Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DANDELION FIELDS COLLECTION


The end of August brings new winds. Layers of wool, hot cups in hands, some slight oranges, yellows and reds here and there in trees. Moments to light a candle in darkening evenings, to embrace the calmness of the nights. 

Dandelion Fields Collection, a stationary collection published by Chronicle Books, is to celebrate the autumn and colder air. To remember the dearest and to write a few warming thoughts down on flower fielded lines.


The Notebook Collection consists of three different Notebooks with hand drawn lines.


Foiled covers, sewn with a thread. The three Notebooks are tied together with a turquoise thread.


The Notecards come in a box with envelopes. Sixteen cards, four different kinds, blank inside. 


Ready to be sent with some warm whispers to someone far.


The Box of Labels, to decorate and label jars, parcels, books, notebooks, those boxes on your shelf that are filled with sewings, summer memories and all the baking ingredients and the things you were not sure about.


This sketchbook belongs to me.

Edit: Those of you who want to buy the items in Euros, please find them through Book Depository. All the items are also available through Amazon.

Dandelion Wishes Journal (pictured in the first photo up right) is also still available.

Hopefully you enjoy this small Dandelion Fields Collection with my illustrations!

Warming Wednesday whispers 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

STILL BLOOMING


Summer continues to bloom on my balcony.

Happy weekend!

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!