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Monday, April 7, 2014

Away From Home, Visiting an artmuseum, Sirkka Jalava

A summer when the kids were about ten years, more or less, we went to visit a tivoli and there in neighborhood was an art museum too. When the boys had made everything in the tivoli and got tired, we went up to eat  in a moving tower (it circles around around slowly and you can admire the magnific view on the seas and forests and the city too.) After that it was time to go to the museum and see what they had. I dont remember who´s exhibition there was, but there was this hand too in a big size statue and my little boy seems to be interested in it. He is wondering about something perhaps.  I have only this photo and an other one from the museum.


16 comments:

  1. Interesting story and nice sketch. Revisiting old photos and sketching them is so rewarding. What is a 'tivoli Sirkka?

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  2. Thank you Jez! You are so right about photos, they fresh up the memories. Good, that you ask, Jez, I don´t find just that word in the dictionary, but I try to tell you. Tivoli is an entertainment place where you can find different apparates for entertainments, such as do drive a minicar, there is a roller-coaster and much more, that the kids love.So you know now?

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  3. Thanks Sirkka, I had a vague idea because you said the kids had tried everything, but it is clearly much more than that. You have expanded my vocabulary now - thanks.
    Looking at the sketch again, I think the hand is such a powerful image whether it's real, a painting or a sculpture, and you have captured the power of that hand.

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    1. Thank you,Jez, for your positiv and encoureging comment! I am glad you know now what tivoli is. But does it exist in English a word for that?

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    2. Maybe "amusement park"? Probably not exactly, but the American equivalent at least...

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    3. And I completely agree with Jez, the hand is powerful and your hand is powerful.

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    4. Thank you Margaret for the word(s)! The dictionaries are not complet, people know better. An amusement park I remember now. And thank you for your kind words about sketch!

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  4. Thanks for explaining what a tivoli is. I sort of assumed that was what it meant since Tivoli Gardens has all kinds of amusements and rides. I like this sketch with the giant had almost as big as your son. Nicely sketched! It sounds like you had a fun time there.

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    1. Thank you Joan! You are wellcome! It is interesting with different languages, some words are like and mean the same, some words dont exist in many languages. I assumed that tivoli was a word to be the same in every languages, but not then. Glad you like the sketch, the hand was big indeed.

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  5. Good memories for you Sirkka...and great painting of it too :-)

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    1. Yes, Ann, good memories thank this theme and thank You Ann! I did not believe that I have anything to tell about vacations and holidays, but thank this blog, when you must really think, there comes up something.

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  6. I have been thinking the same as Jez. This has been such a fun theme. I am finding so many photos I would like to draw I am sure there will not be time. Your watercolor of your little boy and that huge hand is so charming.

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    1. Fran, I agree, this theme has been unexpected fun. Perhaps we can use these photos in some other context further with other themes too.We draw now as much we can in this time left for us:) Thank you for your nice words!

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  7. I love this painting, Sirkka. I love the posture of your son, and the sculpture. It is very affecting.

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    1. Thank you Margaret for loving the painting! Drawing people in different the miljeaus is something I want to do more of for practicing. With this blog I have began to use ink pen also.

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  8. What a sweet memory you've drawn and painted so beautifully. I wonder what he was thinking too! A spinning restaurant how fun!

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