Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter - Spreading joy with colorful creative creatures

Change Ahead // Life update // Elli Maanpää 2018

Change Ahead

Change is ahead. But that is good since only thing constant in life is change.

I got great news this Monday. Next Fall I’m going to do internship in an exciting firm in Helsinki. I’m going to tell more about that later.

This is fabulous but it also means I need to speed up with my commissioned work so that I can start working on my creative thesis as soon as possible. My plan is to graduate next Spring.

My creative thesis will be an art exhibition. I’ll have large acrylic paintings that you scan with your phone to see an animated version of the painting. I’m super excited about this project. I’m still looking for a gallery space for next March or April so if you have any tips be sure to email me at elli(at)maanpaa.com.

To maximize the time I have, I decided to put my vlogs on hold. It was hard decision to make but I want to have my 100% concentration on the work, thesis and the internship.

“I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings” – Nick Frederickson

I’m still going to continue posting here in my blog every Tuesday. Just no videos, only words and pictures.

Blossoming Sneaker // Drawing done with W&N brush markers // Change Ahead: Elli Maanpää 2018

Blossoming Sneaker // Drawing done with W&N brush markers // Change Ahead: Elli Maanpää 2018

Also if you’re interested to see how my projects evolve in real time you’re welcome to follow me in Instagram @ellimaanpaa where I’m very active.

This drawing – in the picture – was a congratulations card for my cousin who graduated as Personal Trainer last weekend. I drew it with Winsor and Newton brush markers – which I looooove.

Thank you bearing with me through all the change. I appreciate it so much. Love you. Elli