tiistai 30. tammikuuta 2018

Lighthouse painting

I have a thing for lighthouses! On my travels to Estonia I've visited several lighthouses
http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2013/07/hiumaa-lighthouses.html
http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2013/01/harilaid-lighthouse.html

For the first time, I did a lighthouse painting. This one is called "Safety"
For some reason after having a baby, I paint these sea themed paintings.


lauantai 27. tammikuuta 2018

Nordic Harbor

Let's go back in time 8 months or so... our daughter was born in May 2017. I got home from the hospital in a few days, and I think it was just a week or so later, that I wanted to paint again. I assumed beforehand that a baby girl would make me paint some sort of adorable pink flowers and butterflies or something...but instead I started to paint winter landscapes (...in summer).

So here is my first post baby painting "Nordic Harbor"

When you think about it, a harbor is a start of a new journey...new life certainly is such.

The original painting is for sale for 600€ and different size prints are available at https://www.posterlounge.de/nordischer-hafen-pr669277.html

Nordic harbor, 60cm x 80cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017



perjantai 19. tammikuuta 2018

Magpie king

Ink drawings continue! Here is the magpie king 😄
We have magpies in our backyard almost everyday. They are such intelligent birds ♥
Please notice that I'm also wearing a magpie shirt in the drawing photo 😉



tiistai 16. tammikuuta 2018

Greedy frog





Here is my newest ink drawing. The greedy frog, or rather toad. I'm also working on a bling bling loving magpie drawing right now. This year has started out great artwise :) I started to do more drawings sometime last autumn...it took me a few months to get back into it, but now it feels easy again. Like they say, it's practice, practice, practice...


perjantai 12. tammikuuta 2018

Macrojonathan insect photos

I've always been very interested in insects. In fact as a kid I used to collect spiders (which of course are not insects!). Photographing insects is one of my many small hobbies...but there is another one in our family who does photography better. My spouse Asko takes these amazing insect photos. You can check them out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/macrojonathan/ (or on his website www.askojonathan.com)

I like to help Asko find models 😃 for example one day I went jogging, but suddenly came back with a huge bug in my hand! This big bug just flew before my nose and I had to catch it and bring it back home to Asko. It was the fellow in this pic 😊 Obviously we set this lovely bug free after the photoshoot!




maanantai 8. tammikuuta 2018

Norway, Lofoten islands - travelling with baby

Me and my partner Asko travelled to the beautiful Lofoten islands in Norway in 2016 . We loved it so much, that in 2017 we wanted to go again to Lofoten! This time we just had a 2 month old baby along with us. Many people told us that it would be awful and impossible to travel with a baby. But we did travel together and everything went well :) did we have difficulties? Yes we did, but in fact the whole trip just gave us more confidence as a parents, so it was definitly worth it!

This year we had a borrowed caravan car (Fiat globescout) from Askos parents. It was luxury compared to our vacation in 2016, when we slept in the car trunk. But with all the baby stuff etc. we were pretty squeezed on our 2 week trip ;) this year with the baby we couldn't drive that much a day and we were pretty much twice as slow as the previous year. Also instead of sleeping somewhere on the road, we went several times to camping areas. Pretty much every other night on the road and every other night on a camping area. The camping areas are pretty cheap in Norway. Something like 25€ which is even cheaper than the average camping area in Finland! So when people complain about Norway being expensive, it's certainly not everything.

If you have any questions about travelling to Lofoten, you can drop me a line :) I might know a thing or two ;)
 





maanantai 1. tammikuuta 2018

Crested tit ink drawing

I promised more bird drawings! Here is a crested tit ink drawing. I just love birds!
This is my first drawing this year! I hope there will be lots of drawings this year :)