Yesterday I went to the exhibition opening of one of my all time favourite painters (and fashion illustrators) – Vincent Bakkum. I have been a fan for YEARS, and had a chance once to visit Vincent’s studio … long time ago. (See my old post here).
But finally, Vincent is holding a new exhibition in Helsinki and here are some pictures from yesterday. Enjoy:
Tying white scarf
Uw hormonen (left) , The technology of orgasm (right)
If you are in Helsinki – I strongly recommend to go and see all this beauty for yourself:
Interior Design Helena KarihtalaOy, Abrahaminkatu 8, Helsinki
“Screw this. I am going to Wonderland”…and here are my kind of New Year’s resolutions.
Start a diet.
Get a pet.
And when the opportunity presents itself, follow the white rabbit.
The rabbit will provide the directions to the Wonderland:
Get a driving license to any transport you prefer.
Follow the magic dust, too.
But first, clean up. Get rid of the useless stuff.
People too. Let go.
Instead make new friends. You know, with like-minded people.
Document your adventures. Blog more – whenever, wherever.
Start new beauty routines.
Attend awesome tea-parties more often.
Sleep more. And dream of fairy-tales.
Stay fit. Find the best work-out style for you.
To exercise ALL muscles :)
Stay inside your bubble.
But do occasionally go outside your comfort zone…
Run away from troubles, worries and fears. Even if sometimes it’s a bit of a slow process.
Wear more accessories.
Wear new shoes. New ones tend to take you to new places. Think of Dorothy or Cinderella.
Go to the movies more often. Alone.
Find him. The moon keeper.
He has stories to tell. And places to show.
Listen. (The newly acquired pet is listening, too. It’s more fun together).
Start using the mirror’s magic powers. If you don’t know what they are consult Alice. Or Neo. Or Ravenna. No, don’t consult Ravenna. She is dead.
Find the key. You know, the one you have been looking for a loooong time. A key to happiness? Success? Home? Castle?
Whatever project you start – have no fear, start small…
Just start your journey…
And see it grow…
And rejoice at where it will take you…
But if it’s not working out at first, have a break
But it is important you start ASAP
Don’t give up
Even if it feels impossible
Find new perspective.
And if you feel like crying along the process, go ahead:
But aways stay true to yourself and remember to be persistent…
And while you are busy working on your dreams…
The sources of images can be found in Pinterest in my account:
p.s. In case you are wondering, yes, this post took ages to make.
I have recently participated in the Snail Mail My Email project.
Drawing heart-warming letters, full of beautiful, sentimental, kind and thankful messages on behalf of caring and loving people turned out to be a great thing to do during the cold November evenings. Here are some samples of what I drew:
Flower petals. There is a big blower jumping out from the girl’s bag! :)
Letter 2: Fairies
Letter 3: Lipstick KiSS
Letter 4: Flower petals
Letter 5: Perfume bottle
Letter 6: Love letter with perfume bottle
Letter 7: Chanel card
Letter 8: Lipstick KISS
I went to the showroom the other day, it was like a trip to a candy store. Very high quality items, super-soft suede shoes, fresh bright colors, great cut on clothing, skin pleasant materials – all the garments are to die for! It was hard to chose a favorite item, so I tried to fit into my camera all possible. So scroll down to vote for your favorite outfit!!
VOTE for your favorite outfit!
- Neon bright jacket
- White jeans with crystal details
- Gorgeous lacquered leather salmon pumps with bows
- Embellished top with see-through material at the front
- Leggings with golden patches
- Light scarf
- Lacquered pumps in nude beige
- Nude beige geometric cut dress with golden panels
- Lemon yellow sac
- Turquoise suede high-heels
(this one has strong potential to be my favorite. Although I really like 1 and 2 as well. I told you – impossible to choose!)
- Apricot tinted light rain-coat
- A-shaped sleeveless shirt with golden thread
- Pale pink jeans
- And a whole selection of salmon colored shoes , all matching the outfit!
The materials are very nice:
- Double-layered top
- Mint jeans
- And THOSE turquoise suede shoes!
And last but not least…
- Quilted hot pink blazer with golden chain detail
- Pink/black lace pencil skirt
- “Valentino” style suede flats
Time to vote! Which one do you like the most?
I have been super busy, therefore, a bit late with this post – but here are all of the paintings from the recently held exhibition.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of the available ones (X-mas is on its way!).
4. Ballerina-like (available)
5. Piano (available)
6. Pink Pop
7. Ice-cream colors (available)
9. Chanel No. 5
Collage of 8 smaller paintings:
- Red couture (available)
- Feather hat 1 (close up). (available)
- Blue (available)
- Orchid (available)
- Fierce (available)
- Feather hat 2 (pic missing)
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* Flower bomb 1 (available)
* Flower bomb 2
From left to right:
* Iris * Cherry (available) * Vogue *Sophia (available)
Coco Chanel & Miss Dior Cherie green (available)
* Armani Haute Couture 1 & 2 (available)
Hurry up! Send your letter (love letter, season’s greetings, note to say hi – anything) to this amazing international collaborative art project!
- Go to http://snailmailmyemail.org/
- Write your greeting
- Include the address it goes to
AND Voila! An artist somewhere in the world will beautifully hand-write it for you. I am one on the volunteer artists in this year’s project. And I have to say, this is the coolest volunteer project I have ever been involved with.
Hurry up! It’s for one week only (Nov. 11-17, 2013)!!!
Here are some perfume bottle illustrations I made. The size is 50 cm * 70 cm, so they are pretty large. What’s cool about them, is that these are made on wood panels. The parts where the liquid is supposed to be are not colored in or slightly tinted, so that one can see the wood pattern. It looks like liquid. I really like these, even if I say so myself. This technique turned out great!
you can see the pattern well on this close-up:
- Chanel No. 5
- Chanel COCO
- Miss Dior Cherie (pink)
- Miss Dior Cherie (green)