"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).
There is 25% off sale on everything today in my society6 shop
Start: Sunday, 4/14/19 at at 12:00AM PT
End: Monday, 4/15/19 at 11:59PM PT
Click any of the images to get into the product page.
Here are some examples of wall art I´ve got on sale.
like "Cat in the sauna" wood wall art. Believe it or not all cats I´ve had have liked to spent their time in the sauna. I´d like to say that it is a Finnish cat - thing but since all cats like warm places I´m starting to think it might be universal.
"Home of the ancient ones". One of my photo prints. This pic was actually taken near the border of Lapland.
"Eye of the tiger" wall hanger. You can find this image in several different colors. What can I say.. I love those tigers.
I´ve been painting lots of unicorns lately. Unicorn of the enchanted forest is my personal favorite. Watercolors on acid-free watercolor paper. Greeting cards, posters, stickers and other goodies available here.
Here are more details from the painting.
Merry meet my fairy souls! For those of you who enjoy my paintings and illustrations here are some of my winter fairy greeting card- designs. You can find these and other Christmas/Seasonal Greeting cards from my zazzle store.
Winter Bringer - Fairy
This was loosely inspired by the Germanic legend of Frau Holle. She was a winter goddess who was told to create snowflakes by shaking sheets/apron. I turned the idea a bit so that the winter bringer fairy would create snow by flipping her wings (you´ll get straight to the product pages by clicking the images).
The Ice Fairy
Idea of the ice fairy was more straight forward. I was thinking all the colors in an icicle. How it reflects all the color spectrum. The ice fairy must have all those colours as well.
Aurora, Fairy of the Northern Lights
The only acrylic painting of the bunch. Aurora is the joyous fairy of the northern lights. To me this painting reminds me of my childhood. We used to spent Christmas at my grandparents who lived in the border of Lapland and northern lights were in the night sky every night.
Artist, illustrator, writer and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
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