Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Market

Photo: Kuvittajien myyjäisissä oli kotoisa tunnelma!
Krunikan kaduilla puhalsi jäinen viima, mutta urheasti asiakkaat pääsivät perille - tekemään hyviä löytöjä. 
Illustrators' Christmas Market 15th & 16th December 2012! I hope to get more photos soon to share with you.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas decorations

Next weekend I'll be selling these special Christmas tree decorations at illustrators' own Christmas Market in Kruununhaka, Helsinki. The wooden birds are based on my dancing birds in the "Pas de deux"-paintings. This small, one-off edition of unique bird decorations is for sale along with acrylic, hand-painted snowflakes designed by my partner Jussi. We are impressed by Laser-Riimikko's careful work in cutting the detailed shapes.
Also original illustrations, signed prints and lots of lovely things by me and other talented Finnish illustrators for sale this weekend only!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Oh,too much gingerbread dough!

Here's an old illustration I made for a wonderful children's story book about a charismatic little hare called Neponen. Neposen joulu (Neponen's Christmas, Otava 2006) is a book with 24 chapters towards Christmas Eve, and I'm reading it to my son now as a bedtime story. The text is by Anu Tuomi-Nikula, and the story is based on children's TV character Neponen and its adventures.
This illustration is also a reminder for us all not to eat too much ginger bread dough!