sTo write here...
Usually because of the "real"job. But lately because I've been sick.. Or to be truthful, I've been sick most of my adultlife, but now we are trying to find new medication, that would make my life bit easier again.
I seem's to be good at collecting different illnesses that wont go away.
I've used my sickdays in art. Doing paintings, couple ceramics (still living in city where I have no workroom so only time I get to make something out of clay, is when I visit my mom's place at countryside and use her workroom.
I dream to get more patrons, to have more people to talk about my art, and yes, money does help too.
Or get thousands of followers or.. watchers in Youtube so they would give me some money too :D
yEAH. I have tiny exhibition coming. Next month in this tiny gallery in tiny Finnish city called Kemi.. the gallery is Artei.. SO if you happen to find your self in Kemi (City of Snow Castle) June do find Artei also..
That's all for this time.. I try to find time and subjects to write about.
AND OH... don't forget.. my LiveHeroes store.. there's darn good quality clothes, and also posters and canvas copies of my art.
I am actually thinking to build up my own store, for originals, but not sure how to do it yet.
or where.. naturally it would be most sensible to do it here, beside my website.
aaanyhow.. here's couple of latest paintings. Enjoy.
Im starting to update this site soon. I promise. Just... Need to get some other stuff done first.
Ive been working, real job stuff, almost a year now and done some studying at the sametime. Currently I'm on sick leave and waiting to get to doctors to see where things will go from here.
So.. Hold on a moment more.
https://www.facebook.com/artJaniKuha/Keeping up a blog.. about art stuff..
I make art all the time.. but I have no words to explain how or why I do things the way I do.
And I've let me self been told, that I should keep this blog mostly around art so.. as you can see.. this does not work well.
SO .. I will write what I want.. Currently what I want to write is not much. Only reason I have this website is to have this .. crossroad place where people who are gooling/binging my name can find short info about me.. little but of my writings and most of all.. links to my more.. often updated places.. Like Facebook.. I'm there quite often.. and when someone send me comment or message in my art profile.. I get notice of it right away.. so.. that's the place to follow me.
That folder is in facebook, because currently it's easiest place to make up such a thing.
It's not any discount sale this time.. but I don't think my art is such a high prices that you could not buy some.
Basically there's ceramic and paintings.. and maybe drawings too.. I also ad, in comments of photo, link to Live Heroes store, and if there is .. to youtube making-of video.
SO.. that's all.. I hope you find something you like :D
There's no photos in this post.
You ask me why? I don't answer. there just ain't.
I've found me second calling. a real job that I love to do, that... I'm actually quite good at doing, and I'm happy when I go to job and when I come home. No.. it's not yet my real job, it's just a training thingie because I need to take these things in baby steps. It have been only couple years since I took control of my bipolar disorder and only couple months since I found working medication for my adhd so I need to e careful now.
OK, I better say right now, I'm not leaving art.. not even a little, still only reason why you ain't seeing so much new art as usually is that we are middle of moving to new apartment and I just .. bite my tongue and NOT MAKE ART.. until things are ready at new home.
But now I have found a job that I could do at the same time than I continue to do MY art, not your art or art for others.. but MY ART. I've written about it earlier, how, I felt I lost my self with the custom paintings and sculptures... I realized.. it's not me.. I am not meant to do custom order stuff.. You can order a sculpture of moose from me, but what you get is Moose sculpture that I MADE.. and you can only either take it or leave it.. I will not ask do you like it or what you like in it anymore. SO.. because of this.. I have to get back to real work somehow.. because I am not an idiot. I know that I'm not famous enough to get rich by my art.. and it's not even my purpose.. I just want and need to do art.
so.. about that job.. It's ... wonderful.. everyday is different.. there's challenge, my "boss" is awesome, and all what I am and know how to do.. is a great tool to be even better at my job. so.. what's not to like?
Now .. now I just have to find a way to get this kind of real job after my jobtrainee/rehab thingie ends.
Because of the moving to new apartment... I try really hard not to start or continue any of my paintings.. I mean Ink stuff.. well.. traditional acrylics too.. why not.
But that doesn't mean that I'm not doing anything..
