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Today I drew myself a mascot. It may become a webcomic character too. Possibly maybe.  This little tangled black cat portraits as my alter ego. Always tangled. Always confused. Cute? Why not.  My mental health goes uphill downhill. One moment I'm all motivation. The second someone unsubscribes from my email list and I'm questioning my value. If only even one person would become my patron on Patreon. Like do I even matter if nobody wants to support me even with one dollar?  So. Yeah. Not…

Today I drew myself a mascot. It may become a webcomic character too. Possibly maybe. This little tangled black cat portraits as my alter ego. Always tangled. Always confused. Cute? Why not. My mental health goes uphill downhill. One moment I'm all motivation. The second someone unsubscribes from my email list and I'm questioning my value. If only even one person would become my patron on Patreon. Like do I even matter if nobody wants to support me even with one dollar? So. Yeah. Not…

Quick update: This happened.  I had long hair for almost 30 years until last spring I cut it to a bob/lob. Today I moved on to an undercut pixie. Getting shorter.  Thank you @hanskuh!  #iambeingpresent #deardiary #inspiremyinstagram #nothingisordinary #merviemilia #dailyme #thinkingoutloud #kinfolk #beingboss #creativelife #feelfreefeed #simplyme #journal #personalbranding #selfportrait #thoughtoftheday #photooftheday #theeverydaygirl #liveunscripted #focusingonlife #thinking…

Quick update: This happened. I had long hair for almost 30 years until last spring I cut it to a bob/lob. Today I moved on to an undercut pixie. Getting shorter. Thank you @hanskuh! #iambeingpresent #deardiary #inspiremyinstagram #nothingisordinary #merviemilia #dailyme #thinkingoutloud #kinfolk #beingboss #creativelife #feelfreefeed #simplyme #journal #personalbranding #selfportrait #thoughtoftheday #photooftheday #theeverydaygirl #liveunscripted #focusingonlife #thinking…

This is 36.  Tired I've been having trouble with sleeping. More than usual that is. But otherwise I'm Alive. And as of today apparently I have reached midlife. I read somewhere the starting point is 36.  Right now I'm on my way to have a dinner at a restaurant with my partner. His birthday is on Sunday. We February children airy and ideological.  Have you been sleeping well?  #iambeingpresent #deardiary #inspiremyinstagram #nothingisordinary #merviemilia #dailyme #thinkingoutloud #kinfolk…

This is 36. Tired I've been having trouble with sleeping. More than usual that is. But otherwise I'm Alive. And as of today apparently I have reached midlife. I read somewhere the starting point is 36. Right now I'm on my way to have a dinner at a restaurant with my partner. His birthday is on Sunday. We February children airy and ideological. Have you been sleeping well? #iambeingpresent #deardiary #inspiremyinstagram #nothingisordinary #merviemilia #dailyme #thinkingoutloud #kinfolk…

Ive been thinking about productivity a lot. Mainly of course since I have been seriously unproductive lately. And because I believe we as earthlings are in deep trouble due to overproduction.  Productivity is highly praised. Often as is without asking about the outcome.  Productivity over quality. Productivity over value. Productivity over consequences. Productivity over privacy. Productivity over sustainability.  Are you being productive just for productivity? What are you producing when…

Ive been thinking about productivity a lot. Mainly of course since I have been seriously unproductive lately. And because I believe we as earthlings are in deep trouble due to overproduction. Productivity is highly praised. Often as is without asking about the outcome. Productivity over quality. Productivity over value. Productivity over consequences. Productivity over privacy. Productivity over sustainability. Are you being productive just for productivity? What are you producing when…

You do you girl.  The other day I saw a Tweet of a father complaining about the way his daughter was using Instagram. According to him she and her friends were using likes wrong. That they were liking all the photos as a way to say theyd seen them. He called it stupid.  I wanted to ask the guy to tell his daughter not to care what he thinks. If she wants to like all the photos she sees why not?  By liking and commenting you are improving the reach of a photo. So maybe those girls arent being…

