate that I will enjoy as desert. And as there is a storm out there, I will snug up with a good book and a warm cat and wish you a wonderful evening dear friends.

Monday, 17 October 2011

"If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks me, I do not know. " St. Augustine, on the question "What, then, is time?"

I am blessed...

...with beautiful friends. I am so happy and grateful. Yesterday I spent most of the day at my friends house, H and B were cooking and had invited friends around. So I sat on a chair in their kitchen, pampered with affection and great food and great conversation. I felt I was almost glowingh when I cykled home late in the evening. The consert on friday was so wonderful, I had goosebumps most of the time and even shared a few tears, so beautiful was it. Now we have wonderful sunshine and a good week ahead. I have been listening to Robyn all morning. Great pop-music. This is sooooo wonderful, Hang with me. Get up and dance friends!

Friday, 14 October 2011

The weekend is here again!

I´ve had a wonderful week. The most lovely person stayed with me and we had time for each other. I shall spare you the romantic wabble. This time;) Tonight I´m attending a recordrelease consert. My friend is part of duo called Sepia. I have the cd already and some of the tunes are just so powerful that I crave for the music! I am so much looking forward to tonights consert. Here is a song called Envoi. Enjoy! Above is a certain someone caught admiring herself in the mirror. In this pic she just acts cool, as there was no mirror at all. I'm glad she likes herself, it's healthy! Have a wonderful weekend dears!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Autumn

We had the most wonderful autumnweather during the weekend. I believe most people in this country did their best to enjoy the outdoors. So did I! Above is a small oilpainting from the 40's I picked up at a fleamarket for a few euros. I also found a winterladscape by the same painter.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

I love yoga!

I have trained Ashtanga yoga for a long time and since summer I have tried to do yoga daily and my body really is craving for the training. So I decided to broaden my training slightly and tried Kundalini yoga this morning for the first time. It was very interesting and not as hard as Ashtanga. In fact I think Kundalini is very good as a morning training . My body seems very happy. I love yoga! Have a wonderful thursday dear friends! Above is a little box from Habitat, very handy to store coins or earrings in;) The silk-covered box is made of a vintage sari and were sold at Designers Guild soon ten yrs ago!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday moan

Now it´s all back to hectic monday after a wonderful weekend filled with friends, friends and even more friends. For those of you who despise moaning about weather should probably check out now. So I cykled into work this morning and it was pouring down with rain. My raincoat is leaking. My blouse is soaking wet! I feel cold and lousy. Please send me a dry blouse and some hot chocolate and a hug. Thank you in advance! Above is a weak rose from last week that I forgot to water. But I think it's beautiful even though its best days are gone...