Merry meet my fairy-souls! As some of you might know I am a fan of all animals great and small and I love to paint and draw animals (which usually is easier than painting f.e people..especially babies lol!). These holiday cards and many more are available in my zazzle-store. You can get to the invidual product pages by clicking the images.
Oh Christmas and cats...don´t even get me started. Many years ago when my cat Noki boy was just a kitten he used to chase his reflections in the mirror. But unlike December kitty Noki hated going outside.
Birds of Winter
You know how in every country certain animals are connected to winter time. Well in Finland little birds and especially bullfinches are connected to winter and Christmas. Back in the days people used to leave bundles of grain for them to eat. They are adorable creatures.
This is actually one of my oldest animal paintings... maybe from 2008.
Reindeers in the Night
More than any other of these card designs, this one was mostly inspired by fairytales. Especially Hans Christian Andersen´s Snow Queen and Sampo Lappalainen by Zachris Topelius. Both fairytales describe the northern nature with magic and beauty.
Field of Frost
Back to the little birds! Original was painted with acrylics and I sold it for a Finnish collector couple years ago (love when that happens). Design itself is one of the most popular ones. I tend to be often quite self-critical what it comes to my artworks but with this one I was especially pleased with the magical "misty" feeling it has.
That´s all for today :) For those of you in the northern hemisphere I hope you are having great time enjoying the winter nature.
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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