Saturday, May 26, 2007

Illustration Friday- Car

Digital Collage by Itkupilli Illustration Friday this weeks topic: Car



I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.


Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)
Source: Mythologies, "La nouvelle Citroen"

104 comments:

Mick said...

Another stunning example of your stride and style here, Itkupilli. It also fits perfectly with the quote from Barthes.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Mick

Thanks, I like this quote, but as usually image game first, and then this quote was just a lucky discovery...:)

okjimm said...

Wow. the car is great....but the ornament on the car is fantastic. I would comment more....but I need to write a letter....
always, your kind heart shows through.....

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jippii Jimm! I thought you never wake up! :))

studio lolo said...

Just beautiful. Your images always have a consistent richness!

okjimm said...

ah, yes, dear heart...I am awake...sorta, maybe....I must go....I am late....the mail should be there. be good, and happy, and strong.....and scandinavian!!

ThanKwee said...

Incredible collage Kirsi! The way that you have combined those surreal background scene of some strange street.. that beautiful (in a wabi-sabi kind of way) antique car.. and that lovely lady from another time.. A fusion of time and of senses..
I like music which weaves together different sensations as your collage does. This may sound weird, but I like to mix certain types of music, say Mozart, with some techno and Nino Rota.. all three, weaving in and out of each other..

Anyway, your collage today reminded me of this:

http://tinyurl.com/3ctq4u


Also, I forgot to mention yesterday, that I like how you followed up the lovely back of the lady with that of Jacques-Louis David's Patrocle..

ThanKwee said...

Or perhaps not Patrocle... but it reminded me of that.. ;)

ThanKwee said...

I said, "those surreal background scene"..

oops!

I meant "that surreal background scene"

ThanKwee said...

So Kirsi, you are working today? So is Jimm.. He posted at my place that he was late for a meeting or something, so he probably won't be around for awhile...

What's with everyone working on Saturday?!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thanks Ana,

I'm very happy you like my new collage,

We have quite similar taste with music I think, my favourite is drum `n´bass, so other techno sometimes, and of course classical music, and 70's music.

I game already from work, and Jimm is having parties whole weekend...

But I'll be here. :)

okjimm said...

Dear Heart

it is only 11:30 in the morning and I have already had two beers....I am at a friend's party now.....but everyone seems to have a computer....it is such a great day!!! I wish you could enjoy it with us.....I just found out that there is a new exhibit at the Paine Art center it sounds like something you may like..you may have to pase the link ( 'cause i am inept at making links!)

http://www.thepaine.org/

Miriam, Sue, Kevin and I are going now for a few hours and then back to the party....Jayna and Max are being too cool to join use in a little culture...but I thought it may be of interest to you and other friends here....maybe I can blog/party through the day....oops...we are leaving

SusuPetal said...

Although the car is not a Cadillac, the collage makes me sing the old song of the Renegades.

My baby drew up in a brand new Cadillac...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=NaVGug5wfO0

Enjoy and have a nice Saturday evening(had to cut the link because I can't enough HTML to do it otherwise...)

SusuPetal said...

Ai niin, unohtui kysyä sinulta neuvoa tuohon linkittämiseen näissä kommenteissa eli voitko neuvoa?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Susu, tässä on koodi linkeille. Ota *pois alusta ja lopusta. Oli laitettava noi tähdet, muuten olis tullut siitä linkki:

<*a href="http://www.google.com">Google<*/a>

Joo se Renegedesin biisi on tosi hyvä, nyt on tullut linkit jo kahteen tosi hyvään biisiin. Mä ajattelin laittaa tähän videon, mutten keksinyt mitään, noi olis molemmat ollut hyviä vaihtoehtoja. :))

Nice saturday even to you too! See you! :)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm

Very interesting exhibit, I wish I could be there....
Instead I'm going to watch an American movie: Evil woman...
we had chinese take away dinner...so I can relax now...

see you later...
Have fun...kiss and hug

Ana Banana said...

halloo, Kirsi. kuinka aari te?

I tried to use translator, Kirsi. But I don't think it is a very good one. I am afraid to use it for fear I will really make a mess of your language.

I can see just from translator that Finnish is a very difficult language. the Latin languages seem much easier to translate into each other.I admire your skill of language even more now, Kirsi. You are a very intelligent woman.

Anyway, good evening to you, Kirsi. I wanted to write those words in Finnish, but I was not sure this translator can understand correct usage.

