He looks calm, but inside he’s a mess.
This is the work space without The One Who Is A Mess.
This is the view from the window. That’s Lake Parilanjärvi in the distance.
This is the entrance to the apartment.
Arteles occupies two buildings — one was built in the 1880s and the other in the 1920s. They were originally a school. My apartment is where the teacher lived.
This is the original wood stove in the kitchen. There’s a working stove beside it.
This is the spartan bedroom where The Mess rests his weary head.
This is the view from in front of Arteles, toward the lake. The winds were ferocious the day I took this photo; it rained for much of the evening. Those are Canola fields in the foreground. I’ve taken a photo of the building itself but I can’t seem to get it to copy into the blog. I’ll keep trying!
Before the Residency started, I spent three days in Tampere recovering from the 15 hour flight. It’s about 46 km away from Hämeenkyrö, the town where I am now. This is one of the canals that runs through Tampere.