Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Art experience

On Sunday evening we were adventuring around my old corners and stopped by this art center which actually was very unfamiliar location to us both. I lived close to it before and have passed by it several times, but I didn't know what that place really keeps inside. It's an old mental hospital or at least I have heard a legend of that. These days there seems to act an art center and they coincidentally had an exhibition going on. I was just going to see the coffin which was filled with the books ( a new kind of library), but people there invited us to see also inside. And so we got a tour which revealed a time machine,  famous toilet and art workshop to name a few. Awesome  place. I do hope that the city won't ruin this. 

 Typical clothes which I have worn recently. It starts to be quite chilly weather especially in the mornings. An old false leather jacket is still one of my favorite coat and huge knitting under it. Both are many years old.
This character greets you every time while walking on the street. 
 The coffin was to my taste and obviously it catch an attention from others too thus there was people wondering it with us.



Sunday, 16 September 2018

Dying nature

The most inspirational season is at hand and to me it means a lot of candles, wine and hanging out in the nature with a camera. A week ago I woke up early and left the lake to see the nature in the morning light and it was quite relaxing to spend a few hours by walking around the lake when the rest of the city was in a tight sleep. I also visited a bird tower, but I saw nothing from there. Wildlife photography interests me more and more and I have even dreamed of the better tele lens for a good time. My old lens is quite poor and it doesn't face with my standards. Unfortunately I had to buy a new washing machine a few weeks ago and that naturally  ate a bit of my budget. 
 It's quite green still, but I can't wait for the nature starts changing its color into the shades of orange.
 Only birds which I saw were the crows. I know there lives a couple of swans, but I wasn't able to see them at this time. 
Unfortunately this weekend was too busy that I didn't have time to go to photograph. I have a million things at hand all the time and it is a challenge to find a time for everything. Now I have three different sewing projects going on for my beloved. Yesterday I was dead tired after gym and went to my friend's housewarming party in the evening. Naturally I slept late in the morning and now I'm again going to see my beloved and hopefully we will spend a relaxing evening with a movie or something. A rolling stone gathers no moss they says. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Von Nottbeck's cemetery

A  little bit over a week ago I visited the cemetery whose existence was revealed me in the spring. It's a tiny, much smaller as I thought, closed  and private area which belonged  to the local family who influenced a lot the local economy on its own era. Over the summer there was arranged open door days and this Sunday happened to be the last of those days in this year. Normally you can't get in, but you can surely observe the place through a fence!

There was a guide who told us about the family and about the burials which were made there during the years. It was really interesting to feed the mind and get the new knowledge of the city. The fenced area includes twelve tombs (if I remember correct), the first burial was made in 1885 and the last in 1997. More burials is not coming in the future because there is no one left of the family in this country, but there is still distant relatives left abroad. 
In addition to the graves there is also a small chapel which is made of the bricks. 
 The fence and the gate are really beautiful. If I had a yard, I would like to have something like this as well. Unfortunately there was so many people that I didn't manage to take a decent picture of the gate.
 This place is fairly hidden and it's difficult to find it if you don't know about it. There is also a couple of mansions in the city which belonged to the family and they are also really charming. A head of the family was a chief of the cotton factor which stopped acting in the early 90's. He and his wife and their four sons are buried here and  also their offspring. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

Home uniform

I was off today by way of exception and  spent most of my day at home if not count a gym visit. Rest of the day was well spent on the sofa with a book and Netflix. I finished Orange is the New black and I need to say the season turned out to be quite good though I suspected it initially. I'm quite lazy when it comes to the series, but I find it's only a good thing. Earlier this week we kept a movie evening with my other half and watched Evil Dead refilmed version of it which I hadn't seen before. The basic horror  movie which didn't manage to evoke big emotions in me. A lot of blood and some quite disgusting scenes... perhaps I have seen too many similar projects. 
 Today's outfit was an old Edgar top and I also scooped out the over knee boots which belongs to the autumn. They work well in a daily use. 
And speaking of the autumn it starts officially tomorrow. A year has gone really quickly. It feels that the previous autumn just was. 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Current favorite dress

