Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hands that worked work no more

A quick hello from -16°C! The weather is getting warmer again; those -23°C (and colder) days were a bit rough on my poor lungs. (This wool hood is the best thing for this sort of weather; it was made by my mother some time before she made me.)

The blog has been quiet lately, because being busy with these...

...lead to this (and the same thing with the other wrist that's holding the camera)...

...luckily I've got good splints, a super cute cold pack (and another one, too - an awesome helper fox) and appropriate medication. Tenosynovitis is a frequent visitor, but rarely has it timing this bad. I've got a week to go before the exhibition opens and there's still a lot to do. Fortunately, the paper chandelier is done (see it hanging above my sad, sad hand!) - I'll share better photos of it once it's hung in its planned environment and lit up. I'm afraid the next update will most likely have to wait until February anyway, as I'm trying to avoid all extra work that strains my wrists so can focus on finishing the exhibition without crying, and I have a feeling that might be a bit of a last-minute thing with these hands. But I can promise several lovely posts in near future: new work and some other paper treasures!

Friday, 9 January 2015

A triptych WIP

Yesterday was the first day after Christmas I felt I actually achieved something. After catching a traditional Christmas cold I've only dabbled with the paper chandelier and spent way too much time in bed, until yesterday I managed to finish two mixed media pieces to accompany Found inklings in the exhibition (which is approaching at a terrifying speed). In the above photo the one on the right is done, the one on the left is still at an early stage.

My poetry book is due at the printer's on Monday. That, too, is terrifying, but absolutely awesome.

Thursday, 25 December 2014


Click photo to enlarge.

Merry Christmas everyone! 
Thanks for following my advent calendar!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, vintage organza, freshwater pearls, thread, various papers, board, glue, twine

It was enough for her that she remembered.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, vintage handwritten letter, vintage optical lense, silk ribbon, vintage faux pearl, metal findings, various papers, board, glue, twine

as King of the Ghosts nothing need be explained;
There will never be an end to your bond to all that dust.

Monday, 22 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, vintage book pages, tissue paper, gesso, matte gel medium, various papers, board, glue, twine

Sanomme lyhyesti:

Ei ole mitään niin paljon kuin aikaa.

oudon näynomaisia aiheita

valon taittumista.


We say briefly:

There is nothing as much as there is time.

strangely dream-like motifs

refraction of light.

Sunday, 21 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, vintage lace, vintage silk thread, tissue paper, various other papers, board, glue, twine

kolminkertainen yhtälö:

kokonaisuus, joka
on yhdistetty keskenään itsenäisistä
osista, yhdistelmä, ryhmä.


tai silkkisiä,

tai tavallisia


a triple equation:

an entirety which
is combined of independent
parts, a combination, a group.


or silken

or ordinary

Saturday, 20 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, imitation gold leaf, wax paper, tea-dyed paper, board, glue, twine

I shall whisper: The prologues are over.
Pour the unhappiness out of the white night-gown
I am the angel of reality, no queen comes without her chariot.

Friday, 19 December 2014


vintage photo, cut up vintage text, mica, linen thread, self made papers, various other papers, board, glue, twine

The wind pours down.

Thursday, 18 December 2014


vintage photo, vintage pen nibs, vintage silk thread, vintage book pages, graph paper, paper, board, glue, twine