Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The last breath of summer

Sometimes a bit of fresh air, is all you need to clear your mind and cheer up. The day these pictures were taken, I had been in a crappy mood, when my dad suggested me to go out and take some pictures. So I went down to our local "park", and I did not regret it! It was a beautiful autumn day! Even though it was chilly and the wind was rather cold, the sun was shining and it kinda felt like the last day of summer.

The cutest little boy came and stood next to me while I was photographing, and he reminded me so much of the boy I used to babysit when he was feeding the swans with bread, and laughing like crazy when they came close to him. A fearless little fellow :)

It almost looks like these swans are forming a heart, but in reality they were actually fighting for the bread... funny how pictures can sometimes be decieving.

Street art in Toronto

This is just going to be a short post, with a few pictures. I just had a couple of pictures of some pretty cool street art and graffiti from around Toronto...
These pianos were placed all over Toronto, and they all had some sort of sign that said "Play me, I'm yours". The coolest part was, that they were all painted completely different by different artists. This one was my favorite of the ones i saw, because it's so colorful.

 These guys were from a tv-station, and they were making a story about these pianos... and since no one who could actually play was around, I got filmed while playing (even though I can only lay a small and simple melody).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A butterfly with broken wings

I'm having some trouble posting pictures on my blog lately, so instead, I will post another one of my poems...
A butterfly with broken wings
Tears running down your cheeks
Eyes filled with sadness, but yet so empty
Staring off into a world that I can’t reach
I want to hold your hand and help you
Be the one to tell you it’s gonna be all right
But how could I ever lie to you my dear?
Who would have thought this to be the end?
No one saw it come knocking at the door
But now it’s too late to reverse it
I see you sitting in the moonlight
Your gaze speaking of anger and pain
Like a butterfly with broken wings
Tears running down your cheeks
Hitting your pillow as you sleep
I pray for you to find peace in a dream

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Self portrait ll

Today I have slept in, it took me half an hour to eat breakfast, I took a loooong shower, did my makeup, snapped some photos of myself and a dress that I sewed and... there's still like 3 hours 'till I have to be at school!!?!
The joy of starting school at 2 p.m. (which happens like once a year). I've really enjoyed my day home alone so far, sometimes it's just all you need to not stress out completely and just catch up with homework and all that.
I'm practicing on the whole taking-pictures-of-myself thing, and I'm slowly getting better at it, so here's some of today's best ones:

Ok, I guess not... my computer and I aren't always good friends, and I couldn't upload them, but here they are on facebook.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Something new...

I'm gonna try something new here on the blog, and post one of my poems. As many of you probably know, I love writing. Most of the times I write short stories, but once in a while I write poems. I'd love to know what you think, and wether you wanna see more of this, or just pics etc.

The background picture is not mine, took it from here
Songs and smells
Speaking of summers
Slowly sailing by
Shimmering in the sun
Foggy autumn forests
Full of fairytales
Fighting the flames
Of fierce farmers
Long lonely days
Laced with last breaths
Lightli remembering
A life full of love
"In times like this I write.
I write when confusion, anger happiness and emotions starts taking over my brain.
I write when I don't know how to deal with what life brings me.
I write poems because it's a way to put emotions wich are hard to describe down on a piece of paper.
Noone is a better listener than a blank page in a notebook, and nothing brings you closer to knowing yourself than grabbing a pen and starting to fill up the blank page."
The poem is from April 2012, and the text above is from September 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Suomi - Helsinki

Yeah ok, it's a couple of weeks ago BUT, better late than never right?
What I'm talking about is my trip to Helsinki in fall break. I went there to visit my finnish "sister"/canadian roommate (Lived with her in Canada).
It was an absolutely awesome trip, and I couldn't have wished for a better way to spent my holiday :)
Instead of blabbering on about how fantastic it all was (ok, maybe not the weather, but everything else) I'll just show some pics :)

We were at the finnish national library, and found some really old books. This one was a danish lexicon, and I found the town where I live... back when it was a farm and fields :)

This was a little very modern and minimalistic chapel, placed right next to a shopping center

We spent HOURS in this awesome thrift store - and found many good stuff

In "Kiasm" the finnish museum for contemporary art

We went to Talinn (Estonia) one day - it was an absolutely beautiful city, with so many old buildings. These following pictures are from a little cozy café with a kinda midieval feel to it.

