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 banner...next I try something different...

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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?

113 comments:

SJ said...

I've made a post on which I would like your opinion - the first part of the post is just some fun stuff. The second part is a bit long and I would like to know how it is in your part of the world.
If you could go to http://jsridhar.blogspot.com/2007/06/luxie-games-2007-and-other-stories.html
:D

Ana Banana said...

Hi Kirsi!

This is beautiful! Love the contrast again! And of course the romance.

Happy Sunday evening to you...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

SJ

Very interesting...I took a peek already...and I will get back....I’m excited about this….

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Anabababanananaannnaaa

Good day, ooops it’s already evening….I haven’t noticed at all….

Kelly said...

OOoo00oooh Kirisi, I love them both!!!!

~PEFRECT~

I'm gonna snag them right now!!!


Love 'em!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ana Banana said...

both beautiful...I love the first one the best!

good evening my dear kirsi...hope all is well on your side of the earth. It is Father's Day, today, here in USA, so I wanted to wish Jimm a Happy Father's Day...if you happen to hear from him today.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly,

Yes try...will be exciting....


Banana

...all is well…very well..and I’ve happened to hear….:)

Ana Banana said...

oh...and now I will always know what time it is in Wisconsin! hehehe...love the clock!

Kelly said...

Kirsi, I changed my blog, I added a banner to my website and I'm ready to go...

You did such an amazing job with those~I never had the patience to learn digital art, but you certainly are an expert in that area.

And because it's Fathers Day here, tell Jimm I send my wishes for a great one! My hubby has declared today "his day" to be on the computer...I'll be back on when I can manage to drag him away from it long enough...

AnaB. I found thta picture, but I'm having a hard time taking a picture of it that is not completely blurry...I'll keep trying.

She Who Flies said...

I love both of them equally. I really enjoy your work!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

anana Bannannaaana

Yes I thought so, every time you need to know what time it is in Wisconsin, you just go fast to my blog and voila....there it is....;))

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Kelly

I’m happy if you liked them….but I can make more…just let me know if there is something you wanted to change…it’s really easy and fun to make them…anyway could be that I make some more….:)


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She who flies

Oh I’m very happy to hear you like them…I so much enjoy of making them….:)

Kelly said...

Kirsi, if you would like to play around with the images I sent you, by all means, go ahead!! I like your art~I won't be disappointed in anything you make.

I'm going to look for a few Vampire pictures, maybe you can play with those ones instead? Or all....whatever you decide...

okjimm said...

Kirsi...what nice banners....aI went and checked Kelly's pages....there is a nice blend between you work and hers....it plays together nicely.

It was a nice father's day, thank you AnaB..Kelly..a father must suggest strongly if he wants nice presents from his children....other than ties and aftershave....so I now have a finnish-enlgish dictionary, a Dorothy Parker anthology, a ceramic mug and a batik portrait of a frog.... no ticket to finland....but that may have been asking too much of them! :)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh Jimmmmmm!!!!! You have been surely a wonderful father to have so nice and kind children...:))

okjimm said...

Ahh...you are awake!! I love my kids...they are very witty....when they are together and in a good mood.....I do not stand a chance.

we went to a place on the river for food

http://www.supplerestaurantgroup.com/fratellos/

very nice food. Salmon taco is my lately favorite.

AnaB //oh...and now I will always know what time it is in Wisconsin! hehehe..//--- but why would you want to know....the good viewing is in Finland....even those of us who live here....really do not care what time it is.....

//look for a few Vampire pictures//

what?? you have found my high school year-book and are going to post photos?? Egads!! No Kelly...find someone else!! I gave up drinking blood when I discovered beer!!

but I am truly amazed by the banners....it is so much fun....from Finland to Florida :))))

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Surely I’m awake, my clock is just 18.30....:)

okjimm said...

Wowsers....someone sold you a watch that runs eight hours slow.....must have been some crook of an American....only looking out for his own interests....ah, those Americans...so crafty, sly, so...so...so...American....it is a good thing that I am a Wisconsin-ite first and an American second....as we say here..." Live Free! Eat Cheese or Die!" it is 02:45 EET... "Go to sleep or be crabby in the morning." :) Love peace and dreams

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Ok...I try… but my pillow is teasing me….ok I sleep….hyvää yötä!

okjimm said...

