Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My very first art exhibition

Something About a Song, Ice and Fire

Up there is a link to the virtual version of my little art gallery. I couldn't be more proud that I finally got up and did something like this.

So the thing is, I worked in a little café called Café Red in Helsinki and in the back room we had a space for people to eat and artists to hang their work. The room is the smallest thing, but it made it even easier for me to rent the space and finally make a gallery of my own. I drew and painted 16 pieces. *high-fiving my self"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amoral - Blue Prints musicvideo

Last winter I edited a video for Amoral. Thanks to Valtteri Hirvonen for this opportunity!

Amoral is quite well known metal band from Finland. Enjoy!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Portrait

For some reason, I haven't been able to draw since my arty-upper secondary school. I guess I just needed some time to develop other things, so I can come back to drawings some other time - which happened to be this Christmas. This is a portrait of my boyfriend and his sister. I printed it out and gave it as Christmas cards to their family. I think I gotta start drawing again...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Thoughts about Ayurveda

In the beginning of this year I had a conversation with a man who is a professional of Ayurveda. Now, if you don't know what that means have a look at this: about Ayurveda. In a nutshell, it's a 5000 years old Indian medical system, science of life, that is about ultimate balance between environment, body, mind and spirit. It teaches how you can be the perfect you just by taking care of your daily routines like diet, behaviour and the proper use of senses. And I gotta say, having a chat with this man changed my every day life to something better. 

In ayurveda, there are 3 body types called Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth). These are the primary forces that are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Most bodies are a combination of two of these elements, one of them being the dominant. 
This is how it goes: every food you eat effects your body type in a certain way. If you eat too much something not good for your body type, you are going to have health issues. You need to know your type and eat things that are something opposite, again to reach the balance. 

To know your type and learn more about it, PLEASE read this: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/ayurvedic-diet-how-eat-your-body-type. 

For example my body type is Pitta Vata. When unbalanced, Pitta person is usually stressed and inflamed (true dat) so avoiding things like tomatoes, citrus, vinegar etc. has helped me big time. It's funny how precisely the description of Pitta suits me. The thing with Ayurveda is that it doesn't tell you to stop eating EVERYTHING that is not the best thing for you, it just gives you guide lines what to eat more and what less. 

I know that this type of medical science is something many cultures don't understand. People trust their own medical habits and think ill about alternatives. I'm a curious person, so I don't mind trying things like Ayurveda if it can help in any way. And in my situation, I would be mad by now without the help that the man early this year gave me. I did suffer from a form of insomnia and my skin was definitely worse. Thanks to one conversation about my diet and life, I've slept well ever since with less horrible skin. 
I recommend you to find out your body type and see what are the main guide lines for you. Ayurveda is about happiness, natural health and understanding your body. It doesn't have to be radical to make a difference. Just listen to your body and give it a try!