Thursday, 7 August 2014

IN SHADOWS OF TREES




Under tree shadows, on forest paths, on city streets with Canadian jugglers, swimming and reading.

Helmenkantaja by Marja-Leena Mikkola is a sweet but adventurous story about a girl and her journey under summery shiny waters. Cover illustration by me, design by Päivi Puustinen, published by Otava in Finnish. So grateful to illustrate this cover for my own childhood favourite author.

Tickling sun beams!

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Heippa!

"Klassikko tekijän suloinen mutta jännittävä saturomaani ammentaa taitavasti vanhasta suomalaisesta tarinaperinteestä.

Eräänä aamuna Reetta näkee kesäpaikan rannassa suuren pyrstön välähdyksen vedessä. Hän saa viimein varmistuksen sille minkä on aavistanut aina: veden pinnan alla on kokonainen toinen todellisuus salaisuuksineen, aarteineen ja vaaroineen.

Veden väki on ahdingossa. Joku on vienyt Veden emännän kauniin pienokaisen. Reetan on aika täyttää oma osuutensa ikivanhasta ennustuksesta.
"  Otava


Oman lapsuudensuosikkini Marja-Leena Mikkolan Helmenkantaja-kirja kuvittamallani kannella on ilmestynyt! Design: Päivi Puustinen, julkaisija: Otava.

Leppoisia hellepäiviä!

Monday, 4 August 2014

AUGUST




Summer continues with reflections and swimming, pink sunsets, by-swimmers, reading books in shadowy parks. Wild strawberries. 

It has been very warm and sunny with a few thunder storms that were forgotten already the next day with new tickling sunshine.

Welcome August and more sunshine with tiny hints of changing season!

Monday, 14 July 2014

SUMMER CITIES


Summer cities filled with bicycles, roses, sunshine.


Hollyhocks, night birds.


Cities filled with colours.


Cities filled with canals, more bicycles and early sunsets.


Cities filled with boats and blue night skies.


To the summer cities traveling by train over bridges, under seas.


Oh so many boats!


From some dream destinations, called The Fairy.


Wind gentle, lights turning on.


Many friendly summer city beings.

Summer holiday travels will continue, happy july!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

FORESTS, FIELDS, MIDNIGHT IN SUMMER








Collecting small pieces of the summer green. The green that changes when the sun tries to set, but does not completely manage yet. The green that hides inside flying mist. The green that hides inside birch tree forest shadows. The green that surrounds all the Cow Parsley and Clovers.

Summer greetings  

Sunday, 22 June 2014

MIDSUMMER MAGIC




Happy Midsummer!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

EMERALD GREEN TIME OF THE YEAR








It is the emerald green time of the year. It is a rainy day after many sunny and warm ones. It is a day I heard my voice first time on a radio interview. It is an evening after a wonderful week filled with so much beauty. This was quite wonderful.

The sound of the rain while walking, the poor Mr Crow. The scent of birch trees. The moment when remembering that this won´t last long. The nights that are so bright. The Moon that is almost full. Sauna and a little bit more painting.

Friday, 23 May 2014

SUMMER SALE SHOP


Many blooming meadows in summer sale prices at my small online shop. A few new photos of the prints added too.

Have a sunny weekend under shadows of trees, with tastes of mint and lemon in a glass and darling friends around!

Edit: P.s. Some of the items almost sold out!