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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Trying out something new

I thought I give it a chance with Copic Sketch Markers to see how they work, mixing them with coloured pencils and ink. Here is how I feel working with them, calm and sooo relaxed! It's so much faster as well, so I will continue my experiments.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Elsa book launch party

I had a really, really good time celebrating the two new Elsa picture books at a book launch party and illustration exhibition's opening last Tuesday. Here are some photos from this happy event!


The exhibition wall is ready!

Interior of Toukka before it got crowded.

Musicians' family members reading.

Which one is going to win, a book or a mobile game?

Yep, the shop is tiny.

Our band Trio Pullakka quartet performing songs made especially for the event.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Elsa book delivery!


Today I picked up 7 kg of Elsa books from the post office. Next week there will be the book launch and exhibition of some of the original artwork at Toukka. We are very excited! The author of Elsa books, Kerttu Ruuska and I are also planning workshops for young children, based on the themes of the two books.
Kerttu is an expert in ice skating and especially in synchronised skating! I can barely stand up on ice, so I learned a lot while illustrating the book about Elsa going skating. I'm definitely more at ease outside the ice rink, dancing my socks off.