Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Passion makes the old medicine new:

Passion lops off the bough of weariness.

Passion is the elixir that renews:

how can there be weariness

when passion is present?

Oh, don't sigh heavily from fatigue:

seek passion, seek passion, seek passion!

Love Poem of Rumi


Anonymous said...

Ooh Kirsi, I love this image~she look so content, peaceful and relaxed...

She Who Flies said...

Beautiful digital collage and quote. And so true!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ah. You are so gifted.. and wise. x

Mick said...

WOW! Passion abounds in this piece. Present in the figure for certain and symbolically with the insistent waves of the sea. The positioning, the angle of the figure and the water all leads to a tension and movement in said passion. You've defined it perfectly.

okjimm said...

sweet Kirsi...your art is a smile in the eye of a dismal day. computer issues. it appears that I may no longer 'blog' at work. news later. having a library. :) I did not want you to think I was hiding.

Ana Banana said...

Good Morning, Kirsi!

I love this, Kirsi! Very sensual and favorites! I love erotica!

and good morning, to you, Okjimm, too.

SusuPetal said...

Beautiful picture! My mind flows with the waves to the movie "From here to eternity", Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kissing passionately on the beach...!

The old medicine is the best and funny! our minds are sometimes so alike, I put a presricption in my blog just today!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...


It was crazy day…but I feel my self very peaceful….


She who flies

Thank you, and indeed, so true



Oh dear, thank you…so glad to hear…



You sure notice everything… I’m not surprised… and exactly what I wanted to express!


Oh dear! I though this time wait a little bit longer, before calling 911…I had so strange day, too. I not sure was it good or bad…I tell you later…thank you for being you…


Is it really…I tried to be quite cautious, but didn’t succeeded!:))



“From here to eternity” sound so lovely….promising…so peaceful….

See you soon!!!

Ana Banana said...

why be cautious? Express your sensual is beautiful!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

I'm sometimes little bit shy, if it is about myself, my feelings

...confuced about everything...

but I can't hide my feelings. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't hide your true feelings, especially with such a creative outlet~let it all out~only you have to know it's true meaning if need be.
{And as long as you can get away with posting such pictures, do so...we'll look!!} lol

*ItkUpiLLi* said...


It’s funny how much easier it’s to express feelings like lonely, sad, confused, bored…

but I’m more shy with passion…

it could be because I had so long period with so less joy and passion…

but surely it’s nice to know that my pictures gladdens…:))

Ana Banana said...

I think part of the reason you are shy about your sensuality right now, is because you do not know how certain people will respond to it. I have found that it is acceptable to flirt and be sexy when the mutual mood is light and jovial, but when the mood begins getting more serious (as in the feelings are stronger) the same flirting and sexiness might be perceived as intimidating or frightening. The image carries a lot more weight in the mind of someone who is fearful of intimacy. It is curious to me how a picture of sensuality can cause the viewer to believe that he is somehow more in danger of losing his heart. Losing one's heart begins only when one is willilng to open his heart to another. Looking at a painting, even if it is ablaze in passion, does not force another to open the heart. If it did, all of us would be in love every time we saw an erotic painting! So, Kirsi, I say to you, EXPRESS yourself, fully and completely. Let yourself go and continue to express your passion! that is what makes art beautiful!

sorry this is need to respond.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Sweet Banana

Longer the better, and I want to respond!!:)

So well said, that is really so true. Recently I have noticed that it has come impossible me to lie about my feelings, so I surely have to dare, if I want to express my self…and what else I could do.

Sensuality really feels dangerous, deep feelings are kind of threat…difficult to speak about, ‘coz somehow then the viewer must expose own reactions.

Thanks for the countenance; I think this kind of stuff is coming more....

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your new found freedom Kirsi, it's not easy to get to that point, but once you do, you'll never go back, even if it means getting hurt. Trust me~it's worth it.

okjimm said...

