I think I have given up on the idea of posting here on a weekly basis. If I’m to believe every social media expert/entrepreneurial guru/algorithm master, posting regularly is one crucial key to success. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what is considered success in our society and everything one should be willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it. I guess I’m trying to figure out what success means and looks like to me.

I’ve also been thinking about how many of these platforms that we use to promote our creative work and businesses are becoming less fun. These platforms have always been driven by algorithms but these days I feel like you need to be glued to your phone most of the day posting for your content to be even seen by the people who follow you. When are you supposed to have time for your day job and your creative practice? What does that amount of screen time do to you? Are you supposed to work around the clock to have time for it all? I feel like I could go on a rant here about internalized capitalism and hustle culture but that is perhaps a post for another time. What I know is that I’m rethinking how I use social media and the type of content I’m putting on the internet in general, including this blog. I might start posting on more topics, I might start posting random images, I might turn this into an art blog or I might delete it altogether.

To go back to the title of this post, here’s a few things I have been up to . . . .

I’ve been trying to be in nature as much as possible. Both for the fresh air and also the endless colour and pattern inspiration.

I’m also getting in the habit of going to galleries and museums again. It’s so inspiring! Also a reminder that I need to get the museum card next year.

Katharina Grosse at HAM
Glass art at Glasshouse Helsinki
Anna Fasshauer at Gallerie Forsblom

Finally saw Tove, what a lovely film. There’s a part in the movie where she’s very frustrated creatively and I remember sitting in the movie theatre and totally relating to that feeling.

I went to Tallin with a few friends and it was so nice to explore parts of the city I hadn’t visited before.

I’ve also been playing around with making my own brushes, using items I find around the apartment. Here it’s some cotton yarn taped to a pencil. It was so much fun trying this out!

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