This is story of Jani, craftsman-artist from Finland.
I have ADHD, most likely had it since childhood, but against my parent's wishes, no doctor ever wanted to check out what was wrong with me But my parent's did the best with me, they let me run free on the forests with my imagery friends, and believe, I had lot's of them and we had such a awesome adventures... I wonder where they are now... sometimes I do think I hear familiar whispers...
Later I had out break of bipolar disorder, but that's quite under control now.
Something didn't go as planned with my body, I have lot's of difficulties with my joints and there's weird pain around me.. and I've broken my back ones and it seems never stop bother me.
I've been married a long time, I have most awesome wife who's been looking after me way to much, not to much for me, but for her. So I've been quite happy that lately there's been positive changes in my medication and I'm not so much.. working on the wind (as she say) anymore. She's my muse, my manager and my agent... and she mostly keeps this family eating too. She's a superwoman to me.
I have The Next Generation too, child that is soon all grown up. Artistic as hell, sadly, weird, and awesome and I love IT much and even that the Teenage does make things hard sometimes.. I'm damn proud of IT.
I am ceramic-artisan who can't stop doing art, sadly I live in one of the most expensives countries in this rock we call home, so I can't do everything I would love to do.
For a long time now, this site has been mostly just .. center of my online profiles, and it will continue to be one, but I have decided now to start making more sense here too. but more of that in blog.
SO This is story about Jani and his art and craft. It's also little bit story of my family, and my patrons (I don't have many of them yet, but enought to make me feel special).
I am an artist as much as craftsman, when there's not urgent order to fill I might do something quite weird and thoughtful art that no one understand. The most important thing is to keep me busy so I won't do anything stupid.
I love nature, we hope to live in countryside someday and have a little farm. Movies and series are important entertainment and so are literature, sadly I do have dyslexia so my literatures are now'a'days enjoyed via audiobooks.. And all this do have it's impact on me and you can see it on my art.
You might want to follow me in social media, because I am there often.
and ... Thank you. Thank you for reading this, it means that you are interested.
Thank you Family, thank you Wife, thank you The Next Generation. THank you Mother, Thank you Father(all around us in spirits that make us laugh), Thank You Second Father (you make Mother Happy and you look after us like your own even that we are all grown up) thank you Siblings for being so weird and wonderfully different and been always there. Thank you rest of the family, aunt's uncles and cousins.
Thank you Patrons, you who send me money every month to keep me doing art.
Thank you Patrons, you who buy art from me again and again.
Thank you Patrons, you who keep sharing my dream, keep pushing me onwards, have faith on me.