maanantai 30. syyskuuta 2013

Autumn time

 
Hello fellow blogging friends:
 
My current project is on the working desk. A new painting for my fairy Tarot- deck. This will be the Princess of cups. Elemental fairy of water also card of emotions, love an balance.
 
Im very exited about this and I hope the model will like it when finished.

 
Autumn is here in full bloom. This "autumn leaves" card I painted last year. I added it to my etsy shop. Listed here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/158477221/autumn-leaves-4-x-6-watercolor-original

 
What would be all hallow's eve without any witches. Here is my first halloween witch for this year. I wonder who's door she is knocking. She is listed on my etsy shop also https://www.etsy.com/listing/164182308/halloween-witch-knocking-original?ref=listing-shop-header-4
 
 We don't really spend Halloween in Finland. But I don't mind having another party in the middle of the dark nights (and it can get really dark).
 
 
As dark as this.
 
Blessed autumn everyone
Niina
 

tiistai 24. syyskuuta 2013

Creative tuesday challenge: TEA Time

 
Hello world!
 
There you can see my entry for latest creative tuesday. Theme is TEA. Very nice theme for a tea-addict as myself. I also include this for inspiration avenue theme that is FALL COLORS yellow,orange and brown (and blue also in this case).
 
 
Here is my latest fantasyart. For a long time I wanted to paint a dryad and here she is. Her expression became a bit sad. I made up a story for it. She was a waitress in a party of a forest king and evil witch of the forest turned all people into dryads that is why she is holding a tray. I just read the hobbit again. I guess that's why I tought party of the forest king. I wonder do they put that part to the up-coming film...hmmm.

 
This one I started already this sprin. It's called "new beginnings" inspired by chinese new year celebration. Very soft pastel colors.
 
Colorful and inspirational autumn days
 
Niina


torstai 19. syyskuuta 2013

Travels and sadness


Pumpuli 1999 - 2013

My dearest girl Pumpuli passed away some days ago. All my family has been in grief. She was 14 years old always very social and extremely beautiful cat. It's difficult to get used to the fact that she is gone she was such a long time with us. She'll always have a special place in my heart and Im glad I had her in my life.


I spent past two weeks in sunny Croatia. Beautiful village of Kuterevo and bear refuge. Up in the mountains. I've never seen so many stars before at nights.


Here you can read more about the Kuterevo Refuge and the bear situation in Europe.

Some paintings I did during my journey (not  nearly all)


Garden/woodlands


Night fire


Village


Refuge

I had my little palet of watercolors with me. Trip was great and I met some amazing people and during whole journey I think I spoke at least seven different languages (eight if you count finnish).


Love and light

Niina