I am learning to crochet.
darn.. I was about to show you some videos.. but it seems that I can't. well.. darn... hmm.
Hold on a moment.. I will take some photos for here?.. I mean.. I will dig out some photos.
so.. here's photo .. when I was still making the ball of yarn
But when I started the project.. I decided that I wont start to crochet or knit (didn't know then yet where this will go) until the ball is so big that I can't continue to make it bigger.
So here's the next photo.. when I noticed that it just was to big for me to make it bigger... Maybe someday I will try again.
Here's the ball of yarn just before I started to crochet.. and next to it is Koirra .. Koirra is the name. you see.. it's a dog and dog is koira in finnish.. back when I got that.. i found it hilarious to name it Koirra.. like.. Dogg ?
yeh.. anyhow.. I've shoot some videos and frame lapse stuff for youtube.. but I can't upload any of that here yet..
So.. I show just photos of where I am at the moment with this project.
the crochet.. it's not going to be anything.. like.. sweater or.. nothing.. It's art.. this is ART project.. so.. no real crochet .. art crochet.
so.. well.. yeah..
I shall continue.
Not sure, is moving sale correct way to say this.. but anyhow.
We are moving, my family.. so.. I opened , in Facebook.. little album with the name Moving Sale. At the time there's just ceramic's, -30% but I will add some paintings there too as soon as I have time.
I also started new jobtraining thingie just now.. so I have quite full plate at the moment.
Anyhow.. NOW is good time to check and buy some ceramic from me, if you want to support and make our moving little bit easier. SO.. if you find something interesting there.. just.. send PM.
Muutamme perheen kanssa tässä joten laitoin facebookkiin muutto myynti albumin. Tällä hetkellä siellä on keramiikkaa -30% mutta lisään myös maalauksia kunhan ehdin.
Aloitin myös työharjoittelun juuri, joten lautaseni on aika täynnä.
Jokatapauksessa... NYT on hyvä aika ostaa keramiikkataidettani halvemmalla. Joten jos haluat tukea taidettani ja helpottaa muuttamistame... meneppä katselemaan, löytämään omasi ja lähetä viestiä.
Hello people. I'm here. Writing.
So... wait.. sorry, I need to speak to my Finnish only audience a bit first.
Hei, kaikki Suomalaiset, minä olen oikeasti pahoillani, että lähes koko sivustoni on Englanniksi, minä olen koettanut tasapainoilla tässä asiassa, koska kaikki taiteestani kiinnostuneet ovat minulle tärkeitä, mutta vaatii hyvin paljon työtä tehdä kaikki kaksikielisesti, joten puhtaasti matemaattisesti ja tilastoja sivuiltani katsottua, olen päättänyt tehdä blogini lähinnä Englanniksi. 80% sivustoni vieraista on ulkomaailta. Facebookiin jatkan päivittämistä sekä Suomeksi että Englanniksi, ja tietenkin vastailen molemmila kielillä jos joku haluaa jutella.
Lyhyesti. Kerron tässä.
*Blogiini alkaa tulla juttuja muustakin kuin taiteestani, saatan kirjoittaa Hyvästä oluesta jonka maistoin, kuuntelemastani kirjasta, metsästysreissusta...
*Että jatkossa, teen vain taidetta mitä haluan tehdä. Tilauksetkin teen minun tavallani sillä sitä tarkoittaa se, että tilataan taideteos. Se ei tarkoita, että kerrotaan mitä halutaan yksityiskohtaisesti vaan sitä, että sanotaan. Haluan Sinun tekemäsi pöllöveistoksen, maisemamaalauksen tai lyijykynä piirrustuksen lapsistani.
Tämä ei ole kritiikkia asiakkaitani kohtaan, vaan minua kohtaan. Olen toiminut itseäni vastaan kyselemällä tarkkaan mitä asiakas haluaa vaikka kyse on siitä, että kun minulta tilataan teos, on kyse Minun tekemästäni taiteesta jota halutaan. Aihe voidaan sopia, mutta miten sen esitän on minun valintani.
