Friday, June 29, 2007

Amazing Grace

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Every single morning I try to remember not to remember anything...I try to keep my mind open...I promise to give up all my defences…all my thoughts…all my expectations…how long it takes to remember this only thing I need to do…how many times I forget this…and allow my thoughts shadow the light…once more I promise to forgive and forget everything…and start the new day with amazing grace…:))

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Are you real?

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Is bloggerville a little fantasy world where we make friends and pretend them to be real? What do we know about each other…or is this just place where we can make things look like we want them to be? A place without borders and limits of reality? All we have is our imagination and intuition….can we really trust on them? I do…and I prefer to trust more to my intuition than knowledge…sometimes these are not in balance…it can cause confusion…but I really think that only real thing is the spirit…and that’s something you can’t reach with knowledge…only with intuition…that's the only way to get to know somebody...without any bias of the "reality"....

I've had this quote here before...but I think it is worth to put it once more:

To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them — their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness.

Knowing about is helpful for practical purposes. On that level, we cannot do without it. When it is the predominant modality in relationships, however, it becomes very limiting, even destructive. Thoughts and concepts create an artificial barrier, a separation between human beings. Your interactions are then not rooted in Being, but become mind-based. Without the conceptual barriers, love is naturally present in all human interactions.

Eckhart Tolle Source: Stillness Speaks

The Kinks, of the most beautiful songs I know...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Let's see....

Collage by Kirsi and Sari

Ten years ago I started collaboration with my friend Sari, she's red hair right...I had black designer look...we had a shop together; DaDaa, also known as Surrealization Center….I found my first shop two years earlier…before that I worked as an interior designer…since that I’ve done this and that….and now everything is open once more…I’ll close my shop Prinsessa Itkupilli in the end of July…and let’s see what I will do next….

Sielun Veljet, Onnellinen päivä

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Love and patience

Photograph by Itkupilli

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Digita Collage by Itkupilli

Midsummer is the most popular festival in Scandinavia together with Christmas. It is a celebration of the Summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Midsummer is celebrated as a public holiday during the third weekend of June, when everybody escapes to the country to spend a relaxing time in nature.

Midsummer's Day was later Christianized as the day of Saint John the Baptist, an important Christian saint. Yet, many of the ancient pre-Christian customs that marked the Summer solstice have survived to this day and are still being celebrated in Scandinavia as they were many hundreds of years ago.

Like in every major Scandinavian celebration, meeting friends and family is as important as having plenty to eat on the table. Midsummer traditional delicacies are fresh potatoes with pickled herring or smoked fish from the nearby lake, the first strawberries of the season for desert, and some schnapps and beer to wash down the herring. Though many people prefer less
refined traditions…then the main thing is to get very drunk.

Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon: Summer Wine

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Romantic Alchemy

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Here is my first attempt to make banner for Kelly…I’m so excited that I had to post it right away…but I will do more….this is really fun….here is some elements from my I try something different...


Digital Collage by Itkupilli

And here is the second one....but hey, since Kelly changes her blog twice a day, I could make two banners everyday...right Kelly?

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Learn finnish:

Vihdoin vihdoin vihdoin. = At least I slapped myself with a birch-switch.

Apocalyptica: Bittersweet featuring Ville Valo and Lauri Ylönen:

Friday, June 15, 2007

"The Three Graces"

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Oh here is a nice southern sisters during their first visit in Finland...they are not sure who dares to jump first to cold water...

…and well not so cold… the climate in southern Finland is similar to…let’s take a random example…similar to Wisconsin...

Although the time zone is curious…physically it is GMT +3(Eastern Europe Daylight/Summer Time), but my mind goes 8 hour behind…it causes strange symptoms, like intense heart beatings, awakenings in the middle of the night, warm waves and exciting vibrations…;))

And here is the best site if you want to know more about Finland: Your window to Finland -

The video for to day has wrong season, but it is the right choice for to day: HIM's Funeral of hearts...and here you could see also a glimpse of Finnish men

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I continue with Finnish theme... this video Nighwish gives a little view to Finland, to the land of lakes, swamps and forests. To the land where still lives elves and fairies. Even each one of them has cell phone, internet and digital TV, they whip them self with birch branches and swim naked at the moonlight…

And one trivia of Finnish language:

The linguist and author J.R.R. Tolkien considered Finnish to be a particularly beautiful language, and described his youthful discovery of Finnish as inspiring him to pursue a linguistic career. Several of Tolkien's invented languages, notably Quenya, are stylistically related to Finnish.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Perfect Day

Digital Collage and Mixed Media by Itkupilli

Perfect day

Just a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
And then later, when it gets dark, we'll go home
Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later a movie too, and then home

Oh it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging x2

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It's such fun

Just a perfect day
You make me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
Someone good

You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Love Today

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I have been tagged

Mixed Media by Itkupilli

You have to give one word answers to the following questions, and then Tag 5 people.

Yourself: In love
Your Partner: OK
Your Hair: Pink
Your Mother: Lovely
Your Father: Kind
Your Favorite Item: Laptop
Your Dream Last Night: OK
Your Favorite Drink: Latte
Your Dream Car: Mustang
Dream Home: Cute
The Room You Are In: Bed room
Your Fear: Loneliness
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Far
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: My dreams
You’re Not: Coward
One of Your Wish List Items: None
The Last Thing You Did: washed laundry
You Are Wearing: Lace
Your Favorite Weather: Sunny
Your Favorite Book: Stillness speaks
Last Thing You Ate: Sandwich
Your Life: Better
Your Mood: In love
Your Best Friend: Incredible
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Him
Your Car: Practical
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Smiling
Relationship Status: Given

Instead of 5 I tag everyone who wants be tagged...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Illustration Friday-Your paradise

Digital Collage by Itkupilli

My paradise is where the Water Lilies grow. By the lake, by the river, by the sea…