Hello darlings. There’s lots of you, and I assume you have followed this blog for one of the following three reasons: 1. I have liked something you have posted, or followed you, and you have followed me back 2. You’re my friend 3. You just like my art, which you most likely have accidentally stumbled upon. (or 4. You’re a creepy stalker, which is fine by the way.)
I am not entirely sure what I’m going to do with this lousy blog-thing in the future, because I mostly just seem to neglect it. You might have noticed I don’t post much. So in case you would actually like to learn more about me or see me around a bit more often, I recommend you follow one of these other Tumblr blogs, which are all mine too:
This is where I keep all the crap is exactly what it says in the title. It is a frequently updating collection of various images and things I have found and like a lot. It is mostly harmless and consists of quotes, boats, coats, ..moats? etc. but it also has its risque moments. I usually post only a few images at the same time, which means you won’t get burdened under thousands of posts per day even if you decide to follow the blog.
V for Books is my somewhat stupidly named bookbinding blog. I am a bookbinder by trade, so I sometimes make books. This, too, updates frequently and consists of things I have done, things I’m working on, tutorials, updates on my bookshop, and some inspirational pictures too.
Mitä Toivo Rautavaara tekisi? is a general rural skills related blog I keep with Cyril, my partner in crime. We update the blog whenever something interesting has been made, so sometimes it’s a very quiet place and sometimes a hectic one. “Interesting” is an umbrella term for: Plant dyeing, liquor making, knitting, forging, woodworking, building and fixing things, ecological and sustainable living, occasional baking (unfortunately neither of us is very good nor very interested in cuisine) and various other things like seaweed, lichen and sheep.
Thanks to Cyril's trader instinct, we now have this homunculus bottle and at least 14 other, somewhat smaller, glass containers.
One of them paintings I never finish. Started in 2008