Merry christmas to all:)
Earth is white here in Finland..
As you can see
This was taken from the near by forrest:) It's -10 celsius outside
I had a happy suprise today in my hotmail mailbox. Maria Van Bruggen gave me 3 month premium to da. Thank you so much sweetie:)
She is having a contest so go to check it out!
Thing is to choose 3 favorite piece from her artworks and explain why they are your favorites.
She has really cool artworks so it's difficult to pick. As a prize you can win some of her original paintings:)
Here are my favorites
First one is..
Autumn has come
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I feel very lucky living in Finland since then nature is on it's glory. Red, yellow, green leaves.. and the scent...
Maybe it has something to do with it that I was born in the end of august (yes that's why I'm autumngirl87). I love porcupines. We actually have a porcupine family living in our backyard.
I found this painting so mystical. Very bright colors and I love the fairy's dress (wouldn't you like to have a dress made from leaves?)
Look at that gorgeus lantern light, so cozy and inviting, butterflies, porcupines eating autumnberries.. I would love to jump in to this scene.
Every autumn I just jump and swim in big piles of autumnleaves. I think this picture shows that nobody shouldn't never grow up.. :)
When leaves are falling
Suprise.. I picked another autumn picture. There is something really peaceful and joyful about this painting.. maybe it is the colors. There are mermaid stories all over world and I'm always happy to see pictures of them.. rusalka, melusine, lorelei..
Since this mermaid is lying on autumnleaves I think she must be really small.
Like a tiny fairy. And those waterdrops look so real:)
I found something really nostalgic in this painting. When I was a kid I always watch the illustrations on my storybooks so this reminds me a bit of those illustrations and all the poems and little stories.
Priestess of the moon exclipse
I love the combining of the yellow and purple:) I'm really found with egyptian mythology so I was happy to see this painting.
In this painting I recognice many different symbols. Mark under priestess eye I think is the eye of Horus and there is ankh- cross hanging in the cats ear (symbol of eternal life).
My sister has huge obsession about vampires and egyptian mythology, so she wears ankh-cross all the time. People might look us quite long time since she has an anchross in her neck and I have a protection pentagramm:)
What I really like is the eyes of the priestess and the cat. Both yellow and striking.
As an owner of two cats I love paintings with cats, foremost egyptians forshipped cats.
Cat and the priestess must have a magical connection between each others.
I wish you all happy holidays!
And many greetings from Finland:)
Oh.. I'll be moving to Budapest Hungary for two months in the spring 2010!
I'll be going there for my artschool's working period and will be working in a creative agency:) But I tell more about that next time.
If some of my lj friends live near Budapest I'd be more than happy to meet you!!
Much love and light