Category Archives: coloring, drawings, paintings

Blue Butterflies & Black-eyed Susans

Two more colorings. First I colored the one with the butterflies in blue with the background in white. I looked at it and thought it might have looked nicer with a black background. I printed a second page. I said to my husband I will color the butterflies in green this time. I regret the black background. Anyway, it doesn’t matter because, eventually they probably will end up in the shredder.

Coloring

I have occasionally looked at books with pictures to color in the store. But I didn’t want to buy a book with many, many pages of pictures of which I only like a few. Instead I printed a free image from the web to color. My husband wondered if the coloring isn’t meant for children. But, I said, there are free coloring pages for both adults and kids. Hmm, anyway, he thinks it’s a waste of time to sit and color for hours. I say, it’s great therapy, relaxing and fun. I say young or old, doesn’t matter 🙂colored flower basket IMG_3579Cfree printable coloring page from the internet

Garden Day @ Axxell, Överby, Espoo

On May 20th we visited the Spring garden day at Axxell. It was so nice and warm. Yesterday the Fall garden day took place. Cloudy, no, rain, not too cold. Very nice too.  Lot to buy. Flower bulbs, flower plants, bushes and tree plants to. I didn’t buy any plants but will next spring. You also could buy all kind of jam, pickled garlic, fresh vegetables, cookies, cup cakes, tools etc. As in the spring, I also now bought cute cup cakes. It was the same young woman selling them. And I bought a package of Christmas cards. I thought they were painted by the woman selling them but she said it’s her daughter, Maarit Ailio, who is the painter. I googled her and there are so many more cute paintings by her. When my husband saw the cards he said “what already” ? ! Yes, it’s Christmas in less than four months, isn’t it 😀

Naïve Art Exhibition

Yesterday I, together with friends, visited the naïve art exhibition in Iittala, Lasimäki. Paintings by many artists, about 40. Here are a few photos. I, of course, love the cats painted by Martti Lehto. They are adorable. We also visited the Glass Museum, shopped at Finlayson and Iittala outlet stores. At Finlayson I bought a beautiful umbrella and at Iittala a Myrna mug. It was a such a nice day. The Myrna coffee pot is one I bought 10 years ago. The inside of it is in bad condition so it’s not for use, just display.