Feeling blue

…not really. But while I was enjoying my morning cup (make it a mug) of rooibos tea with honey and eating a waffle that was made a night before, I looked outside and everything seemed so blue. I checked my phone and the weather app said “-18”. And of course, I don’t trust my phone or nowadays technology but once I checked the thermometer outside, it was indeed -18. And hei! What does Ioana do when it’s really cold? She goes outside, of course!

And here is my first outfit post. Not very “fashion” though because winters in Finland are really heavy and cold and nobody wants get pneumonia, right? The “outfit” posts will be a new category on my blog. My style changes through the years and I really love putting outfits together and I always like to get out of the pattern. Not a fashion guru but hope to inspire you!

Jacket – no brand , faux fur mittensBik Bok , turtleneck & earringsH&M

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Behind the artwork

Doing everything myself was something that I have always wanted to do. I’ve always liked to try new things, learn new things that interest me, be good at it and not depend on anyone.
Since I dusted off my graphic tablet, I spent the last days learning how to “animate” and draw digitally. I am not professionally trained to do such things but you do not have to be. All you need to do is to practice and love what you do.

So now we have an intro for my vlogs and a “behind the scenes” video! 🙂 Trust me, behind every song that I make or digital art that I create, there is a lot of work and many sleepless nights.

Keeping the Christmas spirit alive in January

I don’t think I even wished you all a good start of 2018 so Happy New Year everyone!

My first post of this year will be a carol because outside is snowing, fairy lights are still all around the neighborhood and my Christmas tree is not in the storage room yet. Down below you have my dark version of the Ukrainian carol called “Carol of the Bells” (also known as “Ukrainian Bell Carol”) but most of the people know it from the “Home Alone” movie and this just makes me watch it again and again *cough*.



Although the song has been recorded about a month ago, yesterday I went into the forest and froze my fingers off while taking photos for the digital artwork that I also did last night (it took me more than 7 hours). I used to spend my nights playing with my graphic tablet and creating digital fantasy worlds, but at some point I just stopped but because the “New Year’s resolution” is quite popular nowadays, here’s my resolution for this year: to continue creating photomanipulations. What’s your resolution/s for this year?