There can't be too many dresses, right? I'm a real dress fanatic. Usually I'm sewing the new dress or I'm dreaming of them. And the most funniest thing is that as a kid I couldn't stand them. Now I find them as easy to put on in the mornings when I should already be out of the door. 
 My current favorite is the chiffon dress which is light and suitably translucent and not forgetting those lovely ruffles and the pattern of fabric. Heart shoes by Minna Parikka matches perfectly together with this dream piece. 
 In this outfit I've gone to work during several days. 
And yep, I stitched the new dress again, but I return to that later when I have time to take pictures about it. I also try to arrange time to undergo the wardrobe. I find it's too full and surely there is pieces that I don't wear anymore so I was thinking of renting a table from the flea market to get rid of those vanities. I prefer more well organized closet to quantity. 

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Inbetween days

Sorry for my absence, I have just had so much other things to do that there has had great difficulties to find time for blogging. But here I'm and still very much alive. 

In a nutshell I have spent quite much time in the gym after work now when the heat wave is over and there is again possibilities to do some work-out. The gym where I'm training is pretty good, but the ventilation is really poor and during the heat wave the temperature increased so high that it was impossible to do anything. So I kept a break, but now I've returned back to regular training. I've also been  doing some pole dancing and it feels awesome after a long time. I even consider to attend a class when I was offered exercise vouchers from the work. It sounds like I'm a sportaholic these days. But it's true; I have changed as a person more and less. Sport helps me to keep my mind in balance and of course it helps to keep extra kilos off. 

I've also been doing promo shootings and I would love to photograph so much more, but the time limits my dear hobby too much. But I'll try to find  the time for it. I've also been sewing and me and my beloved took a mini golf tour one day in this week. In addition to this all I borrowed a pile of books one day and I've spent time by reading them like a real bookworm. I also started watching Orange is the New Black and after the slow start it has run nicely. Enough many reasons for my absence? ;D
 These picture were taken a week ago when I decided to keep a home weekend which was very much needed. I went nowhere except the gym. I've been going all the time so much that sometimes it's a relief to stay just at home. 
I borrowed  this book about Peter Steel although I read it a couple of years ago. It's just good and Peter was a mystic character. 
It's a last weekend of August and there would be such a many events and I'm not sure if I go anywhere. Burlesque show would tempt a little bit to go, but it will be seen if my couch wins or not.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Friday vibes

A week rolled again and the weekend is coming to the end and like the previous weekend also the current consisted of some live music and wine.. what else. On Friday evening me and my boyfriend headed for seeing local philharmonic orchestra which was playing for free at the park and there were such many people that I can't describe. It was kind of  giant picnic happening where the orchestra was playing. I wasn't even able to see the stage, but the mood was great and the wine was delicious. After that we paid a visit to the bar and eventually I was dead tired. 

I was dressed in a poncho which was a bit too much because it was sweaty weather, but obviously my brains are already adopted the autumn mood. 
 The ponchos and capes are one of my favorite garments still although sometimes they feel a bit too complicated to wear. Especially the autumn is a great season for the ponchos. 
Otherwise I've been bounded to the books and music over the weekend. Yesterday we watched a Finnish film: Hevireissu which reminded me of Spinal Tap. It was fairly fun. Usually I'm not that big fan of Finnish movies, but this was worth watching. I also started watching Orange is the new black, but I'm in stuck and somehow the newest season doesn't taste now. Perhaps I try it later. 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Saarihelvetti 2018

Last weekend was very hectic and a full of music and wine. A friend of mine came to visit me and spent the whole weekend here  and like the title gives to understand we attended Saarihelvetti (a small metal festival in an island). This was the first time when I got to chance to go there and this was also the first time when I visited the isle. I've lived here for more than five years and every summer I've had an intention to pay a visit to the isle, but every summer it has not been done. 


