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The girl behind the site

Shiri, Sleeper, Pv - my real name is Päivi. I was born on September 21st 1987 in a relatively large town, in a relatively small country, in Finland, Europe. I have green eyes, I'm 166 centimetres tall (or 5'5½) and I am left handed. Read forward if you want to know more about my other qualities and likings.

“I’m an average girl, and sometimes I wish I could be more than that: to exceed excellence. As the days seem to go on endlessly, I await the ’someday’ I’ve always been promised. That ’someday’ when things are supposed to be perfect… the ’someday’ when I find my place in this unforgiving world.”
HerStory

I began making websites at the young age of 11 when I bought my first Petz game. The game was Dogz II and it came with a "make your own petz website" guide with readymade backgrounds and things. Pretty soon I created my first website at geocities and continued making websites and learning proper coding and graphic design on the side.

My first personal website and also my very first domain was sleepyness.net. After the domain costs got too high I decided to switch to a cheaper domain provider and in the process changed the domain name to the-artful.net. I seem to have a liking for .net domains.

I crew up in a family of four. No pets. Just an aquarium which is now gone. I enjoy things that allow me to express myself. These include web design, photography, painting, singing, dance, playing various instruments and so fort. Music and movies, for me, are a way of self expression aswell. Those take care of your heart and mind in a way like no other.

I'm a child at heart. Christmas is very important for me. So are other holidays. For me holidays need to be special, and I try to make an effort from christmas cards to decoration for everything to feel magical. Autumn, however, is my favourite season. I feel it's like me - sad, emotional, colourful, romantic and magical. Halloween is a nice holiday aswell, though we do not really celebrate it in Finland.

I'm a dreamer. A drifter. A child.

The artist inside

I have an online gallery at DeviantArt. I also have an online shop at Etsy. You can also see some of my polymer clay tutorials at YouTube. I do have a Flickr account to where I shall upload my photography if I ever get to it.

DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt The music in me

Some of the many everchanging current favourites. New favourites are found every day. Old favourites never leave my heart.

Michael Jackson, Jewel, Josh Groban, Dixie Chicks, Negative, Nightwish, Lovex, My Chemical Romance, Jonny Lang, Silverchair, Metallica, Guns'n Roses, R.E.M, Gackt, Queen, Marilyn Manson, X-Japan, Alanis Morisette, Taylor Swift, Prince, Evanescence, The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Disney, Musicals, Movie soundtracks

Recommending:

  • Musicals: Cats, Miss Saigon, Les Miserablé, Wicked, Hairspray
  • Movie soundtracks: Forrest Gump, The Village, Pan's Labyrinth
  • Other: The Nutcracker -ballet
The magic of movies

I was lucky enough to have a cool job for 3 years that allowed me to watch bunch of movies.

The Labyrinth, Ghost World, Fight Club, Battle Royale, Some Like It Hot, Titanic, The Village, My Own Private Idaho, The Dark Crystal, Neverending Story, Eragon, Georgia Rule, Freaky Friday, Little Miss Sunshine, Lord of The Rings trilogy, Shrek 2, Mark of a Murdered, Murder by Numbers, Miss Congeliality, Four Brothers, I ♥ Huckabees, American History X, The Dark Knight, Beauty & The Beast, Mulan, Aladdin

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