March 25, 2013

"Sen kuvan kun muistaisin kädessäni kantaa joka päivä, valitakseni paremmin, kiinnittyäkseni ihoihin, hiljentääkseni ilman, niin että sanat löytäisivät kotiin. Jotta kämmeneni kupertuisi poskelle, silittäisi hiukset, nostaisi lusikat hitaissa kaarissa, painaisi pianosta sävelet, jotka pudottaisivat surut lattialle, pyyhkisi yhden tahran pois ja antaisi toisen olla."

(Mirjam Lohi: Nuttu)

(Picture by Helena Mackey)

March 24, 2013

Maija is one of my all time favorite models and this is one of my favorite portraits of her (shot on film, naturally). The picture is not posed at all: she was either moving in or out (I lived in the same house) and there we were sitting and talking in her empty apartment and I realized how beautiful the image was and said wait, I'll go get my camera.

I miss Maija and I would really like to see her growing tummy!

March 20, 2013

A long day, a breakfast date with Helena at Brooklyn Cafe, a coffee break from work in Good Life Coffee (it is a tremendous blessing to have the best coffee in town just a couple of blocks away from the theatre!) and a reminder on the way home that our premiere is just two days away!

PS. I realized this morning that I wouldn't mind living in Punavuori at all!

March 12, 2013

I had these lovely two over on Sunday.

March 11, 2013

(I had a day-off, glorious. I went downtown and came home with this.)

It's a year since I started How she loves. I've had rewarding moments of creativity and many of wanting to just quit the whole thing. I'm happy you've found my blog and I'm very happy to know many like it here. I'll keep encouraging you to say hello as you come for I really like knowing who's around and what moves you. I want to give something and hearing from you makes it all worthwhile. Every little hello is a delight! (I might have some regular features in the future, we'll see. Contents will however not change; it'll be people, the kitchen, dreams, the beautiful in life.)

March 9, 2013

Baking is one of my favorite ways to relax. I love the magic of it: how by putting simple ingredients together you can create something that smells and tastes delicious, comforts and makes one happy. I'm working tonight but it feels like a day-off: the sun is shining from a clear blue sky and I have a banana bread in the oven. The week's been long and exhausting but good and fun too. Good Life Coffee's latte has never tasted as good as this week in between rehearsals.

I haven't been taking any pictures (no wonder): this one's from a children's book, I love the illustration! Love and forgive folks and have a good weekend!

March 3, 2013

Tell people how lovely they are!

March 2, 2013

Rehearsals at work have swept me away, hence the silence here (and the unmade bed and the piles of clothes all over). But it is Saturday, I am not working and the sun is shining. I'll go see my littlest darling Iiris today and mom and dad are in town too. Have a good weekend sweethearts!