How does one join an art collective?

That's what I'd like to know! I was watching a mini series about the Bloomsbury Group (I blame it on that Grantchester binge watching session) and got thinking what it would be like to be in an art collective and if it's something that still exists in today's world. The group was not an art collective per se and I can imagine the multiple love triangles caused a lot of drama but there's something about artistic individuals creating together that intrigues me. I envision this lively but safe space where people inspire and challenge you. Where new ground is broken and minds enlightened. In the real world however, how does a rather paranoid introvert find/join/create an art collective? Scarlet by Stiina Saaristo, 2004. In my art collective fantasy, it would be the place where I would find my own painting style. Did I mention that I actually don't paint that much? Organs III by Renáta Jakowleff. I have always been fascinated by glass, so maybe in my fantasy art collective I would become a glass master! 'Cause here's the thing, every time I go to a museum, I always get really inspired and eager to create. I often find myself asking, why I'm not painting/sculpting/writing more. The most recent time I asked that…

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East Side Gallery

If there's one place that you'll find on every travel guide about Berlin, it's East side Gallery and after you've visited "the wall" you'll understand why. There's so many different  styles and such vivid colours, I found it very  inspiring!

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Take me to the gods

It's already July but I'm still going through images from my Berlin trip in April.When you visit a new place there's always one place that surprises and truly impresses you. Being a true grandma tourist and added the fact that I'm not a seasoned traveller that happened when we walked towards the museum island . It wasn't just the sheer size of the Berlin Cathedral but also the amount of  impressive museum buildings around it . I have been told that there are more impressive cathedrals and building in for example Italy but I haven't seen those yet. To my defence we don't have buildings of that size in Finland. The museum buildings themselves are worth exploring. Unfortunately the church was closed (forgot to check the opening hours, need to seriously improve my travel planning skills) and the queue to the Egyptian Museum, our original goal on the island was a kilometer long so we settled for the collection of classical antiquities at the Altes Museum. The museum didn't disappoint (even though parts of it was closed for renovation) and once we started exploring antique Greece we forgot about our previous plans. I especially liked the with the rotunda with…

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Paint it pretty

Who says a building has to be in one solid colour? There is so much more you can do, as you can see on these examples from Berlin. Imagine living in one of these buildings! I would wish more of this kind of creativity and playfulness in Helsinki.

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