This September, we're putting a spotlight on the Brainbase team and sharing their side hustles, hobbies and passions outside of work. We're kicking off this series with Data Entry Specialist, Tiina Kutter! With an abundance of literary and artistic knowledge, find out what books she's currently reading and how to get a head start in painting.

What are your current side hustles or hobbies?

My hobbies are reading Fantasy and Science Fiction novels and painting!

When did you start them?

I started reading science fiction and fantasy novels around three years ago and began painting around ten years ago.

How did you get into your hobbies?

When I worked at a publishing company, I read books for free. I got the reading bug ever since. I have always liked painting, but for the last five years, I have started to paint more.

Tell us your favorite part about your hobbies.

When I read or paint, I can zone out from the world and just concentrate on my activity.

What piece of advice would you give to someone interested in doing the same things?

Regarding reading, I would give the advice to start with different genres. That way, you can find what you like to read about and what you don't like. Additionally, everyone can paint - especially painting by numbers!

Do you have a website about your hobbies you would like to share?

I have a blog where I review books!

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