//Sensuality really feels dangerous, deep feelings are kind of threat//

Dear women...isn't it almost 1:30 in the morning in Finland?? Lack of sleep is a threat to sensuality!! How can you be sexy and vibrant and alive...when you're half asleep!!??

Speaking of sensuality....some idiot prude at the office took offense to the posting of the Wyeth print at AnaJ's blog and reported me to our Human Resources Dept. The prude told HR that I was viewing 'pornography'!! gees and busted nuts!!! It was a small problem...I am very fortunate to have a business manager who appreciates me ( and I appreciate) him....) the end result though, is that I can no longer blog at the office. So I will have to limit day time blogging to weekends...but the plus side is I am now forced to get off my butt and by a new laptop...I am never at did not pay to have a connection there. Now everyone is a new laptop is the order of the moment.....shopppppingg...I hate shopping...but a guy has to do, what a guy has to do

kelly// let it all out// made me laugh...I will have to tell the story about the opposum from last night....I will try to find time to type it yet tonight if I can.

**I think everyone's comments here are on target; AnaB said

//sexiness might be perceived as intimidating or frightening.//

or because, maybe there has been a past issue of trust....and when you have been very honest with a lover and shared all you can... trusted all you can, that breach of trust seems so deadly, and to risk a repeat of a broken heart...that is what is really intimidating...and scary...maybe we should hold hands together and face fear.

hey...i missed you guys...fuck office prudes!!!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear Jimm

I may not be vibrant or not even alive….but I’m very sexy!!!

okjimm said...

//I may not be vibrant or not even alive// are ALIVE and sexy and vibrator, uh, vibrant....and I am a clutzy idiot. I have been putting messages under the older posts!!!

and you will make me angry with you if you stay up this late looking for some american who is still stuck in yesterday ( if you are in Finland--I am still in yesterday) I do not like being this far behind you...i hope the view is nice, though ;) go read your the messages under the old posts and please go to bed.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

You always wake me up! I did read your mail...I love you...and now I go back to bed!

Anonymous said...

Our tomorrow is is still a mystery, while Kirsi's is already in the present, the future presnet. Does that make any sense to anyone?

okjimm, I thinking that the opposum story ought to be an interesting one....I found a dead one once in the bottom of my {outdoor} garbage can.

Good night Kirsi, sweer dreams bunni!!

okjimm said...

//Our tomorrow is is still a mystery, while Kirsi's is already in the present, the future presnet. Does that make any sense to anyone?//

no did not make sense. :) but I glady embrace not making sense these days!! I'll see if I can type the opposum story quickly

kirsi !!! go back to can read it in the morning. :)

okjimm said...

Ok. there was a opposum in the garden.
( check the start of the story somewhere else on this blog...I forgot where it is. go look)

In the compost bin. My ex wife's garden, her compost bin. I had built it for her about seven years ago in a random fit of unappreciated generosity. It still looks great. The compost bin, not my exwife. Good 2x4's good screening. I do good work.

The opposum sure was ugly, though. Small beady eyes that rotated looked a bit like George Bush with a prehensile tail.

Cheryl's neighbor, Bill, was poking it with a stick when I got there. The idiot from across the street was trying to snare it with a loop of clothesline rope. He's a shade or three less intelligent than Bill. The opposum looked very confused and very pissed off. Like George Bush at a press conference, usually Bush's cuter moments.

I manage to get Bill to stop poking it with the stick and told the idiot to put away his rodent lasso. Miriam went and got me a beer. I really did not know what I was going to do. I talked with Bill for a's Annette, how's your boy. I asked the idiot if he was still an idiot. I never liked the guy and my light never shone for him either. He gave me a nasty look and left. Bill thought it was pretty funny.

Cheryl, though, had lost her taste for mine kind of humor a long time ago. I think she has lost all sense of humor. She asked me what I was going to do.

Well, I had been drinking coffee at the office all day and the beer was running through me pretty good, too. I asked Miriam and Cheryl to step back and turn around.

