Wednesday, 23 December 2015

We Wish You...

Hi there my dear friends!
Than you again for visiting our place in the web, we love to see you here any time!

It is just a moment before the very special time of the year, days filled with love, joy and happiness and no matter how crazy our life is now, no matter how many unexpected twists and turns our plans and routines had to endure, we are here with you to tell you how special you are to us, how much we appreciate your support and presence and to wish you all the best for this wonderful Holiday time! I hope your life will be filled with all that you need, and we wish you love and peace, tons of positive energy, courage to create whatever your heart will tell you and great people around you who will give you support when you need it the most.  I hope you will find time to play, to enjoy whatever you like to do and the sparkle of inspiration will shine brightly for you! Warmest hugs from us all!


I guess I own you a long story of moving houses and studio just before Christmas, story of last minute redecorations and repainting, lost hope and hope restored, story of living in boxes and creating on the boxes, long days without internet access and pulling out my hair because all the unexpected things going on around me... add to it the joy of living in a very old house for the first time in my life, (almost 300 years old, yeah!), 2 overexcited dogs and 1 stressed cat, 1 car broken on the motorway on the way to the airport (to pick up my husband's parents) and the Grand Rescue made in great style by my dear friends, bleeding fingers, sore back and the priest who lives next door and  happened to be an angel who literally saved our family Christmas celebrations today giving us a Christmas tree as a gift (as we didn't have a chance to buy our own yet and it seems to be to late to get one...) ... take all that and more and you will have a story of our life after I got back from Australia and NZ! I think a sneak peek of my Christmas inspired Steampunk Reindeer project above gives you the impression of how unusual or even weird our Christmas is going to be this year... but hey, there is certainly a lot of  beauty in this weirdness too!

But this is not the end... you will see more of the Steampunk Reindeer on the weekend, as a treat after the Holiday time, and now, we all got something very special: the whole Finnabair Creative Team created their personal artistic Christmas wishes for all of you...
Each project coming straight from the Artist's heart and as unique as each of these amazing, talented Ladies who have been inspiring us all and making us want to spread our wings..
We hope all these wishes will come true for you. Enjoy and feel inspired!

We wish you:




Wishes from Denisa:




Wishes from Gayle:




Wishes from Irina:




Wishes from Kasia:




Wishes from Linda:




Wishes from Marta:



Wishes from Olga:



Did we manage to make you smile? :)
We have a special surprise for you today - a Christmas reunion of six super talented Artists who used to be part of Finn Team and now are coming back for this special Holiday post to wish you:




Wishes from Lena:




Wishes from Elena:




Wishes from Monika:




Wishes from Rebecca:




Wishes from Riikka:




Again, I'd like to say huge thank you: first of all to my wonderful, supportive Creative Team whose projects continued to blow my mind in the last months... I feel so proud and grateful I can work with you! Next - let me say thanks to YOU ALL - for continuous support of not only this place but also coming my classes, my FB page and our Finnabair and Friends Open Studio group. You made it all happen, you give it the reason to exist, thanks to you dreams of many of us do come true... Thank you.
Sending warmest hugs for the Christmas Time

34 comments:

Cafe Crop said...

Merry Christmas! Congratulations on your new - old home.

Linda M. Cain said...

Jaw-dropping post! Great thanks to Eliza for the wonderful job of putting it all together! Hugs to everyone.

~Linda

2amscrapper said...

so wonderful and inspiring!

mommyx2 said...

AMAZING PROJECTS!! Happy Holidays to all!

vicki christensen said...

These are all so beautiful! Thank you Finnabair and your amazing team for all the sharing of inspiration, beauty and .... product knowledge. What an a great team. Bless you all at Christmas and into the new year! Thanks again. xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Ladies - all wonderful and beautiful projects!! Merry Christmas wishes to all of you and a healthy and happy new year!

Nupur said...

Wow...what a beautiful post...Merry Christmass to all you amazing wonderful Ladies..I am in love with the awesome creations you alll have made..wow...xx

Julie Short said...

What a glorious Post with such wonder from each and every one of the talented and inspiring design team.
From a hot and steamy Australia, where storms are about to hit this Christmas Eve I hope you all have time for peace love and fun! Julie

suzieq23 said...

Wow, Finn, thank you for all the wonderful good wishes and beautiful art shared by the creative team. I wish you everything wonderful in 2016 and hopefully everything will come together for you and hubby in your new home. Happy happy holidays to you, your family, and fantastic creative team. Waiting for your return trip to USA, The Queen's Ink, Maryland.

