Sunday, 16 June 2013
Strong winds and rowing instead of sails. Bicycling up and down the hills of this city. Summer afternoon breaks with friends in square markets in harbour.
Birthday card sketches for a friend.
It is almost Mid Summer.
Cloudy Sunday greetings, melodies of seagulls on the lake and promises of rain, but it does not matter, a long bicycle trip around another lake awaits.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Summer nights. Thunder storms and the scent of rain on dry asphalt. More sunny and warm days. Train trips, dear friends, sailing boats, parks, cafés by the sea, sunsets. Gazing the sun to rise above the city lights.
A few rain drops today make the summer to scent more magical. Birch trees.
Sweet Tuesday greetings!
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Evening bicycle trips in sunset. Emerald green forests and meadows everywhere. The shadows that happen only during summer sunset times. The bunnies and their very tiny bunnies.
Sunsets with friends. Rendezvous of a hedgehog and a cat. Tunes played by a cello. Friends that bake. Trombones.
The scent of the lilacs everywhere. Everything so rain-fresh.
After many very warm days, the thunder came. The thunder also went away just in time. An outdoor rendezvous in a ballet show. Sunset view from the balcony. The sunset city towers.
Parsley, thyme, mint, pea sprouts, coriander, dill, basilica, rosmarin. My herb balcony garden. A few pink pelargoniums too.
Summer nights that are filled with so much light.
Good night, sleep tight!
Monday, 27 May 2013
Misty mornings at the summerhouse. White curtains so thick, sounds from the other side. Cold hands of the mist around everything, tree branches with drops like rain. Slowly the first sun rays arrive to glimmer on the lake waves. The curtains open, the show begins.
Every day more green, here and there. Yellow and blue flowers. Sleeping inside forests, their melodies.
Night time swimming. Swans dancing and singing.
Darling friends, ice-cream, ladybirds ♥
Small spontaneous expeditions, many talks.
Almost blooming lily-of-the-valleys, the scent is already here. Fragile, the most refined.
Have sweet expeditions!
(1st, 4th and 5th photos by photographer and cinematographer J.V.)
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Books that were bound by hand, carried many thousand kilometres. Accompanied on park benches and in trains. Always open on the table.
Inside: stories, calendars, envelopes, notes, measurements, chances and memories.
The first ideas and the originals.
Walks that were collected and pressed.
Houses, always houses. Homes.
Pages that were ripped away and taped back again. Adventures, flora.
The moments when brushing teeth, humming and washing dishes. The moments when the humming echoes from the dish shelves. Dummies, scraps of this and that. Conversations. Secrets. Dreams.
More of my sketchbook stories at Design*Sponge, a series that I had the honour to begin.
Three new prints in the small online shop. Thank you so much once again for your orders!
It is warm and sunny here. What about bicycling to fetch an apple and an ice-cream for a late afternoon break?
Monday, 13 May 2013
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Sunday with small raindrops after a Saturday with silent movies accompanied by real musicians. Black and white scenes of Sunrise, score played live by Giovanni Spinelli with one electronic guitar. The moments to get inspired. To see and hear how beautiful it can be.
More postcards from the Southern spring trip. Village passers-by, fruits of plum trees grew by looking at them. Smiling face, lighthouse hunting. The familiar patterned stripes of grandmother´s hands drying in the Southern sunset. In a fruit garden.
Mellow Sunday melodies!