Saturday, 20 December 2014


Wishing you warmth, smiles, a few kindly hugging snowflakes and peace! Lots of winter magic and many many happy melodies for the New Year! Let's take it easy now and enjoy the silent moments. Let's remember the small animals in the forests and the ones who might be lonely. Thanking you for visiting here! Many many smiles to you! See you soon again! ♥ ♥ 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Wild Peonies -print.

A stormy wind is singing its songs outside. The last nights the Moon shone so beautifully with dark silhouettes of tall fir trees under her. Wishing that some snow would soon arrive.

Inside in candlelight it feels cozy to write postcards and pack orders with a cup of tea listening to the wind. On the table branches of fir tree and a long list of things undone. Secret moments.

A few days left to get orders from my small online shop delivered on time for the Holidays. (On the right of this site, under Blog Archive you can also find some direct links to my illustrated books and stationary.)

Happy secret times!


EDIT: Here you can find all the other items available:

Dandelion Fields stationary collection for Chronicle Books:
USA: Chronicle Books
EU: Book Depository

Jacadi Children Clothes

L'ours et le soleil
Casa di fiaba

Garden of A Moongazer -print

Winter Berries greeting card
Skiing greeting card
Other greeting cards for Red Cap Cards

Hopefully you enjoy them 

Sunday, 30 November 2014


Friends, morning tea in bed, walking where it looks the nicest, over bridges, climbing up hills/mountains, new landscapes.

New perspective. Behind hills and mountains more hills and mountains. A moment of a blue patch of sky.

Silence in forest, birds, fresh air. Walking until it is time to fall asleep. And the same tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and the day after that day.

At home. dreaming of new travels.

Happy last day of November  

Monday, 10 November 2014


A winter that lasted for a weekend. The week starts with puddles, but also with lingonberry tea, bicycling, candles, the first hyacinth scent, letter writing.

Hello sweet November, please bring more snow!


Tuesday, 28 October 2014


It is a windy and a rainy morning, quite mild air. Melodies of drumming on window sills. Days are getting so short and when the clouds hug, they seem even shorter.

Lingering in a few weeks back when frosty air covered everything in glimmer. How the day was so pastel and when the night turned on its lights, the landscape became so huge. 

Two photos from the same place, same day. Oh how small we are and how beautiful our planet Earth is.

Star shines and fresh winds!

(The second photo is taken by my brother.) 

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Some snowflakes are floating in sunshine and the lake was a little bit frozen from the shore this morning. Waking up with candle light, pouring an extra cup of tea, watching as jackdaws visit the rowan tree, berry by berry. Welcome winter!

Wild Peonies, for the arriving dim times, to brighten up a little. An A3-sized poster available now in my small online shop.

Pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, small details collected from my late summer walks on my soft watercolour paper.

I Dream, a few detail photos added.

The shop is updated with more posters and books, for the winter's sake. The first ten orderers receive an extra winter greeting card as a thank you for the coming celebrations.


I´m over the Moon because of this week's newspaper article about the book that has a cover with my illustration. So rarely the book cover illustrator is mentioned, but this time the work was seen. And liked. Thank you!

Red-cheeked winter greetings!


Kauniita sanoja Helsingin Sanomissa Marja-Leena Mikkolan Helmenkantaja-kirjasta ja sen kannesta. Hurjasti kiitos!

Friday, 3 October 2014


The one who is hiding in colourful leaves and winter flowers walks so silently with its soft paws. The winter flowers are covered in frost, shining in golden sunshine. The forests have turned to yellow, orange and red with their leaves. The sound of forests is rustling of fallen leaves under feet steps. Or paws.

For the ones who are adventurous little nature expeditors.

And for the ones who endlessly see interesting things.

And for even smaller ones that see every little detail.

And for the ones whose paws go from story to story.

For the ones who eagerly learn everyday something new.

For the ones with special occasions.

And for the ones that need to stay very warm, to expedite a little longer.

Winter Bouquet Collection is now available at Jacadi Paris with the Feather Collection with my illustrations. It was very lovely to get your messages and hear that you like the little owl. Hopefully you enjoy this little fox cub too!

Here the days are very colourful in the afternoons and misty in the mornings with frost. Wishing this moment would last a little longer and then the snow would already float and cover everything with its softness and brightness.

Stay warm in the weekend winds!

(All the photos are by Jacadi Paris, the illustration by me.)