You do you girl. The other day I saw a Tweet of a father complaining about the way his daughter was using Instagram. According to him she and her friends were using likes wrong. That they were liking all the photos as a way to say theyd seen them. He called it stupid. I wanted to ask the guy to tell his daughter not to care what he thinks. If she wants to like all the photos she sees why not? By liking and commenting you are improving the reach of a photo. So maybe those girls arent being…

Comfort. While very important to me it can also be elusive.  Finding comfortable clothes with my small figure is a challenge of its own. Besides I itch easily. Itchy fabrics and knits can drive me to the point where I want to just rip them off. No matter where I am.  Discomfort is a great way to distract and unmotivate me. If Im not comfortable I become irritable and difficult. And Im hard to get comfortable.  The most comfortable Im at non-noisy environments with a limited amount of people…

Comfort. While very important to me it can also be elusive. Finding comfortable clothes with my small figure is a challenge of its own. Besides I itch easily. Itchy fabrics and knits can drive me to the point where I want to just rip them off. No matter where I am. Discomfort is a great way to distract and unmotivate me. If Im not comfortable I become irritable and difficult. And Im hard to get comfortable. The most comfortable Im at non-noisy environments with a limited amount of people…

Humans are excellent at rationalising things. The choices you make the things that happen theres always an explanation.  When you shop for stuff or share something online you go through a rationalisation process. Before and after the choice. You never just do anything.  Im working on trying not to explain myself so much. If Im asked something I dont have to have an answer. I dont have to be able to explain why I do anything. Its a process unlearning the default explanation mode.  What was…

Humans are excellent at rationalising things. The choices you make the things that happen theres always an explanation. When you shop for stuff or share something online you go through a rationalisation process. Before and after the choice. You never just do anything. Im working on trying not to explain myself so much. If Im asked something I dont have to have an answer. I dont have to be able to explain why I do anything. Its a process unlearning the default explanation mode. What was…

What if all of your photos are really selfies?  Every one of them whether they portrayed you or not is a representation of you. The subjects you choose the lighting framing composition edits its all you.  Whats before the camera shows whos behind it.  Look at your Instagram profile the images on it. What do they tell about you? Does it feel authentic to you? Who is the person your images are portraying? Is that the way you wish to present yourself?  (Foundation/blush/setting spray…

What if all of your photos are really selfies? Every one of them whether they portrayed you or not is a representation of you. The subjects you choose the lighting framing composition edits its all you. Whats before the camera shows whos behind it. Look at your Instagram profile the images on it. What do they tell about you? Does it feel authentic to you? Who is the person your images are portraying? Is that the way you wish to present yourself? (Foundation/blush/setting spray…

Hello my name is Mervi and I like makeup.  It took me years to admit this to myself. I had been taught that makeup is silly vain not for a smart and strong person. Too girly too feminine.  Makeup I used to think should be so subtle its not noticeable. Anything else was for clowns and women of the night.  I like the bold Instagram makeup looks. I like the YouTube tutorials which feature tons of makeup. Colours glitter gimme!  Do you enjoy something about which you are or used to be ashamed or…

Hello my name is Mervi and I like makeup. It took me years to admit this to myself. I had been taught that makeup is silly vain not for a smart and strong person. Too girly too feminine. Makeup I used to think should be so subtle its not noticeable. Anything else was for clowns and women of the night. I like the bold Instagram makeup looks. I like the YouTube tutorials which feature tons of makeup. Colours glitter gimme! Do you enjoy something about which you are or used to be ashamed or…

Do you feel like maintaining all these different social media accounts is too much work? If so you arent alone.  Someone recently pointed out that the algorithms are making it only worse and not helping. You have to constantly curate your feeds. It doesnt only happen by choosing who you follow. You have to also choose whose content you like and comment so that the algorithms know what to show you the next time.  If you dont constantly and consistently post and show your activity your updates…

Do you feel like maintaining all these different social media accounts is too much work? If so you arent alone. Someone recently pointed out that the algorithms are making it only worse and not helping. You have to constantly curate your feeds. It doesnt only happen by choosing who you follow. You have to also choose whose content you like and comment so that the algorithms know what to show you the next time. If you dont constantly and consistently post and show your activity your updates…