Now I know that opposums are not note to be very good jumpers so I wasn't too worried about just whipping out the old jimm-snake and pissing all over the varmit.

He-she (I'm not all that concerned with opposum's a fault, ya, I know) kinda hissed at me and lunged a bit, but possums are about as good at lunging as they are at jumping so the trusty-rusty love rope was back in the Levis before there was a concern to be really concerned about..

Bill was laughing pretty good as the opposum amble off. So was Miriam. She could hear what I was doing. My ex just scowled and walked back into the house. She has lost a long time ago any appreciation she may have once had for the panache I bring to problem solving.
I chatted with Miriam and left.

There was a pale orange moon last night that kept sliding in and out of the clouds. The kind of moon that gives you a bit of a pause and makes you think. Makes me think of how fine it would be if the same solution could be applied to the confused, pissed-off idiot rodent hiding in the compost bin in Washington. Instead of proding him with a stick or trying to lasso all his lies. Maybe! I'm not sure, but I will be a good Patriotic son and continue to drink beer....just in case my beloved America needs my help..

good night and good morning and good afternoon.


Ana Banana said...

hahaha! Jimm! right on! I love your story and how you saved the day! especially the part about your trusty rusty love rope and pissing on a Bush! LOL!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm!!Jimm!! Jimm!!!!!!

I know what we should do: you write my posts and I only illustrate them!!! You with opossum!!!!

ThanKwee said...

Huomenta or Hyvää Päiväa everyone!

What a fun-to-read story by OKjimm! The way that he combined this possum tale, I mean tail, with that of our "Decider in Chief" was priceless! LOL

Anonymous said...

Jimm~You're crazy!! {lmao}

Kirsi, that ought to be a lovely picture~Jimm pissing on an opposum!! I have no idea what he looks like, but I'm pretty good at visualizing things...I can see it now....the ex wife fraking out and all!

Ana Banana said...

Hyvää Päiväa Kirsi! And good morning, Kelly!

Ana Banana said...

Kirsi, I was wondering, your passion collage. Everytime I look at it, I can't help but think that it is really you. I know that you typically mix and match body and face, but this one really looks like the head matches the body. Is it you? If so, you are a very beautiful woman.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

No it’s not a self-portrait....funny that this image has frighten me a couple of times…I didn’t remember that it’s really not me….my mind is doing crazy tricks in the middle of the night…:))

ThanKwee said...

I just read your account of the oppossum to Joe, and said that you were, and I quote "hot"! He loves the way that you write.

ThanKwee said...


Are you in bed now?!!!

Since okJimm is not here to make sure that you get to bed on time, I take it upon myself to make sure that you get some sleep.

When he finds himself in some bar or the library, or where ever, he can take over!

Ana Banana said...

yes, it's time for bed now, Kirsi. By the way, do you like to sleep in pajamas or naked? ;o)

Anonymous said...

Ana Banana~You're crazee ;)

By the way, did you take art classes to learn to paint like you do, or is that natural talent? Because you are good!!

ThanKwee said...

Kirsi, with cheeks all pink
Rests peacefully with sweet dreams of opossums and muffins.. :-D

okjimm said...

gees...and howdy....I'm glad you all liked the story....but they were all fussing so much over a stupid rodent...that I just thought to myself....'well, piss on it'.....Miriam said that my ex was going to pay $300 and hire some stupid animal control guy to take care of it!! Least she can do is buy me a six-pack, huh!!

Kirsi I cannot stay up late tonight...I have spent so much time at blogs and pages....that I am totally out of socks and say nothing of needing some clean coffee cups. check mail.

anaB //By the way, do you like to sleep in pajamas or naked? ;o) // naked works best for me...less laundry.

AnaJ --Library tonight
...I have friends coming for the thursday concert at the river.

//I just read your account of the oppossum to Joe, and said that you were, and I quote "hot"! He loves the way that you write. //

ah,huh, I hope he does not mean that in a 'nice-nice' way;) But thank him.

