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 .

Project #12 another dawn braille sculpture

Another dawn is a scrap-media sculpture showing the new dawn, beginning of a new, as only leftover – and mixmatch parts can. Base is a countertop sample piece, the aluminum body once served as a part of some useful gadget, and wooden beads came from old ponytail holder.

Braille code has been once again turned into 3D form; the aluminum wire and beads write the pattern of Braille alphabets floating in the air, and the same text, ‘another dawn’ is repeated 2D in the front by punching the text through recycled beer can aluminum.

This sculpture is available for $50 around the globe, contact Veera for more details.

Posted on March 30, 2014 .