After a rainy and exceptionally cold (even for Finland) first half of this summer, we are now experiencing unusually long warm period. At first it was fun of course, but after a while it has become apparent that it’s quite impossible to work effectively in this heat. It’s constantly around 30 degrees (Celsius) inside, and it’s a bit too much for me. Because of the sweating it’s impossible to use the pen tablet, or it’s very annoying at least, since I can’t slide my hand on the surface of the tablet, my hand getting stuck all the time due to the moist. Working traditionally isn’t much better, the paper gets all wrinkled and the acrylics behave oddly in these temperatures. But still, the biggest problem is that my brain doesn’t work so well…it seems like it wanted to sleep most of the time. The good thing is that it really doesn’t matter so much, I don’t have many undisturbed moments to work anyway, before the school starts again.

I know, I shouldn’t complain. The days are already growing shorter and soon enough the autumn will be here with rain and darkness, and then we (even I) start dreaming of the next summer. On the other hand I do like the autumn months, especially the colors and the light, all the migrating birds and different weather patterns, giving me lots of inspiration.

But for now, it’s summer and it’s okay, just shouldn’t try to do too much…