Tilauksista tulen pyytämään etumaksua jota en palauta, mutta loput voi jättää maksamatta jos ei lopputulos kelpaa.
I feel I need to be honest here. So I will be.
I have tried to keep my art profile clean, only art stuff... and as you can see, there's not much blogs, mostly because when I do my art, I pour my feelings in it, and after, when time for writing it, I'm stuck. Also, I hardly ever remember to take photos when I work, and even that I've worked with these... it seem's that somethings are hard to change.
So I Open my blog a bit, I will start writing here other stuff too, things that are important to me, as human and as artist. I will keep politics and religions out of it, no matter what I think of those, because honestly, I think those two are two of the three reasons of war's in earth.. third is corporations (all of em, gun's, medical.. capitalism will destroy humankind quite soon).
I have rip down the ad's here... I decided, that's not the way I want to go. Lately... I have realised that I've been going to the wrong way in life.
I don't like capitalism, money is not so important to me. What's important to me, is art and crafts, nature and to be good.... so why have I hurt the real me for such a long time by doing against me?
I don't make art to get rich, I make it to make me and people around feel. So why do I bother to look around me to see what sell's and try to copy that, when it's not my art?
I'm taking my art back. I won't take any new custom order's just because I'm Artist. I will explain this to my customers personally more, but I will open it here a bit.
I don't do photorealistic art, not because I couldn't (well, maybe I could, maybe I could not). To me, art is not about to make an exact copy of something.. photographers are for that. If you want me to paint your child's portrait. I will do it, I will ask you a photo but what I will give you is not just painted version of that photo, if that's what you want, take that photo and have it enlarged to a print.
No, what I do, is I take the feeling I GET from that photo (or usually I want to actually meet the subject of piece of art.) and translate it to art. (but if you want me to make a sculpture of someone, I need more than just one photo.. the best will be if the subject sit right in front of me and I work.
You can ask for me to use coffee, tea, clay or ink, or more traditional materials.You can't ask me to paint like Van Gogh (I love and admire old masters, but I don't want to be them) But I will not show you when I work, I will not explain my self. If you stuck your fingers to my art, you pay extra. If you don't agree this, don't order art from me.
I can do this and I will. I need to do this to keep it real.
I keep my prices down (oh I know there's lot's of people who think different.. but look around you, I don't paint black dot on canvas and ask 12000e for it, I will never do that) I ask price that covers my materials and my time, I don't ask money because I have written my name in it.
My art is meant to bring happyness and make you feel, and if student with low income walks to my desk in artbazaar and loves something, and I can see that. I have the right to lower the price or agree on instalments. It's not bad business, it's me being human.
If jerk with money walks to my desk and just say: "I want that!" I have the right to double the price, just because. Deal with it.
Why all the changes? You ask?
Because I have evolved back to be me, but now I have working medication and that means I can and will find a job to make everyday living easier, and that will release me from the burden of making art that sell.
I have came to see the fact, that My art is MY ART and it need's to be something that I want to make.
I can't be in Art Business, I can't rape art such away and if people can't understand it.. well.. buu huu. I'm ARTIST who make art, and sometimes sell it.
I realised now, that this look's like I'm complaining about my customers.. it's not the meaning of mine. I'm sad and angry to me. I've lost my way because of the smell of money and now I will take control back.
it's not that I'd have forgotten this... not.. this is always in my mind.. but I have so much in my life currently that I just had to take some time of from my website updating.
It's complicated and take's twice the time than updating my stuff to Patreon, for my Patrons to see. REMEMBER, Patrons see everything first. https://liveheroes.com/en/brand/art-jani-kuha
This take's three times the time it take's to upload stuff to my Facebook Art Profile.
My Deviant Art profile, where my main gallery is.. well that's slow to update but I have followers there already waiting to comment and that's nice.
My Live Heroes store.. well that take's time too.. but darn my brand is awesome.
or instagram, tumplr and such. well those are fast.
my point for this homepage is to keep the lines in my hand. This is where YOU find link's to my other placeses to follow or see my art.
This summer I have again done little bit this and that.. some clay, some Bob the Builder stuff and set up Live Heroes store. BUT I have had time to do some traditional art too (well, as traditional as my art is).
