Character designs for Diana Wynne Jones´s Howl´s moving castle.
Witch of the waste.
My wizard Howl became a strange mixture of Jack Skellington and Lucius Malfoy.
Hattie and Lettie.
"I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting." --Marc Jacobs
Started out as a fashion illustration and I wanted to add a bit more emotion. Marigolds symbolize sun vitality and youth.
Original is available for purchase here.
Prints, posters, stickers etc here.
“I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent Van Gogh
Few times I have tried my hands on food painting/illustration. With this still life I particularly challenged myself with glass reflections, slowly getting there.
Original can be purchased here
Prints and posters available here
In myths of the Saami people in Lapland goddess Sarahkka is part of a group of three goddess; Sarahkka, Juksakka and Uksakka. They are all daughters of Madderahkka, the goddess of the earth. Juksakka is the goddess of hunt and protector of boys, Uksakka is the guardian of doors and entries and protector of childhood.
Sarahkka is the protector goddess of women and girls and goddess of giving birth and midwifes. Pregnant mothers honoured her by leaving her porridge as sacrifice and when was time to deliver the baby midwives invoked Sarahkka to protect the child and the mother.
I have Saami ancestry and I greatly enjoy painting characters from the myths of the Saami´s. For this painting I used different techniques to create textures. I also did lots of research on the baby´s cradle. It is called "komsio" and it has traditional Saami weaving.
You can purchase the original painting here.
Posters, tshirts, notebooks etc can be found here.
I am currently working on some autumn - themed art. Here are some inspirational autumn vibes for you.
There is a sale today on my Society6 store.
Start: Wednesday, 4/17/19 at 12:00AM PT
End: Wednesday, 4/17/19 at 11:59PM PT
Details: 30% off acrylic boxes, can coolers, acrylic trays, coffee mugs, travel mugs, coasters, serving trays, cutting boards, fanny packs, backpacks, duffle bags, tote bags and carry-all pouches. 20% off art prints, framed prints, posters, canvas prints, metal prints, wall tapestries, wall hangings, wall murals and wood wall art.
Here are some examples of Kitchen home decor I have on sale. Click any of the images to get into the product page
Fairy of Roses - Mug.
You can´t never go wrong with flower fairies.
Soft Hearts - Cat Serving Tray. These two are bff´s.
Here are Starry Sky Rasberry Milkshake - Coasters. They looks so sweet..like candy.
There is also 30 % from all bags. Here is Forest blanket backpack. Looks pretty nice! Painting was inspired by Finnish folklore (you probably guessed).
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
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