On Wednesday the 23.th of August we had a wonderful evening and exchange with all the artists from Hub Feenix and from Fiskars coming together. We all presented our work from the last 4 or more weeks at Hub Feenix. Next to the different artists also some volunteers and the founders of Hub Feenix were present on this lovely evening of gathering and talking about…Read More
Here at Hub Feenix I am lucky to experience and enjoy the typical Finnish sauna tradition. In Finland, sauna’ing is a social affair that should be enjoyed slowly and includes multiple steam sessions punctuated by a cold swim, shower or beers. The preferred sauna is a wooden house equipped with a stove having a pile of stones on top and…Read More
Finland is really a very beautiful land, known for its lots of space for the inhabitants, lots of forest and many, many lakes and waters. But what about typical Finnish cultural aspects or tradition? I like to introduce two of the- for me most typical ones – to you. Finnish people do like coffee a lot- and I really mean a…Read More
This week I visited the Designmuseo in the design district of Helsinki. An impressive exhibition “In the Borderlands” covering a long period of discovering textile art trough yarns and weaving by Kuusta Saksi, a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Nowadays he lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but from origin he is Finnish and he grew up…Read More
These days I worked a lot within the ‘mixed media’ range. By using paper, gel medium, old table clothes that I found in Karjaa at a flee-market, making photo-transfers and adding threads of wool or cotton, preferably by the sewing machine. The results up till now are hanging at one of the walls in my studio. And am I satisfied …. hmmm,…Read More
A lot of things are happening around this place that’s called Hub Feenix, a non-profit organization promoting and facilitating initiatives on creativity and well-being, only 1h driving away from Helsinki, located close to a beautiful lake. When you arrive at the place, the feenix really rises on the wall from a former sanatorium, a place…Read More
This morning I was running in the forest, nice sounds of different birds came into my ears. This, with the sound of swaying leaves on the trees was a delight for my ears. No car-noises, no voices of other people, just complete silence except for my breathing. After one week being here in Meltola, the nature, the surrounding and the whole…Read More
All my materials and equipment including my sewing machine are packed and … I’m on my way to Finland! What will it bring me this time …? Which artists and other people shall I meet in Meltola …? Will it be possible to work together on a creative project, or perhaps even have an exibition…Read More
Quite a couple of days have passed since I returned to Holland and I carried a lot of things, thoughts and impressions with me back home.
My “Finnish Production” -15 pieces of textile and mixed media Art – are now hanging on the clothesline which has the impressive length of 10 meters.
Not all pieces are finished yet …Read More
My activities at Hovinkartano happened during the last 3 weeks of this year’s summer exhibition which started at June 29th and ended July 31st.
During the three weeks I was there some 450 guests were welcomed at the mansion and visited the exhibition while 107 of them came also to the former dairy building; the place of my studio.Read More