perjantai 26. heinäkuuta 2019

Animal skull mandala

Lately I've been doing some animal skull mandalas. Here is a sample, a bird skull mandala. There will be lots more. I upload my art usually first on Instagram on my new digital account:

Small update on my previous post :) I've already sold a lot of prints and several originals at the Mikä-art store in the beautiful Fiskars village! Fiskars village is one of my favorite places in South Finland. It's full of interesting stores and the location is historical and absolutely beautiful.

lauantai 1. kesäkuuta 2019

One day and two gallery openings

Today was a super art day! I had two gallery openings on one day! I've been doing a lot of animal ink drawings these past two years and now most of them are on display at the library of Nummela. There is also a new art store at the beautiful Fiskars village called Mikä Art. There are now original paintings and drawing for sale and a few prints as well. I'm so happy for all these opportunities to show my art!

sunnuntai 24. maaliskuuta 2019

Working for Wacom

Last week I worked at the camera fare in Helsinki for Wacom. What a fun job opportunity, since it was sort of a combination of my skills. I have apart from art also a degree in information technology. Wacom products are high end technology products for creative people. I also have my own Wacom pen display at home and lately I've been working on digital art with both Photoshop and Illustrator.
New digital art is in progress!

maanantai 18. helmikuuta 2019

Nordic Noir

A few months ago I purchased a Wacom tablet. When it comes to art I've always preferred traditional tools, but then again I'm a graphic designer and I work with digital graphics on a daily basis. I've done a lot of digital children's illustration in the past, but since those were the customers commissioned work, I've never displayed those illustrations on my website. 

Now I tried a new approach on digital illustration and I'm actually quite happy with the result! I'm already working on new ones in similar style. Why this gloomy pic? I'm very much into Twin Peaks and Nordic Noir, so that's why 😊 the model is my friend Ulrika.

sunnuntai 3. helmikuuta 2019

whale drawing

So, my first drawing this year is a whale!
A few years ago I saw a whale for the first timne in my life. It was not a humpback whale but a sperm whale at Andenes/Norway. To see a real whale was a very special moment for me. A dream come true! Obviously I'm going to draw a sperm whale at some point too 😊

sunnuntai 13. tammikuuta 2019

37 drawings

I've been busy last year! I did 37 drawings in total! I didn't realize I've done so many drawings. There are also several drawings that I never finalized, so I've been pretty much drawing every week. I have also done a lot of work you'll never see here. During my maternity leave from work I did freelance graphic design for several different companies. I've done some brochures, advertising and rollups and I even did a user interface design for a Windows software and I illustrated a whole information technology related book. I'm proud to be so effective! 😊

However I didn't manage to do everything I wanted to 😐 I wanted to do a 2019 bird calendar or calendar with fable animals. I guess it's 2020 for the calendars then.

maanantai 31. joulukuuta 2018

Caravan trip with a 1 year old

Last summer we had a wonderful 3 week caravan vacation to Sweden and Norway. We had a borrowed mobile car and traveled with our 1 year old daughter. We did several small hikes in the mountains and had a lot of photoshoots. Hiking was easy when our girl was travelling in her backpack.

These kind of vacations are so inspiring! I love big majestic mountains, but I also like exploring all the tiny plants that grow in the mountains. I took photos of all kind of animals we encountered and I even managed to do a drawing while travelling.

Below are some pics from our trip.

lauantai 6. lokakuuta 2018

Goat drawing

New goat drawing. I actually photographed this model last summer in Norway in the Olden area at Gryta camping. I'll post more pics of our trip later. My dark goat artwork is quite different from the lovely pet goat! But that's art! We artist always twist and turn the truth a tad...or a tad more ;)

Lovely camping by the way! Big area, calm, free boat rent and pet goats! 😍

maanantai 17. syyskuuta 2018

Beautifully framed

This made my day :) to see my hare print so beautifully framed among other awesome work. 

Girls are by Johanna:

Cat lady is by Neryl:

sunnuntai 2. syyskuuta 2018

Shout it Out - For Hobos

I'm participating in the ”Shout it Out - For Hobos” vol. 3, which is an online auction for rescue dogs. Auction items vary from art and design to event tickets and things for animals. I have donated some art prints for the auction.
The auction is happening on Facebook and will be going on 1.9.-23.9. You can help homeless dogs with your shouts!
more info:

I'm myself owner of 2 rescue dogs by the way 🐕💞

keskiviikko 8. elokuuta 2018

Snake drawing

I'm also available for commission work! If you want a unique drawing of your favorite animal, we can discuss it :) price range for a A5 or A4 drawing is about 150-200€

The snake drawing below is my newest comission work.

maanantai 9. heinäkuuta 2018

Family holiday

Summer is here and we had a small trip to Estonia with our friends. This time it was 4 adults and 3 kids travelling 😁 our group has expanded since 2012, when we travelled together for the first time 😉 This time we mainly visited Tartu and it's closeby area. 
Our daughter pretty much learned to walk during our trip. Now she is walking around the house and it's just so cute 😊 Below is a family photo of us. 

Now that we are home there is new art coming up. My newest art is laways first on IG

lauantai 30. kesäkuuta 2018

Twin Peaks art - birds

Recently I started to do a new series of illustrations. A Twin Peaks bird series. It will at least include an owl (obviously!!), the bird from the opening credits (varied thrush) and of course Waldo, the talking myna bird.

I started out by drawing the bird from the opening credits. It just felt appropriate that way! :D

By the way, in 2015 I was sort of modelling at a Twin Peaks event in 2015.

sunnuntai 13. toukokuuta 2018

Art vs artist challenge

Recently there was the #artvsartist challenge on Instagram and Facebook. Here is my contribution :)
Currently I do mostly drawings, since we have a baby in the house. She's pretty much a toddler already and it's just easier for me to do drawings rather than big paintings...since she is interested in everything I do :D

sunnuntai 1. huhtikuuta 2018

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

In my teenage years I used to do a lot of life drawing. I actually started out when I was 14 or 15.
Nowadays however I'm no longer doing life art so much. I don't have the time for that and there are no classes in my home town I could take. Instead I go from time to time to Dr. Sketchys art clubs in Helsinki. I love them and I have a few old posts about those:

Last spring was a very special Dr Sketchy night! My spouse was the model! How awesome is that! :) Below are some pics of the event and you can also check out the Freelancers Fashion Blog to see more pics. I was so proud of Asko! This was his first time as an art model and he did a great job :)
I was obviously pregnant as you can see in the pic. It was 8 months actually but I remember that I still felt pretty good :)