Sunday, 15 April 2018

Tuhatvuotinen harharetki

And again it's Sunday and a new week is waiting for us ahead. The day flashed quickly. I started sewing a new dress in the morning and a few hours later it was already done. This is rare, usually I don't get anything ready during one day and now I stitched it without stops. Well one new frock for the summer is indeed welcome. 

Today I was dressed in this lovely chiffon dress which I found in the sale track last autumn. The dress has its perfect shape and I especially like the collar system and neckline. The chiffon is also the material which pleases my eyes a lot. I've always liked translucent materials and they feel so light after heavy winter garment season. 
Otherwise the weekend offered some music again in a form of gigs. On Friday evening I pulled myself together and went to see one really interesting Finnish alternative/indie whatever band named Teksti-tv 666. I've seen them once so the band is an old acquaintance to me, but they still sounded good as they did in the previous time. Hope to see them again. 

Nothing else special. Just an ordinary weekend quite much home bounded, but that doesn't bother me at all. I also fixed my bike because the summer finally gives some signs of existence and I've been very happy about the warm weather!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Black widow dress

In a previous post I hinted about a new dress project and here it is, inspired by the world war II (yep I've been deepening world war II and concentration camp documentaries recently and got this idea via that era).
I found a fabric in a local store and it was a piece finding not from a meter pack so I had to design the model in accordance with the size of piece. Perhaps I could have liked the long sleeves, but because there was not enough fabric I had to settle for short ones. But it goes well and perhaps the short sleeves are even more practical in the summer. 
I have a terrible dress fever. It feels that all my old dresses are so worn out that I would need at least five new dresses for the summer. And to be  honest I placed an order yesterday and bought one because I was worried if I have anything nice to put on for Wave Gotik Treffen which comes too quickly. The dresses are so easy and now I yearn lace and more splashy garments into my wardrobe. The winter stunned me into the hibernation and it feels that I worn such a boring garments over the winter,  but now I'm waking up slowly with the sun. Usually the spring gets me feeling down or overwrought, but now it seems to have a reverse effect. 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sane in insane world

A weekend disappeared again too quickly over and I kind of feel a little bit Sunday blue like quite often these days. I had the nice weekend though I didn't do anything specific. I read a lot of law text because I'm preparing for the entrance exam. I also finished the new dress and took a few pictures of it which I introduce you later. 

Of course I relaxed too and read this one magnificent piece that has occupied my bookcase for years.  At the same this story is one of my favorite movie. Girl Interrupted; I recommend you all if the subject enthralls you. 
I also watched one of my favorite brainless series these days: Trailer Park Boys. It's something which make me laugh and gets me forget all the troubles which try to inhabit my mind. My beloved introduced me to that series a good time ago. 
Today I decided that the summer is coming and I packed most of my winter coats and carried them into the basement. It was such a vernal weather and the sun gave heat from the sky. I also enjoyed the weather by sitting on the balcony because it was possible without freezing reaction. Although I'm a child of darkness, I'm waiting for the summer right now. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Jubilee of Resurrection

Last weekend I traveled to Eastern Finland to see my old good friend and spent a short vacation there by drinking red wine and hunting photos ( and not forgetting walking of a dog which was fun). The holiday was really needed and I felt to be a new born while arriving at home.

 I have been Imatra as a kid, but not after that, not even  when I lived in Eastern Finland (I always traveled via it by a train) and now I wonder why didn't I travel more there while living there..  well I was a poor student. Imatra is a small city on the border of Russian and there is one of the most beautiful building I have ever seen:
A really pretty hotel and architecture is everything else but a typical Finnish style. If I were richer I would book a room from there.. now I had to settle for sleeping on my friend's couch.
An outfit from Friday. A new white lace shirt got to use.
A dry rapids which looks awesome  on live is a local attraction (in a pic it looks so lame). Many people have ended their days by jumping down there over the ages. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to see a white water show due to the renovation. 
A neat journey across the country and back. A train ride took a little bit under four hours and it spent really quickly by reading. I also though back old times. Ten years ago I made that journey for the first time when  I moved to Savonlinna and it feels like it was yesterday. I was really excited about the new home town and I settled down quickly. That was a good choice back then and those years gave me so much! That city felt more home than my real home town in west ever. It's kind of weird, but my roots come from Karelia. I hope I have a chance to travel and visit Imatra again later in the summer.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Deep wounds

Last Sunday I entered one interesting and kind of emotional exhibition and it surely was appealing and very much to my dark taste. Berlinde De Bruyckere's works are potential to offer gloomy experience about the war and death. Works made of mostly leather, steal and wax served as a metaphor for suffering and loss for human life. The artist combines ancient mythology, history, literature and Christian iconography in her works. I find the exhibition was very impressive and probably one of the prettiest I've seen in my life. 
It was very joyful to see these works now when I've had so stressful period at work. Any kind of art experience is more as welcome to lead me out of the reality. Right now it has felt that my life is nothing but work and did I ever want that kind of life? Not actually. I'm looking for an exit all the time from the current life so that I would have more time to focus on the things I love, but compromises they are hard to be made. Kind of I could say that I have a small crisis on the hand and at the same time I'm preparing for the entrance exam and not so sure that it's the only option. I'm looking for something, but right now I don't know what that something is. Right now I would like to study German, sink into the books, draw, sew and take a lot of pictures, but now my all energy goes at work and though I like my job, I don't want that it takes my whole life. I hope to find a solution soon.
This exhibition runs at Sara Hilden art museum right now till the May and I can strongly recommend it if you are around the corners.

I continue drinking of the red wine and I enjoy when I finally have a small Easter vacation.