After several days of raind and gray weather in Helsinki, it was nice to get a bit of sun!

Enjoying our delicious (and surprisingly cheap) dinner at one of  Talinns best recommended resteaurants

Friday, October 26, 2012


Lately I've been super busy with homework and assignments, so I haven't really had a chance to post anything.... and then now when I wanted to post some pictures from my lovely trip to Helsinki, I don't have my memory card with me, so that will have to wait.

In the meantime, I will share with you a couple of pictures I have seen random places on the internet, which has inspired or fascinated me.

As you can see this picture was actually found on 9gag... I was quite amazed to see something this serious on a page like that. The picture is beautifully made I find, and it "says more than a thousand words"
I find this kinda scary, but yet somehow fascinating
Beautiful street art that makes ordinary objects look amazing
Simple, yet detailed illustrations

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Self portrait

Not long ago, I was going to a party, but actually had a bit of extra time before I had to leave... Therefore I decided to try and photograph myself. This was harder than it seemed! I ended up sitting on the floor (in order to get a white background) with my camera on my desk. I dont have a remote to my camera (yet) so I had to use the self timer. I've been editing these pictures a little bit on the computer, but not much, and I'm actually kinda happy with how they turned out :)
Let me know what you think...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Drops of dew

This time, I think I will more or less let the pictures talk for themselves. Most of the pics are from my morning walk a couple of days ago, which was so good! It was a day devoted to studying, so a bit of fresh air was just what I needed.

The next two pictures are from the kayakclub. I took my camera with me a saturday and came home with more than 600 pictures to sort out... but here are the best ones:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From the corner of my balcony...

Now that the days have gotten shorter, I wake up to see the sun rise almost every morning, and it's so beautiful. The only thing is, I'm tired of the same view, with the same trees, so even though my balcony have the best view you can get in my house, I'm in need of somewhere new. One day, I will get myself together and get up early so I have time to snap a couple of pictures, and not be late for school. But in the meantime, here are some pictures I took this morning:

These two pictures (above and underneath) was taken the same place, with a few seconds apart, but with different settings on the camera. I just found it kinda cool how clearly you can see that the setting the camera is on really makes a difference

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn update

It seems like autumn is starting... it's getting cold, the fall collections are coming to the stores, and everyone are blogging about chilly autumn days and golden leafs. But I'm so not ready for this. Autumn is not my favorite season, but I agree it's pretty, and usually I'm just happy because fall means it's almost winter, and winter means snow, christmas, candles and hot chocolate. But this year, all I can focus on is the cold, gray and sadness of the season.

My theory (warning, it might be a little weird and might not make sense to you) is that last year it was such a long and cold winter (I was in northern Canada, and we had snow for at least 5 months!) that I just got enought of it, and now I can't seem to grasp that winter is already coming again.

This post isn't the most positive, but so much has been on my mind lately, and beside my own confusion, stress and what not, I'm trying to deal with some of my friends' relationship-problems and I'm trying not to make it affect me too much...

Hopefully tomorrow will be a brighter day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pretty morning sun

The last couple of mornings I have gotten up just in time to see the sun rise, and it's been so beautiful! So with my new camera in my hand, and still just in my pj I've been standing on my balcony taking pictures. The same tree kinda pops up in most of these pictures, but when I'm standing on the balcony I just can't seem to get the sun in the picture without the tree. 

I had a few more pictures, but they needed editing, and since my computer wouldn't cooperate with me today, I'll save that for later.