Yes...I am like a pillow...full of feathers....do not sneeze....thank you.....for....you....sleep...

Mick said...

As already declared by many, both are wonderful! The one at Kelly's site looks terrific there.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thanks Mick,

These were so pleasure to make....and think I’ll do just some more for the fun….

And heheh declared by many...better say declared many times by very few...:))

SusuPetal said...

Oh, those banners are cool! Your style is so full of everything: romance, anarchy, tenderness, colours, you name it, and the combination of all this is just delicious!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kiitos Susu

Though most of your complements belongs to Kelly...there is sure something from me, but they are so Kelly’s stuff, it’s so easy to do collaboration with her....

Kelly said...

Kirsi~Our styles blend so well together that you can't tell where one ends and the other begins...I think we are on to sometihng here...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly

So well said...I’m very excited about this collaboration...let’s see what comes out...there are many things happening in my life…who knows what we can do together....:)

Kelly said...

As do I....Do you accept paypal? Have you ever shipped to the US? I don't know what that would cost.
But what if you made some little collage thingies like you have on your website, but it would be something we collaborated on and I could advertise them on my site, {You send me the pictures via e-mail} then when they click the paypal button, it would be linked directly to you.
But as I said, I don't know what it would cost to ship to the US.
It would help the both of us~I could carry more stuff and you could sell more collages.....

Thtas just one idea I had so far...let me know...

Kelly said...

Mick~Thank you for having a look over there in my twisted, dark little world...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly,

I’m quiting my shop here and netshop as well...everything hangs in the air...I have no idea what I’m going to do...I have shop still end of July and then I have to invent something....some kind of collaboration sounds great, but I don’t know about these shippings and stuffs...and about paypal I don’t know enough yet…I have to think possibilities, but I’m stupid like possum when it comes to business….but for sure I want to make some kind of art…focus more to it. If I had more time and energy I would make mixed media collages and I’ve also made papier mache sculptures and also work as a interior designer, that’s my real profession…time will tell…

Ana Banana said...

all sounds good to me...

good morning, afternoon and evening sisters...

Just woke-up a little while ago and see a little activity here...

I would love to see your paper mache sculptures, Kirsi!

Kelly said...

Me too Kirsi~I love interior design too!!! I WISH you lived near me~!!
Well, Kirsi, whenever you feel like you want to collaborate on something let me know....Good luck with the job changes and everything!! I hope it opens doors to better things.

Ana Banana said...

so quiet in bloggerville today...

and no sightings of Anajo.

I'm going to crawl under my rock.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Unfortunately I think I don’t have any pictures of my sculptures…and anyway I want to start everything new…

I’m full of inspiration and emotions….I think I could do much better things now…

I just have to get out of all this mess…get table clean…there have been some unfinished things, which I have almost finished… I’m ready for new things…

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Bananaanaannaannna

Oh when did you get there? I was just talking to my self here….yes no sightings to Anajo indeed….

Ana Banana said...

yes, I see that new found inspiration in your most recent work..it is more emotional and vibrant as if you have come to life. Whereas the other work, although I think it is equally lovely and beautiful, it is more contemplative and withdrawn. So I can't wait to see more work from this "coming out" or blossoming theme.

you are not talking to yourself...I frequent your blog and not always do I leave a comment...

Ana Banana said...

soon Jimm will be out of work...

maybe time to do the laundry soon.

it is 4:30!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaB

Jimm will be soon home, but he had so busy day…hope he’s not too tired to do laundry… at least he kindly tell me to go to bed… even I must admit I wanted to do some home work still....

Ana Banana said...

yes, I look forward to more house cleaning...you might want to look under the bed. I think I dropped a lot of popcorn there the other night.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh yes!!!! I would love to vacuum...!!!!! Hope it’s not too late for that!!!!

okjimm said...

//Oh yes!!!! I would love to vacuum//

but it is a windy day here...perhaps a storm....we could go biking and see which way the wind whirls the witch.... a long day...but a good day.....AnaJ is sick...I must stop by and give her well wishes

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Hey but stormy day would be so perfect day for cleaning....after biking of course....

Ana Banana said...

I definitely will be whirling in the same direction as the dirty laundry...underwear...socks...bras..anabanana...

Ana Banana said...

That is definitely very witchy...a bike ride during a storm and THEN the dirty laundry!

okjimm said...

