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Wildness

The other night, when laying my son to bed, and probably thinking of the overgrown area at the edge of the track, where we had seen a bunny rabbit that morning, I came to realize that I was deeply connected to the word ‘wildness’. Overgrown, unruly, layered, no straight line, and letting change and chance … Continue reading

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I have been accepted as an artist member at the Gallery 25 in New Milford, Connecticut

In the beginning of this year I was accepted as a member artist at the Gallery 25 in New Milford, Connecticut. I am currently displaying my hand printed towels, pillow covers, fabric coasters and my mono print Fern in Woods as part of the gallery’s March Madness show. The Gallery 25 has around 20 members: many painters, glass artists, … Continue reading

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Artist-Parent = Parent-Artist

It was last year, an artist (and parent), Balam Soto, posted on his Facebook page a question: ‘Do what you like? or Like what you do?’ – and within a second the reply formed in my mind which I typed as my reply to his post – ‘Both are unavoidable’. My reply clearly (to me) was about … Continue reading

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Art patches

Art of Art Patches When I draw with my children I have the most fun making images. No worries about how or what to draw just let your hand run wild across paper. When I started to make art patches I felt I was having fun and not taking myself too seriously. So I have … Continue reading

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BLOCKprintedArt will be at Mad Hackers STEAM Fair 2015 in Danbury, Connecticut

The second Mad Hackers STEAM Fair for interactive makers (science+technology+engineering+art+math) is on Saturday October 17th, 2015. I will be presenting  BLOCKprinted Art (follow this link to see the animation with paper puppets)* and Paper Puppets Band with my daughter, which is a interactive printmaking project based on my daughter’s drawing of animals playing instruments (she drew it while listening … Continue reading

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Notes from studio: about collaged old book covers

It is hard to say where the ideas for projects come from. I believe, after watching my toddler rip cover off of an old book, might have been Curious George, I felt sad to see the beautiful cloth covered book cover broken. But it could be my long time preoccupation with old books in general … Continue reading

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I wandered into The Traveling Wilder

It all comes together if one is willing to work, be patient, talk to stangers, and take chances. I met the owner, Bryan, on a sunny weekend day when I noticed someone hanging a big black and white poster on a store window that had been closed for business. The poster had an image of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my (self-)studies on printmaking 2013-2015

In 2013, after working mainly with etchings and dry points, I started relief printing on wood, rubber blocks, and linoleum. Partly because at the time I did not have access to printing press and did not want to use harmful chemicals anymore. I started designing block prints for fabric printing purpose and that is how BLOCKprintedArt … Continue reading

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To Mamma Ida,

Mamma Ida, is how my Estonian great-grandmother was called among family, she was kind, humorous, and always making something.   There are few of her handmade things that I own and cherish as special heirlooms: tablecloths, her blouse, mittens and socks  she made for her grandchildren. She didn’t try to line all the stitches evenly … Continue reading

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How we made my BLOCKprintedArt label

I am an artist, illustrator and printmaker who enjoys well designed things. For a year I worked hard and had fun (!) designing my printing blocks for fabric but I felt I needed help with designing labels for my cards and printed fabric. I asked my designer friend to help me out – Liis Simon designed … Continue reading