tiistai 29. lokakuuta 2013

El Muerto make up

I recently got us some face paint and me and Asko started to play and practice with it right away. Painting your face isn't really that different from painting on canvas ... or well, turned out that I need more practice than Asko. Asko did this fabulous "El Muerto" make up ... I was more like an abstract painting, so I'm not going to show my photo :D

Anyway...I'm planning to do some sort of Mario Antoinette make up and also some sugar skull make up. I've been gathering the right accessoires for it. As I mentioned before, I can't really paint right now, since I'm moving (and my "ateljee" is not available now) so I occupy myself with other creative things, like using my face as a canvas :P  
...But these make up projects will probably lead to some painted art as well. For years I've wanted to do some sort of a "ice queen" painting; paint with shades of white....so I just practive with my face first. 

Oh, and by the way. Check out Askos blog here: askojonathan.blogspot.fi

sunnuntai 13. lokakuuta 2013

farm life

I recently posted a few old photos of my dad (the boy and the rabbit). Here are a few more wonderful vintage photos of my photogenic dad ;)

perjantai 11. lokakuuta 2013

Banksy graffiti

The other day I happened to watch the Banksy movie "Exit through the gift shop". Honestly it was one of the best art documentaries I've seen! At first I felt like I want to do some street art right away myself! Then by the end of the movie I felt like I don't want to do any art at all anymore... Real or not real? I don't care, it's just an entertaining funny documentary that also makes you think a lot about about the essence of art. 

Street art has never been my thing, but early 2000 when I studied graphic design in Hamburg, many of my friends were doing it and I was always happy to walk around the city and observe my friends art here and there. In Finland there is surprisingly little street art. I don't think any country has so little street art :( ...but there is some even here, and it always cheers me up if I see something that's skillfully done.

Below is a Banksy graffiti I photographed about a year ago in Hamburg (Karo Viertel). From what I've read the last intact Banksy graffiti in Hamburg was covered with acrylics (link to German article).

Apparently now the graffitti above is already covered up. See a newer photo here. Damn! >:-(

torstai 10. lokakuuta 2013

forest house

Ever since visiting Latvia last year (link) I've been a bit obsessed with abandoned old houses. I don't know why I find decaying old buildings so beautiful. Of course I'd wish people would renovate their beautiful old houses...but still...they are just so incredibly beautiful. Kind of like fading flowers. So far the most beautiful abandoned building I've come across was this old church in Estonia, that had trees growing on it!

I know there are a few abandoned houses in Finland too. A few weeks ago me and Asko photographed one house that happens to be closeby. Below are some pics of it. Sometime soon we will seek out more of similar abandoned places in south Finland.

perjantai 4. lokakuuta 2013

practicing hair

I recently went to a vintage hair workshop by Ulrika. I've always loved styling and make up has always been easy for me, but I've always sucked in doing my own hair. Now I learned many nice tips and tricks. Among others I learned to do a nice top knot which is pictured below. Not perfect yet, but I'm getting there ;)

And why am I not painting lately? It's because I'm moving and I'm stuck in this thing for a while. I'm already planning several new paintings and drawings in my head... can't wait to get those on canvas! But meanwhile I occupy myself with other things as you can see ;)