Elli Maanpää

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Art Print Giveaway

Art Giveaway // Elli Maanpää Art Blog 2018

ART GIVEAWAY time! There is an Art Print Giveaway going both in my Instagram @ellimaanpaa and in my Facebook Page Elli Maanpää Art. The details how to enter and what-not are all there. Go check them out by clicking the image. I’m giving away gallery-quality giclée art prints with my Penguin and Angry Bird illustrations.

Visit Gotland

Visit Gotland! Since it’s like a place from the fairytales. Gotland is Sweden’s largest island surrounded by the gleaming Baltic Sea. I travelled to Gotland for the first time last week with my mom, brother and nephew. We travelled trough Stockholm to get to the Nynäshamn where we took the Destination Gotland cruise ship to

What I’ve Learned

33-years-old // What I've learned // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

What I’ve learned before turning 33-years-young. It was my birthday yesterday and here is some simple things I’ve learned along my 33-years-of-living. I’m never too old to to learn new things / start studying new subjects. I’m never too old to be a kid at heart. There’s no generally approved “life plan” that I need to

Facing Failure

Facing Failure // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Facing failure is obligatory. Still it stinks like a skunk. But the failures are also the path way to success. I’ll let you know how I handle this failure sh**. It’s like studying how to fall safely when you’re learning how to ice skate. It’s important topic to tackle since we’ve all been there. Summer

Make Art Every Day

MAKE ART EVERY DAY // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Make art every day …with some additions and exceptions. I’ve been making art pretty much daily for four years and this is some stuff I’ve learned along the way. MAKE ART EVERY DAY – SINCE IT BECOMES A HABIT I started 2014 with the new year resolution that I would draw every single day. You

Ladybug Illustration

Ladybug Illustration - Elli Maanpää 2018

When I’m not painting I’m working on illustration commissions like this ladybug illustration. My favourite Finnish children music artist Ville Karttunen won the national The Best New Kid’s Song -contest this year with his song Leppäkertun sadelaulu. The title means Ladybug’s Rainy Day Song. The song is cute and cosy and made me remember that

How to Make a Repeat Pattern

How To Make A Repeat Pattern - Elli Maanpää Design Talk // 2018

How to make a repeat pattern has been on my video ideas -list for a year. Finally this spring I asked in my Instagram stories if it would be something people would like to see. They answered 100% YES. So here we go. Fresh from the rendering oven. How to Make a Repeat Pattern -tutorial. I

How To Get What You Want In Life – 5 Essential Tips

How the Get What You Want In Life, Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

How to get what you want in life? How to make it from where you are now to there where you want to be? I’ve fulfilled many of my dreams: lived in Paris working in fashion for one summer, held solo art exhibitions in a gallery, had a leading role in an international short film.

5 Ways to Make Monday Feel Less Like Monday (Even After Holiday)

monday motivation - blind contour - Elli Maanpää

Monday can be a challenge. I don’t know if there’s statistic on this thing but it seems it’s always more likely to rain on Monday. Especially if Monday comes after a week of vacation. Today I wanted to share some of the tips to how to make Monday feel less like Monday. 1. Schedule Fun

Triumphant Week

Musamaatio animation for Loiskis - Elli Maanpää 2018

Last week was a triumphant one. On Monday I got the news I’d won the Musamation contest by the Loiskis orchestra. On Friday I got email saying I was accepted to the The Finnish Illustration Association.  The Musamation animation competition is held annually by Finnish children music orchestra Loiskis. I made an animation for their song Kaikki