Ha....dirty laundry in the wind....it almost sounds like politcal reporting on CNN! A nice storm is fun....lightning, thunder, a few tree branches blown down...the power goes off...light the candles....make a cocktail...if it is warm enough go run in the rain...through the puddles and drying off is so much fun, too! A storm party? Laundry can wait.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

I love thunder…lightning….ok…sounds fun….unless I must go to sleep….

okjimm said...

Kirsi....you stay up so late! What time do you have to get up?

I get up at at 5:30 and leave for work a little after six....it is about a 35 minute ride to work...I am so tired some days.....just make sure you get enough sleep

Where did the witch go???

Ana Banana said...

the witch is under the bed, waiting for the storm to end. She is afraid of lightning and she is also waiting for the movie to begin.

Ana Banana said...

well Kirsi is on your time now, so when she goes to work, she is actually sleepwalking. I don't know how she does it...my 10 hours of sleep per night seems not enough some days. And I don't have to go to work.

Ana Banana said...

munch...munch...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Here comes our super powerful turbo American vacuum cleaner…under bed……

Ana Banana said...

ooohhh noooooo! NOT the TURBO vacuum! I"m melting...oops, I mean, I'm...ummm...well I would say what, but I'm afraid this innuendo is a little risque!

Ana Banana said...

munch...munch...

hee heehee...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Hardcore house cleaning...so dirty here...no little sweeping won’t do….

okjimm said...

Today's movie may not appeal to you AnaB. It is Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed....and he is going to lasso the moon for her....and the Building & Loan is out of money...and everytime a bell rings an angel gets his wings....and it is a wonderful life.....life imitates art...and life is beautiful and sensitive, sensitive and beautiful...it's all we have

okjimm said...

I think I have a poem about cleaning....I will have to look

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh thank you Jimmm you saved me, I tried to keep company to little witch here….no more cleaning tonight…

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Well...ok...cleaning it is....:))

Ana Banana said...

awwwwww....I'm melting...

butter brother is at it again. Okay, I'll be a good witch today and make do with sensitivity and angel's wings...and beauty and rain and thunder and bike rides and...

geez...I always look forward to this part of the day and once again...I will have to dream about witches being sucked up by vacuum cleaners...turbo power! hehehehehe!

Ana Banana said...

Are there a few different settings...like really close setting, for the hard to reach areas?

hahaha

okay..okay.. I'm going to bed now. bye, bye. I have been very bad.

Ana Banana said...

good night, dear Kirsi...I will see you in about 5 hours...bye, bye jimm...hee hee..

jimm said...

kirsi? are you sleeping?

okjimm said...

Give the broom back to the witch....she needs to fly away....I need to look for the hard to reach areas.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

oh.! not sleeping….oh yes do that!

Ana Banana said...

munch...munch...

is it muffin time?

nighty nite...this time I go for good ..

Ana Banana said...

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

perfect video for you, jimm...

Kelly said...

Drats work!! I missed so much tonight!!

Kirsi, I can't wait to see the new stuff you create~a litle self-reinvention every now & then is good for the soul~~Sweep out those old cobwebs and in with the new!!
Now that you can look at things with new eyes, your art will be better than ever...though I loved it before!!!!!!!!!

good night all...and it's been storming here every day for about 4 days now...it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so HUMID!!!!! Yuck!

Ana Banana said...

good morning, Itkuhippy...I think it is 8:30 your time...happy morning! hope you feel rested. Soon I will go to bed, maybe in an hour or so. Jimm is off in dreamland with fairy Kirsi...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Good morning...you make my morning...very nice morning...I'm so happy...Jimmmm is sleeping in a dream land...I must get up very quiet, that I don't wake him...so if you come out under our bed to kitcen I can make us nice cup of coffee...no you better not take coffee...what would you like to have?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

hey Anab, that video is very funny...perfect....

Gypsy Purple said...

Stunning!!!!!

SusuPetal said...

good morning kirsi and friends

SusuPetal said...