I gotta write a letter and move --things that stop fall over.

love to all

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

How you always wake me?

This time it was good.

I had fallen in sleep everything on. TV on. Lights on, clothes on…..ok ok…I go back to bed….:)

Ana Banana said...

kelly...where you asking me about my painting and how I learned? I'm not sure.

Kirsi, yes I see Okjimm has the power to wake thee from a sweet slumber.

Now go take all your clothes off and go to bed. Okjimm will be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Ana, yes.

Kirsi, how will you ever get to sleep normally again with a in a different time zone?? ;)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaB, AnaJo and Kelly

Couldn’t replay to know Jimm don’t like me to stay up so late.:)

And now I have to wait until you wake up…see you later sisters!

SJ said...

The beaches around here suck... don't have any nude people on them :)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Maybe you should wisit in Finland...:)

Ana Banana said...

Well another morning, afternoon, and almost evening has passed in your world, Kirsi, while I have slept.

Good day to you, dear sister. I just wanted to say hello before I turned my back on all my blogger friends for a little while in order to make some art!

Love and sweetness from this vampire to you.

And hi to you, okjimm, too. I hope you had beautiful dreams.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Good Morning dear Banana,

That is the only acceptable reason to abandon us. Cannot wait to see…your art is always so astonishing beautiful…:))

ThanKwee said...

Good Afternoon Kirsi!
I see that you still have passion on the mind. ;)
Sending some love your way...

Anonymous said...

is it good afternoon or good night there?
Either way, hello poppet!!

I too, am going to be taking a short break from blogland. Just long enough to get some of these clothes finished that I started. I have way too much to accomplish in such a short amount of time.

Arrgh...why do I do this to myself?

Til next time~love, hugs & kisses, Kel

Izabella said...

Kirsi...again your art has left me breathless~ you are my muse!

xo! ~Bella

okjimm said...


are you a peacefull dreamer....or dreaming peacefully? It was a day that started with a great viration....I get to work early, around 7:00, check business emails and then usually go to a cafe for coffee...It was my phone telling me I had mail.....and I had to work all day without being bloggable....pain, sweet pain. And the sister's are again amazing me....I was just reading 'Suzanne' a couple of weeks ago,, and AnaB postes the song...and AnaJo's newly posted art is so so so so sensual....and I never got around to doing laundry yesterday...I have NO clean underwear....I was a free many ways. It will be another busy tomorrow....I am still helping a friend put in a fence(who is kind enough to let me access his computer) My son Max is moving into his first apartment tomorrow afternoon and in the evening is the gallery tour...check the webpage

I only live a couple of blocks from the gallery...if you paste it you can check out my neighborhood.

I will try to mail.

I hope you are sleeping...I will check, you know!!


*ItkUpiLLi* said...


...I'm sleeping...sweet dreams...:)

Please, OK said...

:).........shhh, sleep.

jimmmmmmmm said...

oh, and a thought when you awake..

//I know what we should do: you write my posts and I only illustrate them!!!//

I would love to do, ah, something creative, ah, with you. I would certainly love to try!!

I know you do not like to cook, but I thought you could help me with the new cookbook I am writing...

Finnish-American Cusine.........

......Made Easy

I will write something for you!! :)

d-cima said...

Many visitors!
day and night...

I cannot find single
and to be able to say:

Minä rakastan sinua , my Kirsi ;)


*ItkUpiLLi* said...


No matter how many visitors!

You know my Principe, that there is always space for you in my heart!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...


You know I will do anything for you...

even if it is a question of cookbook!

And so cultivated and fine cuisines, Finnish and American!

That would be an appetizing gift for the culture of delicacy…:))

Ricardo said...

Passion is a powerful and fickle thing. I lost it but seem to have found it again. Wonderful collage.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...


Passion is really amazing thing, I had lost it completely, but I've just found it again...

LADY LUXIE said...

aaahhhh...passion?..yes...something expressed'..passionately for me last night hee! hee!..

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