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Art Opening of Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mäyry in Singapore

Soile Yli-Mäyry of Finland has been a painter for more than three decades and has had over 300 solo exhibitions in 30 countries such as Japan, China, India, the United States and many countries in Europe.   With strong colours and a sense of surrealism in her work, Soile makes her paintings by using a palette knife. She uses paint in three ways: a thin, even coat, thick lines and by scraping lines into the painted area, for a three-dimensional look. Soile’s main theme in her work is humanity and the person’s alienation from nature in the urban world. She recently held an art opening of selected works at B.NU gallery space in Singapore and the Finnish ambassador to Singapore, HE Ms Parviainen was present to grace the occasion. We hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

[Valentine’s Day Special] Taking Snowy Photos!

Moikka! Hyvää ystävänpäivää kaikille! Today I shall be blogging a Valentine’s Day Special– The experience of taking snowy OOTDs! 🙂 One of the most fabulous things about Finland is that it has super snowy and white scenery during winter, and it makes a fabulous backdrop for photoshoots, if you can bear the cold. My Advice: Don’t even try. HAHA It was so cold! 🙂 Especially this shot :X Happy Valentine’s Day people!


Meet Frinny*. (Name changed to protect the innocent). I’d never imagined in my whole life that I’d be able to own ART like Frinny. It’s a surreal, happy type of feeling! 😀 When Clive from treesandtrunks passed me the JUNKWOOD box at the MRT station, I was overjoyed. For a moment I remembered this Japanese verse–「そんなガラクタを大切そうに抱えていた」. THIS– is literally ガラクタ personalified. 🙂 ❤ Or perhaps even “overjoyed” is an understatement– I’d always loved wood. The smell of wood, the texture of wood, and in general, its tranquillity. It’s really gentle on the eyes, and somehow connects you with the wider world around you–nature. The Here’s Fiona when she visited Helsinki! 😀 In Finland, I am constantly surrounded by forests–chunks and chunks and chunks of them–and one of my hobbies is to stare into the vast, unending forests and be surrounded by silence. Forests are really amazing living places, and the silence which encapsulates them is both alluring and enchanting. And Niko’s dad owns a forest in Finland, so it’s pretty cool to go on forest …