Fresh tee from juniper

One can get fresh tee by collecting small juniper branches and adding them to boiling water.

The old master, Toivo Rautavaara, says in his book Miten luonto parantaa(“How nature can heal us”) that juniper branches have the most amount of vitamin C at this time of year. No viruses.

Miten Luonto parantaa. WSOY 1980.

Rag rug art

The best type of circulation economy! I have bought some rag rugs from fleemarket. How I like those.

At Finnish country side it was very typical to have a loom at house (some 50 years ago). Old fabrics were woven into the rag rugs. The memories conserved!

Starring: sepia and verde phtalo

Today I wanted to mix Verde Phtalo with Sepia. Verde Phtalo is very strong green, almost screaming. Its character changes totally by mixing it with natural tint of Sepia. I begun my painting today with this mix.

Sepia naturel (Sennelier)
Verde phtalo (Van Gogh)
Sepia and Verde phtalo mixed.