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Friday, April 18, 2014

Humans and their activities, A branch heap, Sirkka Jalava

Many of you fellow contributors are used to sketch in the crowdes of people, but I am not. Perhaps I should begin to do it.
 It was raining in the morning, when I went out  and decided to burn a heap of branches, that I have gathered  together after the winterstorms.
So I did it. Here you see me leaning on my rake, which I have to help to keep the fire under the control. It is the time of the philosophying, to let the thoughts fly. It is wonderful  In the background you can see my house. I noticed, that I have not drawn it right, the roof is not correct, but it does not matter, I think. Behind the house there is a lot of trees and behind of them the sea. If I had a boat, I could take it and sail with it to America, if I could sail. The birds are warbling. Now , when the spring is here,  it feels, that I am living in a paradise, sort of. I love to work outside. And take it easy. Yesterday I sketched outside, in the greenhouse I sketched a wood anemone.
Have a nice Easter everyone! 

16 comments:

  1. I love your paintings. I have never painted outside but maybe I will try. Your house looks beautiful and how lucky to live by the sea.

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    1. I am glad, dorisdaughter, for you like them:) Perhaps we should make some tries in this summer allready. Yes, I am lucky because I live by the water. I do not like to use boats, but I like to sit on the shore and look at over the water. Thank you for your comment!

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  2. You've captured your beautiful woodland home so well. What a wonderful place to live! I love the orange and pink flames of the fire! Enjoy spring and Happy Easter! :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I am not so used to paint landscape, but I made a try. It is wonderful to live in countryside, you just can go out as you are. The flames are beautiful to look, and they are warming too. Thanks, I know you meant the drawing. Thank you the same Lisa, enjoy your spring and Easter!

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  3. its beautiful! Beautiful area , beautiful forest! beautiful painting,

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    1. Laurie, four times beautiful! Thank you, I am glad for your comment!

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  4. Love the painting of you doing your spring chores outside! It looks like a beautiful area to live.

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    1. Thank you, Joan! Yes, you see me in action outside! It is so wonderful to be outside now in the springtime.I could not paint it so beautifully as it is in the reality now, but I made a try for to give some idea of how it is.

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  5. Sirkka, it is so great to see your house and where it sits in the woods! And the flowers are lovely. Beautiful paintings! Happy Easter to you too.

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  6. Margaret, thank you and continue to Have a nice Easter!

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  7. I dare say I can smell the fire, the burning branches! The whole scene is idyllic and the fact that you drew yourself into it amazing.
    I drew myself today too, but from a model in a photo. ;-) Bravo to you. The flowers are lovely too.

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  8. Lynn, it is amazing, it at least gives life into the picture, I think. I saw your selfie too, it is amazing too.Thank you!

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  9. Sirrka, i enjoyed your story very much. i like that there is a sea behind the trees. your home is very warm and cozy with the nature. your sketch is just beautiful! I enjoyed the warm fire and i agree that we can let our thoughts flow freely especially with that place!

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    1. Elisa, I am happy that you enjoyed my story and like my miljeau. I am relly happy when I can enjoy the nature and let thoughts flow freely. Thank you for participating in it with me, Elisa!

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  10. You have a beautiful house and location. I would like to join you at that wood-burning, it is so many years since I was able to enjoy a bonfire. Beautiful sketch, and the insight into your peaceful life.

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    1. Thank you, Jez! As I said in answers above I enjoy my peaceful life now. You would be so wellcome to burn with me if it would be possible. Thank you so much!

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