I went to a Christmas party at high school in Aljestrel.
Students brought a lot of cakes, snacks and drinks for the party.
It was the last day before the Christmas holidays. Full of excitement and joy.
Each element is simple, but still, has a real presence.
Each colour is vivid, but still, harmonizes with each other.
Each object is independent, but still, supports each other.
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I started an artist in residence in a small town called Messejana, Portugal.
One thing that I was surprised to discover is that cafes and restaurants here are reservation only. It’s unbelievable if you come from a big city, isn’t it?
But it makes sense and is actually efficient. They don’t have to throw away surplus food.
It’s interesting to know about “common senses” or
I came from Finland to Portugal. My next artist in residence programme is to begin.
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What are there over the sea?
In Finland, "Everyman’s (Everyone's) right" is guaranteed. Anyone can do walking, swimming, camping, fishing, pick up berries in the forest even in private areas as long as they respect others' privacy and keep an appropriate distance from private properties.
Thanks to the traditional right, I could explore forests every day. This right may make everyone feel that nature is something that they are
For a month, I lived with two fellow artists in an old school among forests, communicating with humans, forests and lakes.
The two humans have gone home already. I’m alone, left in nature, missing them.
Wii my lost heart be satisfied in nature? Without the same species, can any animal get healed?
I remember the movie "Princess Mononoke."
It is a Japanese animated fantasy
Photography captures the moment, but when we see a photo, it's already the past moment.
For me, a camera is a tool to focus on any present moment. It encourages me to catch any “good” moment which I would miss otherwise without carrying one. So I like the moment when I’m trying to find a breathtaking, interesting or appealing moment.
If there is
Today was the first day to meet these horses. The horses were cautious about me, staring at me. I wonder how they were thinking about me.
The other horses, which I'm not allowed to take pictures of, are getting used to me because I try to get along with them every day. As I appear in front of them, they approach me.
It is hard to describe the colours of the sunset in one word. It's a mixture of many layers. It's gradually changing. But it transforms into something new in a moment if don't pay attention to it.
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One day after "Shiratama de Art" workshop in Finland. I and NAGICHA are no longer the same as before.