Tänä kesänä olen taas tehnyt hieman sitä tätä ja tuota.. saven kanssa lätrännyt, rakennellut ja koittanut kasata Live Heroes kauppaani. Mutta on minulla ollut hieman aikaa tehdä tavallisempaakin taidetta (tai niin tavallista kuin minä osaan).
I have done lately kind of.. rough art... so I wanted to go for something different this time.
Minusta alkoi tuntumaan, että taiteeni on ollut viimeaikoina hieman... karheaa.. rajua.. joten ajattelin kokeilla hieman. kauniimpaa tällä kertaa.
I started from empty a3 paper... no. I did not take photo of that. sorry.
Aloitin tyhjältä A3 paperilta.. ja en ottanut kuvaa siitä. pahoittelen.
But I did take photo about as soon as dropart part with ink and paint was ready.
Mutta otin kuvan heti kohta maalin ja musteen tiputtelun jälkeen.
And I did draw some guidance with pencil- Then I started to draw the fish with white gellyroll
Ja piirtelin lyiykynällä hieman apuviivoja. Sitten aloin piirtämään kalaa valkealla geelikynällä.
It looked little mean from the beginning and... I just could not make it different.
Se näytti vähän ilkeältä heti alkuunsa enkä kyennyt muuttamaan asiaa mitenkään.
It's slow to draw with gellyroll because it dries .difficulty. It's Fast enough but make things faster than painting... but still too slow.. I mean that I have to draw one place really good and slow because it takes hours before I can draw on top of it again.
Geelikynillä on hidasta piirtää koska se kuivuu... hankalasti. . Tarpeeksi nopeasti että käytän sitä mieluummin kuin maalia.. mutta liian hitaasti. Monimutkaista? Joudun piirtämään hyvin tarkkaan jokaisen kohdan, ja värittämään huolella koska kynän jälki tarvitsee pari tuntia kuivuakseen kunnolla että voin korjata tai värittää päälle.
And I can't do much of those .. helping lines or draw the shape ready because the "ink" smudges easy.. SO I go from head to tail.
Enkä voi tehdä paljoa apuviivoja, piirtää muotoa valmiiksi koska geelikynän muste tohrii helposti jos se ei saa kuivua rauhassa.. joten etenen hitaasi päästä pyrstöä kohden.
Then I had to take also black gellyroll to help me with the scales and details because some parts white just doesn't show enough from the background.
Sitten jouduin ottamaan avuksi myös mustan geelikynän suomujen tekemiseen ja muihin yksityiskohtiin koska valkea ei erottunut tarpeeksi paikoitellen.
It took a while to get to this far and still it's not even half done.. there has been times with this fishy project when I have hoped I could just throw it to trash and forget it completely.
Meni melkoinen tovi päästä näin pitkälle, enkä ole edes puolessavälissä... tätä kalaisaa projektia tehdessäni olen taas useampaankin otteeseen haaveillut, että voisin vain heittää koko työn roskiin ja unohtaa.
That's how it look's ready.. BUT that's not how it's supposed to look.
You see.. I forget to take photos when I was doing couple important steps.
First I draw the white parts ready.. then I took blue paint and do the dropart stuff over the fishie.. took both white and black gellyroll to draw things again... and
gold paint that I still had left. I used it little bit here and there.. and then made mixture of blue paint and gold paint and and drop it all over again.. of course I did let the gold paint to dry before.
Tältä se nyt näyttää.. mutta tältä sen ei pitäisi näyttää.
Katsokaan... no.. Unohdin ottaa kuvia parista vaiheesta välillä.
eli ensin piirsin valkeat jutut valmiiksi ja sitten tiputtelin sinistä maalia sinne tänne päälle. Annoin kuivua ja piirsin mustalla ja valkealla kaiken uudestaan. Sitten käytin maagista kultamaaliani hieman sinne tänne ja loput sekoitin sinisen kanssa ja kunhan kultamaali oli kuivunut.. kastelin sieltä täältä taas työn tippatekniikalla.
You see whole project was done with this idea in my head.. that Light will do the rest.