The festival was something that I assumed it to be; the smaller and more intimate festival and the location was very unique and lovely! For those who don't know, you really have to step to the ferry to get there. The small green isle in the middle of the lake and how winsome it was in the night! I do enjoyed our ride back to home when the black lake embraced us around. 

Carach Angren

The most expected band to me was definitely Ajattara. The finnish black metal band which I was listening to a lot in my early years and the gig was good and my ears still love the dark lyrics and sound.  This was the first time when I saw them  in live and I hope to see them again. I also found something new music: Carach Angren. The black metal trio from Netherlands was one of the best in the whole event. 

All in all I have only good things to say about the weekend and I'm absolutely willing to attend this festival also the next year! (I regret that I haven't gone there earlier, but usually I have been at work)

I didn't take many pictures nor the outfit photos, I was focusing on drinking of beer and the music. These outfit pictures were taken the other day, but I decided to add them to the post now. 


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Blood moon

This infernal heat wave has driven me to dwell on the beach and has not made it at all easier to revive blogging. But I don't want to complain. I've been actually fairly happy with the heat and the whole summer. Once it is the decent summer in Finland although it's not swell that the nature suffers from a lack of water and a drought will cause different troubles that we are not used to.

My vacation is over and I returned back to work on last Monday. A week wasn't that bad as I assumed, but still I have a slight lack of motivation. Perhaps I yearn new challenges (again) or something totally new, but so far I will keep up going on this old path. (To be honest I miss the freedom and that I could be something else than a slave of eight to four. But because I want to earn my own money, the work is quite much inevitable.) 
I went to capture moon pictures on Friday evening as did so many else around these corners. For the first the moon was hiding behind the clouds, but after waiting for two hours it finally popped out. I managed to take the several nice shots although the quality could be better, but that would require better lens. But at least the picture is real one. (I have seen so many fake pictures during a few days and  I do wonder how people can be so damn stupid while believing they are real!) Did you manage to snap the picture of the moon? 
 I have not been taking many outfit pictures recently and mostly because of this heat. I have worn the same clothes all the time and I have not put much effort on the look. Somehow I feel uncomfy to use much make-up in this sweaty weather. And yes I have spent so much time on the beach in my bikinis that there is not much sense to photograph (very ungoth I know ;>).
Are you already waiting for the autumn? Or do you enjoy the summer and its heat?


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Lumous Gothic Festival

Lumous gothic festival took its place also in my calendar this year like it has been every summer and hopefully it will be also in the coming years. I had blast and perhaps this was one of the funniest year. Because I was on a vacation I had more energy to celebrate and stay up later which was rewarding. Usually I'm forced to wake up early due to the work and naturally that affect my life constantly on the weekends as well. Sometimes it's more as annoying to be a dead tired when the time hits ten and  be more as ready to occupy a bed.. 

On Friday was a bit boring when it comes to live shows, but it didn't bother when the nigh was good otherwise. Metallspürhunde was okay, but other bands didn't taste. Saturday was much better regarding the music and all shows were to my taste, but the best one was definitely Auger. Most people seemed to be out of the bands and so was I. Metallspürhunde was the only one which was somehow familiar to me. 
I had really simple outfits this year and perhaps this heatwave was one reason for it. Chiffon top felt ideal and I was actually very happy with this look. Horn are new and I made them recently and I like them a lot! I have lost my old horns so I had to craft new ones and these are much better. And no one has similar. I'm waiting for next event where I could wear these.. 
I forgot to take a picture of Saturday's outfit, but I was wearing almost same accessories except I had black strapless narrow dress on which I have shown here several times. Nothing so splashy, but something quite comfort. I didn't capture many pictures this year. I was lazy and left my camera home because it's so damn heavy to keep it with (a curse of a quality system camera). Instead of taking the pictures I wanted to focus on having a great festival. 