Moving on refocusing finding new ways learning. Not only optional but often mandatory.  Instagram has changed so much since I first started using it. Some changes like the messy algorithmic feed are for the worst. Others like the stories are interesting.  Think about it. If you kept using Instagram the same way you always did. Would it work? Probably not.  Things change. You change. Instagram changes.  #iambeingpresent #merviemilia #minimalmood #blackandwhite #monocromatico #minimal_graphy…

Moving on refocusing finding new ways learning. Not only optional but often mandatory. Instagram has changed so much since I first started using it. Some changes like the messy algorithmic feed are for the worst. Others like the stories are interesting. Think about it. If you kept using Instagram the same way you always did. Would it work? Probably not. Things change. You change. Instagram changes. #iambeingpresent #merviemilia #minimalmood #blackandwhite #monocromatico #minimal_graphy…

Ive got big brows and I cannot lie.  Anymore. I used to pluck my bushy eyebrows to submission. For years and years. It was my hobby weekly basis. Not a fun kind of a hobby no. Just something I did a lot.  About two months ago I stood in front of the mirror with tweezers in my hand. Thats when I said: No more!  The first month was awkward. Messy regrowth patchiness unevenness. It wasnt pretty. But now its looking pretty good. Rocking that power brow.  What kind of eyebrows do you prefer?…

Ive got big brows and I cannot lie. Anymore. I used to pluck my bushy eyebrows to submission. For years and years. It was my hobby weekly basis. Not a fun kind of a hobby no. Just something I did a lot. About two months ago I stood in front of the mirror with tweezers in my hand. Thats when I said: No more! The first month was awkward. Messy regrowth patchiness unevenness. It wasnt pretty. But now its looking pretty good. Rocking that power brow. What kind of eyebrows do you prefer?…

This is 37.  Technically my birthday was yesterday since its already past midnight here. It feels like these birthdays are more frequent the older I get.  20 years ago I thought Id got it all together by now. Today I dont even know what it all is and how it is together. Life what an intriguing mess.  How are you doing?  #iambeingpresent #merviemilia #myunicornlife #mybirthday #selfportrait #selfie #meandmyeverydayvibes #deardiary #dailyme #liveauthentic #justme #focusingonlife…

This is 37. Technically my birthday was yesterday since its already past midnight here. It feels like these birthdays are more frequent the older I get. 20 years ago I thought Id got it all together by now. Today I dont even know what it all is and how it is together. Life what an intriguing mess. How are you doing? #iambeingpresent #merviemilia #myunicornlife #mybirthday #selfportrait #selfie #meandmyeverydayvibes #deardiary #dailyme #liveauthentic #justme #focusingonlife…

Happy and merry! Hyvää ja onnellista!

Happy and merry! Hyvää ja onnellista!

Drawing perhaps dreaming.  Its a work in progress. A woman is she a human floating. In sky? In space? Is it a place or something else?  It might be first of a series. Something not quite earthy. Magical. Mythical. Mystical. Colourful I imagine.  Yes I do exist. Just havent had much interest in Instagram. Cant quite explain it. There are other things in life I guess. Its been a choice.  What have you chosen recently?  #iambeingpresent #deardiary #nothingisordinary #merviemilia…

Drawing perhaps dreaming. Its a work in progress. A woman is she a human floating. In sky? In space? Is it a place or something else? It might be first of a series. Something not quite earthy. Magical. Mythical. Mystical. Colourful I imagine. Yes I do exist. Just havent had much interest in Instagram. Cant quite explain it. There are other things in life I guess. Its been a choice. What have you chosen recently? #iambeingpresent #deardiary #nothingisordinary #merviemilia…

Surprise sun. * It was snowing. Not that much and all melted as it landed on the ground. I decided…  pink hair, girl, portrait, selfie, people, fashion, beauty

Surprise sun. * It was snowing. Not that much and all melted as it landed on the ground. I decided… pink hair, girl, portrait, selfie, people, fashion, beauty

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