Also, this collage is lovely. The women all have a very similar appeal to them, although they are different women. I think it is the feeling of being alone and in wait of something or someone, that is the similar in all of your images. It is heartwarming.

Minä rakastan sinua, Kirsi.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaB kiitos, olet ihana!

I tried that translator, I translated first your last sentenses in Finnish and then translated with translator in English:


Myos this collage is glorious. Kaikilla naisilla is this much same relish efficacy , although they ovat separate woman. Credence , that it is sentiment alone condition and hoping something or jota kuta , it is equal kaikissa kuvissasi. It is midwinter firing.

So here you see, it's not so easy, but it's always very amusing to read it. And believe me I don't misunderstand you, could be that I don't understand at all...;)

Ana Banana said...

Very FUNNY, your comment at Anajo's!

I for SURE will not use that translator!!!!!

Ana Banana said...

LOL! It is midwinter firing! I LOVE that phrase.

Your collage is very midwinter firing, Kirsi! LOL

Kelly said...

Kirsi , I-KIRJAIN lempiä kuvastaa!! Luona elämäntapa , I-KIRJAIN perustaa kääntää ajaksi te.

Did it work?

here's the link:

www.treeofourfamily.co.uk/translate.htm

Kelly said...

Uh oh! I just went and translated back to English, what translated to Finnish and it didn't make any sense to me.
It was supposed to say: I love the image. I found a tranlaster site for you.

you tell me>???

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly

This is really fun...if you use it to translate my Finnish text, don't believe a word...:)
And I promise if you write me in Finnish, I don't take it serious. So funny comment. Thanks!

Ana Banana said...

kelly...that translation site brings you back to the other one. It is the same thing.

I think it is hopeless to find a good automatic translator for Finnish. It is too bad, because I would really like to share your language, Kirsi. Maybe little by little, you can teach us.

Ana Banana said...

is "Kiitos" "thank you" in English?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaB
Yes it is. It's said that every other language has something in common, except Finnish...so I think it's impossible to find translator...
maybe very simple sort sentenses, but still it could be whar ever.
Jimm succeeded write excellent Finnish...I wonder how he did it! :)

Ana Banana said...

Well I think jimm must have a real life translator. Maybe he found a finnish friend out there in Wisconsin. I don't know how else he could do it. I guess using an online Finnish - English dictionary would be better than using automatic translator. At least you could find correct word, although grammar would be difficult. I am very impressed, Kirsi, with your ability with English! It is such a big difference -- Finnish to English. Did you learn in school? How many years did you study?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Everybody studies Swedish in Finland; it’s our second official language. And then everybody has to learn at least one foreign language, which is usually English, but that could be something else too. I studied 10 years English, 9 years Swedish. 7 years German, and 3 years Latin. That was in basic school. Afterwards I studied a little bit more in technical school. So it’s not so easy. :)

Ana Banana said...

Amazing! You must have a really exceptional mind, Kirsi, to have that much training in language! I am a retard in that way...most definitely a retard in language! I bow to you, Kirsi.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Hey with that much learning and still I can’t do better. That’s totally normal language learning in Finland and I’m not very good at languages, really! You should hear me talking! My pronunciation is horrible!

Ana Banana said...

And I bet you sound really cute when you speak English, whether you can pronounce words or not. Americans love foreign accents!

I still bow down to you, Kirsi, even if that is normal education in Finland.

Kelly said...

I think it's great that you know 5 languages. Is that a European thing? The reason I'm asking is because I knew someone from the Czheck Republic and she knew 5 languages too. I wish I knew a few others besides English~but, I guess I'm to lazy to learn. ;)

d-cima said...

and.....
as it is said: "I love you"
in Finn...? ;)


HI/KISS/CHAU
princess of Tampere

okjimm said...

Dear Kirsi....I love the mail that the midnight owl brings.

Oh, Kelly, if you are a friend of mine friend.....that makes you my friend..... whether you like it or not. ;) I love the colors on your blog....I could not leave comments there, I dunno why.... but it is really neat, blog too! :) A good read.

Kelly said...

Thank you jimm~I'll check to see why you can't leave comments. I'm glad you like it!! And I don't mind that we're "friends" by association through Kirsi~the more the merrier!!

Kelly said...

oh and by the way, Kirsi, i think your blog is the "bloggers hang-out"....????

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Principe Daniel

Te amo,
Minä rakastan sinua.

Kirsi

***


Jimm, kiitos. Just wait what you get next...I wonder do you still like me....

****

Kelly I’m so happy about this “hang-out”. I really hope it is!

Ana Banana said...

