Tornado reflects the turmoil of life

With a mirror reflecting the viewer's eye when peeked into from above, this tornado rises sturdily from a concrete base and simply makes its statement: this is life. Created from 14 gauge wire, red wireo wire, a inner stud from a broken umbrella handle, used mirror from a cosmetic case, concrete base poured into a coffee can mold, and finally topped with a white miniature dove rising from the storm, this is what the life basically is. Turmoil and getting through with it. Size approx 9 inches in diameter and 16 inches tall, this heavy statement is available for $75 plus shipping.

Posted on March 27, 2017 .

Miss Candy reminds us that life can be so sweet

Sometimes life happens more than other times - In my case, theFebruary blues shifted me to a snail gear with all of the small negatives in life just seeming to accumulate into giant problems. Thus, though posting a couple of weeks late, miss Candy came to my mind. Someone, who is always happy. Someone, who makes you happy just by looking at her. Here she is: miss Candy the cotton candy girl, topped with googly eyes and those perfect barbie limbs. Life can be sweet for you as well: available for $50 plus shipping.

circling planes describe the layers of life

This weeks Project describes the multiple layers of life and development of time. Constructed of recycled plastic bags and silver polyester thread infused together, wrapping around a metal thread skeleton and staples together, that just about wraps up our daily path.

Posted on March 13, 2017 .

Project and post 7 for 2017 goes bananas

Banana for the love of Minions is inspired by the Minion movie: I just had to generate the fabric interpretation that a lady in a yellow cab wears sewn into a modern dress - completely bananas. The fabric is available on my Spoonflower design gallery printed on many different fabrics from cotton to silk to faux suede, and for those who want the dress asap, Sprout has Anna-dress pattern as well as sewing service that ships globally as well available through this link. Go bananas!

Posted on February 19, 2017 .

Project 6 for 2017 In a light of a memory sends love during Valentines day

Handmade pieces of lace from my grandmother's tin box that I inherited are included in this LED-bulb fitted nighlight/moodlight, that can be hung, placed against window, or set on a shelf as the moment requires. My grandmother taught me how to sew and crochet, and a small tin box filled with her project laces, as well as some of her old sewing threads and hand-embroidered kitchen towels are still with me, and memories never fade away.

Non-heating moodlight with changeable C7 candelabra based LED heart is available for $50. email Veera for any information!




Posted on February 12, 2017 .

Light confession enlightens the 2017 third project of the week

Light confession is a mood/nightlight constructed of iphone 5 box and Christmas lights boxed in with a back panel. Front panel has perforated series of braille writing depicting word "confession". Available for $50, contact Veera for further information.

Cycle wing is project #28 trash sculpture

With summer in its prime, old items continue my project of the week sculptures. Another wing, this time bent out of aluminum bicycle chain cover, that I found buried from the ground. Driftwood piece from Gulf of Finland and rusty nail and piece of metal form the support for the sculpture.

Size of the ‘Cycle wing’ is approx. 2.5ft x 1ft, available for $75, ships easily anywhere as it is light; contact Veera if interested!

Posted on July 14, 2014 .

Project #27 is a sunflower fabric collection

Sunflowers belong in summer, and this collection of 6 sunflower fabrics was inspired by Finnish margarine ad from the late '70s: 'what did we spread on our bread prior to Flora'. The margarine package was white with big, stylized flowers surrounding the container. Somehow it came to my mind while at grocery store, now seeing greatly changed Flora package.

The Flora collection has three different colored sets: large and small patterns for white with bright colors, blue-teal cools and yellow-hot and pink flowers. On each, the large patterns have the same layout with six inches diameter flower faces, but all three small flower designs have different patterns from straight to alternating lines with 1.5 inch wide flowers. All six patterns show beatifully, or should I say, smashingly together and are available through my spoonflower store printed on fabric or wallpaper.

Posted on July 14, 2014 .

Project #26 features Buttons up sculpture

Buttons up is a sculpture created in summer spirit, made from driftwood picked up from the Gulf of Finland, two huge rusty nails and buttons, that I discovered while digging ground at my summer cottage in South-Eastern Finland. To top it all, the head piece is made of rusty tomato sauce container, while the old buttons hang down from copper wire.

Turning old into new is my favorite reason to create small sculptures; this one can be also used as Christmas-light holder, as shown. Sculpture is available for $50 plus shipping costs; contact Veera for more info. Buttons up, size approx. 6x20in.

Posted on July 2, 2014 .

Project #25 is Midsummer bottle greeter

My summer started when I arrived to Finland in the middle of June. For the Midsummer, I erected a bottle greeter to the end of my cottage driveway for the few passing by people and greater magnitude animals; cranes, moose and busy bees included. Something fun to be found in the middle of Southern-Finnish traditional forest. Bottles are more than 50 years old, some closer to 80, from the woods around my cottage as earlier people used to bury items instead of taking them to recycling or a dump. Sticks are mostly spruce and are held together with steel wire.

Posted on June 22, 2014 .

Mayfest Fashion Show Project week 19

Project week 19 was fashion show; Mayfest at Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA. I executed 3 dresses from fabrics that are available at Spoonflower, Iris stripes and swirly curves. Both fabric patterns have Braille-writing in freehand circles drawn onto them, depicting the title of the fabric. Both of these fabrics were original designs of my daughter Iris, which I then digitalized, created raport for the fabric printing and downloaded to Spoonflower.

The fashion show also included my jewelry that I have created out of recycled materials; feather bib out of milk carton plastic and coffee container metal, and orange earrings shown with Iris stripes dress here have been made of leftover leather strips and belt buckles.

Project #15 is Undressing light sculpture

A veiled, lemon yellow pillar of fabric in the day, this trash sculpture turns into seducing female figure when lit up. Made out of plastic spool for electric cable, aluminum sticks from old gazebo and wire netting, light bulb and  old piece of fabric that was actually covering tables in a wedding 1998... This nostalgic piece is around 7 ft tall and can be yours for $100.

The fabric can be washed (and changed) as the hood comes out for changing the light bulb when needed. Contact Veera if you are intrested!

Posted on April 23, 2014 .

Project #14 is 25 egg paintings in April

Getting ready for spring, I got an idea of different kind of egg paintings, eggs in surreal environment, eggs that do not exist, eggs that simply bring good moments to the viewer. I absolutely adore birds, and eggs are not only in cycle with them, but symbolize birth, growth and the future. Series of 25 egg paintings will be shown in a cafe of Harjun Oppimiskeskus (Harju Agricultural Learning Center) in Virolahti, Finland during this summer, starting during birdwathcer Arktika-days in May. Egghibition will also be shown at PJ Factory in Williamsport, PA throughout the summer 2014.
Affordable, high quality transfer prints on canvas are available in 10x10"size for $40 each. Follow my homepage for updated images showing finally all 25 eggs and contact me for more questions!

Posted on April 7, 2014 .