Acceptable female objects or are statues the only acceptable form of females? Silent and never changing? Thoughts?
My dear readers, I have very exciting announcement for you…
My knees are finally fixed! I just got home two days ago from my sister’s, where I spent few days after my left knee operation. I don’t know enough words in English language to describe the relief I feel right now. Is it possible that my life around knees and emergency room visits and ambulances is over?
It’s very possible, ladies and gentlemen. Very possible indeed.
I decided to combine these fabulous news with this week’s Photo Challenge: Beginning, because this really is a new beginning for me. Granted, it’s going to take many weeks before I can walk normally, but the doctor said that it would be possible to go skiing this spring already. How exciting compared to my old life where even walking constituted a huge, personal risk for me.
The picture above was taken on a bridge over Canal St.Martin in Paris. You know, where Amelié used to hang out in the movie? I think it makes these photos very proper for the challenge and to illustrate my new life.
Hope you enjoyed and if you are interested in the other interpretations, you can find them HERE.
Thrifty Finn- In a very good mood
When I read (like 30 minutes ago) that this week’s theme is ‘Grand’, I got super-excited. Why, you may ask. Weeelllll, I recently visited Paris and I’m more than keen to share some of the images from there.
I started to ponder about the angle I was going to use. Art, buildings, general feeling…Then it hit me. I’d go the literal route. So here it is…
A grand staircase at the Petit Palais:
Beautiful, isn’t it? If you are interested in the other interpretations, click HERE.
Thrifty Finn- Ooh la laa
Hi, peeps! Long time no see! So many things have happened and I’m not even going to try catch up on them in one blog post but let me tell you, things are looking good for Thrifty Finn. To get my blogging mojo back on track, however, I decided to join this week’s Photo Challenge because you know how I like my photo challenges.
For this week’s theme ‘Let There Be Light’ I had plenty of pictures to choose from but in the end I settled for two pictures from my two favourite cities in the world:
This photo was taken in October in Paris. Me and my friend were touring an antique market, me oohing and aahing everything and my friend asking the vendors if it’s okay to take pics. For some weird reason my friend didn’t enjoy the outing that much
The second one is from my home town of Rovaniemi. Even though the bridge design itself is not very original, it looks beautiful in the middle of winter when it’s dark and the lights at the top shine very clearly.
Anyhoo, I’m keeping this short. If you are interested, other interpretations of the theme can be found HERE.
Thrifty Finn- She’s alive!
Pin. Pin. Pin. And one more pin for the road. I’ve been pinning a lot of Halloween-themed stuff lately. I mean a LOT. Anyhoo, I’ll be sharing some of those closer to the Halloween and for now, stay in the Classic Pinteresting-mode:
Isn’t this picture is just beautiful. The dark background, jewel tones and all those textures…The artist really knows her colours. Via helenquinnnyc.com.
I sense a theme developing here. I pinned this image around the same time I pinned the colour picture above. There’s something about autumn that gets me craving for “gloom, doom, loom and other words ending with oom.” Quiz question: Do you know who wrote/said that? I couldn’t find the original posting of this picture but it’s from a Tumblr. Via deathrituals.tumblr.com
There’s two reasons why pinned this quote. First of all it reminds me of my friend who wears mainly black. Although last summer he ventured to neon colours, and that sent ripples of shock through his network of friends. My mind still boggles when trying understand this new development in this style. Second reason for pinning this that I often used to wonder why design professionals wear a lot of black and/or have very white homes. Then it hit me. The answer to that question. Or at least my personal theory…
Imagine working with colours day in and day out. There are constant visual explosions going on in your head. Now, black and white aren’t colours. I realized that they work the same way as pickled ginger works when eating sushi or any other palate cleansing courses when eating dinner. Black and white are visual palate cleansers. They sort of remove the data of previously digested visual information and clean your eyes and brain for new data.
Sometimes I’m just that clever.
Oh and the image is via I am the new black.
Who’s a good doggy? I added this on my Art&Artists-board. At the first glance, the drawing is very cute and sweet but there are some undertones that just break my heart. The artist has managed to capture the briefness of time that a beloved pet spends with us and how after the pet is gone, you can never ever have it back. The artist is called Valerie Davide and you can find this and more of her work here. Via Davidson Fine Art.
Last but not least…
Guess who is going here? For three weeks? C’est moi.
Via Pinterest since I didn’t find the original Tumblr.
Thrifty Finn- Feeling good and other words ending with ood.