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good EVening, Kirsi. I always feel as though I missed a lot by the time I get up in the morning.

Hope all is well today, dear friend.

okjimm said...

Kelly Thank you. I feel so guilty...it is finally beautiful and warm outside...I wonder why I did not meet all these nice women when it was cold and dark all winter and there was nothing to do. I gotta go.....i need to chase the mailman....so he can yahoo a letter for me and then I really want to take a ride...it is gorgeous today

lots of smiles for Kirsi and all her friends..... :)

mcscrub said...

llo and venus comming fro anclassic car make more sence to me that the sea shell anyway graet job

ThanKwee said...

Hyvää Päivää Kirsi!
I know this phrase by heart now ;) Not sure how to pronounce it though! :\

I agree AnaBanana!
I've also missed out on a lot. Since I was last in BloggersVille, Jimm was rumored to have been killed by Kirsi, and then it turned out that no, he was just busy having a lot of fun and enjoying the nice weather. All of this laughter and love and artwork is a wonderful way to start the day.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

mcscrub

Thanks, very nice comment….


***


AnaJ

Please to see you…well I was a totally wrong, it’s not so easy to kill Jimm. I think he’s even more alive…at least I am.:)

Excellent Finnish. Finnish is pronounced just like its’ written...

Kelly said...

Kirsi, your piece of artwork here must have inspired at least a few people to take a drive today~I just got back from one and came to see if there was anything new on your page, and Jimm mentioned going for a drive...only thing is, I'm looking for off-the-beaten-path kind of drives, winding-country-road kind of drives and there are none to be found in this concrete jungle!! Aah, I should have stayed home.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly
I stayed safe at home, ’coz I was too tired go out. I slept very late…I think these time zones sucks.

****


Jimm

You know the reason of my tiredness, but I don’t blame you, I thank you. It’s very very nice to be tired…I had nice cold beer…see you later…

Kelly said...

Kisri, You've been tagged ~ See my blog!!

Ana, you too!!

Enemy of the Republic said...

I see cars as guilded cages, almost like the litters used for royal ladies while the Spanish conquered South America. It brings back this image from Aguirre: The Wrath of God--the absurdity of keeping delicate women safe in a jungle that no one understood or respected. I hope I make sense.

Kelly said...

Yes, you made sense to me~

SJ said...

What about trucks? Are the extra large cathedrals? :)

Nice pic as always.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear Enemy
You make sense, of something which doesn’t make sense…:)

***

Kelly, dear, I think you understand everything…<3

***


Sj
Indeed, extra large cathedrals, has anyone ever seen? :))

Rrramone said...

What a great image, so rich and full of texture. Cars are a very interesting part of our culture, especially here in the US. :-)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Rrramone

Thanks…
I have quite bizarre relationship with cars, I’m a totally car freak, I love 60’ and 70’ car, especially European, but some American cars are ok, too. But I’m against needless motoring....and still I like Formula I...

ThanKwee said...

I found a cute message this morning from this sweet Finnish fairy..

Anajo is the only American awake perhaps? The sweet Banana seems to still be in a soft slumber. Who knows about Jimm as he has no computer at home.

Sending some love across the atlantic..

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Huomenta Anajo!

Nice to see you! I was bored here, but you brightened up my day.

My son’s new girl friend, who lives in an other town is going to visit us first time, that’s very nice, and since my daughters boy friend is already living with us, they have nice company…but I feel my self quite lonely…but you my friends give me so much joy….

Kelly said...

Kirsi, I wish I was there to come and spend some time with you~I think we would have agreat time together, talking endlessly and we could discuss ideas for our clothing designs~I love your store. It looks like a cool place to visit~If I'm ever in Finland...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly,

I think we must meet someday somewhere. I think we have so much in common. That would be so nice and fun!!!!

Ana Banana said...

Good Morning, Afternoon, and Evening, my dear Finnish friend. I am awake now. I had a nice evening last night with friends and husband. I will be back to post more. But I must now go to Anajo's blog and everyone else and post and then respond to everyone who left comments at mine. This bloggin is getting very time consuming! But I love it, nevertheless! okay, on to the next blogger...

Kelly said...

Kirsi, then we will do it!! Someday, someway...

