Thursday, 15 April 2010
I've been busy with all these creative projects. I painted this stripy painting using acrylics. My acrylics are starting to run out and I find it funny because I am not a painter but a writer. I would like to paint a big version of the stripy picture horizontally onto a wall.
We made some more paper animals. Now there are twelve!
We're moving to a new home soon, because I am moving to Finland properly for a year or so. The plan is to save for future adventures. I'll teach young children at a very creative school. Everyone wears slippers and chooses what they will do.
The new home has a silver bedroom and a golden lounge. And all these animals will move with us. Perhaps we'll need an ark.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Dubbed 'The Manchester of Finland', Tampere is a more industrial, though perhaps less industrious city than Helsinki. Cold and refreshing! Lots of old factories and teenagers dressed outrageously.
Walked around, took pictures, went to a nightclub and to church, to a planetarium and a poet cafe, to second hand shops and to the top of Finland's tallest buidling. The more I see of Finland, the more I realise it's sort of the same all over. Perhaps the world, too.
Also, we saw dolphins:
Five dolphins, some older than me. Beautiful and very splashy. We got wet.