Elli Maanpää

Art, Illustration, Film // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Sun - Illustration - Elli Maanpää Art - 2018

What Should I Do With My Life?

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What should I do with my life?” I asked from myself last week. My identity crisis came so strong that I kept on Googling the question. I found some career test but they really weren’t what I was looking for. And then: I found this blog post and these 6 questions. It makes sense that only way to find an answer, is to ask more questions.

If you’re not sure where you should go next in your life, please consider answering these 6 questions: 

“1. What do I absolutely love in life?

2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

3. What would I stand for if I knew no one would judge me?

4. If my life had absolutely no limits and I could have it all and do whatever I wanted, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

5. What would I do if I had one billion dollars?

6. Who do I admire most in the world?”

The credit belongs to James McWhinney. Here is his original post where you can also read WHY and HOW these questions are important.

Sun - Illustration - Elli Maanpää Art - 2018

Sun – Illustration – Elli Maanpää Art – 2018

I found some piece of mind after answering the questions myself. Thinking out loud some strengths and motivations I wasn’t aware before. I also was inspired to draw this Multitalented Sun Shines Trough -illustration. It’s a sun with eight hands. She loves painting, writing, creating and nature among other thins. So she’s gonna be ok which ever direction she chooses.

I also turned it into an GIF animation. Because I can and it’s fun. – Let me know if you want me to show how to make GIF:s?

Sun - Animated GIF illustration - Elli Maanpää Art - 2018

Sun – Animated GIF Illustration – Elli Maanpää Art – 2018

The design turned out so cute that I uploaded it to my Redbubble store. It looks awesome as a Kids Tee print or as a sticker (below). I’m going to add more products later.

Multitalented Sun Shines Trough - sticker at Redbubble store // Design by Elli Maanpää 2018

Multitalented Sun Shines Trough – sticker at Redbubble store // Design by Elli Maanpää 2018

The world is wide and there are many possibilities. There’s endless inspiration everywhere. Today I created this illustration, the animation and the print. I think it was day well spent, don’t you?

Do you ever suffer from identity crisis? Did you find the 6 questions helpful? Please comment below. Consider also sharing this blog post or follow me (my artistic journey) in Instagram. See you next Monday!