Ana Banana said...

whatever happened to okjimm, Kirsi? he seems awfully quiet lately. Yes, I know it's nice outside and that, but somehow the enthusiasm appears to have diminished a little, no? I think maybe we need to make some more muffins or something. He is way too distracted lately in real time world.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Ana
I guess we should call 911, and tell that this man hasn’t left any comments to our blogs in last 24 hours....if they go and check what’s the matter....maybe his got a life!!!!!:))

Ana Banana said...

yes, I definitely think we should call 911. What?! Okjimm has a life outside of us?! whats going on? I thought we were his life?! I mean he did give us the impression in the very beginning of our love affair with him. He was writing us poetry and singing songs and making muffins for us. And then that he was willing to cross the ocean for you and take you to restaurant and movie before laying down in the same bed! But now? I don't know...he seems awfully quiet. And yes, it is a holiday on this side of the world (when we celebrate all the brave soldiers who died for men who have too much testosterone), but how much can one possibly celebrate?

okjimm? are you ok, jimm? hello? are you there?

okjimm said...

Ha...Ana be I have been very busy.....// This bloggin is getting very time consuming! But I love it/// boy and howdy, have you got that right!!!

and it is just fantasticaly great weather.

Kirsit.... I have been biking...a lot and hanging out with diffent family and friends...Max's best friend from when they were six was back in town....when they were little her and Max were together all the time. She was at our house constantly. Almost like having an extra daughter. We had such a great picnic at her parents house.

I was extremely tired yesterday. The weather is great again today...so I am biking again. Stopped at my friend Brian's house to vistit all my friends. I need to bike a lot. I have ten pounds of beer from last winter I need to loose.

ah...you like old cars and formula I ??? I love old cars from the 60's....I used to have a 66 Rambler..not a really 'cool' car...but boy, I sure like it! I have a very good friend who lives in Minneapolis that is a 'huge' formula I freak....he has gone to the Canadian Gran Prix a couple of times...and to the Spanish Gran Prix in think it was in Barcelona. I think racing is kinda dumb, but Steve has talking me into going to a few races. Years ago we went to the Indy 500---the race was kinda boring...but, gees, we had a great time!!

Kirsi....I want to say hi to anajo and then I must, must, must write some mail...perhaps I can come back, here, too.....I will see what kind of weather the rest of the afternoon brings.
AnaB and Kelly I will try to get back to you both as well...Kelly I am not sure about the tagging thing..

okjimm said...

//okjimm? are you ok, jimm? hello? are you there? ///

See!! Now I'm stuck talk to beautiful crazy women and will have a hard time leaving the internet...911 :) that really breaks me up!! The last time someone called 911 for me....the paramedics showed up, said I was not worth saving...and drove away!!! It will be up to my sister-friends to save me.

// (when we celebrate all the brave soldiers who died for men who have too much testosterone//
hey, that was pretty good, anaB. I knew some great guys that did not come back from Vietnam...and some...that even when the came back.....never were able to 'come back again. But that is something else....

and you guys are too!!! :)

Ana Banana said...

nice to see you are still alive and we do not have to call 911. You are definitely worth saving. What would we do without your butter and love of muffins? Anyway, you need not worry about my blog or visiting there. It is enough to see you here or on Anajo's site. I have too many people to keep up with as it is now.

It is okay, if you have a life outside of blogging. I try to pretend I have one, too.

And, yes, about the vets. I have known some, too, those who never came back mentally. It is very sad. And although I have a lot of respect and love for those who had to fight in a senseless war and lose their life at a very young age (50,000 of them in Vietnam, on our side), I do not have any respect for the men who sent them there. This would include the nimcompoop we call president, today. I'm sorry, Mick, if I insult you.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm!!!!!!
Mail? Can't wait!!!! Hey we had Rambler American 220 when I was a small kid. Not very fancy, but in Europe it was surely quite cool...:)

okjimm said...

AnaB // I do not have any respect for the men who sent them there. //

wowsers! did you get that right!

Kirsi.... ah,,,I did not dream last night...too many beers with my son and his friends....now if I bike alot...and get very tired...maybe the good dreams will come back.....

jimm

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm!!??!!
So you don’t remember what happened last night? You were dreaming….believe me!!!!

okjimm said...

Kirsi....ah, that is why i felt so tired in the morning....I thought it was the beer! ;)

mine was a lime green 66 Rambler Ambassador 990. I really liked that car. The 220's were cute

I need to go to the post office.
Yahoo.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm,

I have a road bike, but haven’t done much cycling lately, it so complicated use cycling clothes and shoes. I want to buy mountain bike, so I could just go more freely…anyway I love cycling….

ThanKwee said...

What a fun exchange taking place here at your house today Kirsi.. :)

LOL AnaBanana... That's twice now today that you have made me laugh with pleasure at your witty prose!

