Monday, 21 April 2014

Painting video with commentary!

Here is another video that I did of the painting "Kjersti and Cha", a little less sped up and with a commentary. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bye bye Twitter!

I've had Twitter since 16th of October 2012. So far it has given me absolutely nothing. Originally, I never understood the point of it and got it because I wanted to keep in contact with people who didn't have Facebook. For me, Twitter is just another thing to waste your time on and check. I have enough. The few people I am interested in, only RT other's tweets, so I see a bunch of other stuff that I haven't asked for when I followed that person. It's exhausting to see huge pictures cramming by page when I log onto my page and RT's that I'm couldn't care less about. I feel like this is a way for the rich and famous to not only merchandise themselves, but everything around them and I feel exhausted. I think we are fooled to believe that we are "closer to" whatever interest of people we're into, only to realize that we're further away than ever. If you are a "nobody" Twitter is a one-way conversation. After thinking more and more about all this, I still kept it or a while, when I thought I could use it more as a way to get my art out there, but so far Twitter hasn't helped me whatsoever in that regard, and so feel my reasons for keeping this page are pretty small. I have decided to delete my account. I may activate it again later as a sole purpose for my job as an artist, but at this point I really don't think so. I still have many art pages up: www.elisegegauff.com https://www.facebook.com/elisegegauffart https://www.youtube.com/user/EliseGegauff And those are kinda enough.

Friday, 4 April 2014

New speed painting!

This is my latest painting. It is a commission work done in oils. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A Chaplin kinda day!

After a fun evening with the girls on Saturday, we met again on Sunday to have a fashionable brunch (apparently very in nowadays) at the restaurant Olipa Kerran...quite expensive, but suprisingly worth it as they had BACON! LOTS AND LOTS OF BACON! Yes, I love bacon. After a Sex and the City'ish brunch and smoothie shots enough to satisfy a whole family, we went to Tennispalatsi to see the Charlie Chaplin in pictures exhibition that they are having there. Being wuite a fan already, I had seen most of the stuff, and it was funny when my friends said that I knew more than the guide! However, they had lots of fun details in the exhibition, like private home movies and a dressing up as Chaplin area! Of course it didn't take us long to get in costume! There was even a place where we could make our own movie poster! I think our was brilliant! In fact, it was so brilliant that the workers there decided to hang it on the door to the crafts room. Ah. Displayed in a museum. Nothing quite like it. Then we went to a cinema called "Orion" that often show classic and such, as they had a band called "Cleaning Women" playing their music to 3 Chaplin short films, "The Bank", "One AM" and "Behind the Screen". Very interesting and fun! It was completely full and warmed a Chaplin fan's heart. It sure was a FUN day!

Let's go to Neverland!

So Saturday was a day of celebrations! A fellow MJ fan-friend had her birthday and had decided to make the theme of her party "Neverland". Amazingly she had made a really carousel cake, that quite frankly, was depressive to destroy, but oh so good! We hung out at her place the entire evening, watching Michael Jackson and just talk. It was really cool to watch some things that I haven't seen in a while, like "Moonwalker" and some music videos. While the "Earth Hour" was going on, we watched "Heal the World" of course, and I couldn't help but notice a little tear in many eyes.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Today is the Day!

Seeing that for some reason it's been a real boost of appreciation of official "DAYS" on Facebook lately, often those that are quite incignificant, like yesterday's day: Waffle Day, I found that I was highly irritated by the constant preassure of consuming. I have been for some while, especially after visiting a lot of different blogs and YouTube channels, mostly by girls. So this was sort of the top of the iceberg for me, and I was curious about the reality of these "days" and how some of them can be so important and political like "Woman's Equality Day" while all of a sudden you have the international "What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day" for example. Somehow, to me, it makes the days that actually makes us think less important and more like a joke. Of course I understand that these days are created by businesses and are quite valuable to them, but I still have to wonder about some of the day's and the meaning of them. Here are some of the weirdest days I could find: JANUARY: Polar Bear Swim Day Copyright Law Day Drinking Straw Day I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day Bubble Bath Day Earth's Rotation Day Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day Rubber Duckie Day Nothing Day Tin Can Day Answer Your Cat's Questions Day Measure Your Feet Day Belly Laugh Day Beer Can Appreciation Day Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day FEBRUARY: Working Naked Day Lame Duck Day Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbour Day Laugh and Get Rich Day Toothache Day Extraterrestrial Culture Day My Way Day Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day Sword Swallowers Day Curling is Cool Day MARCH: Old Stuff Day What If Cats and Digs Had Opposable Thumbs Day Absinthe Day Frozen Food Day Middle Name Pride Day Get Over It Day Check Your Batteries Day False Teeth Day Panic Day Day of Awesomeness Fill Your Staplers Day Earmuffs Day Open An Umbrella Indoors Day Snowman Burning Day Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day Something On A Stick Day So yeah...I will save all the EXCITING new days for the beginning of every new month for you. Just to celebrate. Something.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Han Solo drawing/painting!

So I've taken a step into a larger world and decided to do some Star Wars art. I wanted to try out some new media, particularly watercolour and started a bit slowly with making that the background. Then I used ink and pastel for drawing the face. It was a lot of fun. For some reason the thumbnail of this video is blank on my YouTube channel which is super annoying. I don't know why and have written to YouTube but let's see if it helps...enjoy the video though!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

How to light a home studio for artists.

The Wizard of Oz.

Last weekend we had another movie night with my gals. Apparently it's getting quite popular and that's great! Probably many people would think that watching The Wizard of Oz with a bunch of girls might be boring, but not when it seemed to be more of a horror film for some of us. I've seen it before, but if I would have seen it as a child I would be SO freaked out by the little people and flying monkeys that I would probably be scarred for life. Weird, since Alice in Wonderland was my favourite film as a child and there's plenty of weird ass things in that! But anyways...it helped to end the evening with watChing Simon and Garfunkel and Michael Jackson and think that maybe next movie night might be a horror film for REAL!

Springtime, oh spring - what?

We were all pretty happy to see spring, oh spring coming towards us in a rapid fashion - especially Milla, who saw a great opportunity to use the good weather for longer walks. And a couple of days it lasted, and better moods we got and Simo and I even walker home from the Helsinki center AFTER I had spent 2 hours at the gym. 9 km. that is. So pretty much, NOTHING could stop us! Except snow...welcome to Scandinavia.