Osasin, Kirsi, voisikohan ongelmana olla, että tässä koneessa on IE ja kotikoneella Firefoxin ohjelma? Meinaan, aamulla en saanut tuota linkkiä toimimaan ohjeillasi, kun koitin kotoa. Pitääkin tutkia.
Mutta, nyt siis onnistui, kiitos:)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thank you Gypsy

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Susu,

Most beautiful surprise at most beautiful morning...perfect video....life is beautiful….:))))))





(Mullakin on Firefox….enpä tiedä, enkä mä itse osaa mitään tollasia koodeja, mun pitää aina kysyä apua mun lapsilta…)

cosmic clown said...

oh Itkupilli there you are truly beautiful...the color.....everything.....just love it.......:)

ThanKwee said...

Hi sweet Kirsi,
I'm feeling really exhausted and weak.. stomach hurts and I haven't had much to eat in the past two days. I'm gonna just sit here and read all of the comments, which I'm sure will be entertaining! And thank you Kirsi and AnaBanana and OkJimm for your kind words of encouragement. (I can be such a baby when I'm sick!)

ThanKwee said...

Oh, forgot to say Kirsi, that you look sooo darn cute on your new avatar! Awwwwww! What a cute sight for these sore eyes.. and sore stomach, and sore everything..

Kelly said...

Anajo~I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I didn't know...I hope you get better soon!!

P.s. Put on a witches hat and join us in our fun!!!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Cosmic Clown,

Nice to see you and thank you...you’re so kind...:)

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AnaJo

Oh I wish you get better soon….I’ve missed you…

I wanted to play witch too…I couldn’t get my witch hat better seen, ‘coz my hands are too short…I had to take picture myself….:)

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Kelly

I’m waiting your witch look….:)

Ana Banana said...

ItkuHipPY~ you made me smile this morning -- BIG! YOu are SO adorable as a witch! I love it! And your expression -- so huggable! You look like a very good and innocent witch! I like, I like...hahaha!

Ana Banana said...

Oh, I'm sorry, Kirsi...I missed coffee...sleep was calling, had to get my 10 hours. BUt now I'm ready, I take green tea. Any in the house? Coffee makes me go crazy -- I bounce off the walls like a monkey and make evil waves for my husband!

ThanKwee said...

Thank you Kelly.

Oh I get it! We're all supposed to be witches. Being away for two days... I'm out of the loop and not with it at all..

And what's this about 'Hardcore house cleaning'!! Oh my!!

I'd say pass the popcorn, but that somehow doesn't sound too good right now..

I'll take some green tea along with La Banane.

Ana Banana said...

HI ANAJO! Yes, you missed some of the hardcore fun...kirsi was about to ummmmm...well I cannot say...but it had to do with a vacuum cleaner.

plenty of popcorn under the bed today...

and, yes, we are all aspiring witches, Anajo...hee hee

ThanKwee said...

Well, it just figures that when I'm gone, all of the kinky fun stuff happens! :(

I'd take a picture with a witch hat, but I don't think I'd need a hat to look like a witch today. When I looked at myself in the mirror this morning, the mirror cracked. oO

Timothy Tien said...

Hi Krisi,

I understand the uncertainty and yet exciting feeling of venturing into something new yet unknown.

Whatever you do after July, I know you will handle it with love, faith and a lot of spirit..... Good luck.

Very happy to see your creation with Kelly. It must be wonderful to be able to work with someone so well together. 2 very talented ladies.


tim

Ana Banana said...

you have the most beautiful eyes, Kirsi...they shine bright and deep with innocence and love! quite stunning!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh thank you both Ananananans,

You are so kind…I was sleeping whole evening…and it was so nice to wake up and find your lovely comments here...

oh no…so much popcorn under the bed…I think I have to search our mighty sucker…hmm…


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And Tim,

You’re back... nice to see you…

and thank you for your so nice and kind words…it’s inspiring and up lifting.

It was and will be really fun to collaborate with Kelly; she is so inspiring and talented…so my part was very easy…

Ana Banana said...

Titityy Titiyy...Titityy Titiyy...

I heard a Finnish night bird in my window! It is that time again...soon..

I hope we see a good movie tonight...

tweet, tweet...chirp, chirrp...munch, munch...

Mauricio said...

Hello!!!

Kisses from Brazil

Kelly said...

Tim ~ Thank you, and I quote Kirsi regarding...Kirsi: //she is so inspiring and talented…so my part was very easy… //

My witch picture will be up tonight!!!!!!

Ana Banana said...

looking forward to seeing another witchy woman! can't wait! hurry!

ohhh...it's getting close....it's almost MOVIE time!!@

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Awwww I here birds singing...so nature is calling...could be Nature Documentary tonight....

