Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Cutest Little Cactus

I saw this sweet little cactus at the Matthei Botanical Gardens' indoor exhibit yesterday. What a great place to stop at wintertime.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Parrish Fine Framing and Art


Need any last minute gift ideas? Parrish Fine Framing and Art at the Nichels Arcade downdown Ann Arbor now carries my mandala prints.
9 Nichels Arcade, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-8253

Friday, December 3, 2010

Arts and Crafts Sale at the Riverside Arts Center

Images from the Riverside Arts Center's Annual Arts and Crafts Sale in Ypsilanti.
The sale is going on for two weekends December 3-5 and 10-12.
Fridays 5-9PM
Saturdays 12-7PM
Sundays 1-4PM
















Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lucky Me!

I won this beautiful bowl from a raffle at the Art in the Park, Ypsilanti Senior Center Fundraiser! It was donated by David Austin Gallery, http://www.davidaustingallery.com/. It is even a shade of pink, my favorite color:) Thanks David!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Art in the Park

I will be selling my mandalas, jewelry and Kiss Kiss Stufflings here. The name could fool you, but it is an indoor event. It will be fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sand Dune Mandala

After several trials I finally made a mandala I like with one of my Silver Lake Sand Dune images:)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ann Arbor ArtWalk


Ann Arbor ArtWalk is almost here! It has grown during the past five years I have participated and is now a county wide event. You can get more info and download maps from http://a3arts.org/. Lots of great artists and great art work to enjoy.
I will be showing acrylic paintings, my new digital images and jewelry. I do have two encaustic paintings that nobody has seen yet!
My hours are:
Friday, October 22, 5-9PM
Saturday, October 23. 12N-7PM
Sunday, October 24, 12N-5PM
Hope to see you:)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Business of the Week!

Laila Kujala Studio is the Business of the Week at TCF Bank downtown Ann Arbor (main branch.)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nature Inspirations

This is my latest creation - an old tea box that I painted and filled with sweet quotes about nature. I call it Nature Inspirations. I am taking this piece to the Ecology Center fundraiser next month.
I found the quotes from http://www.inspirational-quotations.com/.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kerrytown Bookfest

I will have a booth at the Kerrytown Bookfest. My booth will be stocked with mandalas, butterflies, jewelry and maybe even Kiss Kiss Stufflings. The Bookfest is on Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. Come visit:)
Click on the tittle to get more info!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Starting something new ...

I started working on a series of butterlies made from photographs of flowers. This is my first one and it is based on a morning glory. It is probably not the final version, but I was quite excited and wanted to share it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 30: The Last Day in My Mandala Challenge!

For my last mandala I decided to make another set of seven chakra mandalas, this time using just the flowers - I love it!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seven Chakras

I decided to put together my previous seven days work. You can view each piece seperately in a bit larger format under days #22-29 in my 30 days/30 mandalas challenge.

Crown Chakra

Day 29: I cannot find a name for this sweet purple flower. Thank you flower for your color.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Throat Chakra

Day 27! This mandala is based on a blue iris. I really like it. It is hard to see all the details in this small picture unfortunately.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Third Chakra Mandala

Day 25: This third chakra mandala is based on a yellow tiger lily flower.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Second Chakra

Marigold gives color to my second (sacral) chakra mandala. It is day#24.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 23: Geranium - Nature Mandala 71

The next seven mandalas will be representing the seven chakras. In this mandala I am using the bright red geranium flower to create a root chakra mandala.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 21: Strawberry - Nature Mandala 69

This is to celebrate our plentiful strawberry crop (relatively) earlier this summer. The plants have been multiplying and growing well, but this was the first year we had several servings of the tasty berries!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 19: Mountain Ash - Nature Mandala 66

I was very excited to find a Mountain Ash today. It reminded me of my homeland Finland were Mountain Ash is traditionally regarded as a sacred tree. It is often planted in front of the house to protect from all sorts of evil things.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Half way in my 30 days/30 mandalas challenge!

Day 15: Clover Leaf - Nature Mandala 63.

One day I was walking down the Seventh Street in Ann Arbor, when a little clover leaf got my eye. It was under a tree and everything around it was in shade. Somehow this one leaf was lit up by a ray from the sun. I went home to get my camera, rushed back to take a picture of it before it lost its glow. Ready to shoot I realized I had left my camera battery in the charger. I went back home to get the battery, but this time I was not as lucky. The sun had moved enough to make my little leaf disappear among the other ordinary leaves. The next day I went at the same time to look for the leaf ... and there it was lit up as the day before! It was not quite as perfect a speciment as I thought it had been, but it sure made a sweet mandala. Below is the original photo for this nature mandala.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Love from Lake Michigan

I love rocks and I usually collect all the heart shaped rocks I find. This time, while visiting Lake Michigan I only took photographs of them ... no heavy loads to carry:) Below are some of them.