This year I also had a chance to attend the End party and it was a lot of fun, but that something you cannot understand without attending, and there is a rule that everything you see will stay inside the walls ;) However it was so warm weather that after End we decided to go swimming... it was nearly morning and the sun was coming up and I was quite much drunk. What would be the better idea than go swimming in the middle of the city in drunk without the clothes? ;D

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Häme Castle

I'm still very much alive though I have not been writing a blog for a while and there are great reasons for that: I've had a lovely summer vacation and I've been in going all the time like right now I'm  sitting on the train while writing this. I try to revive the blog a bit by bit and there is a bunch of pictures waiting for. 

Unfortunately all good ends in due time and so this vacations is coming to an end and I would lie if saying that it's nice to get back to work. It's not, but I think this feeling is quite common and I don't give much power to it. Instead I try to think of those nice things which I see on the horizon like festivals that we will attend in two weeks and plan on the new adventures. 
 One remarkable memory from the holiday is that we decided to visit Hämeenlinna with my beloved. So many years have passed since I last visited there so I wanted to visit my favorite places of the city: the castle and Aulanko. I like old Finnish castles and it's always a pleasure to get to visit there. The history of the castles enthralls me and it's interesting to think of which kind of living occurred there back then. 
The white room (actually king's room) is my favorite place of the castle. A piece of wonderful architecture which is not done these days. I would live in here with all my heart. 

The second interesting and really beautiful location in this town is definitely Aulanko. As a kid I always wanted to stop by here if we passed by the city. My eyes still love the bear sculpture and I'm convinced that this love never disappear. 
I would have liked to visit also Holy Cross Church Hattula, but it was already closed. I try to pay a visit there later. 

By the way I drove to Hämeenlinna and back and now I can say that my skills are coming back. I have been driving a lot recently and to be honest I have a small fever to get a car of my own (but I won't). 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Vacation

Finally it started my three-week long vacation and I have a bunch of plans which I try to bring about as much as I can. Last summer vacation failed completely so now I try to take it back. So far it's been quite erratic weather which is a bit shawl because I would enjoy to spend time on the beach.

For the first I considered to travel overseas, but I didn't book the journey in time and now the prices have increased so much that I don't have a heart to book anymore. Perhaps I try to do a trip later and take a longer weekend off. Now I have a plan to travel in Finland and visit Eastern Finland and perhaps Tallinn. 
 An outfit from Saturday. This mini dress, which is cute, is a finding from H&M. I bought it last year and I do like it in all its simplicity.
 Daisies are wonderful flowers. Every year I like to admire them through a lens. 
I came to visit the folks after a long time and I've spent a lot of time with the camera. And of course cats are also entertained me. 
Dress: H&M, Necklace: from WGT
A short post, but I wanted to come to say hi and that I'm still alive!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Midsummer

Midsummer came and vanished and as usual I didn't have any particular plans for it. I just wanted to relax with some tasteful wine without a tight schedule. Of course the rainy weather limited the plans as well. There was arranged Tampere Underground, but  the windy and wet weather kept us indoors. A year ago we visited there and it was the nice event, but perhaps not so pleasant in the rain. 

I poured wine down and we watched Searching for Sugar Man on Friday evening while listening  the rain by the other ear. I haven't watched that documentary before, but I knew that crazy and unbelievable story. 

Yesterday when the city was dead silence I practiced driving a car. Yes. Once again. My skills are so rusty when I drive too seldom these days. We actually made a trip which was quite long around the lake. We drove to eat burgers to the summer restaurant which is located in Ruovesi and  we paid a visit to a summer cottage of  a friend of my beloved's. It was fun to drive after a long time and from now on I try to drive more regular. 

Outfit of a day. I made a hairdo and added flowers which are withering too soon. Now when my real hair is getting longer and I don't use extensions so often anymore it's easier to do different combings and I start liking it! I'm really bad at putting my hair and usually I don't have the patience to do hair art more than that, but today I had time to play with a curler and pins. And speaking of the hair I'm fighting with a thought should I cut a bang back or not.. :')  I love the fringe, but kind of it is nice to be without it as well and now I've managed to grow it pretty well. 
A lace dress is self made. I made it before WGT, but never worn it there.