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Olá Mauricio, kisses from Finland to you…


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Kelly….can’t wait to see…hurry up, before I have to go sleeping….

okjimm said...

Is that peek-a-boo-banana bird still at the window! I have brought my gun....oops, that's right, I am a pacifist...I don't own a gun....wait a minute...I'll go get the net.

Ana Banana said...

yes, you go get the net. You all ready know how I feel about bondage...hehehe.

a captured bird....ahhhhh yes, as long as I can watch as the movie begins...I am okay. tweet, tweet.

okjimm said...

..and now we know, "Why The Caged Bird Sings"....she wants to watch movies :)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

...oh Nature Documentary has already started...

Kelly said...

There~I posted it. But it's soooo old and took so blurry it looks terrible. I'll take a new one of me that looks witchy and post it...

Ana Banana said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Onbb3eEOuGQ

ohhh...nature documentary...yes!

Ana Banana said...

hahahahhahaha! KELLY! YES! a little blurry...


LMAO!


ahhahahah!

Ana Banana said...

I think you turned into a ghost.

ThanKwee said...

tweet tweet, titityy titityy, cuicui, pío pío

Ana Banana said...

hello? Did JImm put Kirsi to bed already?! We didn't get to the fun part yet? what happened to the hungry lion scene?


I think the lion and the lioness are consorting behind the scenes. It has been way too tame here lately. I think I'll go and watch more nature movies...more interesting...

Kelly said...

Banana bread~I told you it was blurry....

Ana Banana said...

I hear another little birdy! She's up and about! ANajo!

Yes, Kelly, you said blurry...but I didn't think THAT blurry! hahaha!

Ana Banana said...

It is still a cute picture and I like the shadow that I see! LOL!

ThanKwee said...

What?! No movie tonight about "going to bed", "doing laundry" or "vacuuming"?

Just some boring nature documentary?!

Harumph..

And, yes, Kelly's picture is just a wee bit blurry.. ;)

Ana Banana said...

yes, the movie was cancelled again...not even a nature documentary. I give-up!

Good-night!

(this worked last night...I pretended I was going to sleep and they both came out with the turbo charged vacuum cleaner revving!)

okay...goodnight, most definitely.

ThanKwee said...

Yes, of course, I get it.

Goodnight!

Definitely, goodnight!

Kelly said...

I'm late as usual, but g'nite peeps.

griesmail said...

beautiful banner you made Kirsi for
Kelly. I visted her blog for the first time

Ana Banana said...

Good Morning, fairy Kirsi...I bet you are tired. I don't know how you do it...staying up so late. Soon I will be going to bed. Just wanted to wish you some early morning love...

goodnight...and see you tonight! kiss, kiss...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

My dear sisters….unfortunately we had some broadcasting problems…two movies going on at the same time…the other one was a romantic comedy, very cute….and the other was action movie, very wild….I’m sure you would have enjoyed both….

let’s see what comes tonight…

I let Jimm do the explanations….and subtitles to Finnish scenes….

Good night for all of you cute birds and witches…. (I'm not trying to be sexy, words just don't find their right orders...)


*****

Hey Trijnie

Thank you, and that nice that now Kelly’s blog too, she is so talented and makes so great posts….

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh sorry Trijnie....my English...I’m sure you understood, what I was trying to say...

I’ve had so much practise lately, that my head is a bit messy....

Ana Banana said...

Good morning...almost evening...witch Kirsi...tweet tweet, titityy titityy, cuicui, pío pío, chinn, chinn, chinn...lots of birds outside your window this evening...

I am up. I've very tired though, I only got 9 hours last night.

yes, some broadcasting problems last night...I had to amuse myself with me and myself last night....and some wild lions.

Okay...we'll see what um....comes tonight...hehehe....

I'm thinking maybe some zebra...or giraffe.

Kelly said...

Wow Kirsi, you got rid of some of your other blogs...I hope these changes are good ones for you and that it brings forth a shinier, stronger Kirsi, though your creative intent is always visible, may it ring truer for the "new" you!!

ThanKwee said...

Hei söpö Suomalainen Noita!

I'm guessing that you are fast asleep right now. The beautiful Finnish witch should awaken when the clock strikes 4:30. :)