Author Archives: Pekka

About Pekka

I am a husband & father of two. Born and raised in Finland now living in Greater Seattle area. Professionally I am an effective program and team leader with experience in creating innovative products with worldwide impact. I have a wide range of experience in user and customer focused design from concepts to commercial products, technical evangelism to drive industry-wide adoption, account & relation management, technical sales, and consultation.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016 from the Niikkonen family. A short holiday video of few things that happened in 2015.

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Holiday cooking started!

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Alright, it is that time of the year again. Made some Karelian Pies and Christmas pastries with Mia & Andrei.  

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Mia’s senior year photos

These are Mia’s senior year high school photos. Looking great! The photos were taken by Madeline Manalo. Madeline did a great job with Mia resulting to stunning pictures. I put some of them together into a short video clip.

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Antti, by Mia

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Mia made this charcoal drawing of my grandfather, Antti. This is based on an old black and white photo of my grandfather and came out looking exactly like him. Awesome job, Mia!

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Hand, charcoal drawing by Mia

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This is a drawing Mia made of a hand. The first picture shows the “model” and the drawing in progress. The second one shows the final work of art. Great job, Mia!

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Inside out

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A new painting from Mia, Inside out.

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Mia’s art at the Cornish Playhouse Exhibit hosted by Cornish College of the Arts

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Mia’s art work was at the exhibit in the Cornish Playhouse hosted by Cornish College of the Arts. She had two pieces up. One was the Pair of Kings, color pencil drawing which won the Silver Key award. The other … Continue reading

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2014 Holiday greeting (video)

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Here’s a video with some images of what was going on for us in 2014. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015!

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Christmas cooking

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Made some Finnish Christmas cookies and pastries with Mia. Joulutortut & piparkakut, Christmas tarts & gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookie dough was a bit too soft so they did not hold their shape quite right but the taste was right. We made … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Images of what was going on in 2014. Merry Christmas!

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