Return to Finland

Finnish summer home with sauna by the sea.
Finnish summer home with sauna by the sea.

A lady doesn’t like to tell her age but, I was a foreign exchange student in Finland in 1972-73. I lived in a small Swedish-speaking vocational school near the coast of the Sea of Bothnia. To make a long story short I am back in the village of Vörå with my host parents Molly and Tobba Ehrman.

I wanted to make this bucket list trip but I also wanted to make art so I applied for an artist-in-residence program in Lapua, less than an hour from here and totally Finnish speaking. We’ll be there for the month of September. 

Though I brought my camera with two lenses I have been using a slow shutter app on my phone and liking the results. I almost feel guilty ignoring my very expensive camera but with the phone and apps I feel very creative. I’ll be posting more about encaustic once I start the residency. 

Late August in Vörå, Finland
Late August in Vörå, Finland

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