And the exchange between you and okjimm... again.. laughing inside...

And I too am drinking in some fantastically great weather... I am also drinking in some fantastically fun-to-read blog posts from every one, not to mention drinking some fantasticallly fun beer.

Okjimm, I think that racing is kinda dumb too, but my best friend is also a huge fan. So being the cameleon that I am, I've kinda become kinda fond of it. :)

I am heading outdoors too. There are some beautiful irresistible fluffy clouds and little chirping birds outside, not to mention the near perfect temperature outside right now.

okjimm said...

JoA...some little chirpy birds outside.....
do not forget all the little chirpy birds inside

I gotta tell you.....when I first started blogging...months ago, years ago.... I thought LOL meant 'lots of luck.'....maybe I was right, huh!

Kirsi...you should not be reading any of this until you have had an adequate amount of rest!! A rested woman is a content, happy woman....a tired woman is every man's nightmare!!!!!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear Jimm,

Oh no, tired woman just wants to sleep with man…and that's not a nightmare…that is a dream!

Ana Banana said...

I found this on Kelly's blog. I thought it was interesting...

okjimm said...

ok, kelly, lemme see if I know how to play the tag game....seven things, huh!

1 I read those stupid 'chick soup' books once in awhile...and sometimes cry and then get mad at myself for crying about some really stupid story in a 'chicken soup book

2 I really really hate broccoli

3 I am a closet historian. Ask me anything about the history of closets and I will tell you

4 when I was younger I did errands for an old Norwegian in the neighborhood. He would always try to give me $2 for running the errand....and I would always say now...He was 84. we would do a shot and a beer and forget about the $2.

5 I am developing a thing about Finland. Air fare is only $1,494... if I sell my nephews on the black market, I could raise the money.

6 aspargus is almost as bad as broccoli

7 now you know me better!

Ana Banana said...

I especially like number 5.

Broccoli is good for you, okjjimm. ANd after eating so many muffins, you will need some vegetables, too. Asparagus...even better. If you just squeeze a lot of butter all over them, you might not notice the vegetable flavor.

Ana Banana said...

maybe we should help him out with the airfare?

anyway, I thought he was swimming.

okjimm said...

ANAB!!! grabbing comments from one blog page and posting them on another...... ( is that legal?)

you must be an imbalanced insane woman..... ;) that must be why we love you !!?? ;) Just be careful...I may make you eat broccoli....

//maybe we should help him out with the airfare?//

and I still have to come up with 'airport money, hotel money, tickets to the zoo, $ for some wine... maybe if I open a lemonade stand on the weekends.....

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

I go to bed now, and Jimm could I get some muffins for breakfast?

Ana Banana said...

yes, insane and a criminal.

I thought since you commented a few posts down on Kelly's blog that Kirsi and Anajo might not have the opportunity to read your very intimate secrets also.

Goodnight, dear Kirsi. Sweet dreams...may they be of butterflies, muffins, and some mystery man who enjoys broccoli and asparagus.

ThanKwee said...

Feeling too carefree to comment on any specific comment.. but I am lauhging... my... ass... off... right now.
LOL

Heading back to the garden...

***Toast to all of you guys... too funny***

very tired ok jimm said...

// some mystery man who enjoys broccoli and asparagus. //

ah,sister AnaB once again needs a competent translator... I hate broccoli and aspargus.... I love my sisters, cold good beer....and swedish pancakes made in Finland. I have had enough muffins.
I have stayed up too late with friends. Talking about Vietnam, the draft, war and art and how my friend Schultze needs to go home to his lover, Sandy. Schultze likes hanging out with the "boys" too much. I have tried, very hard, to explain to him that good muffins do not grow on trees and he needs to go home,where the heart is. He only needs a taxi. I wish I knew my true direction home. I hope to know, in the fullness of time. Knowing is ...that you will find what you most need when you do not look for it.

okjimm said...

Kirsi...it is midnight in Wisconsin...I have stayed up to late....talking silly with AnaB at AnaJ's Saloon, salon......I miss you.

love AnaJimm

tired and silly jimm said...

I have been very Koshare. if you do not understand I hope JoA can explain.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm

Good morning darling! I jusst woke up!

Dr. Jimm said...

