lauantai 19. elokuuta 2017

Stick Chairs

Chairs made of materials found right from the ground around a fishing cabin in Lapland where I spent some days last week.


maanantai 12. kesäkuuta 2017

keskiviikko 31. toukokuuta 2017

Little Mice

Here are some tiny mice that I made. Funny how they each have a character of their own, even though they are so small.



keskiviikko 17. toukokuuta 2017

Wooden benches

I made benches out of old wooden spatulas. Their worn surfaces makes me think of sea. They would be perfect for a beach house. They are very easy to make. This is how I cut the pieces:



And here are the finished benches:




I tried one with a ladle, too. This one makes me think of Lapland or some cabin in the woods.


tiistai 9. toukokuuta 2017

Ceramic bowls

I made some ceramic bowls in miniature at my ceramics class. I used black clay, color slip, glaze and bits of glass.




sunnuntai 7. toukokuuta 2017

lauantai 1. huhtikuuta 2017

Art show - Näyttely Pyynikin Näkötornin Kahvilassa

Kuvituksiani on esillä Pyynikin näkötornin kahvilassa huhtikuun ajan. Olen mukana myös Taidesuunnistuksessa 22. -23. 4. Tervetuloa!

I have an art show at Pyynikki Observation Tower Cafe.

perjantai 24. maaliskuuta 2017

keskiviikko 22. maaliskuuta 2017

Sandman

Here is Sandman and his friend "bluebird" (in the last picture). I was inspired by a Finnish poem/song about Sandman. I made the doll and found his car from a fleamarket. It's actually a lamp. Everything else is handmade by me.







Dolls

This is the latest miniature doll I made. I haven't made dolls in a while and making this one reminded me how much I enjoy making them.


Here are some of the dolls I've made in last years











sunnuntai 5. maaliskuuta 2017

Tiger's House

I'm making a home for a Tiger. He is part of the picture book I've been working on. House is made out of cardboard and there are real pressed fern leaves in the wallpaper. I used glue and gesso to make that. A round table is made out of an old book cover, chess pieces and wooden beads. Chairs are also of recycled materials. I dismantled a wooden dish drying rack which I found and used bits of its wood for the chairs. Window is made with quilling technique using paper, Glossy Accent and enamel paint. I love using jigsaw puzzle pieces as floor tiles. Here I used a bigger puzzle as I usually use 1000 pieces puzzles.




maanantai 13. helmikuuta 2017

Forest Animals

I've been making some forest animals. Their fur is cut from wool yarn and their eyes are glass beads.




perjantai 3. helmikuuta 2017

Let's Fly, Let's Fly Away

I have been working - slowly but surely - on this story about a cat called Mau and a dog called Curly. They travel to a far away land. I have written a story and I make illustrations for it by photographing miniature scenes. I can only work on it when I'm not busy with other work but I hope I could finish it this year or next. This week I was making one of the illustrations and suddenly had an idea to try to animate it. It's my first attempt ever so I know it's far from perfect. But it made me happy anyway, it's exciting to see my characters come alive and it was fun to learn something new!


video

lauantai 21. tammikuuta 2017

Folding screens

I saw a picture of a pink folding screen with mirrors and wanted to make it in miniature. I made another one in green, too. I think I'll try a light yellow as well. I used chalk paints to paint them. They are easy to use and to mix different shades. The folding screens are made mostly out of old book covers which is easily my favorite material. It gives me satisfaction somehow to use things nobody wants or appreciates anymore and create something beautiful out of it and give it a new purpose.







lauantai 14. tammikuuta 2017

Writing group

Today I went to a writing class. I want to write more but I feel like most of the time my inner critic gets the best of me before I even get any writing done. So I thought it would be good to join a group where we read each others writings and give and get feedback. I mostly want to write children's stories and couple of days ago I finally finished one that I have been writing on and off almost for two years! Finishing that story felt like a really good way to start this new year! It gave me clarity and feels like a fresh wind blowing.

Cheery Chirps Collection ©Cardmix

keskiviikko 11. tammikuuta 2017

Sleigh

I made a sleigh for my Fox Terrier (on a previous post). Well others can use it, too but its made with the measurements of the dog. Right now its windy and dark here in Finland, not much snow really. But it's good to be prepared for the snowy days! :)



keskiviikko 4. tammikuuta 2017

New Year And New Creatures

Yesterday I sat down and started to make a Fox Terrier, something I have been thinking of making for quite a while. Sometimes it happens like this, I sit down and start and whoops, it's done! I guess it's because he had already been living in my mind for so long. Anyway, here he is, yet to be named and still needing some tiny final touches.