Diana Mustafa said...

Dear Finn, so sorry your move wasn't as smooth as you hoped. But remember Finn you are the celebration (with or without the tree.) Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in your new home. Take care and looking forward to seeing and learning more from you next year. Diana Mustafa

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What a collection of fantastic projects! Happy Holidays to all!

MARCH said...

<3 Merry christmas
corinne

Helen said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family, and the Finnabair team too. Here's to 2016 and more exciting times to look forward to!

Jane said...

I am so glad that there is a happy ending to all that turmoil Anna....your neighbour sounds a real angel and your new house sounds amazing. Thank you for your incredible talent which you share here and also your amazing DT.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and enjoy your family time. Huge hugs xx

Debs Smith said...

Merry Christmas Finn and all of the team member both new and old. Thank you all for giving me thre inspiration to take my mixed media projects to a new level this year. Hope you have a restful Christmas Finn now that you are in your new -old house and that your success continues to grow in 2016. Thank you again and wishing you all and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

Riikka Kovasin said...

Wishing you peaceful, merry holidays! It's lovely to hear that there was an happy ending in the story, hopefully you can now take it easy for a moment. All the best and thank you for everything you do - your magnificent art babies, the constant inspiration and support that you've given and keep on giving! Huge hugs!

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

What a fantastic way to bring smiles to our faces! Thank you Anja, Andrew and all the Creative Team Members!!!
Here's to a fantastic Christmas/Holiday everyone xx

Elaine said...

I hope you can enjoy your Christmas now after a hectic time. Glad the help you needed manifested, that is what the true spirit of Christmas giving is all about really isn't it?

What beautiful projects from your design team - I think you really have one of the most talented teams of designers going. Thank you all for your hard work and brilliant inspiration. This is a post I will need to come back to a couple of times to absorb the deliciousness!

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016 to you all!

Elaine x

Carolyn Stephenson said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope 2016 goes a bit smoother on the house front. Your reindeer is beautiful. So nice to see past and present CT Members pieces, they all give us such great inspiration, as do you

Thelma Findlay said...

LOVE the steampunk reindeer! And loving all of the creativity from the team. Wishing you and everyone on the team the best of the holiday season. Merry Christmas and many best wishes in the New Year.

Thelma.

p.s. Good thing you came in July to Winkler, Manitoba ... now ... it is very wintery here and cold!

Sharon Y said...

Merry Christmas to all of you! So appreciate all that you do. The inspiration, support, and positive energy are just amazing! Wow! Thank you design team for the wishes! The projects are just stunning!

Athanasia said...

Wow so much inspiration!!! Merry Christmas everyone! <3

Tamera Rutledge said...

I don't know which project is the most beautiful -- I love them all!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! See you at CHA!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Wow Anna, what an amazing story, it must be a rollercoaster in your life right now, and how awesome to live in a 300 hundred year old house...I wish you, and all your creative team members, the best for the holidays and newyear, may it bring you grateful and thankful moments of joy, love and creativity...

About the creative works: breathetaking...each and one of them, so very mindblowing ideas and projects...inspiring and very, very gorgeous... Love it all! thank you for sharing!

Anna, it was a delight meeting you in September in the Netherlands, I will treasure that moment forever!

Good luck with your new house, new year, new beginnings, and hopeful lots of inspiration...

butterfly said...

Your new old house sounds like a wonderful place to spend Christmas - especially now you have a tree! What a fabulous post full of inspiration - thanks to all involved. Wishing all of you a peaceful and joyous festive season!
Alison x

smokeysmom said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fabulous New Year! Awesome post - many thanks to all of the talented designers. Hugs, Maggie

Nadyunya olenadole said...

Feliz Navidad to all of you!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Keren Tamir said...

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. And a calm and peaceful year ahead. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Indigo said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sandra C. said...

So Gorgeous!!! What a great bunch of work! Congrats on your new home, Anna. Hope your holiday season goes smoothly from here!

sara j said...

What a beautiful and amazing post! So many gorgeous pieces to oh and ahh at, and the sentiments are perfect. Thank you!

Carol and co said...

For a new year of creativity!!! I send you my best wishes!!!!

magicalmagpie said...

I was wondering how your move had gone, and your visiting parents. You have humour after all the mishaps so there is hope! Wishing you the most happiest stay in your new home and the best of years for 2016. Looking forward to seeing you in November in JB.