Kirsi!!!!!!!! I am being strange....and up much too late. Memorial Day holiday is in America a time for remembering soldiers who have died in our stupid wars. I have been up late remembering friends. I am still at the pub with friends.....a lot of remembering...and I was showing your art to some of them....and AnaB was still awake and talking. I no longer remember whose blog I was talking on. Please be kind and do not think the worse of me....Vietnam...that war....still has a link to too many old friends.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

ooops! I’m not totally wake yet, and you silly man. go to bed!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear Jimm
I only think best of you....I know what happens when stayed up late....oh dear you are cute!

pale ale jimm said...

but,,,but how can I now go to sleep when you are awake? I so wish that there was a Finnish woman who would take advantage of me in my gently innebriated condition. But, that aside, perhaps it is unhealthy to drink and blog! This is the first time I have been awake past midnight in years. Please forgive me if I seem nonsensical....at least I can type straight. and I only walk home a couple of blocks. You may alll make fun of me tomorrow....ooops...this is your tomorrow. Kirsi...be kind and do not think ill of me.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Naughty boy!!!!
Just go to bed, there will be a furious Finnish woman in your bed; you might have to explain her what took so long!!!!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

My dear naughty Jimm

...and since you can still type straight, I think you are not too drunk to....

... oh no, I can’t write that word thia early in the morning.....

jimmm said...

Just go to bed, there will be a furious Finnish woman in your bed; you might have to explain her what took so long!!!!

what ...a
Finniorus furrish woman in my bed!!!!! Do I need to call an exterminator or ask her to rub my back???


Kirsi...you are too kind.

love is
please...
when moments of good graces are abridged

love is

jimmok said...

//I think you are not too drunk to...//
Perhaps I am asking for kindness, and understanding......and assistance.....?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear jimm

...just lay down....

okjimm said...

thank you. I am going home.
do not think the worse of me
jimm

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm

Just go home, and in the morning nice breakfast is waiting for you...

LADY LUXIE said...

heavens!..

even your comment section is a work of art..lovely conversations..like reading a...a novela of some sort....

ah'..I am waiting for the next line :>

And I was even thinking last night that I should look up some Finnish words...

okjimm said...

kirsi....you are too kind. I feel as if I have behaved badly in public...I am so sorry. I will mail tonight. Gotta lot of work today,. must go get coffee. The office is nice when no one is here. Maybe I should just go home.

love
JIm

okjimm said...

//a novela of some sort....//

ooh, publication date is not set. Check Barnes & Noble before christmas.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh Jimm!!!!!!
…badly in public….sorry for being so cute and nice and kind and stuff…?
my dear! Jimm!!! Take coffee, and come back!!!!

Love Kirsi

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thank Luxie

I sometimes don’t realize where I’m talking, my mails and blog get mixed…but if it’s fun, we must do this more in public… I don't mind, seems that I don't have many secrets anymore...:)

Ana Banana said...

LMAO LMAO!

oh...toooo funny!

Oh jim...you must get drunk more often!

ThanKwee said...

Hei armas Kirsi!
(That's supposed to mean "Hi Sweet Kirsi!)

Ah, how cute! Okjimm got a little tipsy last night and posted some wonderful comments that he's embarrassed of... And he shouldn't be.. They just show that he's a real person with real feelings.

I love this little blogger family! It's so much fun to wake up in the morning and go see what everyone has been up to and read the new thoughts for the day and appreciate some quality artwork and listen to some good music.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaJo
Very sweet, you are learning Finnish!

Oh yes, this little blogger family is so cute and so much fun, also during the working day here. Keeps me wake. I’m totally living in a wrong time zone…

I must start learning cool American language, my school English is so dull!

md said...

great images and and post

LADY LUXIE said...

Ah'..but this is the life blood of bloggy' land...The comment section is an art of its own..A story in itself...I wish I could tell you all about the stories that have occurred in my comment section as well as in those other bloggy' friends I'm involved with and have been reading for years..( my current blog is more than a year old but I have deleted two blogs before that that have been filled up for years...long story..)

there's drama..and poetry duels..and fights ( hee! hee! hee!) and arguments...and making up..and confessing..and giggling silliness and proposing..( I deleted that one hee! hee! hee!)...

There's also fear there...and sadness ( someone unexpectedly passed away) and now....I am remembering someone who became very very very dear to me.....a long time ago...but has been hurt far too much to go on blogging....

a lot of things go on in a comment section...and behind the scenes...the latest for me is receiving a package from someone beautiful in North Carlina...

And yes..the biggest gift of the comment section is cementing the reality of friendship in cyberland'...

long live blogging!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Luxie,

This is a strange world…and so many incredible things has happened…for me this is now very real and dear world…

Long live blogging, indeed!